Michaela

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.

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Penelope

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!

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A Day at Sculpture Park

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.

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"The Beach" Dream Portrait

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.

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Tulip Study Part II

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.

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Tulip Study

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. :)

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