Saturday was installation three of Lauren's portfolio. She took one of her sister's friends, Becca, and made her into a glorious peacock! The hair was so spectacular and the makeup was awesome. I'm just now editing today, but wanted to post a picture or two from the shoot. I'll put more up later.
One of my friends, Julie, got me a gig taking photos at her company's sales conference. Marty Roe, of Diamond Rio, was there speaking to the sales team. So I went to their conference and took some individual shots of each sales person and Marty. It was quick and easy, but a good time! Here's a picture from that day.
Yesterday I did an engagement shoot with my old college roommate and her fiancee. It was out in the country and suuuper hot, but so much fun! Here is one of my favorite shots from the day. They have 200 acres of land and 2 horses...so needless to say it was a very fun and unique shoot!
This engagement shoot was so much fun, and super easy. Hector and Caroline knew exactly what to do and they were naturally candid...so that made it easier on my part! This couple loves to be outdoors with each other, so we decided to incorporate their love for biking in the shoot. Here are a few of the images. It was hard for me to pick the ones I wanted to post, because they are all so good!
Friday night I had the terrific opportunity to be the official photographer at Martina McBride's launch party for her new country-techno songs. It was quite the first experience...needless to say, I had no clue what I was supposed to be doing, but I pretended like I was a pro. That eased my nerves a bit. The party wasn't what I expected, but it was definitely a great learning experience. Thanks to Jenna Menking of Murph and Cassidy PR for the great opportunity!
Here are some of the photos from the second installation for Lauren's portfolio. I discovered a new technique in Photoshop, and I'm pretty excited about it. The first two are examples of it. It's really simple. You go to "Selective Color" and you play with your colors as normal, then you got to "Neutral" in the color list and minimize the black until you get the desired look [like below]. I'm glad I found out how to do this. And as you can probably see, I am in some of the photos. Lauren wanted to use me as one of the hair models, so I asked one of my friends to be my second shooter/assistant for the day. She did a very excellent job!
Today was the big installation of the photo shoot. It was the most stressed I have been in years. Literally. It's rare for me to get stressed, but when it happens...man, oh man, it's bad. We were running late with hair and makeup, so all the sunlight I wanted had already passed. But we made it to our location and got some excellent shots. I'm editing them right now, and I can't wait to post some in a couple of hours. Thanks soooo much to my dear friends Kim, Rachel, Sarah, and Meghan for helping make this shoot a success. Stay tuned for the pictures!!
My wonderful great friend, Justin Wright, held a little lighting class for me and taught me what he knows. His awesome wife graciously agreed to be the model. I am hoping to use my new found knowledge to build up my photography and hopefully grow some roots in using lighting. Thanks Justin!