Cooling Off

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You know what’s funny?  This shot of the lovely Lily Von Trapp was taken at a big group shoot party, put together and styled by Celeste at Poppy Seed Roll costuming, with a really campy fun John Waters theme…and then I got this image.  Not exactly in the spirit of the theme, but a nifty moment of tranquility…and a cool way to show off the makeup by Michelle Munoz.  Sometimes results can surprise me.

 

Heather in Roses

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One of the downfalls of moving west is missing this girl.  It was Heathers birthday recently, so I conspired with her husband to surprise her with my trip east.  Obviously, a quickie shoot had to be part of that.  I’m staying at a house with a beautiful yard, so we decided to take advantage of these gorgeous roses.  As she would say, “Gothtastic.”

Dress Up For Grown Ups

Meet another photographer named Elizabeth that lives in WA!  We met under one of those “you two should meet” situations and we got together to shoot on Sunday.  She’s a cosplayer, and let me tell you…SO well armed with wigs, fun contacts, every color of eyeshadow ever, etc.  Girl knows how to play dress up like a champ!

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Slinky, of course, was his usual pain in the butt self…so here’s yet another entry for the “Cats Interrupting Photo Shoots” series…

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Ashleigh

First shoot of 2016!  Oh my.  Memorize this face, people…you’re going to see her on stage someday!  This is one talented woman!  Ashleigh came to New York from Melbourne to study acting/singing/dance and we got together to do some dance shots.

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You can tell when someone really loves what they do, and it’s crystal clear that she does…

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I learned how to levitate people with my camera…kidding…her jumps are pretty amazing…

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After several poses, jumps, and outfit changes (more in a later post), I felt that she needed to feel free to move how she wanted, so I decided to not worry about backgrounds, chairs, or exit signs and just have her dance the way she wanted to.  Holy eff.  What I witnessed in that moment was so special…

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Backgrounds, outfits, and fabric are fun, but nothing compared to just watching her do her thing.  It was hard for me to remember to even click the shutter and I was tearing up behind my glasses…an amazing and passionate performance!  My only regret is having so little time with Ashleigh before I move to Seattle (next week, yikes), but I’m so thankful we met.