I was extremely excited to get a beauty dish for my strobe, a light modifier that I had never used before. This was my first time using a strobe outdoors, as well. I have to say that I absolutely love the effect, it made lugging the strobe around (without an assistant) completely worth it. The theme for this shoot was more of a color scheme… watercolors 🙂
Model: Ai Tenshi Misha
Hair and Makeup: Sarah Crain
Dress: KMK Designs
The lovely Colleen, a.k.a. “Mae Risque,” was in town from North Carolina for a friend’s wedding. She decided to work a session with me into her schedule, to further develop her modeling portfolio. Colleen came to this shoot with a fantastical vision and loads of talent, so needless to say I had a great time with this session!
Hair/Makeup/Photo Assistant: Sarah Crain
Location: Cox Arboretum, Dayton, OH
A few months ago, I photographed the gorgeous Shannon Markesbery of Heyman Talent Agency at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. I wanted to do a shoot inspired by Gibson Girl beauty. The talented Sarah Crain did hair and makeup for this shoot. This set was featured by Lucy’s Magazine as a webitorial as well!
Last Spring, I photographed the beautiful Madeline Cole using only my 35mm, which I hadn’t used in a while due to a recent growing affinity for longer lenses. It was once a favorite, so I wanted to play with it again exclusively for one shoot! I had a lot of fun getting reacquainted with my old favorite lens, and walking the suburbs of Hamilton OH with Madeline. I can’t wait to work with her again in a few weeks!
I drove by a very magical location on the way to a Dayton wedding last year, and decided in May of this year to look for that location and do a photo shoot with one of my model friends, Hilly. The idea was to do a shoot based on a ghostly woman, lost in the woods. I couldn’t find the super amazing location I’d driven by last year (either that, or it looked different based on me visiting a few weeks later in the year.) I’m still super happy with the shoot, despite the forest not being the insane shades of purple and pink that I was hoping for ;[
One day, when looking through a forgotten closet, I came across a few old floral curtains that had never been used. I decided to stretch one into a “backdrop” and build a vintage beauty shoot around it. Our idea was to make the shoot have a romantic feel, with braids, and using natural light.
Hair and Makeup by Sarah Crain
Models: Katie Feeney and Sarah Volkman (both with Heyman Talent Agency)
I’ve said it before: I’m horrible at keeping up with my blog. No posts since April 1st… haha. I definitely intend to be better at this from now on, it’s important!
Here is a fun shoot that I did with Ai Tenshi Misha for Dawnamatrix Designs last Spring, against a few murals in downtown Cincinnati. 🙂