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!
As adults we don’t really get a lot of reasons to have a professional portrait taken. As children, we are photographed a lot, at least once a year at school plus family portraits and kid portraits and a lot by gushing parents and family. But as adults, it’s not so frequent. I love when people come to me for portraits just for the fun of it! Frank decided he wanted some more recent photos of himself, something more causal than his business head shot, something relaxed and easy going. We went to Gallagher Pier along Buffalo’s waterfront. It was the perfect location with a bit of nature mixed in with the industrial and modern lines of the pier, pavilions, and nearby grain elevators.
I had the pleasure of doing photos with Calvin every month for the first year of his life. Finally it was time for his one year old portraits! We had cupcakes and balloons to celebrate. It was a great experience seeing Calvin so often for a whole year. Normally I do baby portraits every three months but seeing Calvin more frequently meant a wide variety of photos. Also it allowed us to get to know each other better and let me capture every stage of his first year!