Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Amanda's Maternity Progression (Month Three)

I can't believe how quickly time is flying by. Already month three of Amanda's maternity progression series. I kind of slacked on getting this blog up right away so.... month four is right around the corner in the beginning of December. Crazyness.

I changed the original colors on the month one and month two images a bit and made it warmer (I changed this on the original month one and two blog post as well) So here are the new and improved versions along with month three :)

Month One
Month Two
Month Three

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Couture Creations

On November 3rd I shot "Couture Creations" with a group of talented photographers as well as some absolutely fabulous hair stylists and makeup artists. Everything from the wardrobe on these models (W Designs) to the amazing hair and makeup was beyond fantastic. Personally, I'm most inspired by high fashion / really "out there" hair and for me this was really my favorite kind of thing to shoot. The models were so easy going and so great to work with, so thank you girlies for being really fun to photograph :)

League Of Professional Stylists:
Faythe Hall Mesic - Key makeup artist & hair stylist
Amber Kish - Makeup artist & hair stylist
Erin Foster - Makeup artist
Sonia Garza - Hair stylist

Couture Creations video by: Adam Knopf with Elite Video Recording

(You can see me shooting away in quite a bit of the video but I'm most visible at .45 seconds and 1:23 in :)

Here are some of my favorite shots from the shoot:

Makeup: Faythe Hall Mesic
Hair: Faythe Hall Mesic
Model: Veronica Dame
Dress: W Designs

Makeup: Amber Kish
Hair: Sonia Garza and Amber Kish
Model: Marissa Pierce
Dress: W Designs

Makeup: Erin Foster
Hair: Sonia Garza
Model: Lauren Rossi
Dress: W Designs
Makeup: Erin Foster
Hair: Sonia Garza
Model: Meghan Ashley
Dress: W Designs
Makeup: Amber Kish
Hair: Amber Kish
Model: Megan Henderson
Dress: W Designs
Makeup: Amber Kish
Hair: Amber Kish
Model: Brittany
Dress: W Designs

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Paper Diamonds Band Shoot

I've been slacking on my blogs....I'm just now finally getting around to this one and it's November. Shame on me. Two more blogs on the way after this though! I will try to get to them up this weekend.

So, on October 25th I shot five (hilarious) guys that make up the band known as: Paper Diamond's.
I shot at the abandoned "School Number Four" in downtown Jacksonville again. Upon arrival, I noticed that there was actually a notice on the door of the school saying it was to be torn down in 15 days from that date. I was sad to hear this since I've really enjoyed shooting there for this band shoot as well as Amy's fashion shoot earlier on in September. On the other hand though I was very excited and grateful I got to shoot at this location period because it had taken me so long to find the building in the first place.

So .... the band Paper Diamond's is made up of: Daniel Halvorsen, Matt Herrington, Nick Diperna, Ian Peterson and Brett Arnold. These guys were really great to shoot. All five of them really helped me create some amazing images for them.... but I can honestly say I don't think I've ever laughed so hard for two straight hours during a shoot. They were hilarious! I had to keep wiping my eyes because they were watering from laughter..... and watery eyes don't mix well with taking pictures, obviously ;)

It was a pleasure doing band photos for these talented artists and you should really check them out. I want a copy of the upcoming cd they will be releasing for myself. I will post a link to their website/fan page as soon I get it. I wish these guys the best in all they do, I really think they will go far :)

Here are some of my favorite shots:

The only two candid shots I took.... I couldn't stop cracking up while editing, I love it.

Daniel Halvorsen
Brett Arnold
Ian Peterson
Matt Herrington
Nick Diperna