Group Fashion

Group Fashion

Capturing Style in Pairs

Group 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.

 

Couple portrait, Fashion portrait, Mens portrait, Womens portrait, Womens fashion, mens fashion, Pink and Yellow light

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

Couple portrait, Fashion portrait, Mens portrait, Womens portrait, Womens fashion, mens fashion, camo print

IG: @akubezz @isthatmal Lighting: Apollo Orb

Couple portrait, Fashion portrait, Mens portrait, Womens portrait, Womens fashion, mens fashion, Pink and Yellow light

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

Couple portrait, Fashion portrait, Mens portrait, Womens portrait, Womens fashion, mens fashion, camo print

IG: @akubezz @isthatmal Lighting: Apollo Orb

Wedding portrait, Bride and Groom, Couple portrait, Wedding Season

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

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:
Josh Smith (IG: @josh.is.frsh)
Noelle Helm (IG: @noellehelm)
Jamal Taylor (IG: isthatmal)
Ashleigh Kubik (IG: akubezz)
Jake Gardner (IG: @jakegardner)
Brianna Burt (IG: @brianna.g.burt)

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.

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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

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Auxiliary Lighting in Portraits

Auxiliary Lighting in Portraits

Einsteins, Westcott Spider Light, and Speedlights

Auxiliary lighting is a great way to ensure good consistent lighting in your portraits. Now there are many different types of auxiliary lighting including flashes and continuous light. I used Einsteins, the Westcott Spider Light, and Speedlights in the examples below. The first 5 images were taken with the spider light. The next two images were with the einstein, and the last image used a speedlight. If you want more tips on lighting patterns or speedlights click the word.

womens portrait, auxiliary lighting, continuous lighting, westcott spider light portrait, westcott spider light, studio portrait

womens portrait, auxiliary lighting, continuous lighting, westcott spider light portrait, westcott spider light, studio portrait

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Group Portraits

Group Portraits

Tips on Capturing a Group

Group portraits are very hard to capture. It’s hard to get everyone looking in the same direction, with a normal face. So some tips on how to overcome that to take lots of pictures of the same pose. One of those is bound to look normal. My next tip is to not be afraid to tell the models were to look. This will ensure that they all look at you. My last tip is make sure your models look natural. It shows when they are uncomfortable, and no one likes that. If you want some more tips the digital school of photography has some great tips.

group portrait, womens portrait, womens group, blowing kisses,

The group portrait above was taken with a continuous light, whereas the group portraits below were taken in natural light.

couple portrait, married couple, winter portrait,

group portrait, winter portrait, hot hands, hand warmers, idaho portrait

This last group shot was taken to be turned into an advertisement. I know it’s cheesy but hot hands do make happy hands.

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