03.17.13 | Tattoo Portrait; Chelsea

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Portraits of Chelsea and her amazing ink! Her back piece still amazes me. We shot with a black backdrop and hard lighting to give a touch of shape and contrast to the image. The purpose of these images are to showcase the artwork.

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Chelsea is a hairstylist who has done work for me in the past for other photo shoots. She took some time to be beautiful in front of the camera.

03.10.13 | Spring 2013 Lookbook; Chelsea

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Spring is here which means colors and light fabrics and if Seattlelites are lucky, sun! That doesn’t stop Chelsea here from showing off her spring style here in my first lookbook post of the new year.

We sifted through her wardrobe to find some of her favorite pieces. Many of these styles can be put togther at minimal cost. You just need to explore your local consignment shops and vintage boutiques. In Chelsea’s case, some of her accessories also came from street fairs during her travels abroad.

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Pairing pinks and purples with her patterned skirt, Chelsea shows that bold wears well this spring. Pairing the pink sweater (consignment shop) with pink shoes from Forever 21 and the purple belt with purple headband from Fuego she creates flowing color schemes broken up by the neutral navy blue skirt from Wet Seal. The dreamcatcher necklace adds a bit of Chelsea’s personality. She caught this gem on the streets of LA.

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The second look here shows that beige and brown tones can go together. This daring flowing spring dress was found at a consignment store. Throw on some matching heel boots from Journeys and a belt, and you’re ready for that afternoon coffee date. The necklace was handmade in Spain using recycled wine bottle caps. Beautiful accent piece to this simplistic, but stylish ensemble.

Chelsea is a hairstylist that I’ve worked with for several years now. If you’d like to update that hairdo this spring, stop by the Rudy’s Barbershop in Capitol Hill where Chelsea spends her time chopping mops!

03.03.13 | Glamour Session; Kristina

Model of the Moment 2012

I worked with Kristina a few years ago to capture some amazing fitness images that still get positive comments ’til this day. After taking a break from the modeling, she teamed up with me again for her comeback. She is a very determined model and knows what she wants out of a shoot. Kristina is a wonderful glamour model; tall, beautiful, and committed.

Below are some of the best images from our session together. Dangerous, flirtatious, and sexy is all you need to know.

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Shot with a 35mm lens at ISO 400, f-stop f/5, shutter speed 1/200. Keylight lit with a softbox about 45 degrees to the right of the model (left of camera) with reflectors to the left of the model. Soft backlight used on the backdrop.

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Shot in a basement with a hard key light through a peg board to create lighting texture. The key light was a single common light bulb hanging left of and level to the camera. The images were shot with a faster ISO (1600) to allow for faster shutter speed in the low light. The grainy rendering and harsh shadows created the mysterious and daring attitude I was going for.

To view more of Kristina’s work or to book her modeling talent, check out her model mayhem page.