THE HOLIDAY PHOTO DAY AT PET-X IS COMING UP!Read More
“Emote” is next month!!!Read More
I *Finally* sat down and found the right wings for this piece! It took quite a bit of sorting in my crazy mess of Africa photos…Read More
Swim swim swim the day away…Read More
Today on the blog you get to meet Charlie the 7-pound, 2-ounce bundle of sweetness who belongs to Grace and Sean…Read More
“The old one, the One Who Knows, is within us. She thrives in the deepest soul-psyche of women, the ancient and vital wild Self. Her home is that place in time where the spirit of women and the spirit of wolf meet- the place where the mind and instincts mingle, where a woman’s deep life funds her mundane life. It is the point where the I and the Thou kiss, the place where, in all spirit, women run with the wolves.”
-Clarissa Pinkola Estes-
This year is off to an incredible start!! A curator from Italy saw our show “Beneath the Surface” in Orlando, LOVED IT, and invited one piece from each artist to be part of their exhibition in Paris!! My photo "Bonefinder" will be PARIS, FRANCE to…Read More
An early spring family session with the Marions! Two handsome pups & their lovely little dude who was allll smiles…Read More
We had blast with this collab and our model, Courtney, was an angel with incredible expression. I don't share client boudoir shoots for the most part (privacy). Model shoots though are all to share! Courtney brought a bunch of great…Read More
Spring is almost here!!!
That means it's time for Vintage Coke Bar shoots!
Here's a small collection of my favorites from last year's sessions...
Come out and join us on...
Saturday March 24th from 12 - 4pm (ONE DAY ONLY)
...in the Pet X training room for our Easter Photo Shoot!
Tomorrow is the grand opening for the show "Beneath The Surface" in Gallery 29!
I have two art pieces displayed in this exhibition, Bonefinder and Neverland,and I couldn't be more excited!
This mini series is of an Early Winter Spirit, greeting a reindeer in the woods and welcoming winter…Read More
This beautiful lady, Ane, is a model whom I loved having in front of my camera! I originally met her at a bridal shoot, and she graciously agreed to come back and pose for me for this collaboration shoot.
We visited Ida's natural light studio…
Fall is upon us and the trees are turning beautifully!
Apples at the orchard, pumpkins patches ripe for the picking... I am very excited for all the shoots we have planned! For Orchard and Pumpkin Patch Shoots, contact us ASAP as those we have limited spaces left for those location shoots.
For Pets! Fall location and studio shoots are NOW AVAILABLE. We will be offering Christmas and Holiday shoots by appointment as well. Due to the dog show shooting schedule we will be unable to make it out to Pet-X to do the mini-shoot days this year.
By the sea I'd never guess, the wildest of adventures yes!
Tiny toes tip to the waves, and greet a mermaid's fins.
And hello! The sea has brought a dream!
Let's splash and play amongst the waves and laugh to dreams all day...
To bring in this rainy spring we're offering two different days of coke bar shoots! Individuals, couples, kids, families, or pets are welcome! I have a fantastic stylist coming in to do professional hair and makeup, and this location is INCREDIBLE. We have use of the bar, diner booths, vintage coke machine, pool table, ticket booth, and that awesome stairway all in one place.
And the bar...
Shoot dates are Thursday the 27th of April, and Saturday May 13th.
*Up to four people per shoot, plan for two hours (time for hair and then the hour shoot). It includes professional hair and makeup for one, and 5 images with a print release. Total is $285 for the shoot.
*It's $85 to reserve your spot and then $200 the day of. If you prepay the whole session fee you get a bonus 7x10 matted print of your favorite image.
*Additional hair and makeup (friends/daughters/family members etc) can be added on.
Shoot Times are at...
10am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm for both days
Shoot times are limited, so RSVP now to book yours!
or CLICK HERE
Test shoot with with Amy Lewis and Desiree Lacole! These two women are incredibly talented and fun to work with. We did several looks for this shoot varying from light and natural to dramatic with a dark red lipstick.
And the addition of... dry ice! This was so much fun to do. I've worked with dry ice several times outdoors, but never for anything quite like this. (Inspo- the magical Sue Bryce, photographers you can check her out on creativeLive.com! She's a portrait master). This last look, expertly blended with gold and bronze shadows, was my favorite.
A few tips..
*dry ice will burn your skin, so use oven mitts or some very thick gloves to avoid touching it. You may need a hammer or mallet to break it.
*we used rubbermaid tupperware to put the water/dry ice in, which is both low to the ground, and somewhat sturdy. Glass would probably break from the rapid and dramatic temperature changes. I've also used empty ice cream buckets.
*hot water produces more fog than cold
*plan your poses and shoot fast! Fog only lasts a few minutes so knowing what you're doing ahead of time can make a huge difference. For bigger stuff or outdoors shoots, I always end up compositing layers of the fog from different photos into the image.
You can check out more of Amy's makeup artistry at www.makeupbyamylewis.com. She and her team do everything from bridal makeup to special effects, film, photo shoots, runway, and personal lessons.
For more of Desiree's modeling work, check her out at www.facebook.com/DesireeLacole
To start planning your photoshoot CLICK HERE or email me at email@example.com .
This week we had insanely beautiful weather! 60+ degrees, blue skies and sunshine... completely out of place for the mitten state. Usually I’m freezing and wrapped in 3 sweaters and a coat this time of year with a hot mug of cocoa or tea. This past Sunday though I got together for a shoot *outdoors* with four gorgeous models and a group of awesome photographers! The Scott Sunken Gardens (our chosen location) was green and coming back to life, covered in sunshine, and birds were singing. A few clouds dotted the sky, but otherwise it was a vision of spring!
Ane Marie Fodder
Hair & Makeup:
My favorite videographer (and sister!) also joined us for the shoot! You can check out her bride features below and to check out her website Click Here.
Kai’s – Celestina Elvira
Anne Marie’s – H&M
Brittany- My Wedding My Dress, Dearborn MI
Brittney – Heirloom
Thank you to my wonderful friends both old and new for joining me on this GORGEOUS sunny day!
In honor of Valentines Day we have a hot new Boudoir Photo Shoot package available!
Your shoot includes...
*Pre-Shoot Planning Session
*Professional Hair & Makeup
*Up-to 2 Hour Shoot With Pose Coaching In Our Studio
*Private Reveal & Ordering session
*Custom Printed 8x8 Leatherette Album
*Digital Set Of Your 10 Favorite Photographs
Wall Art and other products are available at your reveal.
Shoots are $545. A 50% retainer is due at booking. Limited spaces available for January and February.
First 3 ladies to book will receive a gift!
Interested in having your own shoot? Contact me today and we'll start planning!