This month I was honored to be featured in two separate magazines. Before I left Florida Amber Koch and I worked together on the fashion editorial titled Material Girl.
I am excited to announce that some of my images got published in the NM CliQ Magazine. Thank you so much to Jan Terrazas for putting this shoot together and modeling for this concept. A big thank you also to Andrew Billau, and Alex Mirabal for modeling for me as well. I met alot of great people at this themed shoot and am looking forward to working with them again. While only a few images got selected for the magazine I included all the images in this blog. Enjoy!
Model: Maya Mikayla Roybal
Sometimes when I talk about boudoir, women give a scrunched up face and comments such as, "Oh no I just couldn't! I need to lose weight, tone up, don't have time, etc." I believe this reaction comes from the media and fashion magazines pushing this "perfect" body image. It is important for me to show just how beautiful each woman is through my photography.
The planning for this shoot started several years ago when I saw other photographers using items from home improvement stores for their shoots. I just love creating unique pieces as well as seeing ordinary objects in a new light.
Before I made the cross country trek from Florida to New Mexico I got the opportunity to shoot one more session with sisters Elizabeth and Victoria Rose. I was so excited I got to try this concept with them. Feel free to leave them some love if you enjoyed their session.
I am always surprised when I ask models if the have a comp card and get told no or that it is out of date. So what is a comp card? Comp cards (short for composite card) are a marketing tool for both models and actors.
What is a head shot and why would you need one? A head shot simply is an image of a person, usually from the torso up. It does not have to just be of the head and torso however. Depending on what you are using it for and what you are trying to convey it can be simple or creative, head or full body, in a studio or in some type of environment.
As soon as I knew we were moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico I started scheduling more beach sessions to add to my portfolio. I have worked with model Tiffany French before and was happy she was available for one last session.
ast week's blog showed the unloading, tagging, and sorting of fish at Don's Dock. This week we continue with the photo essay at the last half of the day's operations.
Wild Seafood is in St. John's Village and located at Don's Dock. It is a family owned fish house that provides sustainable seafood harvested in the Gulf of Mexico. They provide seafood to both commercial and local consumers.
As I wrap things up in St Petersburg, Florida I wanted to share some of the last sessions I have shot here. I first met Al through a friend last fall when I needed a male model for a project. Since then we have worked together several more times.
Over a month ago I announced that one of my editorials got published in Elegant Magazine. This morning I finally received the tear sheets. Hooray!
I will always create a fun and laid back environment so you feel comfortable during your session. This helps you relax and allows me to provide you with classy images that reveal your feminine side. Each session is catered to your personality. The tone can range from demure to fiercely sexy to fine art, depending on your desires.
Today I thought I would share some of my favorite images from recent outdoor sessions. I love going out in nature and working with a model or client to create beautiful images. Have any unique or interesting location you would like to use as a backdrop for your session? Just head on over to my contact page and let me know!
In March four of us headed down to Miami for a weekend full of photo shoots. We had scouted out some amazing locations and booked beautiful models. As soon as we arrived in Miami, we headed straight for the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. James Deering, a millionaire and bachelor, built the Vizcaya estate starting in 1913 with its completion in 1922. It is the most beautiful location and I highly recommend a visit if you are ever in the Miami area. The following day we headed to South Beach where we meet several more models to shoot on the streets. Spring Break was in full swing so the area was buzzing with locals and tourists alike. That night was spent in the Wynwood Arts District. This district contains over 70 galleries, museums and collections. Additionally, there are the graffiti and street art styled murals on the walls of the buildings. The wall project was created by Tony Goldman to bring more traffic in the district. It was a very busy, whirlwind of a trip. There is so much to see and do in Miami that I think you could spend a year there and still not capture it all. Many thanks to my friends Josh, Kirsten, and Iris for coming with me on this adventure. Also a huge thanks to all the models for their hard work. As you can see below it paid off temendously. Until next time Miami!
The Fort DeSoto fishing piers are along a major fish interstate where you can catch everything from pompano to Spanish kings to tarpon. The great thing about fishing on both piers is that no fishing license is required.
This past term I got to use the Toyo View, a large format camera, for my assignments. This allowed me to use tilt/shift and give the images a more artistic feel. I believe this camera helps achieve a more fine art look to each image as well. I took advantage of the time and created some more women's portraiture. Below is my artist statement and images. This project also gave me a chance to put together some tulle skirts and dresses. Enjoy!
The focus of my work is women’s portraiture. I want to use the power of photography to combat poor self-image issues among women. Woman are bombarded on a daily basis with negative messages from the media. It is my goal to empower women to feel feminine and sexy through these portraits. It is my belief that every woman deserves a chance to take time out for herself and feel beautiful. My role as a photographer is to capture these moments in time and document the beauty in each of us. For me there is nothing greater than for a women to see herself through my eyes and realize she is truly beautiful.
For 2016 I wanted to take on a year long project. I also decided I wanted to start shooting more sports related images. So why not combine those two ideas? Celebrating the feminine in it's athletic form sounded like a great project! And so it project began. We kicked everything off with an outdoor yoga shoot. St. Petersburg has some great outdoor locations. For this session we went to some of the beautiful mural walls and the banyan trees that are downtown. I hope to continue adding more yoga as well as other sports throughout the year.
Please show these fabulous ladies some love below. They are amazing with what they can do and make it look effortless! To me they embody what this project is all about, being fiercely feminine! Thank you Shelby and Charity for hanging in with me on a chilly, windy day. I am looking forward to working with both of you again. And now without further ado, here are some images from our first session.
Happy New Year's Eve! Is it just me or are you still trying to recover from the holiday rush too? I have been trying to catch up on my sleep the last few days. Since the holidays are now over I can reveal my final session of 2015. During the Clearwater Jazzfest, I met another local photographer. We became friends and talked about doing sessions for each other. Ms. P booked a session right before the holidays to give as a gift for her significant other. On the day of her shoot I am not sure who was more nervous, me or her! What I loved the most about this shoot was that it seemed to take a life of its own and morph in to something even more fabulous than we imagined. Thank you Ms. P for trusting me with your session. I can't wait for mine in a few weeks!
The confidence in these two images is just amazing! And who doesn't like a sexy lady with a pair of great glasses? Now be prepared to see Ms. P totally rocking out the rest of her shoot!
Ms. P you are one badass rock star! Wishing you a fabulous New Year!
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate in a Halloween themed shoot in a local junkyard. Photographers and models signed up to participate in advance. The models got to pick their look and came to the shoot made up and ready to go. We then teamed up with other photographers and models. I was fortunate enough to get the lovely Sati DeMayhem. She did her own makeup and made the costume. A very talented lady! These shoots are great as you get access to locations that might otherwise be closed or out of your price range. I am looking forward to the next group shoot!