Monday, May 23, 2011

Yellow Field, feat. DaveG Photography

Hi there.
So, a photographer contact and now friend, Dave, of DaveG Photography and I were driving with our favorite model one day, and on the side of the freeway, we noticed a field of bright yellow flowers. We all said together, "I wish we could find a way to shoot there!", knowing getting to that field would be near impossible. But in the midst of Wilderness Month, we thought up all these ideas for concept, makeup, hair, wardrobe, and additional models.

Time goes by, Dave and I keep shooting at various outdoorsy locations together with some awesome people. Then one day, I get an email that says, "look, if we want to shoot at the yellow field, we should do it soon". Before you know it, the three of us are driving in my focus, asking local residents how to get to that field, climbing fences, and avoiding hundreds of bees just to get a few good shots of our beloved red headed model in that field surrounded by tiny yellow flowers. 

The two of them let me create a very different makeup look for this project, including white eyelashes. We later changed it to a more normal look, when we continued the shoot in Pomona. Dave gave us some great photos, and I even learned how to climb a fence that day. I must say, that Ashlee (our model) is the biggest trooper. She made that hike in a sundress and heels while the rest of us were in our comfortable hiking shoes. AND she delivered great photos!

Here's a preview. The rest will be uploaded on my website today (probably).

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Wardance Magazine

Ok, so on a Sunday morning everyone wakes up at 4:30am, right? 

This morning, bright eyed and bushy tailed, I showed up to my first photo shoot with Wardance Magazine. It was a high fashion shoot featuring jewelry for their next issue, and I brought with my fav hair girl and so we can work together to get the awesome looks! She and I are like a tag team lately, and as an up and comer, her work is amazing.  The jewelry was beautiful, the model rocked the looks really well, the wardrobe stylist picked out great stuff, and we all managed to wrap up by 10am! 

The Wardance is a training facility where you can work out, they even have a fighting cage! Just recently the company decided to release a fashion magazine that revolves around the training site. I've checked out their magazine, and I loved it, so I was thrilled to be apart of their next issue. You can check it out at

At the end of the shoot, our new friends initiated us into the fam by having us take a behind the scenes picture with their chicken...yeah, it really happened. Here's the picture for you guys!

Enjoy! I'll blog again when the issue comes out!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wilderness Month

So, as an artist, I am constantly looking for new concepts and new pictures to add to my portfolio. As a result, I decided that April would be my "Test Shoot Month" and somehow that ended up to be "Wilderness Month" accident. Every photographer I linked up with was planning a shoot in the great outdoors. It started off calm, in a park, and then one was at a waterfall, and then the next was a really long uphilly hike, and then I found myself climbing rocks and walking knee deep in a moving river! Some great things came from April though! I got some great photos, learned how to climb a fence, made friends with a horse, and I can even identify the sound a rattlesnake makes when you are walking way too close for comfort. I will say that last month has helped me make large strides in my freelance business, like finally having the courage in my portfolio to  launch my website! 

Here's a behind the scenes photo from a shoot in the Altadena Mtns. This was my studio for the day. The models were so cooperative, and the photographer (DaveG Photography) actually helped me carry that box on the hike up and down the route. We took turns, but his turns were longer than mine.