I shot these actor's headshots / spotlight photos for Kea on a miraculously sunny morning last weekend. It was raining when I woke up, but cleared up just in time, only to rain again after we'd finished. Kea's mum, Karen, came along for the shoot and helped me out a lot by looking after Kea's hair, as well as very kindly jumping in to hold the reflector.
Lighting is very simple; just a shoot through umbrella from 45 degrees up right (in the image above) and up left (in the image below) with a large white reflector opposite. It can make an enormous difference choosing which side to place the key light. I always like to try both at the start of the shoot to see if one is working better, but even then it's good to vary it as you might get some interesting different looks that you weren't expecting. The camera settings are the same for both: 1/160 at f/4, ISO 100.