We had a kind of impromptu photoshoot with one of my favorite models, Kelsey Toole. I saw another photo of a girl with striking eyes and glitter on her face, so I decided that I wanted to throw glitter on someone with beautiful eyeballs. Obviously, Kelsey came to mind! I strolled on over to the dollar store and bought spider webs in a bag and two black poster boards. After making a little box with my boards and taking a few pictures, we strung up the webs and BOOM. Enjoy the photos. I even think the non-webbed photos would work for Christmas, so I will post more then!
This is Jake Stokes. He is a smarty guitar player who will rocks your world upon meeting you. I have known him since high school and I have loved seeing him become the man that he is today. Stokes, you are amazeballs and you should keep doing you.
After each one of these people (and more) sent me these kinds of photos and videos of these on facebook, I had to do it. We sat down and carved four pumpkins and a pineapple (which didn't really work as well as we thought) and then rushed to take these before the Chronicle meeting that 3/4 of us needed to attend. The whole thing took about $10 and two hours to accomplish. So if you need a cheap and fun shot, I suggest it!
My football game shooting friend, Caleb, wanted to learn some tips on taking portraits. He is a great sports photographer, but wants some experience in working with less sporty things. I suggested that we go out to the South Carolina Botanical Gardens with Madi and Colby (an adorable couple of which I love dearly). Madi knows how to pose and Colby does not, so it made for a great experience with two ends of the spectrum in terms of the kinds of people you could be photographing. I was too excited to share these with everyone, and now I get to share with you! Enjoy!
I had an idea the other day. . . I thought about all of the times that I have thrown paint at some people, but I have never thrown something that wasn't a liquid. So, I went out and bought 25 pounds of flour and a dress from salvation army. Surprisingly, this whole thing cost $10. It took four of us to accomplish, but it was worth it. Do you have any other ideas of what I can throw at more models???
I did not think that I would miss the hectic and loud stadium on game days, but it turns out, I really missed it. Here's to another great season for the Clemson Tigers!
This beautiful face belongs to my roommate's girlfriend. She is here to visit and we decided to wake up and be makeup ready by 8am and drive to the Greenville Saturday Market. Karrie Lykins did a wonderful job on the peachy makeup and even got us donuts from the Donut Wagon! Is there anything better than donuts and a market with plants and veggies? I think not.
You might have noticed that when you scroll through my instagram, my images don't all match each other like a lot of other photographers. I do not have a set style. I have a set way of shooting so that all my images have that consistency, but no set editing. I always thought that you needed all your images to have a certain feel that is consistent. I am not sure how much I believe in that now.
I think that each session and each person are different and therefore deserve and require different editing strategies. I am not sure if this comes from me just wanting to do what I want, or if it comes from the fact that my images don't have the same colors. I have been working on finding my "style" but I don't think it matters all that much anymore. It would be nice for my images to be vaguely similar, but they already are by how and what I shoot.
I would love to have a solid style, but I am not sure that I ever will. I am a photographer for the art, and helping others see and feel what I do when I capture that something or someone.
My mom and I were going through some old family photos from when my mom was a baby recently, and we think someone in the family must have been a photographer. Or at least really good with a camera. I haven't been up to a whole lot recently, but it is Monday, which means blog post day! So, instead of sharing my photography, I have decided to share one of my family's photographs that we found. This is my grandma. Taken around the 60s. Classic Nan.