Recently I shot the Post Apunkalyptic Style feature for the Fall 2016 Issue of Auxiliary Magazine and it was a fun feature to put together! One of my favorite models, Kayte Kz came in from New York City for it. I have been working with Kayte for years and it’s always a pleasure to build a working relationship with someone and work with them on many projects over time. You already know how each other work and if you’re a great fit, it can make the shoot feel effortless.
For the Summer 2016 installment of Auxiliary Magazine’s Must feature we chose frequent Auxiliary makeup artist Mallory Jay to model. It’s always fun getting those who are normally behind the scenes in the spotlight. Mallory nailed it and did the makeup and wig styling for this feature. We featured Danani’s Pewter Bohemian Headpiece, a beautiful vintage inspired headpiece. Auxiliary Fashion Editor Shannon Kramp styled and we shot it in Buffalo’s Ellicott Creek Park by all the beautiful willow trees there.
Brothers Riley and Tanner spend a lot of time together so it made perfect sense that they needed some sibling portraits! Plus mom wanted some photos of her boys for the annual holiday card. We shot these in Buffalo’s iconic Delaware Park and moved between a few spots in the park to get a good range of photos. The boys were very excited so there was a bit of encouraging and wrangling to get them to stay put for more than a second. Yet after a handful of photos in the beginning and some one on one attention they got the hang of it and we got some fun and wonderful shots!
Finally, I am making time to create the albums for my wedding and frame some prints! I never thought it would take me over a year but 2016 was a crazy one and I’m always busy with work so I have to carve out time for personal projects. After getting married in 2015 and totally loving the whole wedding planning process, I have started advertising weddings as a service I offer. I have been shooting weddings for years through referrals but with weddings being more unique, creative, and styled nowadays, I am shooting a lot more weddings! So now that wedding season is over, I have made the time to finish up projects with my own wedding photos and share them here on my blog.
On August 28, 2015 I married Michael Kieffer and since we are both editors of Auxiliary Magazine we playfully dubbed it the Auxiliary Wedding. I always thought my wedding would be very non-traditional but as we started planning I found I really wanted to do many of the traditions so our wedding became a balance between following along with tradition and making it our own.