Michael has amazing light coming in from the cellar door of the basement to his studio in Chinatown, so we decided to utilize it. He makes super awesome jewelry at his studio space. You can check out his stuff at M Hart Designs.
life and style shoot
A phrase that we like to use when coming up with ideas for lifestyle photography is " art in everyday life." Meaning you can find the extraordinary in just about any circumstance.
Oheni recently moved to New York City- aspiring to become a model. He is amazing to work with. He brought a ton to the shoot, and you couldn't even tell it was frickin' freezing outside. Oheni made it look like it was a breezy summer day, which is awesome. I dig breezy summer days. :)
You can find Oheni here.
Every year, Albuquerque hosts a Hot Air Balloon Festival. And it's amazing. We had the opportunity to head out and see the balloons prepare to launch with Lacie and Mike. The colors of the balloons are amazing! The balloons race and there are even trick competitions with height and loops.
Lifestyle photography is the opposite of look at the camera and say "Cheese!" We find locations and settings for our subject to interact in authentic ways and capture the emotion of the moment. It was one of those days of epic sunsets in LA. There was a storm threatening rain, but we all went out anyway- even if it did rain, the light would be super cool so why not. :) We all hung out and took in the crazy colorful light at the Santa Monica beach over by the pier, and it was like having all of the coastline to ourselves.