Posts Tagged ‘personal project’

Jenni on Film [Personal Project]

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Lethbridge film photography portrait session

Finally, a new film photography session! I started trying to use up my film two years ago with Beth, and somehow the time got away from me! This means the film was expired by an extra two years and thanks to my camera eating the first roll of film, I ended up switching to 800 ISO. Oh, the grain! I’ve toned it down a bit after scanning but the age of the film is starting to show. Maybe by the next session I do like this we’ll start seeing some awesome color distortion :)

My model this time was Jenni. I’ve danced with her for a few years now and thought her tribal bellydance outfit and steampunk costume would be awesome to capture with film. We timed things perfectly to get the tail end of the canola fields being in season in Lethbridge and I’m so happy with how the film captured the colors. Jenni did a great job and I so appreciate her patience when the first roll of film died on us.


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!


Medicate | Personal Project

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

AFI photo project, Medicate, Lethbridge black and white

After a very busy summer, I’m finally able to share the third installment in my larger AFI-inspired photo project, this time for Medicate. (You can read more about the project here.)

We needed a spot where dumping gold paint wouldn’t be an issue, so Marcella and I headed out to the edge of the city for this and the blackness of the prairies at night was perfect for the black and white theme. Marcella totally rocked this with her golden locks!

Model: Marcella Etherington
Video: Medicate by AFI


Wedding Planning: Our Big Day! | Personal Blog

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Four months ago today, Cam and I had our destination wedding in Santa Monica, California. Our day (and whole trip) was absolutely perfect and everything we had hoped it would be!

Our wedding photos were taken by Ian Grant of Distinct Photo (the same photographer from our engagement session) and we love them so much! I wanted to share my favorites after the cut. (more…)

Lana del Rey | Personal Project

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Lethbridge portrait photos of girl styled like Lana del Rey

There has been a LOT of Lana del Rey being played in our household this summer (more than last summer, if that’s possible) and her sultry style has seeped into my brain. With her classy retro fashions and big lips, I’ve been wanting to do a series of self-portraits inspired by her for quite a few months and it finally came together as the summer drew to a close. The clothes were easy, but my thin hair was not so I got a lot of help from my hairdresser AND Photoshop :)

Hair: Patti at HaiRayz
Makeup: myself (which I am proud of!)

Werewolf Heart | Personal Portrait Project

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Werewolf heart series, photo of girl transforming into werewolf

Photography/Concept: Tanya Plonka
Model: Mary
Dog model: Sniper
Gore makeup (post-transformation): Cassandra Pollock
A bit of inspiration: “Werewolf Heart” by Dead Man’s Bones

Before and after the transformation: (more…)