Sunday, April 3, 2011

Heather and I had the opportunity to work with Studio 158 at San Diego Women's Week in Escondido, shooting the models who walked the runway at the fashion show. Lots of fun, and lots of pretty girls, it was a good day.

One thing I noticed was the youth of most of these girls, they range from 16 to 23, but most of them are still in High School. I guess, if they haven't made it as models by the time they graduate from high school, they go on to something else....

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sometimes, It All Comes Together

I've known both Nikki and Mel for a couple of years, now and I've worked with Mel several times with memorable results. I've been wanting to work with Nikki, but our schedules never seemed to match up, until a couple of weeks ago. I also wanted to do a shoot to submit to a magazine, and both these girls are perfect for the project. So, I got them up to the studio and a fun time was had by all!

We started with some shots around some railroad cars close by, then moved to the outside of a junkyard in the area. The results were just what I wanted, edgy and sexy.
Nikki in those heels, hangin' on!

Got some great backgrounds to these great models!

I love to work with reflections...

Mel just quit smoking, so this one seemed appropriate!

Nikki being a Tough Grrrl!

Then we went back to the studio to work some more. All I can say is "Wow!" The two girls, separately, are great, but together, they really kicked it up a notch. And they pushed each other, and me, to get even better!
Mel lets the camera have it.

Not your usual "headshot," I guess...

Some examples of a new editing technique I've it on, recently. I rather like it...

I think Nikki's a frustrated lead singer! She really liked working with the mike...

Kinda blends into the chair, doesn't she?

A parasol makes such a great accessory!

Mel in Pink, sorta...

It's all in the eyes!

Nikki in Leather

Nikki and Mel, being just a tad sexy!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Jamie and Nick's "Lil Bean!"

I know it's been a long time since I've been active on this blog, but things have been both in a state of tumult and, frankly, not very interesting. But, last night, I had a beautiful session with an old friend and model, who is expecting her first child in March. A shoot like this is something we've always said we'd do, and I think it came out wonderfully.

She's always had her model "chops," and she's still got 'em!

There's a sense of inner peace that she has that's long been pursued, but, until now, always missing.

She's also always had a quirky sense of style that's both endearing and fun!

Expentant moms always have a beautiful shape that I think reflects the time in their lives.

Jamie and her guy have been referring to their incoming little girl as "Lil Bean," so this was a natural!

You can see the love these two have for each other very easily...

And Nick put up with me being the "artistic photographer" with very good grace!

These two, er, um THREE have a happy life ahead of them, and I wish them all the best!