High-key lighting has a great look to it. It can be very clean and can be fun or elegant or edgy, depending of course on a few other factors of the shoot, such as makeup, hair, clothing, model/client, etc.
For this shoot, I wanted a clean and elegant type of look, almost bridal. I had a white dress I bought recently just waiting to be used for a photo shoot and some white flowers that I knew would be perfect to give the overall feel I wanted. I took a few images with those two components alone and nothing on the head. However, upon looking at the images on my laptop, I felt something was missing. So, I decided to throw on a piece of tulle in the model's hair for an added fashion feel and look. So, I took a piece of white tulle and tied it in a bow. To me, that completed this whole look!
For the lighting, I wanted to keep it as minimal as possible to show people you do not need many lights to pull off this type of look and do it well. I went with two lights. We had a Profoto D1 500 Air behind the model with a 5 ft octabox attached to be the backdrop/backlight. This light was giving a wraparound effect just a bit. The model was really close to it, as you can see in the video. Then, I used another Profoto D1 with the Profoto Beauty Dish as my main light. The results were lovely and came out just as I wanted them to. This is such a great setup to know how to do, and clients really enjoy it. If you have not tried this type of look, I recommend that you give it a go!
Here are some of the images.