Category Archives: edgy

Jessi…

  This post is about more than just images, this is about collaboration with an unbelievable artist.  It’s about a long relationship with a sweet beautiful girl and watching her development in dance and in life.  Jessi is an amazing dancer and makes my life as a photographer easy…  no, really.  Jessi is so aware of the graceful lines she forms as a dancer and of her expressions it’s like working with a professional model or actress, and she’s a sweetheart!

  After seeing Jessi dance at her recital a few years ago I was floored (by the whole recital) these kids were pouring their hearts and emotions into dance and sharing it with the world, I teared up a few times during the recital (I’m a big softie!).  We asked Jessi (and her parents) if she’d like to help us make some unique images in some out of the way locations.  Stark contrast of beautiful dance dresses and costumes in the woods or grungy areas, sounds like a good idea…  It was a great idea!

  We started with Jessi at sunrise (in the middle of the summer, that’s really early) and a bit cool, but Jessi was a trooper…

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  After our sunrise fun, we warmed up a little in the car and headed to the woods for more ballet themed images…

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  These images are from a while ago and we contacted Jessi to go out again…  These are more senior portrait-like, but have a dance feel to some…

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After seeing our work with Jessi (and the website), Divine Dance Studio contacted us to do portraits for their annual recital as well as group shots of all the dancers, this is for a later blog post, but I’ll share a few of Jessi’s here…

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  We’ve already discussed another session when her dance schedule and our shoot schedules slow down, I’m sure it will be amazing!

Karolina and Chris E-Session

  We will be at Saint Andrew’s again later on this year with Karolina and Chris, so to get away from the Downtown/Metro scene we headed up on the parkway for the engagement session.  I scouted out the site for Explore park two days before our shoot was scheduled and looked around, a nice place but not quite magical…

  Cue Karolina and Chris to enter from stage left!  Suddenly this old park (no longer in use) takes on a new life for their images, great smiles from Chris, cute flirts from Karolina and POW! her is what we get!

  The light was right, the mood was there, we had a great time with them and can’t wait for the wedding in October!

No more holding out…

Annie is a Senior from Franklin County that we have been working with. She wanted edgy, fashion oriented Senior portraits that didn’t look like everyone else’s, so she called us. We utilized our fashion background and found some awesome locations for her first shoot.

Here are a few favorites…

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Annie wow! (senior portraits)

We put together a little slideshow as well, feedback is always appreciated!

Shannon and Jeremy at Mabry Mill

Shannon and Jeremy asked us to meet them at Mabry Mill for their E-Session with us a few weeks back…

The mill has quite a charm (some old-school sepia treatment doesn’t hurt!)
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And a more modern treatment…
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Next, the couple turned on the heat for some fun in the woods (they could totally be models right?)
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Then we stopped by an old structure for a quick bit…
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And Shannon’s shoes stole the last shot (how could they not!), Jeremy got mad props for picking these out! What will Shannon be wearing on the big day?!? We can’t wait to see…
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You’ll be seeing them again soon after the wedding, and Shannon will be doing bridals before to long.

Fashion with some great models!

We worked with Metropolished again the other day and it seemed like the AC was definitely NOT capable of keeping up, it was getting hot…

(this brief fiction section gives me a little creative freedom with my writing, nothing more. the models were merely acting or posing under our direction.)

Jerrod had to finish up a little business before we got started…
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…then the AC was on the fritz…
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…or, it could have been Danielle’s modeling that heated it up…
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…why not take advantage of having two talented (as well as great-looking) models on set at the same time…
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then Jerrod whispered a little something to Danielle…
c'mere, listen...

and pulled her in for an embrace…
Is it hot in here?

Wow, that was a great day behind the lens of the camera, we had a blast with Susi at Metropolished as well as all the models that day!

ps: we’ll have some Senior portraits and Engagement Sessions coming up on the blog soon!