Posts Tagged ‘individual portraits’

Casa Lethbridge Glamor Portraits [Erin]

Friday, May 30th, 2014

CASA Lethbridge Glamor Portraits

I met Erin many many years ago when I photographed her wedding and it was great to finally catch up! She wanted some updated photos of herself for her husband’s Christmas gift, so we headed over to Lethbridge’s Casa building for some glamor portraits. Erin is just as gorgeous as ever and a fellow member of the tall club, so she’s always such a dream to photograph! It came as no surprise that her gorgeous dress was from the tall specialty store we all shop at :)


Tron Legacy Inspired Photos [Personal Project]

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Tron Legacy Inspired Photos, girl with blue lights

I knew I’d be working with Hope for her modeling portfolio, but it wasn’t until I saw her awesome black vinyl bodysuit that I knew these were going to be some Tron Legacy inspired photos!

I’ve been wanting to do this photo shoot for a long time and had been flip flopping between being the photographer or being the model. The only problem was that I LOVE doing light painting, something a Tron photo shoot would definitely need, so I didn’t really want to give that up to someone else! (You know, the hour of patience it takes to do it through trial and error!) When Hope came into the picture with the most perfect wardrobe for it and perfect hair to pull off Gem’s style, my decision was made.

Lorelei Hoffarth
and I teamed up for these photos and the funny thing was that we both independently decided we wanted to do light painting with Hope, but it wasn’t until we discussed the idea further we realized we were on the same page! It was so fun seeing the differences in our photos starting with the same model, wardrobe, hair, makeup, and even basic lighting techniques… We ended up with SUCH different images, and even our light painting techniques were vastly different.

Our lovely and talented model was Hope Vande Beek, who did a great job holding reeeeeaaaally long poses while we ran around her with all sorts of crazy flashlights and blinded her with flashes in a nearly pitch black room. Makeup was provided by Cayley Blande at Colors Salon and hair was styled by Jenn Burton, who both did a wonderful job. Last but not least, thank you so much to Lorelei for opening up your studio for this fun concept shoot!


Carissa & Ruby Tuesday | Lethbridge Equestrian Photography

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Young woman with brown horse in Lethbridge

Just a few days after her sister’s wedding, I got to photograph Carissa again but this time with her beautiful horse Ruby Tuesday. We already had to reschedule once because of the crazy wind, so we were very lucky on our second try with beautiful weather! Ruby was energetic and all about doing her own thing, then ironically calmed down when we took her in the stables with all the really excited horses; she must have been trying to set a good example for them :) (more…)

An Explosion of World Dance and Music, our 2014 Lethbridge show!

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Ammena Dance Company’s “An Explosion of World Dance and Music” 2014 is just about here! Tickets will be on sale on February 4th at the Yates Memorial Centre in Lethbridge and this year we are finally doing TWO shows: Friday February 28th and Saturday March 1st!

There are a lot of props being used in the dance pieces this year so it was important to incorporate some of them into the poster. The petals and the fan veils were the most colorful props, so of course they seemed like the most natural fit! Ammena had to hold much less still this year since she had the floor helping her with her poses, so I think she had a much nicer modeling experience (as opposed to last year where I made her hold still for up to 5 minutes at a time!).

Model, Wardrobe: Ammena Talhami
Makeup and Hair: Ammena Talhami
Concept, photography, design: Tanya Plonka, rose concept Ammena

Oh, and by the way, we did two posters this year! The second is behind the cut: (more…)

Jessica Rabbit | Lethbridge Cosplay Photos

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Lethbridge Jessica Rabbit cosplay photos

I love themed photo shoots so having an opportunity to photograph Amanda as Jessica Rabbit was super exciting. Jessica is such a classic character with so much charisma, and I had to make the photos sensual with a little pinup while still pulling off an over the top cartoon character. Amanda really brought the character to life, and I have to give a huge thank you to the Owl Acoustic Lounge for letting us use a corner of their space that afternoon as it was absolutely perfect as a backdrop. Makeup was once again done by the talented Katt Panic (I love how she cleverly hid the real eyebrows). (more…)

Whitney | Lethbridge Portrait Photography

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Lethbridge portrait photos of girl in pink dress

I’ve passed by Whitney many times at dance but only finally got to spend some time with her when we met up for her “just because” portrait session just before sunset. She is such a joy to be around! She constantly laughs and smiles, and I only had to direct her when I wanted serious photos (which had to be quick before her gorgeous smile instinctively came back). It was so great to work with her, and we had such a perfect, beautiful night for photos. (more…)