FANTASTIC portrait with Michaela last week, thank you so much for the suggestion of Dog Island in Tonawanda. I really love personality portraits because its a time for my subject to really shine, choose a location and outfit(s) that make them feel good. Thanks again, Michaela.
Penlo P, as I call her had an awesome portrait session in and around Hotel Lafayette, Buffalo NY. Its so much fun doing portraits for friends because I already know their personality so well. This girl is such a fun, beautiful, constantly laughing bundle of joy. Happy Birthday Penlo and have an amazing time in Greece!
Personality Portrait on Main Street, Buffalo, NY. Had a great time shooting this portrait with Catherine, Ive been passing by these walls for almost a year now. Every time thinking they would be perfect for photos.
The Green Dress Portrait of model, America Joy. Shot in Bidwell park, Buffalo NY. Theres something so special about photographing friends. Just the feeling of being able to capture their essence, dressed and posed in their own way.
Family session in the Japanese Gardens, Buffalo NY. Family sessions are a great time to capture your budding family as they grow.
My second time to Griffis Sculpture Park. The last time I was there was about ten years ago, following my mom around on her photo walk. A day mostly spent with my other adolecent cousins laughing at all the sculptures while our mothers screamed at us to quit it.
This second time was much quieter, just observing and getting lost. Enjoy.
Behind the scenes at FSB’s Boogie Woogie Ballet.
Theres just something about the beach that gets me every time, even a lake beach. The water crashing on the sand, the way the sky meets the water and when the sun is out its so bright you have to squint. This is a portrait I’ve been seeing in my mind for some time now and I wanted to create it like a dream. Through the use of high contrast black and white as well as the buffalo water front I was able to create the simple vision I see in my head. Enjoy.
Back at it again with the tulips, this week taking a chance to focus more on limited editing. That meant silhouetting and manipulating natural light to create back and whites. This also meant being true to the shot, taking more time to set up and shoot. Enjoy.
A recharge day is such a necessary day for me in my weekly routine. Today I took that day to the MAX! Started the day off with coffee and banana pancakes, then onto shooting tulips! Using only natural light and working towards a strong contrast. I followed this up with much needed painting time and peanut butter cookies. Couldn’t ask for a better day. :)