Jess is such a super-cutie. Next to her, a baby koala bear would look kinda shady. If you ever have bad day fever, Jess is probably the cure. She brought all that charm and more to her Cheeky Lamb boudoir shoot. We played, took some photos, played some more, took more photos, danced around, made a mess, and maybe took a few more photos. Yay!
There are a couple things you should know about her to understand some of the direction we took with her shoot. Her boyfriend is the best DJ ever. She is a vegan, and bakes a mean cupcake. So, we used a few of those ideas in her pics. Woo hoo!
If you are a friend of mine who does a Cheeky Lamb shoot, you must understand that I will probably make you look like a lovely corpse at some point. If anyone wants to understand the origin of this quirk in my psyche, it stems from a photo I saw many years ago. If you wanna check it out, go here. That is my disclaimer for the last few pics of this post, and the explanation for my obsession with the creepy + beautiful combo.
Jess, thanks a million for the awesomest day of giggles and photos. You are a pretty, pretty gem, and an absolute delight in front of the camera!
This beautiful lady is Jenny. We got together recently to take some headshots, during the prolonged arctic spell that has been cast on Atlanta. So, she gets lots of points for being a trooper, and for being so daggum easy to photograph. Seriously. Her smile is the kind I wish I had been born with. Lucky! Well, extreme jealously or not, I’m really glad I got to meet and work with such a lovely gal. Thanks, Jenny!
Her super-nice boyfriend, Nick, joined us for the shoot. Naturally, we had to get a quick pic of the two of them. Yay for adorableness!
Even if you only visit this blog once in a blue moon, it’s still probably obvious that me and my camera both love my friend Amber. I think she holds the record for the person I’ve photographed the most. Often, if I have a crazy idea for an image, she gets a call to be my test subject. This time, it was all business. If “business” can be defined as trying desperately to hold the camera still while I talk and crack up.
It’s important to point out that Amber is not just a pretty face. She’s also got mad skillz. She is a fantastic improviser (check her out at Dad’s Garage Theater), and does awesome voice work too (she does the character Pam on the cool animated series “Archer“….I know, right?).
Amber, thanks for being fun and lovely as always!
Oh boy, oh boy! This is my dear friend, Tiff. Bah! I can’t possibly cram in a description of all her loveliness into this post. However, I can tell you that she is SO fabulous in front of a lens, that I didn’t even need to show up for this shoot. I could have strapped the camera to Fletch, and his results would have been just as good. Maybe better. I’m glad I did tag along though, because Tiff and I can have some fun. I think the hardest part of taking these photos was not being distracted by the pizza and wine waiting for us back at the house. Nam, nam, nam!
Another swell thing about this gal is that she knows the “biz”. Seriously, she’s the bookin-est actor I know. It’s not just luck, or her obvious beauty. She gets the ins and outs of her “product”. In fact, she recently taught a successful workshop called “Understanding the Industry”. I think she might be doing another one this March. Check it out, for reals! If you’re interested, let me know and I’ll try to hook you up with some info.
One caveat that comes with my friendship is that you will be subject to the extended blooper reel. Enjoy, and I love you Tiff!
After several weeks of me putting dorky things on his head for the holidays, I think Fletch is pretty much over the human celebratory experiences I keep pushing. I thought it might help to make a peanut butter “cupcake” (complete with kibble smiley face), since it was more food related than embarrassment related. However, I forgot that even in the presence of treats, two things that make him uncomfortable are cameras and my singing. You would think he’d be used to both of those by now.
Happy 2nd birthday, Fletch! I love you and your utter indifference.
The “Men of Dad’s Garage” calendar that I photographed is featured in this month’s publication of American Theater. Woo hoo! A big ol’ thanks again to the awesome folks at Dad’s Garage Theater for bringing me in to shoot this project. What a cool experience!
To read the full American Theater article, click HERE.