Buffalo based counselor Ashley Schimenti has been growing her business and wanted portraits for her new website. We did a Branding Portrait Session that reflected her professionalism and calming personality. Her goals are to have her clients be, “heard, respected, and treated with compassion,” and to help her clients, “take that first step towards having the life they want.” We wanted her portraits to reflect that. We did some portraits at her office and some at the nearby Glen Park in Williamsville a suburb of Buffalo, New York. We had a fun and relaxing shoot and some great results!
For Calvin’s two year portraits we took it outside as he clearly wanted a lot of room to run around and play. We chose Buffalo’s Delaware Park for his child portrait session because it had a playground and a few other fun locations. It was a fun session chasing him around as he explored and enjoyed the day!
Fashion stylist and Auxiliary Magazine contributor Shannon Kramp needed new and fresh portraits to use for promotion but in lieu of a straight up portrait session we opted for a Branding Lifestyle Session. A lifestyle session allowed us to showcase the many aspects of being a fashion stylist and the many ways she explores her creativity. I structured the session around a day in her life. We started at Atomic Barbershop and Salon in Tonawanda a suburb of Buffalo, New York. There Shannon had her hair and makeup done by stylist Lauren Ashley and I was able to capture the process. After a morning at the salon we went a bit down the street to the retro and pinup boutique Cats Like Us. Cats Like Us is a favorite spot for Shannon to shop and make pulls for fashion editorials and photoshoots. Throughout the session I utilized the available unique locations to take some portraits. It all made for a nice collection of photos!
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.