I hope you all are not sick of me posting videos. Hahaha! My goal is to be more creative while showcasing my work. These slideshows are really fun way to market my work and I love how dynamic they are! The plan going forward is to add video clips from my shoots as well. Also, my senior girls love them 🙂
About a month ago I met with Lucas and Steph to talk about photographing their wedding. They were so obviously enamored with each other. So in love. I was excited for them an couldn't wait to document their day. We were met with a beautiful, sunny and crisp Kansas Autumn day. A rarity in November for sure. The trees around Danforth Chapel were brimming with color. It was the perfect backdrop for their photos. Here are a few of my favorite shots from their day.
Ms. Summer and I wondered around campus finding beautiful Autumnal scenes to shoot her senior photos. We the went to shoot some urban shots in lovely downtown Lawrence. Such a fun day with a fun girl ❤
Some quick photos shot with the Lensbaby Velvet 56 using the macro function. This lens is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Although it is a little tough to focus, especially at f1.8, it creates such dreamy photos that it’s worth it to me to spend some time getting the perfect focus. I edited these images with AlienSkin Exposure 7 using the Fuji 100 film preset. I like how the images have a vintage film look.
Another beautiful January Kansas Day and I ventured to take a walk along the river. Yesterday I received my new Lensbaby Composer Pro with the Sweet 50 optic so I had to go play. This lens has a sweet spot in the middle with a 50mm focal length. These images were edited with Alienskin Exposure 7 using the Kodacolor 1942 preset with light leaks on some images. Until today, I really haven’t had a lot of time to play with Exposure 7. There are so many film emulating presets one could play forever! Love it!
I wanted to practice shooting into the back light in my new studio. Alas, I did not have a model. What I did have was Mr. Bear and he was a willing model. He even put on a tutu❤️
I have tried this technique a few times with very poor results. I shoot in aperture priority on my D800 90% of the time, no judgement please, it’s how I shoot. When I do shoot in manual, while using my Lensbaby, I get good results. For these shots I used the Pocket Light Meter app. It worked like a charm! The app uses live view so you can change the focus point and the settings change on the fly. Very cool. I now know I can shoot beautiful back lit images with ease. Happy days❤️
Today I made my annual end of Summer trek to Grinter Farms. This is one of the most amazing Sunflower fields you will ever see. Acres upon acres of beautiful yellow blooms. It is simply divine. I took these images with my Lensbaby Composer with the Edge80 optic and Double Glass with 10+ macro filters. They were then edited in Exposure 6 with light filters added. If you happen to stop by please remember to leave a donation. The Grinter’s plant this field every year for our pleasure so please show them some support and enjoy the view 🙂
I had a photo shoot this morning at Gage Park in Topeka. Of course I had to stop by the Reinisch Rose Garden for some photos. I have attended many weddings there and have some fond memories of this beautiful garden. It was a truly enjoyable experience to wander around, take some photos and breathe in all the amazing scents. A lovely morning indeed. I will share the photos from the shoot early next week. Have a lovely weekend!
Last Monday I had the opportunity to attend Thieves Guild which takes place the first Monday of the month at Fatso’s Public House. Organized by a local artist collective, they hire models to come and pose for the artists in various themes. This month’s theme was “Dollhouse”. The great thing about Thieves Guild is that the artists range from beginners to advanced, sketch artist to photographer’s.
I took my Nikon D800 and my Lensbaby Composer. I thought it would be perfect for a whimsical scene. I really like how dramatic the images turned out, especailly the black and white versions. I am working on some composites using these images and will post those when they are done 🙂
I was utterly bored today and decied to take some photos of spoons. Shot with my D800 and Lensbaby, I crumbled up some dried flowers and went to work. These were edited with VSCO Porta 800+, MCP Inspire Actions and then topped off with some textures from 2 Lil’ Owls Studio. I think I am going to do more of these studies since it’s too damn cold to go outside. I can’t wait for Spring!