portrait photography

Red Skirt and Tattoos

This set speaks for itself.

When I look through it, I hear a little record of Driicky Graham spinning in my mind [Think: Snapbacks and Tattoos, nice whips, fly chicks...].  Ya know, just to set the mood. ;)

Big thanks to my beautiful friend, Shandise, who hiked it out with me and shed the down parka in order to capture the moment.

Enjoy!

Red October Engagement

I took a walk with Katie and James on a sunny and warm evening in October.  And let me tell you, Red October is no joke!  As the sun went down, we were engulfed in warm reds, oranges, and yellows.  We ran to catch the sunset and landed out in the Sound.  Katie danced- and got James to dance too!  We laughed and got to know each other.  I can't wait for their wedding!  Enjoy this glimpse of our time together!


Project Light: Just as the Sun Went Down

We have come to our final set of photos in my collaboration with Fashion Blogger, Carolyn, from Hey Pretty Thing.  We climbed a windy ridge and trekked to an old train bridge.  As we braced ourselves against the forceful wind and held onto each other as we walked, we managed to snap a few photos!  Carolyn is wearing a beautiful Acne leather jacket that she picked up in Europe.  Paired with a cotton dress and booties, its a perfect fall outfit for these sunny days we have been enjoying.  Check out her website or Instagram for more details!  And, if you have missed our previous shoots, scroll back in my blog or her's for more beautiful shots.  Enjoy!

We out.  

Project Light: Back to the Dune

Straight outta Beverly ya'll.  

Today, we are revisiting those beautiful, white, clean, warm sand dunes with Carolyn from heyprettything.com.  This might be my favorite set of photos from all that we took, but then again, it is so hard to decide; I have loved elements of them all.  Some high clouds moved into the area for most of this set of photos.  The light was beautifully diffused and even over the land and Carolyn.  At the end of the shoot, the sun came out for and bestowed upon us some strong rays.  So stay tuned for the end where we turn down (for what!) the exposure, catch some bright light, and end up with some lovely contrasted images, especially in black and white.  Enjoy!  And let me know what you think!!  XOXO

Oh snap, then the clouds moved!  

Senior Photos: Jessamyn

This lady: a beautiful, personable, friendly, and capable young woman starting her senior year of high school.  Jessamyn is ASB President and college-bound.  When I asked her how she wants to affect change at her school during her presidency, she responded (in so many words) that she hopes to support and acknowledge all students without prejudice for greater inclusion and community within her school.  Jessamyn is certainly a mature young woman who is wise beyond her years!

For her senior photo shoot, we headed out of town to find some wide open spaces that the city struggles to provide.  We walked around to find an old, crumbling building, a bridge, a river, and a meadow.  Check out our adventure below!

Project Light: Filtered and Spotty in the Afternoon

During the afternoon that I spent with fashion blogger, Carolyn, from heyprettything.com, I photographed her on a walk through brush, shrubbery, and long grass.  The light was filtered, spotty, and direct, in some instances.  We caught pockets of light and played with shadowing.  Check out Carolyn's blog for detailed outfit information as well as helpful fashion tips!

Project Light: A walk in the dunes...

I am so excited to share about a collaborative project about LIGHT in which I have been involved with the creator of and stylist behind the fashion blog, Hey Pretty Thing (www.heyprettything.com @heyprettything_), Carolyn.  We set out for an adventure and found a beautiful patch of land on a perfectly lit afternoon and went to work.  Carolyn was an ideal model, and I had such a blast working with her.  Over the next several weeks, I will share more images from this session, and I promise you that every image will be worth the look.  Enjoy this first chapter of our day!  Also, check out Carolyn's blog for detailed outfit information! 

During this first chapter of our session, we shot during the late afternoon.  The sun was streaming in from the high west side.  We embraced the harsh light and the bright sun on the sand for this portion of our shoot.