Happy Birthday, Jordan!

I’m taking some time today to wish this spectacular lady a, Happy Birthday. Jordan was a regular model on the site for a while, and she’s always been great to work with. We’ve done shoots in studios, graveyards, a river, and frigid cold, and she’s never been anything short of stellar. Hopefully, we can collaborate again soon.

Emily at the Riverfront

I teamed up with my awesome and lovely friend, Emily, to shoot a portrait set down my the Cuyahoga Falls Riverfront. Since half the shoot was at night, I got experimental with the lighting. The shots by the fountain in particular used a combination of shutter dragging, one off camera flash for fill light, and a second remote flash with a spotlight modifier. The post processing was more elaborate than usual to, How did I do? Let me know in the comments below. 

Postcards

Hey, everyone, I’ve got an announcement. Recently, I’ve teamed up with Kent’s amazing Mckay Bricker gallery to start selling postcards of my photos.

We currently have three designs on sale

The people of Kent have been some of my most loyal followers, especially with local content. So, I’d like to use this as an opportunity to give back. If you go to McKay Bricker and purchase a postcard, upload a photo of the card as a comment here, or to my Facebook page for to be entered into a drawing for a free print. On January 1st, I will draw to to give away three framed 8.5/11 prints of your favorite Kent scene from my page.

I cannot overstate how supportive all of you have been, and how big a step this is for me. Support here doesn’t just mean that I can make the jump from a digital to a physical market, but that I can contribute to a growing local marketplace. It means that I can pour even more time and resources into creating the work that I’ve been posting for nearly two years.

Thank you all so much.

Corset and Clouds

In addition to this being the first in a series of portrait shoots I’m working on, this was also my first chance to work with my friend Mere. She messaged me a couple days ago to ask if we could do a series of her in her renaissance dress.

The dense cloud cover and rain threw a wrench in our plan of catching the golden hour light. We wound up leaving our original location in the woods for something more open because to take advantage of what light we had. Mere was so amazing through all of it, you’d never guess it was her first time modeling.  We’re planning a second shoot not too long from now, so keep an eye out for those.