Junkyard Photoshop

The thing about Photoshop is that it’s too easy to get bogged down in creativity when working on images, and not get anything done.  At the Junkyard, we didn’t have much of a sky so I started in on a couple of images I really liked, two of Lauren and one of the amazing Elley Cat.  Elley was first; I loved her stance on the car, but I didn’t like the sky.

Elley Cat – Before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I started playing around in Photoshop.  I pulled images I had shot before, elsewhere; all of the images that ended up as components of these final images are mine as well, so I don’t run into any copyright issues.  After finding what I feel is the best possible image, I ended up with this.

Elley Cat with a new background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This got me really excited about making fun stuff in Photoshop.  So I pulled a couple of Lauren’s Umbrella Corporation images.  Here are the before and afters of these.  If you can guess where the images were shot that ended up in the backgrounds of the composites, please leave your guesses in the comments and I’ll confirm or deny whether you’re right.

Junkyard Fun

Last month I had a great time at the annual Junkyard event in Wittman.  Met some nice people, and got to shoot with Lauren and Ashley.  Lauren is one of my favorite people in the world, and Ashley is a real sweetheart as well.  We wandered around the junkyard and shot and shot and shot and it’s always very difficult to cull down the number of images, since these ladies truly cannot take bad photos.  Dave came along, and we fired up the Quantum Qflashes to have a little flash workshop.  Most of these images are flashed in some way, some more obviously than others.

Lauren, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Ashley, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Ashley, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Lauren, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Lauren, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Ashley, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Ashley, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Lauren, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Lauren, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Lauren, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Lauren, Junkyard Shoot, Wittman

Trashing the Dress

I am always looking for beautiful ways to make art and have fun at the same time, so when Alexandra contacted me to do a Trash the Dress session, I was all over it. Not only is she extremely beautiful, but we had the perfect location in mind and everything — weather, light, temperatures, and location — came together in a perfection that is truly rare. There are so many shots I love from this session that it’s almost impossible to choose which I love the best. So here is a small sampling.

The thing about Trash the Dress sessions is that it’s not actually necessary to destroy the dress; most times, and soiling that happens to the dress will come right out with a quick brushing or a cleaning, and in this case that’s exactly what happened. Alexandra’s dress, even though it was in the river, cleaned up just fine afterwards. So if you’re planning on keeping your dress, we can always find a way to do a unique, fun shoot in it and not do irreversible damage to it.

Alexandra Trash the Dress Session
Alexandra Trash the Dress Session
Alexandra Trash the Dress Session
Alexandra Trash the Dress Session
Alexandra Trash the Dress Session
Alexandra Trash the Dress Session
Alexandra Trash the Dress Session
Alexandra Trash the Dress Session
Alexandra Trash the Dress Session

“Evil” can look GOOD…

So a good friend invited me to participate in a project shoot, that would be taking place in two locations: Oregon and Arizona. The theme was contrasting “good” vs. “evil”; our end was the more fun side — evil. So we grabbed models Willow Rayne, Rachelle, and Jeremy and went out into the dark forest and had some fun. It’s always a blast to shoot stuff like this, because not only do we get to just hang out with good friends and good people and get great pictures, but we also get to experiment with themes and techniques as well.

The funny thing is that we were shooting in a public campground, and there was a large group of boy scouts there as well as all sorts of other people there, so shooting with an audience was a little weird. I am grateful to be invited along on this shoot. Thanks friends!

Evil
Evil
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Evil
Evil
Evil

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift for Him

So what DO you get for him for Valentine’s Day? Tickets to the game? New tires for his car? Um….

You know he loves you, and you know you love him. The best gift you can possibly give to him on Valentine’s Day is a gift just for him, a gift that is ONLY for him — the gift of you.

An elegant, tasteful boudoir or intimate photography session is a beautiful way to show your love for him. Make him a beautiful photo album, a large canvas art print for your bedroom wall, or a personal series of boxed photographs, and he will always cherish your gift to him.

Schedule your session soon, to allow for the most timely delivery of your images.

Valentine's Day Gift -- a Beautiful Boudoir Session

Allison and Kyle Engagement Session

Allison and Kyle are getting married in October at L’Auberge in Sedona. They are such a lovely couple, fun and sweet together. Good-looking, too, but that’s just a bonus to how much fun we had shooting in a gazillion degree heat in Scottsdale. We couldn’t tell that they were sweating like crazy, because the photos came out so well. Engagement sessions are included in most of my wedding coverage packages. If you’re getting married somewhere else, I can do an engagement session for you here in Arizona too! Contact me for details and to schedule a consultation.

Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle
Engagement Session of Allison and Kyle