Veronica is wearing a black top and Thalia is wearing a white one which meant I would have to change the lighting slightly for each one. I chose a black backdrop for a more classic look. To make sure Veronica's black top did not disappear against the black BG, I had to put a hard edge light angled on either side of her coming from behind. These lights were set at about head height. A light softened with a chimera at a side angle from camera right, illuminates her face and the lace in the costume. I did not provide any fill from camera left to make the effect quite theatrical. Such pretty young faces do not need an abundance of soft light from all angles anyway.
Because Thalia's costume has a white top, I needed to soften the edge lights. It is the edge light from the camera left that illuminates Thalia's face and the chimera from camera right showcases the skirts ruffles. I struggled with arranging the skirt on the floor. This gave me a new appreciation for the costume departments that I sometimes have the luxury of working with on a photo shoot.