photo shoot

Photo Shoot: Jasmine Rodriguez

The moment I met Jasmine, I noticed her great smile. Jasmine’s photo shoot is the last of the set that I did with make-up artist, Desiree & hair stylist, Veronica. You can see and read the other blog post with model’s Annie, Bianca, and  Melanie.

As soon as the girls finished glaming her up, we went in to the back yard and began the shoot. I thought it was interesting how each outfit affected her mood. It allowed me to capture a variety of different looks from her. You can click on any of the images to see more.

Credits:

Model: Jasmine
Make Up Artist: Desiree Carrillo
Hair Stylist: Veronica A. Hernandez
Photographer: Monica Briano

Photo Shoot: Melanie

The first time I had ever taken photos of Melanie she was pregnant with braces and I was shooting with film. You can see the shoot here. Her pregnancy photos was actually the first shoot I ever did and got paid for it. I was nerves to use film for a paying gig but it was all I had then. I captured some amazing shots that day but now digital is my best friend.

Recently some friends and I got together to do a fun photo shoot. Melanie was the third girl I shot that day. You can see Annie & Bianca if you click on their name.

It was great shooting Mel again. I love that she is a mother of two children and still looks young and beautiful. You can click on any of the photos to see more on flickr.

Credits:

Model: Melanie
Make Up Artist: Desiree Carrillo
Hair Stylist: Veronica A. Hernandez
Wardrobe Stylist: Bianca Jimenez
Photographer: Monica Briano

Photo Shoot: Bianca

The first photo shoot I did with Bianca I was a team of one so it was great to have some help with this shoot. Desiree did the make up and Veronica did hair. Bianca was the last model of the day so we wanted to do a more natural look on her.

I’m not sure what it is about a photo that makes us say, “Wow” but we all know it when we see it. Usually its a natural looking photo that was captured at the right type of lighting. I was able to get a few good photos even though it was the end of the day and our natural light was leaving us.

Here are the best of the shoot. You can click on any of the photos to see more on flickr.

Credits:

Model & Wardrobe Stylist: Bianca Jimenez
Make Up Artist: Desiree Carrillo
Hair Stylist: Veronica A. Hernandez
Photographer: Monica Briano


A New Style with Julia & Erica

The past few days I’ve been watching CreativeLive with professional photographer, Bambi. This woman is amazing at posing people and lighting her subjects. I was so excited with all advice she had given during the three day on-line course that I set up two photo shoots. You can buy Bambi’s course online at Creativelive.com.

I asked Julia to be my first model. As I began to direct her and pose her, I was astonished at the photos I was capturing. I kept looking at my shots asking myself, “Did I takes these?” It was amazing the dramatic difference in my confidences and language in directing a model. I finally knew what to do and how to say it!

The second photo shoot I kinda tricked in to happening. I was filming Erica sing a song for a special project her and I are working on and after the filming, I told her I was going to snap a few photos. She began to tell me she was horrible at taking pictures. I first tried to pose her but soon noticed she wasn’t feeling comfortable, so as Bambi would suggest, I took photos of the subject in an environment they were familiar with. I asked her to play her guitar and it was then that I was able to get some really nice shots of Erica.

From these series of photos you wouldn’t be able to guess that this week has been a very hard week for me. I guess this just shows the power of God’s joy in my life. He renewed my dream and therefore my heart can smile.

Photo Shoot: Sarah at 8 months

I was excited when my pregnant sister asked me to do a photo shoot with her. :) I wanted to capture the emotions a woman may feel when being pregnant. Though I have no idea what it’s like, I picture having quiet moments wondering what this child will be like, what they will look like, what kind of personality they will have, and if they will be the next great artist.

Baby Jacob.

My family has always been very modest so when my sister revealed her belly for the shoot I was taken by it. I couldn’t help but think of the miracle of life.

This shot made me think of Jesus’ mother, Mary. The son of God was once inside the belly of a woman. Crazy!

Here is a slide show of some of my favorite shots.