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Production Shoot for Stocksy: Female Friends at the Beach

As a photographer you are always creating work a season or two ahead of when the images will be used.  Thus Christmas shoots in July and romantic Valentine's themed shoots are scheduled for November.  Famously Sports Illustrated models often have to brave frigid temperatures in bikinis to get that summertime look in the off season.  Luckily for this shoot, my models Brittany, Bia, and Amy and I had the great fortune to "endure" a 72 degree February day at the beach. It's rough.

The girls and I along with my trusty assistant Justin went out to Santa Monica for a fun "girls day at the beach" themed shoot.  The models were great and we had a lot of fun running around an almost empty So Cal beach.  You can see more images at my Stocksy page and even license them if you'd like.  Thanks so much to Amy, Bia and Brittany for having so much energy and making the shoot a blast!  

Test Shoot: Shelby

I finally got a moment to photograph my lovely friend Shelby Garland.  I was honored to be the first photographer to do a shoot with her.  I knew she would be a natural and I'm sure she has a bright future ahead of her if she chooses to pursue modeling.  We went down to the beach in Ventura, California and shot at the pier, Surfer's Point, and Marina Park.  The cloudy sky made for one large soft-box which is great for portraiture.  Shelby looks beautiful and I'm sure we will work together again soon!

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Avila Beach Test Shoot, Part II

More images!  

I need to pick up the film this week (I shot with my Hasselblad and a Holga during the shoot), and then I will post some selections from the batch whenever I get it scanned.  

Thanks again to the team! I couldn't have done this without you!

Make-Up Artist: Carlie Nething
Hair Stylist: Nicolette Slipich
Wardrobe Stylist: Melanie Maxfield
Photography Assistant: Stephanie Thurston
Female Models: Linsey Milligan and Heather Shaw
Male Model: Rob Martin


 

Avila Beach Test Shoot, Part 1

I've been editing all week, and although I'm not quite finished, I thought I'd get some images up for you all to see.  The models and crew were fantasic.  I cannot thank everyone enough!  I am very pleased with what we created, and would hire you all again in the future.  

Avila Beach test shoot part 1 for your viewing pleasure...