Last week, I met in studio with Dalia and we worked through five different looks. This is the standard builder package for new models, seniors, or those who just want to have a day of pampering and fun. It's a full day of switching looks to round out a portfolio for your agency, have images to share with friends and family, or gift images to your loved one for example Sweetest or Valentine's day. The package is $800 and includes 5-6 retouched images, 1 image from each look, pose coaching, set changes/wardrobe changes per look.
Hair and makeup not included.
Additional retouched images available for $30 each.
Custom retouching $40 per image.
Print packages, photo books, and photo boxes available at an additional fee.
Quite often on my hikes, I walk past this copse of tangled birch trees. I frequently stop and admire the way they look. There's something about the curvature of the trunks and the way the light highlights the birch bark that always makes me take notice. On this hike, I finally photographed them.
Today, while cold and windy, was a bucking good hike. Yep, I finally was able to photograph an elusive buck. This guy has been teasing me for some time. I'd see him at a distance or he'd make an appearance when I didn't bring my camera. Well, today he graced me with a great, unobstructed view.
A good practice is to put yourself in other people's situations to better understand their experiences. As a portrait photographer, I love photographing people, but I hate having my portrait made. In order to understand how my subjects feel in front of my lens, I set upon an assignment to photograph myself in a meaningful way. The other assignment was to have someone else photograph me. I've already had that done as can be seen on my About page. Granted, that was several years ago, but still, I had myself in the situation of being the subject. I've been photographed by a few other photographer friends since then, so I think I've more than fulfilled that assignment.
Because I was photographing myself, I wanted to do something similar to what I would do with my subjects when I have concepts. So, I photographed myself as "Hydra: The Many Headed Serpent" from Greek mythology to go with my series, Divinity.
This concept was created on location at a private residence that has old west vignettes. The owner created all these sets through the course of his lifetime.
Jennabelle's wardrobe plays on the old west so she was the perfect subject to place on location.
Happy Thanksgiving! I know, the sentiment is a little late, but I spent my Thanksgiving as I hope all of you did, doing something you love. For me it was spending time with family.
The day after Thanksgiving, I opted outside. I have participated in the traditions since REI started it. I've never been a fan of fighting crowds for cheap products. Now, unlike what internet and news reports would have you believe, it's not so polarized. I don't distain those who do shop. It's their own form of enjoyment. I am just saying that I never liked it. My happy place has always been in the woods so it's where I prefer to spend my time on Black Friday.
Because it was supposed to rain today, we also searched for our Christmas tree at the tree farm. Below are the two most important guys in my life. I am thankful for the time I get to spend with them.
Two backgrounds and three different looks with Hayley.
The first look was against a white background.
For the second look, I wanted to play a bit more with props and a more painterly look.
The last look was with this lovely white dress.
It was such a beautiful day that I had to head out to the trails with my camera. While I can do without bitter cold temperatures, I do find beauty in all the seasons.