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
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.
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.
Last Monday I was lucky enough to get another Masque shoot completed. And it was fantastic! Carly Hobson joined us in the studio to become our 4th Masque model. Carly had been a longtime friend and was a headshot client of mine several years ago. Its been a joy watching her go from a beautiful, talented young woman into a slightly older, beautiful and talented young woman.
Studio C at Union 206 hosted this shoot, the same studio we ended up using for Bernadette's Masque shoot, but I think we captured a very different feel here. Carly was fantastic to shoot with, taking direction like a pro and bringing a very "classic Hollywood" vibe to the scene. I hope we get to see Carly in future projects.
For more images from this shoot, 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
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!
Finally got a chance to sit down and power through our first Masque shoot. It seems like forever since I posted the preview shot.
A huge thank you to our first Masque model, Ally. Ally has worked with us a few times in the past, doing some portrait work and one of our Concrete Elegance shoots. She's a lovely model and we're always thrilled to work with her.
For more images of our shoot with Ally, check out our brand new Masque page.
Expect our next Masque shoot in the next week or so. We've got some fun ideas and we can't wait to see what we can make happen.
Another fantastic shoot with Lexie. She was very excited to do a retro, pinup look and I think we nailed it. She spotted a photo in this style on Instagram, loved it and couldn't wait to get back in the studio. Shooting with Lexie is always an adventure and this time was no different! Thanks to Lexie for her beauty and talent and thanks to Abbi for another beautiful hair and makeup job.
For more from our shoot with Lexie, check out our Flickr Portfolio
Interested in scheduling a shoot of your own? Contact us today and we'll talk details.
And as always, thanks to our friends at Union 206 for hosting us on this shoot.
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