Location: Dapper Media’s Studio ― Downtown Seattle, WA Hair & Makeup: Jamyrlyn Mallory Client: Amanda
Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love.”
Location: Star Mooring Farm ― Newberg, OR Hair & Makeup: Client Provided Client: Natalie
I know I run the risk of sounding repetitive in some of these posts with “gorgeous that”, “beautiful soul this” – but, honestly, I get to photograph some of the most amazing women. I’m not sure how I continue to get so lucky, but it seems like every time I’m behind the camera I am honored. Honored to be in that moment, in that place, with this glowing wonder in front of me. So open, so freaking open and with a camera pointed on her none-the-less! I’ll never forget watching Natalie run down that lane laughing and yelling back to us, “I could do this all day!” It makes my heart so happy to see women completely at ease with their bodies. I hope it’s something they carry with them always, but I’m sure that at least for that moment, they felt it.
Location: The Alexis Hotel ― Downtown Seattle, WA Hair & Makeup: Jessica Nees Client: Elisa
The night before we shot I came down with a fever. It must have been my body telling me how EPICLY hot this shoot was going to be because I. AM. straight-up floored by Elisa in these pictures. Thankfully, the fever broke a as quickly as it came, so we got to take full advantage of the EMP Suite at The Alexis Hotel that she managed to score us. It was seriously unreal!
Side-note: Never be afraid to ask for an upgrade when you check-in. They will *give* you one a lot more than you might expect, it’s crazy (of course, it helps to know someone on the inside, like Elisa did). Any who, I love this hotel and this woman and I feel so very lucky to have had the chance to photograph her!
A couple weeks ago I was photographed nude by Easton Richmond, a phenomenal fine art photographer. I was unabashedly one of those people who absolutely, never, no-way, nuh-uh, are you kidding me, did not think I would. Ever. Do. Something. Like this. And yet I did it? I’m on the other side of it now and I did it. How the heck did that happen? Well, I’m about to do my best to explain how I got from one crazy end of the spectrum, to being on the complete opposite end – actually looking forward to the next time!
The absolute hardest part for me was saying yes to the date. Being the schedule-obsessed person that I am, to me that was the moment when I could no longer change my mind. I think it took me roughly 5 days to respond to that email. More than once I would start thinking about it and momentarily allow myself to give in to the little voice saying – “What are you thinking? You can’t possibly do this!” Somehow, in a fit of confidence and strength (brought on by sun and beer) I worked up the courage to respond to the email with a meager, “Sounds good.” I was not feeling super pumped but I was feeling determined.