Archive for the ‘Individual & Grad Portraits’ Category

Balloon Landscape Portraits [Lens Factor Project: Landscape theme] – Part I

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Lens Factor Project, landscape theme, Lethbridge summer balloon portraits

For the theme of landscape it was impossible not to immediately think of Lethbridge’s rolling coulees! I love our huge open skies so I made Sarah fly a little (with the help of a bunch of balloons and Photoshop, of course). At the time of the photos, the canola fields were breath-taking so it was really hard narrowing down my final image between the two locations.

Model: Sarah Rodriguez
Theme: Landscape

This photo is part of the Lens Factor Photo Project in which 5 photographers were given teams of 5 models and given 5 themes to work with. The results were kept secret until all final images were revealed at once. I took a number of photos for each theme and my out-takes appear below!

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Lethbridge Autumn Horse Portraits [Stephanie]

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Lethbridge autumn horse portraits

I got to meet Stephanie in the last bit of fall colors for some Lethbridge autumn horse portraits at the Therapeutic Riding Association where she keeps her gorgeous horses. Steph was going to be donating Dallas to the association and wanted some portraits with him first, and wanted longer session with her girl Maui too!

Dallas was super laid back and easy to quickly work with, but Maui REALLY wanted to go hang out with her friends instead and took a little more coaxing. She is definitely an opinionated horse ;) Luckily we took care of all of her riding photos before she changed her mind about wanting to model for us.

Steph looks so happy while she works with her horses and there’s no hiding how much she loves them.

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Teen Girl Portraits in Taber [Tayler]

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

teen girl portraits in Taber

I’ve known Tayler for a little over a year from dance and always thought she was one of the nicest people I have ever met. Now that I have visited her family and witnessed their love of animals, I see I was right! I was able to photograph the beautiful Tayler this autumn for her yearly photos and we spent all our time playing with their horses, dogs, and many rescued cats, all of whom loyally followed us around looking for love and attention.

Her family has a beautiful acreage near Taber full of awesome old trucks, large trees, and plenty of room for the animals to play. Tayler was such a natural in front of the camera that I was able to keep throwing cats at her and still keep a good pace ;)

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Lethbridge Fantasy Night Portraits [Elizabeth]

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Lethbridge fantasy night portraits

I had so much fun doing Elizabeth’s costume photos last year so I was really excited when she contacted me again this year to do another fantasy concept shoot. This time the theme was around light based magic, inspired by a book series she is reading, and night portraits involving light painting were the perfect way to pull it off.

We found a flat spot near Lethbridge’s Pavan Park to get lots of wide open sky just after sunset and started with her blue and white fan veils she has been learning. The nice thing about fan veils is you don’t need to wait for the wind to make them look really cool :) We did a few ghosting photos with those, then it was finally dark enough to pull out the light painting tools!

Elizabeth was awesome at holding still while I ran around her and we all dealt with a swarm of mosquitoes :)

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The Girls in the Masks [Rachel and Pandy]

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

girls wearing masks in Lethbridge barn

I’m so glad for this impromptu photoshoot with models Rachel Kieper and Pandy Duplessis at the October photographer/model collaboration. I wanted to photograph each girl, and their outfits and masks came together perfectly as I started picking out their wardrobe. They did an amazing job being both eerie and beautiful in the old abandoned barn location.

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Zombie Girl Portraits Lethbridge [Hope]

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

zombie girl portraits Lethbridge

Hope was adorable for her portrait session… but I think something may have been wrong with her? Maybe she wasn’t feeling well that day? ;)

I worked with Hope as part of a Halloween themed photographer/model collaboration and wanted to take some gory but lovely zombie girl portraits of her. Of course I had to go as traditional and cutesy as possible for her portrait poses to juxtapose all the blood and gore she had going on! Hope did a fantastic job on her own makeup and managed to keep her contacts in despite the crazy wind making them shift :)

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