Archive for the ‘Portraits’ Category

Chicago Model Fashion Beauty Photo Shoot

December 17th, 2009

This week I had a chance to do something outside my wedding photography element. I got to work with a San Francisco-based model (you might recognize her from a previous lifestyle shoot I did back in September) named Crystelle. She is a friend of mine and does professional modeling. Working with models is a great […]

 

This week I had a chance to do something outside my wedding photography element. I got to work with a San Francisco-based model (you might recognize her from a previous lifestyle shoot I did back in September) named Crystelle. She is a friend of mine and does professional modeling. Working with models is a great way to practice your craft as a photographer. You can also learn their posing techniques and implement them on the wedding day with your bride or on your next lifestyle engagement session. It was a freezing day in Chicago so we went to various indoor & outdoor locations in Evanston downtown area for the shoot. Crystelle is a trooper and did a great job despite the Chicago weather.

Big thanks goes out to Lillian from Starlight Makeup Chicago for providing hair & makeup for the shoot. She did an amazing work on Crystelle! She even came out to the shoot w/ us and helped me w/ lighting and even some posing tips. If you need referrals for a professional stylist, look up her company!

Here are some photos from the shoot. I would love to hear comments & suggestions from fashion shoot photographers (if you are out there reading my blog). Be kind, I don’t do this too often! And if you are a model wanting to do lifestyle/fashion shoots like this, drop me a note. I don’t have time to do much of these but would love to do it once in awhile to sharpen my skills & improve my portfolio.

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifstyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifstyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifstyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifstyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion & Lifestyle Photoshoot

Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Photoshoot

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Denver Colorado Family & Lifestyle Portrait Photos: Mayo Family

November 12th, 2009

Thank you everyone for all the support & the comments that you have been leaving on the previous blog post about my recent trip to Tanzania Africa for Thirst Relief International. There will be more things covered in the future about that project but for now we will take a break from there and talk […]

 

Thank you everyone for all the support & the comments that you have been leaving on the previous blog post about my recent trip to Tanzania Africa for Thirst Relief International. There will be more things covered in the future about that project but for now we will take a break from there and talk about a recent photoshoot I did before my trip to Africa. I was commissioned to photograph the Mayo family out in Denver Colorado.

I knew Jim & Julie back in college but it has been over 12 years since I last saw them. Recently we reconnected through facebook and from that relationship this opportunity came. I have no idea what their secrets are, but they have not changed physically – they looked the same as they did in college. I don’t know what fountain of youth they are drinking from but I want some of it. We decided to kill two birds with one stone and did a family photo session in the morning then spent the afternoon doing a lifestyle session as a couple. I have never done a photoshoot like this before so I thought this would be a fun idea!

We ended up having so much fun that day shooting and just catching up on what we missed out in the past 12 years that day. The Mayo family were amazing and such a great host as well. They treated like I was their family member coming over to stay at their house and I felt so welcomed and I am not going to lie – it was almost like being on vacation! Denver also welcomed me the next day with over 20 inches of snow so I even got to do a quick session with the family in snow! Talk about having cool images for your portfolio.

Any ways, here are some images that we were able to capture during this visit. I primarily focus on weddings but it was good to take a break from it and do something outside the box for a change. Julie & James thank you for being such wonderful friends & ideal clients. I can’t wait to visit you guys again in the near future!

We started out in the morning by shooting the family in the local park
Mayo Family Denver Shoot

Mayo Family Denver Shoot

They were so cute! I think can pose as models for the GAP kids!
Mayo Family Denver Shoot

Mayo Family Denver Shoot

Mayo Family Denver Shoot

We even took advantage of all the snow the next day and did another family photoshoot in the snow. That was a lot of fun!
Mayo Family Denver Shoot

Mayo Family Denver Shoot

Then it was time to have some fun with the parents! Looking at this couple, you’d never guess that they have been married for over 12 years with 2 beautiful kids! I could probably post this as a Denver engagement session and no one would second guess it!
Mayo Family Denver Shoot

Mayo Family Denver Shoot

Mayo Family Denver Shoot

Mayo Family Denver Shoot

We walked around and found various bridges and architecture around Denver downtown area.
Mayo Family Denver Shoot

Mayo Family Denver Shoot

Mayo Family Denver Shoot

Mayo Family Denver Shoot

Mayo Family Denver Shoot

Mayo Family Denver Shoot

Mayo Family Denver Shoot

Did you know Denver has a Union Train Station too? We spent some time doing photos there as well.
Mayo Family Denver Shoot

I think i am going to start doing this more often in my future engagement / lifestyle shoots. I like to call this shot a “Double Take”.
Mayo Family Denver Shoot

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