Shoes and handbags were the focus of this fashion editorial I shot for the February/March 2015 Issue of Auxiliary Magazine but to really show them off we considered the whole look, clothing, hair, and makeup. Fashion stylist Shannon Kramp, makeup artist Elizabeth Rhodes, and hair stylist Cassandra Lyons made an excellent team. I shot this editorial in studio to create a clean background for the bold looks from YRU, Privileged, Iron Fist, Cats Like Us, and Lip Service and pulled furniture props from OffBeat Emporium.
Halloween is my favorite holiday and honestly I think Halloween portraits should be just as much of a thing as holiday portraits. If you spend all this time planning your costume, might as well capture it and capture it well. Who wants to worry about getting good pictures when they’re out having a spooky time? Samm spent a year working on this Maleficent costume which she wore to Buffalo’s Witches Ball. This photo is one of the detail shots we did to really show off the costume and the fabric’s beautiful texture.
Last winter I shot this beauty editorial for the February/March 2015 Issue of Auxiliary Magazine. Even with a ton of planning, things go array at photoshoots. The key is knowing how to adopt when things don’t go as planned. The morning of this shoot one of our models had a health emergency and called to let me know they wouldn’t be able to make the shoot. A few phones calls were placed, a few emails sent, and then the clear solution presented itself, our fashion stylist was also a fabulous model! We reworked the concept and plans a bit and fashion stylist Shannon Kramp modeled half the looks for this editorial. This photo is the lead in shot from the editorial and one of my favorites. I used color gels to create an otherworldly feel. This is also the first editorial I shot with my new camera!
This Style piece for Auxiliary Magazine’s August/September 2014 Issue features Dan Barrett of Worms of the Earth and Venal Flesh and was styled by Vanity Kills. We had a great time doing this shoot and it was fun featuring men’s fashion that is a bit more stylized.