Portait of A Dear Friend

Retro

It’s not every day I get to have some studio time with friends, especially when they live half way across the country. Abby is no stranger to being in front of her own lens, but being in front of someone else’s lens was something extra-ordinary. So, after some coaxing, and a lot of encouragement, we got down to do some shooting together. It was an honor to shoot this stunningly beautiful woman.

Retro

Retro

Armed and ...

Armed and ...

Retro II

Retro II

Mischievous Eyes

Mischievous Eyes

Chained Heart

Chained Heart

Mother & Son

Mother & Son

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My Favorite People Shots Of The Year

Peter Christian

During the year, I got to shoot a wide variety of settings, and people, from weddings, engagement shoots, model shoots, and just being out and about. This first one is of Peter Christian. We arranged to shoot at Griffith Park Observatory, only problem, rain. We shot anyway, and got some dramatic shots, THANKS to the rain.

Peter Christian

Peter Christian

What can I say about Wendy Wilson, other than I am a bit smitten. We met at a wedding I was shooting, and it took almost a year to get together. But when we did…we were able to make beautiful images.

Wendy Wilson

Wendy Wilson

In May, I had the honor of working alongside Tina Chapman in Las Vegas. Jake and Melissa were an extremely fun couple, here they are playing it up.

Jake and Melissa

Jake and Melissa

Creative people are always fun to work with, the collaboration that takes place can create some very interesting results. Frduah Boateng is one such multi-talented creative individual. What’s more, he’s a good friend too.

Frduah Boateng

Frduah Boateng

Another model that took me a year to chase down was Devin Coffin. She is stunningly beautiful, and has a fiery personality to match. When we did get together, we shot at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

Devin Coffin

Devin Coffin

In downtown Monrovia, there is a vibrant artist community, that gathers regularly during the summer. Here is a musician on one of those events.

Musician

Musician

Wendy Wilson I back, this time with a guitar!

Wendy Outdoor Trail Shoot

Wendy Outdoor Trail Shoot

While walking to Mirror Lake in Yosemite, I was enthralled at how the light filtering through the trees fell upon my friends walking ahead of me.

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Meghan’s Maternity Shoot

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When Meghan told me that she was pregnant, I was excited for her. When she told me she wanted me to do her maternity pictures, I was excited for me. She is truly a stunning mommy to be. Congratulations to both Meghan and Ian on the new addition to their little family.

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The Boudoir Pin-up Shoot – Part 3

Classic Beauty B&W

We shifted gears a little bit for Wendy’s part of the shoot. We concentrated heavily on the ink that she had done, which only enhances her striking presence.

I first met Wendy at a wedding last year, when I approached her to see if she would be willing to model for me, she said, “Absolutely!” So we tried to schedule a shoot before she went on a six month dream vacation to Australia (a dream for me at least) and when she returned, we wasted no time to get her in front of the lens. So, with no further ado, here is Wendy…

 

Wendy

Wendy

Fearless

Fearless

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Humming Bird

Humming Bird

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Untitled

God's Not Finished With Me Yet

God's Not Finished With Me Yet

Heart Breaker

Heart Breaker

Heart Broken

Heart Broken

Classic Beauty

Classic Beauty

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The Boudior Pin-up Shoot – Part 2

Boudoir Gals

Today, we are continuing with the Boudoir Pin-Up Shoot, this time we are switching gears and featuring not just Devin, or Wendy, but also Stephanie. While I was in the middle of shooting Devin and Wendy together, Stephanie decided it might be fun to get in front of the camera. Normally, Stephanie is Devin’s hair stylist, and posing coach. She has an eye for the little details, stray hair, awkward poses, and catching things a photographer may or may not see in the view finder.

What surprised us all, is how naturally she transitioned from one pose to another, like it was not her first time in front of the camera.

During this part of the shoot, it was all play, as you shall see.

Devin and Wendy

Devin and Wendy

Guns for Hire

Guns for Hire

Devin and Wendy

Devin and Wendy

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Control

Control

Stephanie Will Not Be Denied

Stephanie Will Not Be Denied

Devin, Wendy, and Stephanie

Devin, Wendy, and Stephanie

Introducing...Stephanie

Introducing...Stephanie

Stephanie

Stephanie

Stephanie

Stephanie

Pillow Fight

Pillow Fight

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Boudoir Gals

Boudoir Gals

The Boudoir Pin-up Shoot – Part 1

Devin Coffin

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to shoot a couple of stunning models for a boudoir pin-up shoot, and somewhere along the line, the hair stylist jumped into the middle of the shoot too. This was by far, the funnest shoot I have done to date. A special thanks goes to Devin, and Wendy, two models I have been following (chasing) for about a year. I am so happy we all got together to get this done! This first installment features just Devin, stunningly beautiful, and an attitude to boot. There isn’t much more that I could say, except that I would love to work with her again.

Devin Coffin

Devin Coffin

Homage to Betty Page

Homage to Betty Page

Looking Outward

Looking Outward

Flirtatous Reflection

Flirtatous Reflection

Devin's Got a Gun

Devin's Got a Gun

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Whiskey Dreams

Whiskey Dreams

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Deep Shadow Portraiture – Frduah Boateng

Frduah Boateng

When I approached Frduah “Fred” Boateng to do a photoshoot, it was a quick, “Sure, lets do it.” He said what he wanted was some dramatic shadows, eyes obscured, moody, and an attitude to shine through. I was definitely up for that.

Frduah is an actor, neighbor, and friend who was open to just about anything, and working with him was a delightful experience. He knows how to more, and get what he wants out of an image. You can check out his credits over at IMDB. You can also check out his work on Set Apart too.

Now, on with the pictures…

Frduah Boateng

Frduah Boateng

Frduah Boateng

Frduah Boateng

Frduah Boateng

Frduah Boateng

Frduah Boateng

Frduah Boateng

Frduah Boateng

Frduah Boateng

Frduah Boateng

Frduah Boateng

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Kayleigh’s Dance Portraits

Kayleigh Posing with Ballet Slippers

Kayleigh is once again in the spotlight in this small series of pictures. When it comes to dancing, she is an uninhibited spirit. I am not sure if she likes dancing, or dressing up for dancing. Anyway you slice it, she will ham it up for you when a camera is pointed in her general direction.

Kayleigh Posing with Ballet Slippers

Kayleigh Posing with Ballet Slippers

Kayleigh Ready to Dance

Kayleigh Ready to Dance

Kayleigh Ready to Dance

Kayleigh Ready to Dance

Kayleigh Ready to Dance

Kayleigh Ready to Dance

Tap Shoe Time

Tap Shoe Time

My Girl

My Girl

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