Oct 18, 2011

Katie Jordan

Sooo we had to take some bridal portraits but you know me. I didnt want to do something in the 'norm'. So after fretting over this project for a while and realizing I had no choice but to shoot one of the many dresses at school, my friend Katie told me she had a Sari! Saris(or Sarees) are traditional Indian dresses used in weddings, and many formal gatherings. So we decided that if we were going to do this, we were gonna do it right, and went to Greensboro to find Henna makings so that I could do traditional henna tattoos on her hands.

I'm pretty happy with the result, but I'm trying out some new editing styles so I'd love to hear feed back from anyone :)


Oct 11, 2011

Lil' Red

My friend Mary Beth Graafsma modeling as Little Red :)
Please click to full view~

~Hey there little red riding hood
You sure are looking good
Your everything that a big bad wolf could want~
-Bowling For Soup

Oct 5, 2011


This is my friend Jessi and her boyfriend Bobby!
Wanted to do a cute superman theme :3 they are adorable together! Haha
The background is the skyline of either Beijing or Nanjing, China. I'm not entirely certain because my organization for those pictures has a hiccup in it!

Sep 30, 2011

A Tame Mrs. Lovett

          My friend Rachel Ramirez :)  Isn't she pretty!
I see this as some kind of 'old London baker looking out at the day'. 
She told me her outfit was inspired by Sweeny Todd. So I wanted to do a toned down version of that.
Maybe she looks like a sweet innocent little baker woman but looks can be deceiving? haha!
I know, I'm weird. But I really like how this turned out. We had a ton of fun that day! We went out to this old abandoned building I know about and shot in the basement where this old brick window is. I just thought it was the perfect background to match her look and I fell in love with the light <3. It was in the middle of the rain last friday and Rachel was hiking around in heels better than I was in sneakers! Great adventure!

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Sep 28, 2011


Had fun assignment today just messing around with balanced light.

Just to show that is really just an awesome exposure, not photoshop:

          Raw                                                           After     

Sep 27, 2011


An awesomely random shot I got of my friend Kaleb when he, Jordan, and I spent a week in Boone town. They were showing me how to blow smoke into a wine glass and set it free haha! Had an assignment to edit a pic however we wanted and so I did this one.

Sep 14, 2011

The 13th Rose

So for my first assignment in my Wedding Photography class we had to do anything that was related to weddings (bridal portrait, engagement session, ect.) And she wanted to see something that inspired us or a style that inspired us.

I've been following YoukaiYume for for goodness only knows how long. Her art work has always been amazing and a piece that particularity stuck with me was a short manga she did called 'Willow' found here: [link]

This image was inspired by that comic as I wanted to show a representation of Willow as "Deaths Bride" calmly awaiting her fate. A bit dark for a bridal portrait but I'm trying to shake things up a bit in class.

I wish I could have made the mask as awesome as YoukaiYume drew it. I truly do. Buuut I'm not perfect and I think I got pretty close to giving it justice haha. I chose to incorporate the mask, the dead roses and the idea that she looked as if she was dressed for her funeral when really it was her wedding day.

If you haven't read the comic DOES IT! Its a great plot and awesome art work and its only like 8 pages long. Do it, do it, do it!

YoukaiYume: Thanks so much for letting me attempt this and I really hope it did enough justice for how amazing the story is!

Stock textures
On the mask:[link]
Model: Kayleigh Mezger

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Aug 26, 2011

Ayanami, Rei

"How naive my mind is to believe" -Rei Ayanami, Neon Genesis Evangelion

Another Shot from my Evangelion shoot with The loverly Katie Jordan!

The only thing I dislike myself for is cutting her hand off at the knuckles. >_< I apologize for that fail.

For The Love of All, Click the Picture.

Aug 22, 2011

The Watermelon Girl

Saw this cute girl sitting outside on fayetteville st today and her mom let me and chris snap some picture.

Those eyes <3

Aug 18, 2011

Color Me Beautiful

Learned a new way to colorize black and white images in photoshop today and I really like the look it gives. Thought I'd share. Obviously a few rough spots but hey its my first time trying this way haha.

Jun 3, 2011

We Do Not Remember Days; We Remember Moments.

 Sorry animazment peoples, Had to push back editing on those pictures because my LOVERLY friend Kelli York is about 3 weeks away from having a beautiful baby girl named Skyler Raine York :D

We had a photoshoot and I cant wait to meet this cute little bundle o' joy.  :3

Hearts for the baby <3

 Kelli is one Gangsta momma!

 All my favorites :)

                                                                                                             Perfect face Bahahah ^

 And now my new most favorite picture ever~! <3

You're gonna love me one day Kelli when you flip through an album and find that bahaha

May 29, 2011

Animazement 2011 Round 1

First set of photos that I've finished from Animazement 2011

If you recieved my bussiness card after I took your picture I promise there are more to come! Check back later, I need editing time haha! Click each image to full view with full quality.

May 26, 2011

360 HDR

On the way to DC with Fabio we stopped at a few skate parks and took some pictures. This is a 360 degree HDR panorama that Fabio had me take of one of the parks~! If we're lucky we'll get to shoot more of this companies skate parks and go across the country to do so and I might get to tag along :D

Click to full view!!!

May 10, 2011

a Glance at DC

Spent some time in DC with Fabio and Parker. Weee

As usual full view for focus issues.

May 3, 2011

New Territory

First time shooting Skateboarding!

Got to photograph my boss Fabio Camara who used to be a competitive skate boarder in Brazil! Also got some shots of co-worker Parker Stewart!! Here are my favorites, more later: 

Yes they seem out of focus but if you enlarge each image *fully* it stops being mean :(