OUr 17th Wonder Women shoot brought back one of our favorites, Carly. You may remember Carly from her Masque and Blue Dress shoots that she did with us a few years ago, and we've also had the wonderful honor of shooting Carly's wedding. She's wonderful mom, a survivor of great hardship, and an amazing person all around, we can't imagine not including her in this series. Carly's got an amazing presence, fabulous stature, captivating eyes, and we've always gotten amazing photos of her.
For her shoot, Carly choose a simple, classic black, sheath dress, floor length. It provides the perfect backdrop for her lovely violet hair and her amazing body art. Carly's arm tattoos are phenomenal, and I hope the amazing detail and line work can be seen in our images. From our collection of weapons, Carly's sword choice follows a similar thought. A cruciform longsword, with a black leather grip. Forged by the bladesmiths at Chicago's Rogue Steel, we picked up this blade almost 12 years ago, and we think it perfectly complements Carly's shoot.
Our location took us back to our favorite studio, Union 206 in Alexandria. Studio B is an intimate space with a ton of options, it's our first choice whenever we head there. Not great for large groups, but perfect for an intimate shoot like Wonder Women.
Thank you to our friends at the studio, to Abbi for her phenomenal assistance, and of course, to Carly for her time and talent.
For more images from our Wonder Women series, be sure to check out our series page, and to book a glamour shoot (Wonder Women themed or otherwise), please drop us a line on our contact page.
Our 16th entry in our Wonder Women series is our friend Hannah! I met Hannah years ago at a summer theater program, she was one of my best stage combat students, and I was thrilled to follow her adventures as she went into the world of photography. Her work is excellent, I hope she sticks with it. Hannah is also an accomplished musician and martial artist. When we had some time in the studio (the always excellent Union 206), we sent her a message and were very jazzed to hear she was interested in joining us.
For her Wonder Women wardrobe, Hannah brought with her a few dresses, including this lovely, flowy blue/green number. One shoulder with a lot of float and flow to it, it worked fantastically. Her sword selection is a katana we've used in a number of shoots before, including in the hands of Darling, from our Sucker Punched Series. Beautifully balanced, it was a gift, many years ago from a girlfriend who became my lovely wife, Abbi. The katana is most famous for being the primary weapon of the Japanese Samurai warriors. In Hannah's hands, it had the grace and poise deserving of such a heritage.
That puts us at 16 for our Wonder Women series. We'll see what the weather and our studio budget allows for. I'm hoping we can make it to 20 or more by the end of the year.
Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing our newest model, modeling for the first time, the beautiful Anna Phillips-Brown. Anna is an undergrad at Catholic university and joined us in studio for a Masque shoot.
You'd never know it was Anna's first time in the studio, she's a natural. Comfortable and creative and a real joy to work with. Huge thank you to Anna for her time and talent.
We will certainly be calling her again.
You can follow Anna's adventures on her website, www.annaphillipsbrown.com
For more images from our Masque series, check out our gallery
Ladies and Gentlemen, after one test shoot and one solid shoot, we are happy to announce that we have a new project up and running! Inspired by a still from the upcoming Wonder Woman film, we're happy to announce our latest project, Wonder Women. We met our friend and model, Lexi Haddad at Union 206 to make the magic! We plan to have Wonder Women as an ongoing series, like Masque, so look for more shoots in the coming weeks and months! We have no shortage of amazing people to work with and we're always meeting more! We're very excited for what's coming up!
With Lexi's elegant dresses, we chose a pair of rapiers for her to work with. With the black dress, we have a stainless steel replica of the sword used in The Mask Of Zorro, purchased when I was 17 years old, I believe from a catalogue. It's a lovely blade, and matched her dress perfectly.
With the purple dress, we had Lexi wielding a rapier made by Rogue Steel from Chicago. It's an ambidextrous swept hilt design that I've always favored in my stage combat rapiers.
One of our plans for Wonder Women is that we're not going to stay in the studio! If any of our friends and fans have a beautiful setting they'd like to loan to us, please don't hesitate to contact us! We'd be intensely grateful. Ballrooms, lounges, fancy foyers, gardens, whatever.
Any place that might be described as "elegant" might be perfect for us.
We've always wanted to do a shoot with Ashley, even before we met her in person. Mutual friends brought us together and we couldn't be happier with the results! This was Ashley's first time modeling! In spite of her doubts, we got some amazing images. She's got a wonderful presence about her, gorgeous eyes and is a lot of fun to work with.
We do hope she'll join us again for a shoot in the near future. If the weather stays this nice, hopefully we'll get her into a blue dress somewhere!
For more from our shoot with Ashley, hop over to our Flickr Portfolio.
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Another trip to Union 206, this time with Amanda joining us. Two fantastic looks and beautiful hair and makeup by Abbi, and we left with some amazing images.
Amanda wanted to have some fun and shoot some glamorous, sexy images. So let it be done! A self-proclaimed crossfit junkie, and natural beauty, Amanda is a brilliant model to work with. After her turn with us on Sucker Punched 2, we knew we wanted to shoot with her again, and these results speak for themselves.
As a bonus for us, we had Amanda's daughter Lillian on set to lend a hand and jump in while her mom was changing outfits. This girl is so fantastic, and made me laugh so hard! She's a firecracker, as they say, and such a joy to work with. It's amazing to see how much mother and daughter are alike, especially when you get a certain look from both of them.
I know we'll see a lot more of Amanda and Lillian, but I also hope that *you'll* see a lot more of the two of them in 2016.
We just won another award! This time is was Viewbug's "Boudoir, Lingerie and Fine Nudes Contest". Once again, the people have spoken and we are the People's Choice! Huge thank you to my team on this one, the lovely and charming Ms. Rebecca Hausman and my fantastic assistant and Makeup Artist, Abbi. And a thank you to the beautiful people at Union 206, for not only hosting us for this event, but also loaning us the fabric we used to keep this photoshoot PG rated.
You can check out our award here. NOTE: While our work on Viewbug is Safe For Work, many of the other entries in this contest are not!
Yesterday we took to the studio to turn our our first group shoot of Sucker Punched 2! Joining us in studio were Jessi, Nicole, Sara and our special surprise guest, Caitlin! You may remember Caitlin from several of our shoots, including her turn as Roxy in out first Sucker Punched series! It was great having her back and a wonderful time was had by all. Thanks to all our models for bringing their best work and really kicking ass.
Also a thank you to Abbi for her incredible hair and makeup work on Jessi, Sara and Caitlin.
A third thanks to Brian at Stage Arms for loaning us a replica sawed off shotgun at the last minute. It really completed Roxy's look and we were in a bind.
Sucker Punched 2 keeps on rolling! To see what we've done so far, check out our Flickr portfolio! And stay tuned for more updates and information as shoots are completed!
Kristen Pilgrim joined us right quick after her headshot session to model for our 7th Masque session! We are eternally grateful for her being available to join us on short notice and for her awesome presence. Kristen is a fantastic actress and actor/combatant, and we certainly played to her strengths in the studio. We hope to get her back in the studio soon! For more from Kristen's Masque shoot, check out our Flickr Portfolio.
Great news! I was just informed that we earned a runner up position on Viewbug! for their 300 Tattoos Contest, we snagged the number 2 spot! That's wonderful! I couldn't be happier. Big thanks to Lexie for her obviously incredible contribution to this image and also thanks to Abbi for her amazing hair and makeup work on that day.
The great story behind this image is that it was really a happy accident. Lexie was lying there and I had crossed behind her to adjust the lights, and I was crossing back when I saw this image/angle and asked her to pose real quick. I snapped a few at this set up, then went back to shoot her in profile. I'm glad this angle caught my eye, it's really a stellar shot.
For all the details on the contest and to see the other (frankly, amazing. I'm honored to be in such esteemed company,) contest winners, check out Viewbug's Blog here: http://blog.viewbug.com/300-tattoos-photo-contest-winners/
For more images from this glamorous retro shoot with Lexie, check out my Flickr Album
Rebecca Hausman joined us last week for our 5th Masque shoot! We are eternally grateful to Rebecca for being available on short notice. We'd booked the studio in anticipation of a couples shoot, only to have the couple cancel at the last minute. Well, we're not ones to let studio time go to waste, so we messaged Rebecca and got our 5th Masque shoot done! She was amazing! Abbi created this beautiful bronzed look for Rebecca, who in turn delivered some amazing poses for us. I'm thrilled with the images we got and I had a great time trying out some new ideas with lighting and fabric. For the full series of shots, check out our Flickr Portfolio.
A few weeks back we had an amazing shoot with my dear friend, Bernadette Bentley. I've known Bernadette for something like 14 years now, but this is the first chance we've had to work together. Visiting the DC area from her home in LA, she was kind enough to find time to meet us in the studio and do some shooting. We did 2 spectacular looks and a Masque shoot, making her our third Masque model.
Our deepest thanks to Bernadette for sharing her time, talent and beauty with us. It was wonderful catching up with her.
For more of images from our shoot, check out our Flickr Stream.
For more about Bernadette, check out her site or FB page
Last Monday I had the pleasure of not one, but two fantastic headshot sessions with some really fun and talented young actors. Ben and Miryam were a joy to have in the studio, lots of great energy and ideas. I wish them both the best success in all their future endeavors.
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Our second Masque shoot was done with the lovely Michele. Michele is a new model with us and I have to say I am thrilled that she agreed to shoot with us. She has a natural grace and presence that was a fantastic addition to our Masque series. She took to the studio space like a pro and we got an impressive number of fantastic photos.
For all the images, check out our Flickr Portfolio.
Expect a second round of photos from that shoot in the near future, we've got a lot of amazing shots. Hopefully Michele will be interested in joining us again for another shoot. We'd love to have her back!
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