Brad and Genevieve had a fantastic wedding this past fall in uptown charlotte at The Westin. We were thrilled to have been a part of their day and our pre-wedding interview we did a couple weeks prior. Hair and
We love cultural weddings and middle eastern weddings are right up there at the top. Both Brad and Genevieve’s family was brought all kinds life to the party with from the food to the dancing and we had a blast capturing it all.
Thanks Brad and Genevieve to you both and we wish you the best in all that you guys happening in your life!
Well it is safe to say that this is one inspirational family. I did a shoot a few weeks ago with our new friends Dave and Maria that I met from the One More Neighborhood filmmaking journey. After the family shoot we did two weeks ago Maria said she wanted to gift a family shoot to her parents for Christmas.
Maria’s parents Mike and Chris were a delight to work with as well as her brother Nick and his wife Bre. We gambled that we would not freeze doing a shoot a few days before Christmas and it is safe to say we were fairly lucky. We met at Davidson College and it really is a fantastic place for portraits.
I brought along our friend Jimmy who assisted me with lights. We all had a great time.
We all went to Flat Iron Grill afterwards and filled our bellies! Thanks Mike!
Erika and I met recently online after a friend of mine Ed Frazer posted some spectacular images of Erika from some shoots he had recently done with her. I immediately could tell she is amazingly talented and I knew I wanted to do a test shoot with her.
A test shoot is when I am either shooting for a personal project or doing a trial run with a model to determine professionalism as well as skill level to gauge what types of shoots they will be fit great in for ad campaigns for various agencies in the area.
When I am doing a trial run with a model I will usually spend 50 percent of my time going for images that I know agencies will want to be able to show potential clients when clients are selecting models for the shoot each are preparing for. Agencies usually want images that show the model as she would probably show up on set when they arrive. They do not care about some amazingly stunning outfit or some insane hair or wig that is the next new trend. I think you get what I am trying to say.
Erika far exceeded my expectations and when I returned home from the shoot and tried to narrow down the best images it was quite an effort to narrow my favorites down to 99. To have 99 images after 2.5 hours is really a testament to the talent of the model. Erika, thanks again for coming out and I look forward to shooting with you again in the future.
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Lisa Patel and I met at Style Night Out Charlotte 2012 at a after party with several photographers and models. We had a great time and I wanted to take some portraits of her that are timeless to compliment her modeling portfolio.
Lisa is the current 2012 Miss North Carolina United States Lisa made it all the way to the final 5 this year in Washington DC in the Miss United States pageant.
For the shoot we met up on the Blue Ridge Parkway in mid October during peak colors of the fall. The wind was quite strong so it was very difficult to use softboxes or umbrellas so we worked hard to make the most of harsh mid-day lighting.