Monday, July 8, 2013
My friend Tamara asked me to shoot some headshots, she's moving out to LA to start a new life. I'm so excited for her and was happy to shoot some pics of her. These were just shot in my house, I simply picked a room and shirt that I felt would feel nice with her skin and hair color. We were off to a rough start cause I couldn't find my transmitter and had to improvise on the flash setup. But it all worked out and I had a lot of fun.
Friday, July 5, 2013
These pictures are actually from last year. My cousin asked me to take some pregnancy pictures of her. These were taken in her last trimester. It was amazing to me how she only seemed to gain weight in the belly area no where else! She reminds me of an island girl and I liked how the blues and yellows play off each other.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I'm back from Japan. Here's why I fell in love with Kyoto.....
Such beauty everywhere
Beautiful Kimonos everywhere
Cherry blossoms season rocks
Japanese markets are amazing. Look at all the shapes, colors and textures.
I love how even the young people take off their shoes, even in the park!
as well as the very old.
How awesome are their animated fortune machines
If you don't like your fotune you can return it.
Coy fish everywhere
So much fun walking around
Monkeys, need I say more
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
People don't realize how difficult it can be sitting for a portrait. It's one thing if you have a full set, make up and props to hide behind or interact with but just sitting and facing the camera "straight on" is actually quite difficult. This was my first time shooting with Amy which was interesting and fun for the both of us. Needless to say she's gorgeous and I like that she doesn't seem to be aware of how pretty she is. My only request was the bright red lipstick and not a lot of make up. I might do a few more of these kind of portraits with the black, grey and red color scheme since I do like how that worked out.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Played around with some light cropping.
This is from my shoot I did with Tamara back in January. I wanted to do another shoot in the style from the last one. I can't say I have a set plan for this I'm just having fun. Right now I'm just shooting what I feel like without anything too specific. Tamara and I take a dance class together and we've been talking for a while about doing a burlesque inspired shoot. It was so fun. Not too much to say since the setup was pretty much the same as last time. Only tricky thing was getting a good pose in the small amount of "light" space. She really couldn't do any big poses without loosing a limb and I always had to be careful to avoid weird fore shorting in the sitting poses. I played around with a few "masked by the dark" poses. Was fun but didn't pay off quite as much as I thought it would. Tamara was great though, I like that she can really get into a character. She also did her own make up which I have to say, I thought turned out fabulous and reacted beautifully to the lighting. Thanks Tamara for a fun day!
I've been super busy with various things. For one I've been getting into collage and more mixed media projects. I'm trying to loosen up my style and collage and mixed media is a great way to let loose. Up until last week I was pretty good about doing some little project everyday this week not so much. Hoping to start again next week. I have some film shots to post too but haven't had the time to look through all the shots as there are a lot. So much to say, so much to do, so little time. But life is good!