Here’s a shoot that I’ve been wanting to do since last Summer, and didn’t get around to it until this August. 🙂 I took a few of my favorite mermaid-esque models, along with my creative partner-in-crime Sarah Crain, to the beach at Hueston Woods. We layered a literal ton of shiny tulle and netting on our models to create a beautiful tail.
Hair and Makeup (and let’s be honest: most of the tail crafting lol): Sarah Crain
Taylor DiazMercado (our Pacific/cold water mermaid)
Katie Feeney (our Atlantic/warm water mermaid)
Here are highlights from another fun shoot I did for Downlite. This was a smaller-scale shoot, just me and my talented model/friend Kat in my little Hamilton OH studio. It was a great time 🙂 and she got to participate in my Chiaroscuro project afterwards (which I will be blogging about shortly!)
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
After playing with my 35mm with Madeline, I was definitely down to do it again… I also didn’t hit all the spots around the area that I wanted to. I wandered the suburbs around my house once again with Stacey (Ai Tenshi Misha) — her boyfriend came along to assist. It was a good day.
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!