Monday, May 25, 2009

Lauren - Better Late Than Never

We are VERY excited to present our last teen model to the MIY project; meet Lauren. We spent a couple of hours getting to know Lauren and then taking some shots of her to get a feel for her camera personality. She's going to be a lot of fun to work with and we found that she is truly at her most comfortable state when she is being herself.

We had to deal with loud music, downpour of rain and even witnessed a beautiful rainbow during our time with Lauren. I had a lot of fun following her around as she "did her". This is just a teaser for what's to come from her involvement with the MIY project. Welcome aboard Lauren!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Ms. Independent

Here is the much awaited show of Ms. Jaime; also known as Ms. Independent. When I asked Jaime what song she wanted to use for her show, I already had one in mind. What's interesting is that we both chose the same song. I guess we were both in sync with how we viewed her and her show. I hope everyone enjoys this show as much as we enjoyed shooting Jaime.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

She Got Her Own

Last weekend we shot Ms. Jaime for the Model in You project that we are putting on in the community. This was a VERY fun experience with a VERY nice and lovely young lady which you will soon see. The shoot took a little under 5 hours and included four outfit changes, one motorcycle, maneuvering through fences at night in dark alleys and many onlookers throughout the day. I have to take my hat off to Jaime who was battling a cold but we didn’t know it till almost the end of the shoot. I used all three of my lenses from my wide angles (16mm -35mm and 24mm – 70mm) to my BIG zoom (70mm – 200mm). This helped me capture her from many different perspectives throughout the day.

You learn a lot about people when you spend a ½ day with them and all I can say is look out for “Ms. Independent”. More coming soon including a slideshow.

I'll be Blogging you!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mr. Malcolm

A few weeks ago we shot Mr. Malcolm; one of our models from the Model in You project. I took some of my favorite shots from his shoot and put them into this slideshow. As you will see from the shots, Malcolm is a very cool you man and my Frat (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity). Enjoy!

I'm back!!!

Best Laid Plans

“The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Astray”; I heard that in a movie once. Well I had planned to do much more blogging then I have over the last two months but family and a computer that has been acting up have slowed me down a bit. Well I got the computer up and running again; almost and will do some major editing this weekend for Mr. Malcolm’s slideshow and shots from the Black Canvas project.

I will be taking my website down next week to transfer the hosting to Go Daddy. I have never done this before so I hope it goes well. I also got a chance to shoot last week with my 16-35mm 2.8L II USM lens and all I can say is OMG!!! I have a couple of weddings coming up in the fall and I am excited to see what this lens brings to the table. Now I still love my 24-70mm 2.8L USM but can you say “open wide”. The 16-35 allows me to get so much more in the frame which is how I was able to get the picture of Malcolm under the cross.

I also visited Sprinkles Cupcakes while on vacation and will be posting about that. There’s just so much to do (I have a full-time job by the way in addition to photography) but there’s just not enough time to get it all in. Spring is here and we have a shoot with Jaime this weekend which will be our second official MIY shoot; she will be fantastic.