Another fun Natalie Clark Portrait Session! For a few years now, I’ve been lucky enough to shoot the talented Natalie Clark’s yearly music promo portraits. Who is Natalie Clark? Let me tell you:
She’s a Scottish singer-songwriter from Scotland, living in Los Angeles, a move inspired by Richard Branson himself suggesting she do so. Natalie was also featured in the Mercedes Benz U.S. commercial campaign, selected as a Mercedes Benz KTLA “Artist to Watch”. She’s also appeared on Season 10 of NBC’s The Voice, where Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton have commented warmly on her talents. Pretty awesome, right?! She has the voice of an angel and her style is so unique and cute, just like her wee Scottish accent!
We started out shooting in a studio space we always shoot in downtown Los Angeles, and then for the other part, we took to my new neighborhood of Franklin Village/Beachwood Canyon.
I love shooting with her! She just knows her poses!
Always fun getting to do a Natalie Clark Portrait Session!
Some more on Natalie Clark from her site:
Scottish singer-songwriter Natalie Clark, who has reaped plaudits from Richard Branson and BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw, launched her self-released debut EP, Eagles, in Scotland before heading stateside. Selected as a Mercedes Benz KTLA “Artist to Watch”, Natalie was featured in the Mercedes Benz U.S. commercial campaign which also included performances at the famous Roxy on Sunset, and The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. She was handpicked to open for the Grammy award winning Indigo Girls tour and has been recording in L.A. when not busy touring the U.S. Natalie is a JH Audio featured artist and was also featured on Season 10 of NBC’s T.V. show, The Voice, where Christina Aguilera sang praises of her “cool, powerful voice.” and Blake Shelton referred to her verses as “incredible.”
After giving up her teaching career in Scotland to pursue her dream of writing and playing music, the rising soul-pop artist made headlines in the U.K. when Branson invited her to sing on-stage at a BBC Radio 1 Academy session in Glasgow. Clark accepted his impromptu challenge, and sang ‘Weakness’, from her debut EP. It prompted Branson to proclaim: “That was absolutely and utterly stunning – no backing band, no musicians, no forewarning.” He later called her “inspiring”. Grimshaw, who was hosting the BBC Radio 1 Academy event, played ‘Weakness’ and further sang Clark’s praises on his BBC Radio 1 show the following day. Following this, Branson has written two articles about Natalie’s story on virgin.com :