Andrea Stuntwoman Headshots

Andrea Stuntwoman Headshots

Andrea was looking for new headshots for her acting portfolio.  She is a stuntwoman living in Vancouver and has worked on shows including Supernatural.  She came out to Maple Ridge where we did a shoot at my day job office, a very cool location with a gritty and industrial feel.  Big thanks to Allyson and the folks at Moli-Energy for letting us use the location.  You may recognize the inside shots from some locally filmed shows such as Arrow and Flash.

Andrea Ross Stuntwoman Portrait in Maple Ridge

We started with a couple of shots outside.  We had great weather with a nice sunny sky but some open shade.  Andrea was very easy to work with and looks great in these natural light photos.Andrea Ross Stuntwoman Portrait in Maple RidgeAfter this we moved inside and I set up my portable studio inside one of the rooms.  It was a lovely large room with a nice dark feel giving a very cool effect that reflected what she wanted for her headshots, giving something a bit more than the normal “headshot on white background” (which we did as well) that gave a bit more of the “I’m an awesome stuntwoman” feel.

Andrea Ross Stuntwoman Portrait in Maple Ridge

Interestingly, one of the things you want as a stuntwoman is to look smaller than you are.  Andrea has muscles from her stunt training and parkour work, but if you’re doubling a 90-pounds-soaking-wet actress for a scene, you need to give the impression you’re less hardcore.  For this we chose the above pose that hides a bit of her muscle, but still makes her look elegant and employable.Andrea Ross Stuntwoman Portrait in Maple Ridge

Makeup was a natural look and done by the very talented Maple Ridge based Jen Vanderzalm.
Andrea Ross Stuntwoman Portrait in Maple Ridge

I’m pretty sure that I saw this hallway this week on The Flash…

Andrea Ross Stuntwoman Portrait in Maple Ridge

Being a stunt person there was no way that I was letting Andrea go without setting up some “stunt” shots.  For this we chose two locations and Andrea basically did jumps and flips over and over again while I got the timing for the photos working.  You’d be surprised how hard it is to get the peak action while someone’s flying through the air!

Andrea Ross Stuntwoman Portrait in Maple Ridge

Andrea Ross Stuntwoman Portrait in Maple Ridge Andrea Ross Stuntwoman Portrait in Maple Ridge

And the team celebrates after a successful shoot!

Andrea Ross Stuntwoman Portrait in Maple Ridge

Photography: Bailward Photography (me!)
Hair and Makeup: Dames & Dolls Makeup By Jen Vanderzalm (Web / Facebook / Instagram)

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