Recently, with the help of my Nashville-based assistant Shan, I did a full weekend of Slumber Party photo shoots with a group of amazing women. We rented a home about an hour from Nashville, had a fun dinner and sleepover, then awoke the next morning and got ready for individual photo shoots. This concept is so much fun, and everyone really enjoyed the camaraderie and connection that comes with spending time together. Makeup artist Stephanie of Blackwater Beauty in Nashville contributed her skills as well, and the results are in! This session is the first of 7 sessions I will be showing off on my blog. Betsey brought gorgeous lingerie pieces from Nashville Darlin to her photo shoot, and I love the way she mixes and matches her unique glamour. Enjoy, and stay tuned for more - each day this week I will release a brand new session.
Where to even start with Lola Frost?! If you know her - or know of her - no words are needed. But in case you don't, I'll let you in on a secret: she's goddess in human form. I have been an admirer of Lola for many years; she is a well-known burlesque performer from Vancouver BC. Her success is not only attributed to her incredible stage performances, but also to her kind demeanor and generous nature. She gives of herself freely on the burlesque stage and is even more lovely (if that's possible) when you speak to her in person. Denver was lucky enough to host her last year for a series of workshops and performances. While she was in town, she and I collaborated on an epic photo shoot. I am always pleased to make art with women I respect, and this joint effort is surely one of my best.
Calling all vintage vixens! La Photographie specializes in Hollywood Glamour-style portraits. Inspired by the portraits of George Hurrell taken for MGM in the 1930s and 40s, the Hollywood Glamour portrait is edgy and sexy with gorgeous lighting. Take a look at the ladies I photographed in Nashville earlier this year as part of my Hollywood Glamour photo shoot special. Featuring Brooke, Gogo, Lacey, Lavender, Sassenach, Sheena, and Wendy, with hair styling by Shana Michelle Taylor and makeup by Katie-Laine Thornton.
I love working with Violet June! She approached me earlier this year to inquire about doing a pin up photo shoot inspired by the 1959 Barbie doll, and I said yes please! Violet brought the perfect props from the sunglasses to the immaculate bathing suit. While I adore doing photo shoot specials, private sessions are so much fun - and customizable! Contact me to set up your custom photo shoot :)
I have been a longtime admirer of Alfred Cheney Johnston, the NYC photographer who captured the Ziegfeld Follies girls in the 1920s. His work is transcendental and provides a private look inside the decadence of the 20th century's most beguiling decade.
When burlesque superstar Lola Van Ella visited Denver earlier this year, we decided to do an homage to the work of Alfred Cheney Johnston with our photo shoot. I call this style "Midnight Frolic."
Stay tuned for more examples of Midnight Frolic, as I have been offering photo shoot specials in this style in Denver and Nashville. More to come!