I've been wanting to expand my network in the PNW of late so I booked the Half Court Studio in Portland for a day of styled shooting. I reached out to two of the best in Kylie and Kelly who were luckily available and interested. We shot 5 fantastic models in 13 very different looks over 8 hours. It was a dream day for me and this is some of my favorite studio work to date.
Stylist :: Kelly Bliss
MUA|Hair :: Kylie Sallee
Oiselle is a local running and apparel company, made by and for female athletes. Their strength in brand and growth in such a competitive market is inspiring. More than anything, with this transition to more commercial photography, I want to align myself and my work with brands such as this. Brands that are forward-thinking and deliver high quality product. I reached out to Oiselle with the hope that they may test me out as a product photographer. To my delight, they came to me with a project for their new Vim + Vigor jacket/vest and within a week or so, the shoot was scheduled. I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity or happier with the outcome. The fact that Oiselle is willing to collaborate with new creatives is quite something and gives me hope in working with similarly progressive brands moving forward.
Frances Williams, a fantastic person, fitness model & yoga instructor was in town for a casting and was able to swing by the studio for a bit. I wanted to capture a yoga session with her focusing on simplicity and softness.
I reached out to Stef & Courteney, two incredible fitness models, with a concept aimed to examine the beauty in duality. We started with a dimly-lit, gritty fitness look and then complemented that with a delicate, more natural look. Additionally, we paired similar poses to emphasize the contrast but also underline the overarching beauty of both.
MUA/Hair :: Kylie Sallee
Sophie recently popped into the studio and we curated 3 distinct looks for her all in a matter of an hour or so. She's one of my favorite models to shoot with.
Tayler Fettig, a former D2 heptathlete, took to the track once again and proved that despite her time away, she hadn't lost a step or better yet, stride. I had a blast showcasing her in her most comfortable of elements. We supplemented the images with some killer video of Tayler running stairs and flying around the track.
The fantastic made-to-measure suit brand Indochino tabbed me to shoot images of their newest location in downtown Seattle. I love taking on new projects, especially within a medium I don't necessarily specialize in such as this. It was a fun project and I was happy to be involved with the grand opening of this quality brand in my city.
Lauren Alexander is one of my favorite subjects to shoot and she's also just a fantastic human being. I hopped the ferry on over to Bainbridge one fine Seattle day and we managed to throw together a few Autumn-inspired looks in the afternoon sun. Often times, I find the impromptu shoots tend to be the most collaborative and fun.
My good friend and personal fitness guru, Kyle Davis recently turned a career dream into reality by opening up his own gym in Seattle called Northwest Fitness Project. To celebrate the opening, he asked me to capture the essence of the gym and his group classes with images to be used on their website and social feeds. I was more than happy to oblige.
Late last summer, I pulled a team together to collaborate on a shoot out in the wind farms of central WA. The wind was whipping so much that day that we had to do all the fittings and makeup in the back of my car. Nevertheless, we braved the elements and came away with a collection of images we were all proud of.
Model :: Yulin Su
Stylist :: Anna Wong
MUA/Hair :: Kendra Springer
My good friend, Angeli Mamon, a phenomenal ballet dancer and founder of Belleza Athletica, offered me up the privilege to shoot her latest line of ballet wear. We wanted a soft, airy look to highlight this dancewear which featured predominantly nude tones.
3 models, 3 colors, 3 looks each. Simple concept but it was an incredible team that pulled this all together. I'm really happy with the end product.
Stylist: Jesica Kurashima
Hair: Alisha Riff
Abigail and I were able to get out in the summer sun and capture some new shots for her fitness book. It was a fun day to play with light. As a Seattle photographer, I get so accustomed to shooting in diffused overcast light. I've come to appreciate shooting in more harsh sunlight, working with shadows and a reflector.
Autumn and I had been wanting to collaborate and with the impending season, we thought it only fitting to execute a back-to-school theme.
I tripped down to Oregon for the day to shoot with the incomparable Morgan Pope along I-84. We took in the breathtaking gorge landscape, even fit in a waterfall hike. We ended the shoot in Portland with a few snaps of her decked out in Oiselle gear. I was also able to shoot some video throughout the morning.