Monday, December 12, 2011

All about state of mind

With every artist, their work will usually reflect their state of mind, at least at the time they create. I'm pretty sure that's universal. You get to express what you can't quite vocalize to others in a way they'll hopefully understand. It puts a piece of you in everything you do. Yeah, you can take pictures or paint, or dance just to do it, but when you feel something as you're doing, it makes the experience that much richer. So anyway, on to my point. I came up with the idea of this shoot when I was in a somewhat introspective mood. I called it 'The Edge of the World'. I couldn't have found a better model to portray what I envisioned for this shoot than Ariana. I mean, the energy of this girl is amazing. the way she moves, her daring, it all helped bring this shoot to life for me. I'm so happy and excited for what we created. Here are my favorite images from the shoot. Stay tuned for the short film we created for the shoot. Big shouts out to Mike Van Every for directing and shooting it.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chantel and Mark-Couple's Shoot

So recently I did a couple's shoot with one of my favorite MUAs. I love couples shoots and this was no exception. It's always fun to get a couple together and even more so when you get to spend time with great, funny people. Here are some of my favorite shots from our session.

My Miami Trip

 There are so many changes coming up for me and my photography. What better way to introduce some of those changes than with a new blog. For my first blog post, I wanted to show some of my pics from my trip to Miami. I went on a business trip for my day job, but of course I had to squeeze in a little fun time. I met with the gorgeous model, Audrey Bouette, and MUA Romina. I literally drove straight from Tampa, to Miami to my hotel and set up for the shoot. It was a great welcome to Miami, and I must say, some of these shots are some of my favorite beauty shots to date. Here's a look at what we created.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thoughts of an Insomniac

Every week, at least once a week, I sit down, play music and tune out the world. Every now and then I surface from my dreamworld to write down a title. After a few hours, I have five or six titles. Once the titles are there, pictures bloom in my head. I think about what pictures best bring that title to life. For those who wonder at my process and wonder how I come up with shoots, there it is. :) Anyway, when those pictures come to me, sometimes, well, oftentimes, the model is doing something. She's moving. And sometimes it would frustrate me if I couldn't convey that motion. Since my first motion editorial with Becca, I started to think of those titles that I haven't shot yet. And there are a few, and oh boy am I excited. Most of my titles are built around still images, but for that small amount I could never get out, I finally have an outlet. 'Thoughts of an Insomniac' was one of those titles. In my head I saw the model pacing, I saw her dancing around to relieve the boredom and I didn't know how I would capture that. Thanks to Gina and Chantel, I decided to just go for it and shoot the motion editorial. Man am I happy I did. It feels so awesome when what you have in your head is exactly what you get. :) Take a look at my new editorial titled 'Thoughts of an Insomniac'.

Monday, September 12, 2011

When the day is done...

So yesterday I shot with Rebecca Smith. She changed her hair color and wanted to shoot with the new color. Becs is one of the models on my short list that I'll pretty much shoot with no matter what. Hey, anyone who would balance on a chair inside an inflatable pool trying to keep their face about water for me, has pretty much got my loyalty. LOL. She and Gina floundered for damn near an hour in that pool, lmao, but I digress. Anywho, we couldn't find a make-up artist so I decided to keep the whole thing simple, and stick to the basics. At least we had more than a stick of shadowblast and eyeliner like last time. *sigh* good times. So anyway, we hauled to a park down the street from me armed with just my camera and a couple of pair of clothes. I wanted to capture a simple afternoon. Just you and your significant other enjoying a day together. The title, 'When the day is done' made me think of the small memories we make, just doing nothing. That was the basis for the shoot. Memories linger, and I wanted to show that. I've been dabbling in behind the scenes video and wanted to try something else. I wanted to see if I could do a moving editorial. We spent the first five minutes giggling, but got into the groove and I got some great footage. I was up until the wee hours of the morning trying to figure out how to use my Vegas Studio. (Thank you very much Google) Here is the result, and I'm kinda proud of myself. Definitely look out for more of these, cause I'm feeling very inspired. thanks Becca for being down for anything. :)

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Roxanne, Roxanne

Meet Roxanne. Roxanne is that woman in the neighborhood, the 'ride or die chick'. I like to call her a classy shit-talker. She's gritty when she needs to be, but with a few swipes of make-up can be that woman you would be proud to have on your arm. Men love her, women envy her swag. This beauty story was fun for me, it's a bit of an urban story. Gina brought the attitude and Anamary brought to life the make-up that told both sides of Roxanne's personality. Clean with a punch of color to drive home just how vivacious she is, the makeup said it all. It was a pleasure shooting this  and that all goes to Gina. Watching her move and pose really wrote the story for me. I went through the film with my husband and as I'm thinking aloud about what her body language was saying, he came up with the title. He started singing 'Roxanne, Roxanne' and it clicked. I'm currently obsessed with beauty shots, and these are some of my favs this year.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lovely Sparklies

So last week I posted behind the scene pics from my shoot using some AMAZING jewelry from designer Otazu. Love, love their designs. Big thanks to MUA Chantel Hyden for hooking us up with the contact. So for my first shoot with the jewelry I wanted to do something simple. I enlisted help from model: Felicia and hairstylist Hope Shoemaker. The day started rough due to some last minute cancels and the shuffling that entailed, but ended on a good note. Thanks to everyone for their patience! It made the shoot go smoothly and we got some great shots. Here are some of my favorite ones.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Victoria and James are getting married...

James and Victoria are getting married. How exciting. Couples and engagement sessions are always fun.
You get to see other couples interact, hear the story of how they met. It just so happen that James and
Victoria met in Ybor City, so that's where we did our session. Ybor City is a great place to shoot,
but us Floridians know what it means to live here in the summer time. Yep, sporadic rain showers.
It rained midway through the session, and the clouds were virtually dancing in the sky, so lighting
was a ginormous problem. But we found cover to shoot when it rained, and braved the heat when it
stopped. By the time we were done, the three of us were drenched, and not from the rain. lol. It was hot and muggy. All in all in was a great session and I loved the shots we got. Here are some of my favs: