Thursday, July 9, 2015

Up Up and Away!!

On May 23,  I travelled to the Nature Camp in Vesuvius, Virginia, to shoot a wedding.  My friend, Jeff Merten, accompanied me with his DJI Phantom 2 Vision Drone to see if he could get some footage from a different perspective.  Unfortunately, due to the camp being surrounded by high trees and a fairly heavy wind blowing that day, Jeff was not able to film as much as he wanted.  The drone needs open space in order to lock on the internal GPS system and nice still weather conditions. Anyway, please check out our first attempt with using a drone at a wedding.  The video is a combination of drone footage and still images shot during their engagement session and wedding. We used the couples' first dance song for the background music.  I have also included a few of the still images taken that day.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

L'image de Boudoir

According to Wikipedia, the term boudoir is French for a lady's private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The term derives from the French verb bouder, meaning "to be sulky"or boudeur, meaning "sulky." The term boudoir may also be ascribed to a genre of photography.  Boudoir photography is not generally a new concept but has recently become extremely popular with (though not exclusively) brides as a gift to surprise their future husbands.  Other motivations or inspiration for boudoir photography shoots include anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine's Day and weight loss regimes.

When I think about Boudoir imagery the first thing that comes to mind is light. The second is lines and composition. Boudoir photography is more than just making someone look sexy or glamorous.  It is about beauty and art and the combination of the two with a hint of mystery all rolled into one. Photography of any type has always been an art form to me not just a reproduction of a scene or object. I am constantly thinking of ways to transform what I am shooting into a work of art.  I ask myself how can I push this person, object, scene, etc., in front of me beyond just a "regular" image. Shooting boudoir style images has been a lovely and challenging experience.  I like to think I see more than a human body.  It's all about curves, shadow and placement within the frame.  Please take a minute to view more images on my website under "portfolios." If you would like the opportunity to express your beauty through boudoir style imagery for your significant other or even for yourself, please contact me to set up an appointment.  I am more than happy to shoot in the privacy of your own home.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

BEST OF 2013!

Before archiving my 2013 images, I wanted to share a few favorites,  All were shot at weddings, birthday parties, engagement and lifestyle portrait sessions.  I hope you enjoy viewing the images as much as I enjoyed photographing them.