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Photoshoot with Abby & Lorna

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These two were a fantastic team to work with, full of fun and enjoyed their positive vibes. We began at Linn run going for a hike to spot some amazing spots to shoot. It was a hike and even though they huffed and puffed the pulled threw. The first image you see you may notice a bit of brown on the bottom left corner. The reason for that was because I wanted to try out a technique of creating a natural gradient by applying a leaf on the lens. Funny story though on one of these shots I actually took the shot while falling and almost busting my hand again. Turned out great though which was totally luck people I bet you wouldn’t have known till I told you.

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 The beauty about this was about Lorna's great input on the posing for the shoot. As I've said before I like to guide, but I give minor input to help make more natural. I communicate, but also love working with the models. We collaborated with one another making these beautiful photos that you see. 

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At the end we had to go all the way to the top where you can see the whole forest. Which to me was pretty sketchy since the roads went from smooth to Rocky. Immediately in my mind I was thinking , " wow didn't think it would be this rough go up." At the end though it was a pretty because it helped messenger a new location. Thanks to Abby suggesting this spot I now know this spot exists. 

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The best part of it was the appreciation and the positivity these two had in the shoot. We're they professional of course, but they also had fun with it as you can see in many of the photos Abby kept laughing. Which was fine to me because the more comfortable you are the better you'll do in the photos. Can't wait to work with these two more and expect great things from them. 

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Photo Shoot with Samantha Luster

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This time was a bit more different then usual actually it was a last minute theme change to be honest with everyone! We decided to do a retro theme in a random town I never knew existed. As soon as I drove up I saw all these random old looking buildings making me feel like I went back time, like I said it was very retro. She then showed me her outfit and I was immediately knew what was going on, like I said it was a last minute change, but this time it was the model that chose the location and outfit I guess you could say. I don’t mind a challenge though , it was just a different approach if you noticed by looking at my past portraits.

We first started at a little cafe called Market Place Pastries where which is a cute little place in Blairsville with awesome cupcakes if you would like to go to a retro spot! This was also so cool about how the first two letters of the shirt matched with the can, plus how the warmth of the sun came in making her skin tone glow.

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The one thing I loved about this black and white photo was how the focus was on her face that was lit up and the shadows were a bit blurred making it look more like she was in motion. Plus I just loved the red so much I’m so happy she chose this color makes the imagery pop so much! Also I loved how the glasses and the wrist band match so well and the one white bead matches with the white on her shirt. If you all don’t notice matching colors yeah its a thing!

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Right after this location we then saw a laundromat that we thought was pretty cool to do a shoot at. Which the thing is about this place was that the walls where very dull and creamy. The beauty about that was that well the lighting that we had bounced off the walls and made her skin tone look more retro making the images come out more like how the color schemes of photos were back then in the 50’s.

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After we went down the street toward the green bridge where we did a couple of leaning on the bridge shots, until all of a sudden we saw a red camaro, she then joked about it and well if ya’ll don;t know I take chances a lot. So we immediately went over and asked him if we could do a photo shoot with his car, and the elder said yes. So yeah we got to do a photo in front of the car!

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We then went back into town where around the time we were there traffic is a bit slow so we got to do a shot in the middle of the street. I wanted her to have a care free type of feel to contrast with the danger being in being in the center of the road, which don’t try this unless your a professional.

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She then saw this window by the street we were at and she wanted to do a flirty type of personality waiting for the person at the window. Which some photographers have an issues with he model pitching ideas, which to me it’s pretty cool because it shows team work.

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I then saw this bell looking pavilion and came u with a crazy idea about her holding on to a bar to make it look like she floating, which she was a trooper to do!

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We then ended the shoot with this door we found which I wanted her to do a simple lean and joyful type of imagery to the camera. The whole shot was just about being playful, carefree, and old fashion just like how we use to be back then. We use to be this way till times changed you know? This was an awesome photo shoot and can’t wait for next weekends photo shoot.

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Photo Shoot with Hannah

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This was an awesome photo shoot with Hannah she is a very strong independent single mom who has a lot of confidence within herself. As soon as she arrived I was quite amazed by the amount of clothes she brought with her to change. She was set and ready to go and was willing to even go in the water in other words she was very versatile. Me and her then immediately went for the hikes and did some epic shots!!!

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This photo right here actually took without her even noticing, you may wonder why did I do this. The reason why is because I like to capture natural beauty without there having to create it if that makes sense. In other words I like to capture the beauty in people without it being staged because true beauty doesn’t always have to be created, it also can be automatic at least that’s how I see the world. This was just a shot of her undoing her braids which I thought was quite interesting especially how the arms framed her face. As you can see though this young woman is a natural even though she may not consider herself one, in my eyes she’s a natural.

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The point of this shoot was to capture the strength within her and to show she is a powerful young woman. As everyone else does she too had a struggle growing up which I will not speak of, but now she feels confidence with herself again and these photo’s prove those exact traits.

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We also had a rough day with the sun hiding so much, even though it wasn’t a problem we still wanted at least one shot with the sun! We then saw the sun come out at this exact second and then we took this shot. It was pretty funny actually, but as you can see we managed pretty well without the sun coming out.

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This last image I loved because of her shirt being centered saying, “ be your own beautiful.” It meant a lot and was basically the concept of this shoot. She was quite a trooper today and can’t wait to wok with her again and take our shoots to the next level.

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