November 26, 2013
Angela and I met up at Hotel Monaco in D.C. for a sexy and playful session all in one. The mood of the photo is entirely dictated by the outfit, then the lighting, whether harsh and high contrast, or soft and bright. Blasting some good music helps the mood too!
November 22, 2013
November 14, 2013
I’ve recently gone back to shooting with studio lights in front of a plain wall. It’s addicting again. I have always loved simple and sexy. It really becomes just about the model and the photographer, no furniture or props to distract, it’s all about her. These are different studio sessions all about Kyla.
November 7, 2013
Imagine you wake up to Kyla. Imagine your weekend staying in and never leaving her. Imagine endless hours rolling around the sheets, feeling the warm sun through the windows. I believe as an artist, I have to feel these desires and emotions so I can project my thoughts into the work that I create. If I can’t feel it, I don’t want to shoot it, which is why chemistry between the model and photographer is so important. Enough talk, back to bed!
November 6, 2013
November 5, 2013
Debbie sure knows how to make a hostile, hot, desert environment into a sexy photo shoot location. Ripped jeans and high heel boots, scaling the boulders, feeling the heat on the skin, it’s easy to just peel back the layers. It almost feels like a music video. After the sun goes down, Debbie flirts around the property of a beautiful desert home.
October 14, 2013
Dear clients, please read your contracts and packages carefully, especially when you’ve paid a few thousand dollars for the professional to deliver products to you. So far, my most common complaint (even if only 3 times so far), is the apparent incorrect sized prints I provide the clients. Apparent, because the clients seem to read 8×10 inch prints, when it is written 8×12 inch on my package. I have clients demanding that I send them new images in the correct size. While I understand it seems to be a common consumer print size and most picture frames sold are 8×10, it is not the correct print size directly out of professional cameras. So here is a brief lesson on proper image ratios and why 8×12 is better for you.
I offer two print sizes in one package, 8×12 and 4×6. You can do the math, it’s the same ratio of 2:3. That means when you get the prints in either size, nothing is cropped and nothing is missing. You are getting everything you see. If you decide to get 8×10 photo, you have to crop 2 inches off, that’s 16.66% of the image you are losing, and it becomes a 4:5 ratio.
I will apologize in advance for all photographers who do not mentally think about a 4:5 ratio in their viewfinder while busy shooting a hectic wedding day. In the worst case scenario where you happen to buy an expensive custom frame that is in the incorrect ratio, I can always do some Photoshop magic and shrink the photo to fit a 4:5 ratio and reconstruct the missing edges with the clone tool. That is if you don’t start the message with an angry and demanding tone of voice telling me I owe you a completely new set of photos.
October 7, 2013
September 30, 2013
I bet you can guess which part is the classic, and which part is the modern part of this series. I took a weekend road trip with a beautiful classy dame, in my modern sexy red roadster, both dolled up in a lustful red. Yes, we really did use the map during our trip when reception was unavailable, so don’t take map reading skills for granted. What better way to end the night than with a kiss?
September 27, 2013
Every few engagement or bridal sessions, I like to sneak in a few photos with the couple that aren’t the most appropriate for the parents’ album. Isn’t it more fun to be a little frisky, give a little hint of your bedroom manners? You don’t get enough chances to have a professional photographer capturing your chemistry together, so don’t just take regular PG-rated hand holding and kissing photos that I usually yawn to. I wanted to take it a step further and make a bridal shoot even sexier, the reverse of getting ready, a voyueristic look of a bride who is dying to get out of her dress.