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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In downtown Monrovia, there is a vibrant artist community, that gathers regularly during the summer. Here is a musician on one of those events.
Wendy Wilson I back, this time with a guitar!
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…