Mike Terror and Crew

As much as I love to shoot fashion, I also love to shoot musicians as well. I am lucky to have a talented boyfriend who is in several bands. He drums for local industrial band Mike Terror, and I've tagged along on their shows with my camera in hand. This is a compilation of some photographs I've taken at Mike Terror shows in Dallas and Houston.

that's a wrap, 2013!

It seems only fitting that I would end 2013 with the muse I chose at the very end of 2012.

I first shot Emily strutting down the runway for David Peck at the very end of 2012. I knew I wanted a chance to work with her in studio right away. Sadly, things did not come together. Her fortune in modeling grew, and she began traveling the globe. Finally, at the end of this year, she joined us for a visit, and I had a chance to capture her porcelain features in the studio. It was a small impromptu beauty shoot, but I was happy to finally get to work with her. I love how things can come full circle!

I learned a lot this year. Many of those lessons were not easy. I believe I've grown as a photographer, and as a person. I look forward to much more growth in 2014, and wish a prosperous new year to you all as well!

A great film for fashion photographers

This weekend I went to see Mademoiselle C at Sundance with my friend (and fantastic retouch artist), Pratik. I love documentaries on the fashion industry. I was quite excited to see this film, as I'm quite a fan of CR Fashion Book. 

The film is a behind the scenes look of the creation of the first issue of CR Fashion book (which released in fall of 2012). CR Fashion Book was created by Carine Roitfeld, known as the editor-in-chief of French Vogue for 10 years. The film follows her in the process of creating this new and fresh fashion magazine. What makes it a fantastic watch for photographers, is that the meat of the film is a behind the scenes look at most of the editorials that appear in the first issue. This includes my two favorite editorials of that issue, one shot by Tom Ford, called Lucho and Juliet, and another by Sebastian Faena called A Woman's Life. These are editorials that truly inspired me, and seeing them be shot was even more inspiring.

The film rounds out well with Carine telling a bit of her own story and inspirations. There are a few cute and comedic moments with Karl Lagerfeld as well.

All in all, it's a great flick for any photographer working or aspiring to work in the fashion industry.

changes

I'm so excited to be able to share "the real picture" with everyone. I hope you enjoy this new site, which showcases my work at a larger scale than I've ever shared online before.

It seems like ages ago now, but there was a time I was a regular blogger. I hope to keep this blog as up-to-date as I can, with behind the scenes, photo advice and tips, and things that inspire me the most!