She is 24 tall and beautiful, very expressive face with amazing green eyes. I first met Jackie at 3MI Studio in Martinsburg, WV, during a workshop prepared by Jim Michaels, she was my third assigned model out of 4 and it was really easy to work with.
We started a Glamour session and then went to the strobes with backdrops, beautiful attires and amazing ideas from this young lady which I define as Classy.
By definition Classy means stylish and sophisticated, when comes to Glamour Photography is all about the eye of the photographers and his ability to exploit the right angles, light and depth of field, of course this is a common advice and is easier said than done, the key to this is on defining the style of Photography.
Styles of Photography
You’ll find glamour images and the concept of Glamour very hard to define and has nothing to do with pornography. To me it refers to a style of photography that uses the model’s expression and pose combined with a very soft style of lighting, it doesn’t have absolutely nothing to do with viewers fantasy or presenting a model as sexually available, Glamour photography is about art and the female body in a dressed form producing an appealing sensation to the viewers brain.
Adding a touch of glamour to your photography only requires a will to learn, a passion to please your subject with gorgeous images, and an understanding that glamour photography is about the subject rather than the photographer.
Great glamour photographers understand that poor glamour photography can have a negative effect not only on their own reputation as a photographer, but also on the self esteem of their subject.
It is highly recommended that you practice glamour photography with friends or with subjects who understand you are trying to improve your craft before you attempt to make a living shooting glamour.
It’s very important that you never blame a subject for a poor images. Suck it up and fall on your sword, remember that as a glamour photographer, you are in total control of your camera, equipment, lighting, location and the shoot so you are the only one to blame.
The popularity of glamour photography is more evident than ever and you should be the one capturing and perpetuating that unique moment for your subject.
This is how she introduces herself in model mayhem,
I love expressing myself through many forms of art, but modeling is definitely one of my favorite. I’ve been a registered nurse for 6 years, looking to exit that field and work full-time doing modeling. I’m flexible and open to new ideas! Pretty busy lately, but excited to finally have joined MM, and working on getting more of my pics uploaded. In the mean time you can check out some more of my work on IG @arisynliddell
Arisyn is very beautiful, she has those piercing green eyes and a fantastic figure, I appreciate the fact that she jumped into this request in a short notice helped me a lot to accomplish the purpose of my visit, I was planning a photo shoot in Martinsburg WV and had open time at 3MI Studio.
I contacted her on Model Mayhem we agreed in rates and location for that Saturday.
Saturday morning, she arrived on-time and we started working right away.
Was the first course of action, she showed some ideas and went to change, 3MI Studio is amazing has his own changing area for models and several different areas to shoot, the boudoir room is not that big but big enough to move around and shoot from the door if you need more zoom distance, Josh has two circular lights at the boudoir room which is good enough if you are used to low light conditions, but I don’t like to shoot with high ISO so I deployed one of the Strobes aiming it at the ceiling, the ceiling is not that high and looks like a white honeycomb helping diffuse light very well.
She had some attires with a corset that wanted to try for her portfolio which I agreed to shoot, It’s all about comfort zone and making beautiful images.
We did some shots with this flannel shirt that came out very neat and glamorous, at the end capturing that moment and female beauty in a portrait keeping that classy touch is the most important part of this artistic representation of photography.
Finally we added some shots in the bed and called the day.
Needless to say that I am impressed with Miss Lidell and will definitely work with her more in the near future.
If you want to contact Arisyn you can find her on her Model Mayhem page
Ashley Barker – It was funny how I met this young lady, I used to work for Franklin American Mortgages so my coolest spot was at Loser’s Cool springs, now it has changed name but back in the days it used to be a bar with a live music set.
One Thursday night my friend Brandon Holder was about to sing and this beautiful blonde wearing boots and jeans was sitting right in front of him taking the best view of the performers, I took some pictures of her and the band, later I met her again at St Patrics at the same location and we spoke about doing some photoshoots, finally Brandon introduces her as his fiance and I was wondering when are we going to have a wedding.
Traveling to Nashville – And the day came, April 23rd, 2016.
It was going to be a long trip so I invited a good friend of mine, Andy Tomes, to help me shooting this wedding, the location?
One of the most beautiful venues for country weddings in the US, Bottom view Lake in the small and beautiful city of Portland, TN.
Ashley call me several month before the wedding and ask me to be the photographer, It was a real honor and I enjoyed shooting her wedding, they are not only good friends but fantastic people, I am so happy about their decision to make a family.
The first day in Nashville – We arrived Thursday around 2AM, got a Hotel and slept the night, we had more stuff to do next morning like go around Nashville and snap some pictures, which we did but I will not cover that in this article.
Around 7PM we moved to the Hotel they got for us, beautiful Hotel near the airport, I was in bed around 9PM to have a good rest for the wedding next morning.
We woke up around 9, didn’t take breakfast and found that Portland was almost one hour away, so we prepared and left the hotel with empty bellies.
On our way to the venue:
As we get near the location there is this beautiful country store that smells like heaven, defining heaven: Bacon, grilled cheese, Ham, and Sausage so we had a good Brunch.
The location was easy to find, we were first around noon and people started arriving around 1:30.
The first shots were the Groom and his team team while the bride was preparing with her team in a room by the lake which is a couple hundred feet from the wedding barn, it was fun to take pictures of these boys, everybody ready and happy for the day.
Finishing with the groom walk to the lake and found the bride team having a lot of fun, doing girl things like dancing their favorite songs while makeup and last touch to clothing are in progress, all the girls were on boots and they look really pretty, I snapped a color picture to show the color of her dresses.
The Groom – Brandon Holder is a very well known country singer and performer in Nashville TN, a very simple man he told me one day, I am the kind of guy that wears a $5 buck hat and a $15 pair of glasses, there are other things that he value more in life and obviously these set of values conquered Ashley’s heart, I can define Brandon as a good man and a bright musician with a fantastic future ahead in life, now here I was, taking pictures of the celebrations for that partnership.
The Bride – Ashley Barker, young girl with powerful convictions, coming from the heart of Kentucky, Ashley has a strong character but at the same time is one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met, she knows what she wants and she made a great decision picking this good man.
Preparations – Days of work, planning, dress, makeup, location, set-up details, and looking good on top of that is just a big accomplishment.
I am sure Ashley had plenty of help but she was involved in every details of her wedding, it was awesome to see this working bee handling all the details of her big moment.
Finally the moment – You could see it in her smile, entering by the hand of his dad, getting delivered at the altar, this precious lady was today becoming a wife, I was trying to see Brandon’s reaction, he was almost in tears to see how beautiful she was, I took some black and whites of her approaching the altar, it was an awesome display of happiness.
The Party – Everybody danced, Brandon sang a couple of songs, and there was a lot of emotions at the party, a lot of fun. This happy couple went table to table to express their appreciation for coming to the party, food and drinks for everybody.
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Marriage is a promise to care and share. It is a bond that will, hopefully, hold you together forever. Congratulations !
Bottom View Lake – Very beautiful venue.
The preparation was awesome, lights, set-up, position of the tables, food, drinks all fantastic.
Here is the link to the location in case you want to use it for your wedding.
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I was invited to a workshop in WV a few weeks ago, I had enough for one hour with Rebecca Lawrence and managed to get some amazing shots.Read More »
This beautiful professional model travels from coast to coast and her schedule is very tight to work with individuals mostly with groups, I was lucky to be on her schedule thanks to my friend Jim Michaels, drove to WV and the photo-shoot was in Martinsburg at 3MI Studio.
Nice location we have another photo-shoot soon the 12th of March and I will be ready by then.
Rebecca was very professional, introduced herself and worked 2 different environments with 4 different attires, she managed to do this within 1 hour span, I enjoyed working with her and asked for her to let me know next time she is in town to have a slot in her busy schedule.
Definitely worth the investment and time, she has piercing blue eyes and a stunning figure.
She is one of the first models I had the opportunity to work in the area around 2010.
Misty is a sweetheart and now that she is in Richmond is a little bit more difficult to work but she manages to come to the country side to shoot with me, it was a blast.
We wanted to have something new for her portfolio, she wanted to lift that self steam and we both agree that Boudoir was the best way to do it.
You enjoy the professionalism of a model through time, is a relationship that you build like any other friendship where you can openly discuss what are your goals and what you want to achieve, good models feel free to criticize or say directly what they don’t like and that makes it really easy to work once you iron the process to comply with the requirements.
At the end is the image of the model the one that you will display and she better like it if you want to shoot with her again right?
None of our shots display nudity, despite your imagination and the treak
We met online, I’ve been watching her work for quite a while so decided to take the trip and work with her in MD.
It was a great weekend the studio had a large King bed and the look of the place was amazing.
Joya wanted something sober for her photo shoot so we tried portraits with a lot of emotion and class.
Joya is a seasoned model, she has been modeling for quite a while and has excellent ideas in regards to posing, makeup and look, she is well defined with her style and looks amazing on any tight clothing.
We have planned a photo shoot for March 11th working a little bit with lights and water, not defined yet what location but definitely will get to that point next week or so.
I have set a Pinterest board with ideas for that photoshoot which normally I share only with the model, we both collaborate with ideas, that helps me understand what is the target of the model and match her ideas with my ability.
Somethings can be done, some others are more complex and require location and preparation.
Looking forward to work more with this young lady and create fantastic images.
We worked again a couple weekends ago, it was an iffy afternoon, weather was undecided to rain or not but temperature was around the 70s what better for a January afternoon in Staunton VA.
Sun was coming in and out in between clouds, I’ve shot before at this location but the light was really unpredictable, I had all my equipment with me but with potential rain I was not going to take out the Alien Bees and the inverter so I went for speedlites, batteries were dead on the commander and for some reason cold weather killed the new ones that I had on the units so we shot with ambient light, it was a real challenge because I didn’t even had my reflector, we managed to finish the shots under the bridge which was the darkest area with some missaps from the flashes but at least we could get some good shots,
Used my Tamron 70-200mm with a Neutral Density filter and a Rokinon 85mm Prime.
On the Fujifilm Xpro-1 used a Zeiss Touit 32mm which is state of the art for low light and sharp shots.
I wanted to dedicate this photoshoot to Black and White and it worked good for me, had some full body shots displaying Tabatha’s amazing figure but as a portrait photographer I fo always for the facial features rather than the body.
Finally the sky cleared and could get out the big guns out of the car, put my Alienbees and shot some
beautiful portraits of this young lady, she just changed her hair color to blonde and we will be shooting soon with her new amazing look.Read More »
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I had the opportunity to work with Kaylynn Coy.
She is a beautiful 5’7″ girl with Spanish heritage and a fantastic smile, located in the beautiful city of Norfolk, VA, if you book her she will be able to travel all around the east coast for modeling.
She is 26 years old and started modeling as a hobby shooting with some friends, now she is pursuing it professionally.
Speaking about overachieving, she is also working on her degree to finishing college education while serving in the Navy.
You can find Kaylynn at her Model Mayhem page her rates are very affordable and she can put together a piece of work that will make your time worth every second.Read More »
As a personal experience I booked her to come over down to Montebello, VA she agreed, arrived on-time, presented herself and her escort and we started to work.
If you are a professional photographers all these things are standard and part of the deal, she was patient and very easy to work with, her posing flows naturally and effortless to produce a sensual look that enhances your glamour shots.
Definitely planning to work with her again very soon.
Glamour, often defined as an exciting and often illusory and romantic attractiveness, has a good place in photography.
Heavy exploitation of “fashion” and “sexy” as the most usual themes in media has allowed a broader acceptance of naturally glamour photography.
Glamour photos studios are opening with photographers working together with professional makeup artists in order to provide a kind of “fashion model” experience to the clients.
The outcome is fantastic, many ladies enjoy the whole experience, dressing- up, going for new ideas and trying different accessories, bringing up some acting talent to create different moods, glamour is the perfect match for all that, it all depends on the ability of the photographer to manage light and to define the angles that benefit the most, Glamour is not about showing nudity but about showing the beauty of a woman in a very subtle manner.
Black and white photography allows you to focus more in the mood than details but color photography allows you to pop those beautiful features like in this case, Aja Lintons beautiful green eyes. Whatever you decide to us make sure you pay a lot of detail to your composition, the depth of field of your shot, your background and specially your light.
I am not writing a blog to share my technique but to share ideas, if you want some advice write me a note, I will be more than happy to help with anything you have in hands.
[b-quote]Some photographers define glamour photography as a style, I agree, you can find glamour even on a street shot, not necessarily a bed or a bedroom.[/b-quote]
Some photographers think that Glamour photography is only for special body shapes, sizes and edges, well let me tell you, that’s a very narrow understanding of the style, glamour is by definition anything that brings that romantic attractiveness
GLAMOUR PHOTOGRAPHY AS A STYLE
Before defining boudoir, I think that defining glamour photography and identifying it as a style is important. When you look at it, glamour is about appearing in sexy and alluring photographs.
Some photographers say: It is a photo shoot that show your body as your main beauty. If you are not toned, or curvy enough, a glamour photography session won’t be an easy thing to do.
Well here is where I disagree, some photographers don’t have the ability to capture that angle and detach themselves from the body and focus on the face.
Glamour photographer is cheaper in comparison with boudoir, and the reasons are due to the preparation and people involved in the Boudoir photoshoot.Read More »
By definition BOUDOIR is a woman’s private sitting room or salon in a furnished accommodation usually between the dining room and the bedroom, but can also refer to a woman’s private bedroom, finding a location or preparing a studio that looks like this is always a challenging and expensive thing, bed, linen, Boudoir photographers claim that is all about the model but is not, is all about the composition.
I don’t have a problem with one or the other I personally think that a good Glamour Photographer will do an exccellent Boudoir work and personally don’t think that you have to be a model in order to ble glamorous, it’s all about the individual portraiting you managing to take that beautiful shot.