WOW! I can't believe I have been gone for a year (almost exactly). This shoot was special to me because not only did I photograph a close friend of mine BUT I also used my new home studio gear. My dear friend, Adey, is always up for a photoshoot. She hears my ideas and runs with it. She trusts me completely, even when my ideas are slightly...scary (coming soon!). This photoshoot did not take long; you would think Adey was a professional model! I call this shoot "queen" because that is exactly what I see when I look at these photos, a beautiful, independent woman, whom I am lucky to call my friend.
I haven't shot in a little bit but the weather was nice and I had to take advantage of it. I can't wait till it hits a steady 55 degrees and my camera will be permanently glued to my hands. This shoot was with my gremlin friend (it's a kazaxe thing) Francesca. We headed out to a park with her adorable son and enjoyed some of the nice weather. Here are a few shots! Enjoy! Next post: Landmark mall parking lot (intriguing huh?)
I'm back! The holidays were amazing (and exhausting), and I'm excited to see what 2018 brings me! Feeling blessed. Anywho, I approached 2 of my girlfriends about a photo shoot with my new gear. They were delighted to and then I through in the ..... at home depot. I sort of expected confusion, but also know that they know how I am. They were still intrigued and wanted to shoot! Smize and all!
So, on a Saturday night, we got all dolled up, and marched right into that home depot. Only a few workers asked questions, mostly relating to finding something in Home Depot (was it obvious we weren't shopping? We had a cart!). One HD employee asked for his picture to be taken, of course I obliged. It took us about 2.5 hours to circle the Home Depot and take some fun photos. I will admit, the lighting was interesting, but not the worst! I didn't want to bring in my speedlite...that would be way too obvious!
So! Enjoy the photos, and if you are ever want a photoshoot surrounded by sawdust, nails, hammers, and light fixtures...I AM YOUR GIRL. Enjoy ya'll.
My amazing coworker asked me to take her daughter's senior photos, and boy was I excited. Her daughter is gorgeous and a yet to be discovered model. Honestly, she should be on America's Next Top Model. We immediately started brainstorming locations, outfits, etc. We eventually decided on 3-4 different looks (all fashioned by @oliveewe), and Capitol Hill for the location. We met at 6:45am and spent a few hours getting some fantastic photographs. Beyond the photos, we had a great time. My coworker, her daughter, her husband, and her sister are hilarious and so kind. This was my first senior photo shoot and I cannot wait to do more.
Happy Sunday everyone! I have been feeling overwhelmed/stressed lately with the beginning of the new school year and all of the new changes upon me and my coworkers. I haven't been able to have the chance to do the personal things I love and the things that bring me joy. Luckily the weekends have been my saving grace. So today I have finally found a few minutes to add the AMAZING pictures I took using my mobile studio. I wanted to play with some lighting and colored lighting and the results were perfect. I told my models (and amazing friends/friends kids) I wanted a 90's look, and they jumped right in. So with the 90's look, the colored lights, and the best models....
Hey! It's been a minute but I'm back! On Saturday I had the wonderful opportunity of being the second shooter aka "professional candid camera" for Lashawn and Greg's gorgeous wedding. I spoke with Lashawn before the wedding and asked her what she wanted from a second shooter. She told me to essentially "do your thang!" That's exactly what I did and I think I truly captured the moment. Beautiful couple, beautiful wedding. SO MUCH LOVE! Please enjoy and if you ever need a photographer that captures the moment and creates art, contact me!
Good morning! Last week was super busy, turning 31, and celebrating all week (super shout out to all my friends and especially my fiancé)! On Friday I had the opportunity of shooting my first day in the life shoot with Katia and her kiddos (her hubby was working, but that's okay we will get him next time). I spent about 5 hours at her home and was able to completely capture her family in its most natural state. It was beautiful. Capturing the kids interacting with each other, eating blueberries, playing, getting ready for the day, walking to chipotle and cava (which Katia and loved), and capturing the raw moments of everyday life. I had a great time and I am hoping to do more of these shoots in the future. Please contact me if you would like to schedule a "Day in the life" shoot with your family. This is a perfect way to freeze time and keep memories alive through photographs. I will be doing 4, 6, and 8 hour shoots! I hope you enjoy the photos!
I am in love with these bridal photos!!!! So as I prepare for my own wedding, I had the idea of focusing on brides in all their beauty. I feel as though focusing on brides AFTER the wedding day, when life has calmed down and the stress has subsided, would be..magical. So, myself, Adey, Katia, and the cutest kids ever head out to a nearby park for the most perfect shoot ever. Katia, the owner of 16bees, created floral headpieces for the shoot, and came along for the fun (yes, all of my sessions are filled with laughter). Adey, was the perfect bride and looked fabulous. Thank you both for trusting my vision. This is part 1 because there is so much to share, I simply cannot post just once. If you are interested in this type of session, please feel free to email me for more details!
This is my 2nd feature of my dear friend Emily. Hence, the Emily 2.0. I needed another photograph for my photography class so I called on her to help me! Since she had previously told me she would help me whenever I needed it. I told her about my vision and what I needed, and she was ready to go! We traveled to a trail/park in Fairfax, deep into the woods, and amidst mosquitos had a great time. My assignment was using a reflector. Luckily I didn't blind Emily, but we did get creative with the reflector. My photography teacher actually thought I used flash for one of the photos. No sir! Just reflector skills and a great friend. Enjoy!