I’d been planning this look for awhile. There’s a particular trail at Saint Edwards State Park that leads you down until you’re completely submerged in nature. It’s narrow, but not too difficult…unless, of course, you’re dressed like a nature goddess or lugging cameras. Challenge accepted. Heather was a trooper as she hiked down while mosquitos feasted on her, plants stabbed her, and the butterflies did their best to jump ship as they snagged on branches. I worked around the sneakers.
Don’t worry….she made it down in one piece. We ended the shoot at the bottom and relaxed near the lake and watched a bird of prey soar level with the water. It was a nice day.
Yes, it’s about time for some more man candy up in this joint…
David is an actor/model, and my second instagrammer. It’s fun for me to meet and work with people I meet on instagram. Anyway, he let me know that he was coming to Seattle last Tuesday, so we decided to get together and shoot. Thankfully, he is a cat person, as Slinky pulled his usual diva stunts…
Dancing in the Rain
A few more from shooting in the rain with Mari. I wanted to do something a little more fairy tale haunting with these, while showing her strength.
Rainy Day Dance
This is Mari. I met her on instagram, and we decided to set up a shoot in Carkeek Park. Of course, this being the Pacific Northwest, it poured. Didn’t stop us! We played in the rain and mud, while I awkwardly cradled an umbrella to protect the camera. She’s done ballet for a long time, and is now training to be an aerialist!
Ok, one more silly one!
The mission: dreamy, princessy, fairytale…y. Lyz and I ended up in Kubota Garden complete with peonies (yep, brought my own flowers to a garden), gowns, silk, and “floof” (referring to the petticoat she made out of endless amounts of tulle. It’s a beautiful and peaceful place to shoot…you’ll see a bit more of that once I post the white dress shots.
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!
Slinky, of course, was his usual pain in the butt self…so here’s yet another entry for the “Cats Interrupting Photo Shoots” series…
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year everyone! Can’t wait to start shooting in Seattle and see what 2016 brings!
So now that the time change has happened, I’m doing what I can to stay awake and positive. Yep, one of those people that struggles with winter blues and it’s not pretty. Gotten better at handling it though! I shot this series as more of a springtime thing, but I’m posting it today because it’s gray, rainy, and dark at 4:30. Sometimes reminders of the spring to come are helpful.
Anyway, I wanted to capture awakening, sensuality, and a smile with Jenna here. Thank you, as always, for listening.
Beauty portrait of Taina…