Wandering the Alfama with Analicia. March 2018.Read More
I often talk about how I'm torn between light and dark. I love deep, earthy tones found in caves, streams, forests, and mountains. But lately I've been called to color. Or, maybe it would be more accurate to say that I've become addicted to color. Bright, warm, candy colors. I can't get enough. I wish that every building in the world was a different color. But maybe then it wouldn't be as special. For this shoot, I wanted to shoot somewhere I hadn't shot before. Somewhere that may only be beautiful in the eyes of a photographer. Well, if you've ever been to Treasure Island in San Francisco, you may know what I'm talking about. Originally built for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition (yes, it's an artificial island), Treasure Island has seen better days. I'm actually quite shocked it hasn't been developed. It's stuck in a 1960s-70s era of former schools, military buildings, and storage containers. Ugly to most people, but I saw so much structural and colorful potential.
I never thought I'd love storage containers as much as I did on this shoot. Of course, I had an amazing team that helped make this happen!
Model: Tiffany O'Neil Forde
Hair & Makeup: April Foster
Styled by me!
These photos were edited with my Pop! Harsh Light Pack presets.
As you may have noticed, I love symmetry. I love odd numbers that allow one central focal piece to be surrounded on either side by duplicates of itself. I love the repetition that identical objects create as they cascade into the depth of the photo. Quintuplets are hard to find. (If you know any, send them my way!) So, for this shoot, I had to get a bit creative. What you see below is one model, Ksenia Koulechova, composited into 3-5 clones of herself.
Watch the behind-the-scenes video to see how I shot and composited these images.
Hair & Makeup by Inna Mathews
Styling by Jessie Couberly
Featuring an amazing jumpsuit by local designer Only Child
Published in Darling Magazine, Issue No. 21 (scroll to the bottom to see the tearsheets!)
Special thanks to my neighbor Jeff Bierach for allowing us to put his chickens in the spotlight. :)
Darling Magazine Tearsheets:
Model: Atha Davis of Stars SF
Ever since I'd driven past Red Rock Canyon on my way back from the Eastern Sierras, I'd been wanting to shoot there! With team members from all over the state, this was probably my most intricate long-distance collaboration yet. Jewelry: The2Bandits
Styling: Sara Ruhe of Barnaby Jack Vintage
Hair & Makeup: Olya Tizer
Model: Kelsey B. Anthony (Dollhouse Management)
Published by Atlas Magazine
San Jose, California Photographer Here's another example of a last-minute shoot coming together beautifully! This tulip garden is part of a private backyard that opens for 9 days to the public every year. The owner was kind enough to let us shoot in the garden. Model: Wednesday Manners Hair & Makeup: Tara Marshell
Edited with Pop! Preset
See how I edited some of these shots with Pop! Preset on my YouTube channel!
Berkeley, California Photographer | UC Botanical Garden Photoshoot This shoot was a fun cross-state collaboration! While she was in California visiting family, Rachael, who lives in Denver, and I collaborated with Denver-based Meek Vintage. We shot at one of my favorite places - the UC Botanical Garden. Enjoy these cactus-filled, whimsical garden shots!
The wait is over! These photos were taken in March 2016, and I've waited 8 months to see them published on Magnolia Rouge. This shoot was coordinated by January Rose Bridal (who also provided the lovely bridal accessories) with beautiful dresses from Emerald City Gowns, hair & makeup by Nia Adriana Rivera, and model Brittany Wagoner of MDT Agency. Enjoy! with beautiful