Corporate Photography - Location Portrait

In my ongoing assignment to make portraits of students and faculty at the Corcoran, I've tried to make at least one portrait of each person that reflects their field of study or interests.  The portrait below is of Brittany, a recent graduate from the Interior Design masters program.  Brittany was very helpful in finding a location that would fit well for her portrait.  After letting her know what I had in mind for the portrait, she suggested a residence for which she had recently created some work.  I had previously met the owner at a few Corcoran events, and he was gracious enough to let us use his beautiful house as a backdrop. 

Because we were shooting in a person's home, I kept the setup minimal.  I didn't want to be running cables everywhere, and have lighstands littering the living room.  I used single battery powered monolight in a medium softbox.