Portraits of the Women's Olympic Hockey Team. / by Kelly Hofer

The Golden Girls.

Take away the Jersey, Gold Medals, skates and helmet, and the women underneath are beautiful, genuine and marvellous people to photograph. I was hired a day prior to the shoot, and was given creative freedom. I decided to go the route of shooting dark, personal portraits; [my favourite style].

For a long time now I've been enamoured by the photographs of Joey Lawrence. His dark, moody, intimate photos inspire me. In creating these photos I took a page from his look-book. I wasn't going for light, bright and cheery, but rather up close, personal and perhaps a little somber. 

A fun fact, the women here were not photoshopped. That's what they look like in real life.

With that said, enjoy, and share around. 

I can't show 3/4 of the photos I shot as they have the Olympic Jerseys. 

Hayley Wickenheiser: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Hayley Wickenheiser: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Hayley Wickenheiser: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Brianne Jenner: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Marie-Philip Poulin: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Laura Fortino: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Meaghan Mikkelson: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Natalie Spooner: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Natalie Spooner: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Natalie Spooner: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Natalie Spooner: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Meghan Agosta-Marciano: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Meghan Agosta-Marciano: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Catherine Ward: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Catherine Ward: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Catherine Ward: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Catherine Ward: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Caroline Ouellette: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Rebecca Johnston: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Jennifer Wakefield: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Genevieve Lacasse: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Jayna Hefford: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

The gold Medals of Jayna Hefford: Image copyright: Hockeycanada.ca

Most of the photos used an octa-bank and beauty dish as the main light. Both on the same side of the face, unlike the below photo. The beauty dish I set to half power and the octa-bank [fill light] is immediately behind the beauty dish and at a much lower power. 
Most of the photos had a soft-box as a rim light, and spot light on the background. All of the lights are Alienbees. 

Behind The Scenes.