Sunday's at Sunset

Always struggling with how to start these posts I promise I'll get better at this part eventually!

I made the decision recently to not work my part-time job during the semester so that I could dedicate all of my time and attention to this semester of school because this is my last semester and I wanted to do as best I could. I could not be happier with the decision! I have been working different jobs since I turned sixteen and I can say that not having to worry about booking time off, working around my work/school schedule, and really focusing on my art is extremely refreshing! I haven't had this much free time to shoot and work on assignments since... well... EVER! So, with this weekend being my first weekend without having any plans, work, shoots, or assignments to worry about it only seemed fitting that I take some time to create.

Sunday rolled around, and my beautiful roommate and best friend Lauren had asked if I wanted to take a walk with her to enjoy the crisp, fresh air and sunlight so of course I said YES and decided to take my camera with me. Lauren has been so awesome with allowing me to take photos of her since we moved in together last May and her growth as a model thus far is amazing! I absolutely love that she takes a genuine interest in wanting to learn in order to better the images not only for her benefit, but for mine! 

So, enough of my story, let's get to what you're REALLY here for! THE PHOTOS!

Let's Get Moody

How does one start a blog post? Does one have a specific phrase or opening for it? Either way, here's another blog post :D

I had the pleasure of shooting with the GORGEOUS Vanessa on Tuesday and she is just lovely. For a girl who doesn't desire to get into modelling as a profession, she really is a natural! I visited her home (which was also our location) at the beginning of summer 2016 and when I saw this room I just knew that I had to shoot in it. Finally, I got my chance! This awesome chick agreed to model for one of my school assignments and did such a great job at helping me execute my vision. After completing the shots for the assignment, we proceeded to have a bit of fun! Unfortunately, that was when we started to lose our available light but we worked with it anyway and created a dark, moody, atmosphere for our art. 

Something I forgot to mention in my last blog post was that I'm working on a new preset for you photographers and I used it in my previous session AND the first five images in this one. Just to give you a little taste of what you can do with it, check out the photos below and the ones from Monday! I'm still working out the kinks for it so hopefully it'll be ready by the next time I post here!
(Click on an image to expand!)

I hope everyone has had a lovely week, and I hope you have a great weekend! 
xo

First Mini Session! (First Blog Post, too!)

HEY THERE, YOU BEAUTIFUL SOUL!

First and foremost, I want to say thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this post! I can never express enough how much it means to me! The fact that you are reading this means that I'm doing SOMETHING right! :)

Anyways, enough of the sappy stuff... This is my first blog post! Finally, right? Why did I never post blogs before? Well, I'm not totally sure. I guess I just never thought my work was the kind of work FOR blog posts. Y'know? But I figured what better time than now?! It's the new year, things are changing, and I want to keep giving you guys new things. Also, I love the idea of being able to share a little story with you so that you can really understand my work and get to know me better. So, here goes! 

I was making a trip to Windsor for the weekend (I currently live in London in case you didn't know) and knew I was going to have some free time, and I've also been itching to shoot something since I never really got the chance during the busy holiday, so I decided to post a little "Portrait Mini" promo! This one, in particular, was $80 for 45 minutes on-location and five fully retouched final photos... AND I LOVED IT. I only had enough time for one spot this weekend and booked it within the same hour I posted the promo! WOW! I would love to do some mini sessions over the next few months when I make trips to Windsor and I most likely will. Keep an eye out for those! 

Meet, Nicolle. The beautiful woman who contacted me so promptly after I posted my promo and absolutely KILLED it on our shoot! This little trooper stood out in the -10C morning weather for these, and despite the fact we couldn't feel our fingers or toes afterwards, we had an excellent time! I can't wait to do more sessions like this over the next couple months, and I also can't wait to do more posts like this for you lovelies! 

KEEP SCROLLING TO VIEW NICOLLES SESSION! (Click on a photo to enlarge)