Personal Best

Personal Best

Top 10

So the last three months I have been in a professional imaging class (COMM 316) taught by the wonderful Caryn Esplin. I have grown so much as a photographer. This class has allowed me to try all kinds of photography. It has also allowed me to learn about the different types of external lighting and what not in photography. Before taking this class I knew I liked macro photography, but I discovered that I also enjoy product photography as well. I also was not a big fan of portraits, but this class made me change my mind.

Honestly, I love learning new things, and that is the beauty of photography. There is always something new to learn or to try. This is why photography will be a lifelong passion of mine. So I would now like to present my top ten images from the last 3 months.

 

Fruit Photography, sugar covered fruit, oranges and blueberries, spoonful of fruit, food photography, fresh fruit,

light paint, indoor light painting, table top light painting, vintage products, soap, light paint reflection, product photography
macro photography, macro water drops, macro drop crown, macro still life,

macro water drops, macro photography, macro still life, three water drops, fine art photography, macro fine art


mens fashion, apple watch, blue shoes, mens heels, mens fashion accessory

Womens fashion portrait, Womens portriat, Pink and yellow light, Golden jacket, bubble portriat

womens fashion portrait, womens portrait, bohemian fashion, Jean dress, Flower crown

Stock Photography

Stock Photography

Taking Practical Images

Recently I signed up for five different stock agencies. Which are Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, 123RF, Big Stock, and iStock. Stock photography is really different from all other types of photography. While taking these photos you are focused on what is practical and what someone would buy. Stock photography is also different because you can’t have any identifiable logos or trademarked items. You also need to have signed releases for identifiable models and locations. Your photos also require keywords for people to use to find your images. Stock is also interesting because your images have to be approved for sale. This means that there are a panel of people who go over your images and are looking for imperfections. This means that you need to take high quality images, that are properly exposed, ect.

Stock photography really changes your perception of photography. I often find myself going wow, how could I sell that. All stock photos are extremely planned and staged. This means you have to truly be aware of each shot you take, because if it looks weird potential clients won’t buy it. So on that note, feel free to buy one of my images. *cough, cough*

Stock Photography, Hamburger and Fries, Restaurant food, table setting

Stock Photography, first bite of reuben sandwich, lunch time, reuben sandwich, restaurant food, man eating lunch, man eating reuben sandwich, meal time

Stock Photography, first bite of pancake, breakfast, pancakes and bacon, restaurant food, man eating breakfast, man eating pancakes

Stock Photography, Mint Milk and Cookies, Sweets, desserts,

Stock Photography, Mixed Berries with Sugar, Frozen Motion, Pouring Sugar on fruit, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Sugar, Spoonful of Fruit

Stock Photography, close up ice raspberry, macro ice raspberry, frozen fruit,

Stock Photography, Winter Sports, Extreme Sports, Snowshoeing, winter storm,

Stock Photography, Winter Landscape, Sunrise in winter, Sunrise through the trees,

stock photography, farm animals, cows, isolated background, bos taurus, cow and calf stock photography, farm animals, cows, isolated background, bos taurus, cows

Stock Photography, shotgun shells, ammo, bullets, empty bullets, cartridges, 70mm

Accessories in Fashion

Accessories in Fashion

Selling Products

The main point in accessory fashion photography is to sell a product. Whether that is a watch a ring or shoes it all matters and the styling of a photo can really communicate to buyer that they want this product. Fashion Accessory Photography is an interesting crossover between portraits and product photography. To be completely honest I love it. I also love how it can incorporate the principles of graphic design.

mens fashion, apple watch, blue shoes, mens heels, mens fashion accessory

womens fashion portrait, womens portrait, bohemian fashion, Jean dress, Flower crown, Charming Charlie Jewelry

Womens fashion, velvet shoes, blue shoes, womens heels, womens fashion accessory, Guess Shoes

Womens fashion, womens makeup, womens lipstick, red lips, red lips with red rose, makeup with rose, fur coat, fur coat with rose, revlon lip stick

The styling for this shoot was by Gerardo Sumano (IG: @good_society) or Kim Mackenzie (IG: @kimmyk_15) or Vanessa Godfrey (IG: @van.godfrey). Makeup Artist: Melanie Pina (IG: shanik_beauty)

Models:
Etienne Bernard (IG: @ thisisfrenchie)
Noelle Helm
 (IG: @noellehelm)
Mckenna Wilson (IG: @kennawilly)
Ana Glazier (IG: @aglazier1)

If you want tips on how to avoid mistakes with photographing jewelry click here.

Mens Fashion

Mens Fashion

Capturing Style

Men’s Fashion is exciting and quite fun. I worked with lots of great people and it’s what happens when a large group of people come together for a photo shoot. If you want tips on fashion photography you should click here.

 

Mens fashion portrait, mens portrait, thinking man, model with glasses, navy coat

IG: @ thisisfrenchie Light: Beauty Dish

Groom portrait, wedding fashion, groom, Mens fashion, Man in suit, navy suit

IG: @josh.is.frsh Light: Natural

Groom portrait, wedding fashion, groom, Mens fashion, Man in suit, navy suit, jumping portriat

IG: @josh.is.frsh Light: Natural

Womens fashion portrait, Womens portriat, Pink and yellow light, Lettermena jacket,

IG: @jakegardner Light: Strobe and Apollo Orb as fill light

Mens Fashion, Plaid Pants, Cosby Sweater, Mens portrait, stance socks

IG: @bjelton Light: Natural

The styling for this shoot was by Gerardo Sumano (IG: @good_society) or Kim Mackenzie (IG: @kimmyk_15) or Vanessa Godfrey (IG: @van.godfrey). Makeup Artist: Melanie Pina (IG: shanik_beauty)

Sponsors:
Harts Tux and Gowns
Hart’s By LaNeige Great place for prom and bridal dresses as well as fabulous tuxedos! Located in Idaho Falls, ID Find THE ONE at Harts! www.hartstuxandgowns.com (IG: @hartstuxandgowns)

Floral Art Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls florist located at: 895 W Broadway 208.529.4887
IG: @floralartif

Models:
Etienne Bernard (IG: @ thisisfrenchie)
Josh Smith (IG: @josh.is.frsh)
Jake Gardner (IG: @jakegardner)
Benjamin Elton (IG: @bjelton)

Womens Fashion

Womens Fashion

Capturing Style

Women’s Fashion is exciting and quite fun. I worked with lots of great people and it’s what happens when a large group of people come together for a photo shoot. If you want tips on fashion photography you should click here.

 

Fashion portrait, Womens portrait, Womens fashion, camo

IG: akubezz Lighting: Apollo Orb

Womens fashion portrait, Womens portriat, Pink and yellow light, Golden jacket, bubble portriat

IG: @noellehelm Light: Strobe and Apollo Orb as fill light

womens fashion portrait, womens portrait, bohemian fashion, Jean dress, Flower crown

IG: @kennawilly Lighting: Strobe with umbrella and constant lights as fill light

Bride portrait, wedding fashion, bride, flowers,

IG: @brianna.g.burt Lighting: Einstein with octobox Harts Tux and Gowns & Floral Art Idaho Falls

Womens portrait, Bachelor, Womens fashion, womens makeup, womens lipstick, red lips, red lips with red rose, man with rose, fur coat, fur coat with rose, womens portrait,

IG: @aglazier1 Continuous Lights

Womens portrait, Womens fashion, black lipstick, woman leather vest

IG: @markehlll Light: Apollo Orb

Womens portrait, Womens fashion, black lipstick, woman leather jacket

IG: @wwhathehale Light: Apollo Orb

Vintage womens fashion, Womens fashion, womens portrait, Vintage camera, photo with prop, fashion

IG: @aglazier1 Continuous Lights

The styling for this shoot was by Gerardo Sumano (IG: @good_society) or Kim Mackenzie (IG: @kimmyk_15) or Vanessa Godfrey (IG: @van.godfrey). Makeup Artist: Melanie Pina (IG: shanik_beauty)

Sponsors:
Harts Tux and Gowns
Hart’s By LaNeige Great place for prom and bridal dresses as well as fabulous tuxedos! Located in Idaho Falls, ID Find THE ONE at Harts! www.hartstuxandgowns.com (IG: @hartstuxandgowns)

Floral Art Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls florist located at: 895 W Broadway 208.529.4887
IG: @floralartif

Models:
Ashleigh Kubik (IG: akubezz)
Noelle Helm (IG: @noellehelm)
Mckenna Wilson (IG: @kennawilly)
Brianna Burt (IG: @brianna.g.burt)
Ana Glazier (IG: @aglazier1)
Markehl Erickson (IG: @markehlll)
Haley Niccolls (IG: @wwhathehale)

Johnson Family Portraits

Johnson Family Portraits

Capturing the Beauty of a Family

Exciting news: this was my first paid client shoot! I’m sure you’re all wondering how this came about. Well, since my family has learned that I have started to take photography seriously, they want me to take photos of their families. At my grandpa’s house, we have a huge wall with all of the grandchildren’s portraits, so my Aunt Joni thought it would be a good idea to take portraits of the children to update the wall. So the plan was for me to take headshots of the children. The more I thought about it, I figured it would be a good idea to capture some group portraits as well. The hardest part of this whole shoot was finding a day that worked. So, after rescheduling a few times, I finally got the opportunity to take their portraits on March 18th!

By doing this I learned a lot of things. First off, it’s important to have fun with the clients! When you do that, you get more real smiles, as well as some cute candid shots. Second thing I learned is that official client shoots sound a lot scarier than they actually are. If you know what your client expects, there isn’t really much to stress about. Finally, I learned that it is a great idea to take photos of people you care about. I was worried about doing portraits because clients tend to be picky on those types of things, so in my mind I wasn’t originally comfortable with the idea of taking pictures of family members because I didn’t want to disappoint them. I was wrong, and it is actually fun to take pictures of people that you know. I can’t wait to take more portraits, because when you’re behind the camera you do get to know people even better, even if you already know them.

Now I want to tell you about my client. My Aunt Joni is seriously super mom. After common core took over the public school system, my aunt and uncle both decided it was best for their family to start homeschooling, and so my aunt became their teacher. She cares so much about her children, and looks for exciting ways to teach them. (I am actually a little jealous of all the fun projects they get to do in school that I didn’t.) She also loves writing, and has been working on writing books. She started a website called Joni’s Mania where she talks about the different things she’s learning. This includes everything from writing to trying to being published. You should check out her website! Joni also teaches piano, and has helped her children learn violin and voice. My aunt is also a wonderful cook and baker. I love going over to their house for family dinner, because it’s good food and good company. Anyways without further ado I present to you some of their photos.

womens portraits, womens headshot, childrens portraits, idaho portrait photography, girls portrait, girls headshots

mens portraits, mens headshot, childrens portraits, idaho portrait photography, boys portraits, boys headshot

womens portraits, womens headshot, childrens portraits, idaho portrait photography, girls portrait, girls head shot

mens portraits, mens headshot, childrens portraits, idaho portrait photography, boys headshots, boys portraits

womens portraits, girls portraits, childrens portraits, idaho portrait photography, sister photography, family portraits

mens portraits, boys portraits, childrens portraits, idaho portrait photography, brother photography, candid portraits, family portraits

childrens portraits, idaho portrait photography, sibling photography, candid portraits, family portraits

womens portraits, portraits, childrens portraits, idaho portrait photography, mother daughter photography, family portraits

portraits, childrens portraits, idaho portrait photography, mother son photography, family portraits

womens portraits, portraits, childrens portraits, idaho portrait photography, mother daughter photography, family portraits

portraits, childrens portraits, idaho portrait photography, mother son photography, family portraits