Glamour Photography

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

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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! 


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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 ;[


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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)

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A few months ago, I did a glamour session with the fabulous Etha at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. She wanted some beautiful pictures to help her celebrate her birthday, and all of her recent accomplishments. I’m so happy she chose me to document this special time in her life 🙂

Hair, Makeup, and Wardrobe Stylist: Angelo Culvert of Pretty Penguin Studios

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Last spring, due to the recent success of my Winter Boudoir Minis (and also because I really wanted to gather some money for a 5D Mark III) I held a second Mini Marathon and was fully booked again! This time around, most of my beautiful subjects asked not to have their images posted or blogged, but here are some highlights from those who gave me permission to share!

Hair and Makeup by Sarah Crain



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This shoot is one of my romantic themed beauty shoots, shot in January. Images from this set were published in the February issue of Magazine ❤

Radiant Passion
Hair, Makeup, Styling: Angelo Culvert @ Pretty Penguin Studios (Cincinnati)
Hair and Makeup Assistants: Natalie Darpel & Matthew Graf
Ashton Harrison @ Heyman Talent Agency
Taylor DiazMercado
Anita Mwiruki

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