I know I am the worst when it comes to keeping up with sharing photos of all of my gorgeous clients. I was going through some old photos this past weekend, and I came across some more images that I took at Danielle Fletcher's Boudoir on Film workshop last Spring. Our model for this shoot was actually our waitress from the restaurant we had dinner at the night before. We kind of sprung the idea of her modeling for us at the last minute, and we were thrilled when she actually agreed! She had the most beautiful blue eyes and moved so gracefully. It was super windy in the little alley that we were working in, but I love how it worked with her outfit and hair. There are a ton of little spots similar to this one near our Collingswood studio. If you are interested in setting up a shoot, email us via the contact page!
Every once in a while I get an urge to do something different. I like a challenge. I like to learn. I like to grow. I've definitely learned that if I am going to grow, I need to try new things. Learning to shoot and find my groove in a new studio after being in the same place for the last 4 years is definitely a challenge. When I first learned to shoot glamour and boudoir photos using strobes and other sources of artificial light, and only recently have I found a style of shooting with natural light that I love. I was dying to experiment with some beautiful portraits with a clean, classic look rather than the same old Victoria's Secret push up bras and crazy backgrounds. So I dug around on Pinterest for a couple of weeks for some inspiration and pulled it together. Using a few vintage slips I found at an amazing shop in Rhode Island this summer and busting out my sewing machine to make a tutu, everything started coming together. Carlee came to the shoot with some simple wardrobe items and Shannon blew it way with her hair and makeup skills. Determined to shoot with only natural light and a couple of white reflectors, I can't believe how amazing these images came out. I am so grateful to Carlee and Shannon for helping me to execute my vision and for allowing me to "just do my thing." PS... There are still 2 more sets of images from this shoot I have to share! Stay tuned.
Last month, I attended WPPI in Las Vegas which is a huge trade show and conference for professional photographers. Attending WPPI with 15,000 other amazingly talented individuals has always been a goal of mine. This year, I finally felt like I was qualified (in my own mind, lol) to attend. What a humbling and mind- blowing experience to be taught by some of the most amazing photographers in our industry. I was also lucky enough to meet one of my idols, Sue Bryce, and to make some great friends. Five crazy days of lectures, classes, workshops, and networking left me exhausted, inspired, and exhilarated all at the same time. I managed to sneak in time for a photo shoot with some fabulous models and photographers near the Red Rock Canyon in Nevada. It was to die for... seriously. So thrilled to have the opportunity to do something like this, made the whole trip that much more exciting.
And while shooting in New Jersey isn't quite as glamorous as the mountains, it's still a great way to add some variety to your photo shoot with us here! Check out the photos from some of the on location and shoots we've done outdoors in this post- Shooting Outdoors.
Now that the weather is finally nice... I can't believe it hit 80 this week, it's time for shooting outdoors! I love shooting with natural light with all the bright colors of spring. When you book a shoot with us, you can opt to do a look outside (weather permitting of course). There are a few places nearby that are perfect for soft, pretty images. I love Ashley's Guess? girl inspired look and was so excited when she pulled out the bouquet of flowers to go with it. We shot this in front of a dilapidated building on the side of the road. Shannon's look was something we dreamed up and planned for almost a year before we actually got around to shooting it. This looks was shot at the back end of a parking lot! Both shoots were definitely a lot of fun, and even though I loved shooting with Shanna in the snow (see this post), I like spring and summer shooting MUCH better.
Wow, I just came across these gorgeous images from Vouge Italia: Beauty on another blog. I was so excited to see some behind the scenes video along with the final print images. The room is kind of cluttered and the decorating is a little tacky, the lighting is super simple, but the shots are stunning!!! This really proves that you don't need a lot of fancy equipment, studios, or assistants to create amazing images. If you are a good photographer, you make it work... beautifully. Take a look at some of these images and then watch the video below. Start thinking of some ideas for your next Glamour Bitch Photo shoot!