Recently, I took part in a group shoot that I learned of through a favored facebook group. I had never actually done any pinup photography prior to the event but I had often considered the idea. The shoot was hosted by Epic Exposure’s. I must say, their studio was absolutely exquisite!
I want to extend my thanks to each and every person that participated! Each model brought something extra special to the table. These ladies rocked! Between the eye-catching wardrobes and flawless makeup, it is certainly safe to say that these ladies brought your A games. Overall, this was an excellent shoot. I had a great deal of fun getting to know some new faces. Our shoots were a bit like speed dating but things were so well organized that the flow occurred somewhat naturally. I would happily work with any of these ladies any day of the week. So much fun!
I’ve always been a fan of museums just as I have always studied flight in wonderment. Living so close to Boeing, I get my fair share of interesting aerial sightings. I did photograph the Blue Angels from Boeing field, where I acquired the worst sunburn of my adult life. But not until recently had I had the opportunity to attend Boeing’s Museum of Flight.
I highly recommend this educational day trip adventure to anyone. The history is rich within those walls. The knowledgeable and personable docents were eager to strike up an informative conversation with patrons. The large main room windows allowed for light to pour through many different types of suspended aircraft. The outdoor portion was quite cold (being the middle of the winter, to be expected. lol) but worth being uncomfortable. This is where we were able to walk through some aircraft, including JFK’s airforce one. Cool stuff.
Overall, the entire visit was a whole lot of fun and very educational. The staff was great, too.
In addition to my other photography ventures, I really do enjoy product photography. While I would rather have a product that does require advanced styling, I still find some fulfillment in basic shots isolated on black or white. It is minimalist but effective. Sometimes it is easy to forget that all those shots populating those online storefronts we frequent had to be skillfully photographed.
She decided to celebrate her recent weight loss. Feeling confident in her transformed body, she stepped outside of her comfort zone and onto my set. Like many often do, she arrived a bit nervous and a little uncertain but those anxieties were quickly eased once she was in the makeup chair and talking with us girls over some white wine. Amanda used her master cosmetology skills to enhance and polish M.’s natural beauty. She was also very helpful during the shoot.
M. came prepared! Not only did she bring a great clothing selection, she brought her own music playlist that we rocked out to throughout the shoot. (She seriously has excellent taste in music!) She personally requested to use her band tees. I love it! She is gorgeous and she deserves to know it! Hot damn! I’m so glad that she did this for herself and I’m so glad that I could do this for her.
Recently, a new friend invited me to photograph an event; Her Big Day: A Cultural Wedding Affair. The showroom was full of brilliantly arranged and decorated booths featuring some of the finest wedding garments, floral arrangements, jewelry, and beauty specialists in the industry.
Designers’ featured their culturally diverse designs in a spectacular fashion show. The gorgeous models we just as diverse in all size, shape, attitude, and ethnicity.
Good news, Everyone! Business has been gaining some more traction. I have been partnering with Browse Hardware photographing some of their point of sale hardware. The products were shot isolated on a white background. In addition to shooting them on white, I took to the streets to photograph the setup in a quaint cafe setting. It was a great project. And I’ve already started on a completely new project for Browse Hardware! Keep it coming! Repeat business rocks!
I am always seeking to add to my list of commercial contacts! I love working with people that truly understand the full impact that quality photography can have on a business; increased sales through inspired interest, professional and consistent branding, informed and empowered customers, etc. Commercial product photography is a whole different game than lifestyle portrait photography. While I do enjoy both, I feel that I have more freedom to obsess over those tiny details that can make or break a product photo. And yes, I do obsess. A lot. I am eternally grateful for each and every client that arrives with a prepared product however I always take preparation a step further. You would be surprised how many almost invisible tiny hairs that I will find on a “clean” product.I like this game of I-spy, though. haha
This was a really great family portrait session! Joy and her wonderful family made my day! I am incredibly thankful that the weather, albeit a bit frigid, it held out just for us! This time of year, the golden hour comes a bit early in the Pacific Northwest. I think we nailed it, though.
Each and every member of this family was a pleasure to meet and to photograph! Between their brilliant smiles and your lively personalities, I had an absolute blast! This is such a great family!
The 2016 holiday season was a tad bit chaotic. Overall, the outcome couldn’t have been better! I am thankful to have been able to spend quality time with loved ones. Also, I am thankful for all the considerate presents that I received. Of course, I am especially grateful the gifts that I gave were very well received. I love surprising people with kindness.
New Year’s Eve was rather quiet. It was fun just the same. I had good company and a little pacific northwestern snow in between the rain.
I hope that each of you had a wonderful holiday season. I hope that you found yourself surrounded by love and comfort.
The business has been picking up a little steam. This December has had me on some pretty awesome projects!
I’m going to rock 2017. Are you with me? This is our year!