Thursday, October 22, 2009

Amanda's Maternity Progression (Month One & Two)

I could not be happier for my two very good friends Ryan and Amanda, who are expecting their first child. I've been friends with the Bennett's for a long time and I'm stoked to be doing Amanda's pregnancy progression shots. This will be a 10 month long shoot. From month one all the way to the last picture being with baby Bennett. So far we are only on month two of the belly progression but month three is approaching fast. I will be doing more of the compilation side by side photo pieces for every two belly pictures. So here is the first one, four more to go! I can't wait to meet the little one :)
Congrats guys!

Month One

Month Two

Progression Piece #1

Amy's Fashion Session

On October 18th I did a fun fashion session with Amy. She braved quite a few things on this particular Sunday morning. The colder weather that hit Jacksonville along with the creepy and dirty abandoned building known as Public School Number Four where we shot. It took me over a year to find out the actual name of this building and then it was a hunt to find where it was actually located downtown. How do you find a building that technically no longer has an address? I was so excited when I finally found it through much googling and went to check it out a week prior to shooting. If you know me at all, you know I love putting pretty people in ugly places ;) I can't help it. So it was perfect and Amy was quite a trooper. The light was not where I expected it to be at all but it actually ended up working in my favor, resulting in some pretty awesome shadows and light spotlights in these dirty broken down rooms. Walking around the place was kind of sad more than scary, honestly. You can tell it used to be a beautiful building, really well constructed and classic from the early 1900's. Lots of vandalism has been done to it over the years (I was editing out so many racist and foul words, you have no idea..haha). I'm very happy I got to shoot this concept there while it's still standing.

I'm shooting a band at this same location this weekend, so stay tuned for a totally different look and feel for those photos.

Here are some of my favorites:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jax Shoot Club / September

On September 29th about 80 photographers got together to shoot fashion in the Riverside area of downtown Jacksonville, FL. This lovely event called Jax Shoot Out gets a bunch of us crazy photographers together to just be creative and not worry about anything. Just shoot. It was really amazing to see all the great images everyone created and from every different angle possible with all the same models. Everyone was SO creative. The next shoot out is at the end of October.... I can't wait!

Makeup: Faythe Mesic
Hair: Sonia Garza
Models: Lauren Rossi, Sally Mcleod and Arielle Coutu

Check out the other photographers creative POV of this shoot at:
Jax Shoot Club Blog

Here are some of my favorite images from the shoot:

Finally got this blog up and running!

Hi everyone!

So I finally got this blog up and running. I contemplated for a very long time whether or not I wanted to make a photography blog or not. Lots of photogs do it.... and the idea went through my head for about a year. Mainly I thought I just would not have the time to maintain it and I hate starting this and not finishing them. Finally the time was right as of recently and I decided to go for it. I've been very busy with shoots lately and I really do think having a photography blog to showcase my newest work is the way to go. It's a lot easier than updating the actual website all the time, plus I think I will actually enjoy it :)

So here is the start offically of the blog. I hope you enjoy viewing my latest work and I love hearing feedback :)

- Krystal Blase