Well! After about a month long absence, I ended up scheduling four photo shoots in one week, two of which were the same day! My first one was with a high school friend, her boyfriend, and his ADORABLE 8 year old daughter. I’ve shot Ashley one other time, shortly after I started gaining interest in portraits. When I decided I wanted to join a themed photo contest and didn’t really have any model options at my disposal yet, I put out a request for models on my personal facebook page and promptly received a response from Ashley. This worked out wonderfully, not only because she’s ridiculously photogenic, but also because we’ve always both shared a love for long-gone time periods that neither one of us have lived through. This particular contest was “The Spirit of the 60’s”, and the rules were that the photo be titled the name of a Woodstock era song title, and the subject matter should reflect that title. Oh, and I forgot to mention, it was judged by the well-known Woodstock photographer, Elliott Landy. So I hippied her up with some of my crazy clothing and we went out to a gorgeous aqua colored bridge in the middle of nowhere. I didn’t place, but we did get an honorable mention!
Anyway, the day before the 4th of July, we went out to a local state park and did another shoot. This time, she brought a TON of outfits (and sadly we only had time for three of them), I brought a TON of props and accessories, and we just kinda went with it. The finished product had such a historic feel to it. I loved her choice in classy outfits, and Brian looked absolutely dapper. My wonderful dad brought his camera along and we shot together… I just LOVE having him come along and help me. I’m SUPER happy with the results, and I’m excited to share some of my very most favorites from the session! It took quite some time to narrow it down because between my shots and some that my dad got, there were over 1000 to choose from. WHEW. I settled on 75 of my favorites to edit and give to her, but I’ll just post a few of the highlights.
There are so many more to this set, but I think these are my absolute favorites. I also got a TON of Jasmine, Brian’s daughter, but I think I’ll post those separately sometime soon- There are enough of her to create an entire blog post by themselves!
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