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Shannon & Ben Couple Session / Umstead Park / Raleigh, NC

One of my best friends Shannon is no stranger to being in front of the camera, she has been a spectacular model for in past photo shoots. We have discussed doing a couple session for her and her boyfriend Ben for a while and I was so glad that our schedules linked up so we could actually do it! Bracing the extreme heat (this has been one of the hottest summers) and putting on our smiles we ventured into the woods of Umstead Park in Raleigh. It was a gorgeous park, the light trickled through the trees beautifully! Although we did become victims to a chigger nest (their bites are vicious!!) we had a blast and the images definitely show the great time and the love between Shannon and Ben. Can't wait for more shoots in the Triangle!  

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Shannon's High Fashion Session - Fisher Park, Greensboro NC (color)

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A few weeks ago I got the pleasure of photographing Shannon for a high fashion session and I am so happy withe results! I always love shooting at fisher park and it was the perfect summer day for it, Shannon just GLOWED under that sun and shined in every image! I love how the first half, with her white dress and her hair (which I did) had a totally different feel than the ones with her in the crop top and high waisted shorts. The pears were a nice touch that my assistant thought would add something unique to the shoot and I liked it a lot.  We went from soft and dreamy to a more commercial feel. Shannon did a wonderful job and I am sure loving all my session this summer.

What I love about this shoot is all the colors involved. I love embracing the greens in a photograph and manipulating them some in post to create a more dreamy, film like look. Also enhancing the colors to make the photograph look warmer and more summer like. I love the colors the pears added and how it made the model stand out. However, photographing in an all green setting can get tricky with color bounce--green bounces off the leaves and onto the skin and creates a terrible color cast in the photo--which can be fixed in post!

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Ashley Model Session // Greensboro NC - Midkiff Farm

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Ashley is one of my favorite models to photograph! This was my third time shooting with her, I first photographed her for my spring portfolio for school where I had a 70s vogue theme going on (hopefully I'll get around to posting those photos too!) Anyways, I was dying to have another session with her so we headed out to one of my favorite places to shoot and went with it, with very little prep. It was rough start trying to figure out what style to go for but once we got into the swing of it we had a lot of fun shooting! Ashley is such a gorgeous girl and is a natural in front of the camera! I'm hoping next time we get to work together we will do something more commercial and edgy! 

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