I have studied and admired the work of Crave photography. I find her work to be stunning and am so excited to have finally saved up the money to take one of her mentoring classes this January. Apart from shooting, editing, mentoring, and designing templates for photographers, she also has amazing giveaways. I think this time she has topped, even herself with the choice of a Canon 85 mm 1.2 lens or a Nikon 85 mm 1.4 lens. Wish me the best. I hope I win!!
I have been so behind on my blog posts but I had to share some photos from a kids vintage shoot I did a while back. I loved the concept and hope to do more themed shoots in the future. If you are looking for some great places to find vintage inspired clothing for your little rockababies I have listed a few sites I found. If you are interested in doing a similar shoot with your children give me a call.
Girls 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s dresses
Barbara is a VIP client of mine I have photographed her several times and every time I find myself blown away by her beauty, ambition, endurance, and joy. This shoot is for her portfolio at http://home.sfcasting.com/. She wanted some corporate/catalog looking stuff (most of her stuff is too hot for the average job)! We only did 3 outfits and one set up (the woman loves her black, but who doesn’t). Here are a few of my favorites!
Are you kidding me?!!! No retouching, smoothing, blending, nada. I love her skin. She won’t mind me telling you she is 42, yeah you can pick your jaw up off the ground now.
Can you say Cindy Crawford? This is my favorite style for hair, I am such a 90’s girl. Her hair is just fabulous, it’s like a Pantene commercial.
This is so Macy’s catalog, I love how it looks as if she has a bounce in her step.
For those who read my last blog about Barbara, you know she is a black belt and did competition ball room. Here is one of her dance stances. This works because it is her being her. It also looks like something on an American Idol poster, lol!
I often tell my models to look into the light. This give the illusion that they are interacting with someone in the room. It makes you feel as if you are capturing a moment between two people.
Even though I chose one with the hand to face, there is nothing more feminine than a woman’s hands. Also there is a sense of comfort and sensuousness when you see a woman run her fingers through her hair. This is why clothing /lingerie models do it a lot.
The following didn’t make the cut and I will explain why. If you are trying to get into modeling take notes.
Ok, holding the jacket over your shoulder is typically for men models, woman have hard time pulling this off without looking masculine, also even though it feels natural to put your hand on your thigh it usually captures as if it is in your crotch, so make sure your hand is slightly on the outside of your leg.
As adorable as Barbara looks in this picture, her hand is amputated by her hair. When running your hand through your hair, make sure your fingers are showing toward camera and that you aren’t blocking your face.
In a classic Victoria’s secret pose I asked Barbara to hold her neck. It is very hard to do this while maintaining a long neck. This did not work with the jacket because it hid too much of her body. Tip, drop your shoulders and don’t hide your hand behind your back.
This shot makes Barbara appear to be short. Her shoulders are too high. It feels coy to scrunch up your shoulders but, it doesn’t photograph well. This shot would be great if the shoulders were dropped more.
As stunning as Barb’s face is I want to see more of it!! Looking out the corner of your eyes isn’t as sexy as it may seem. Don’t turn your head too far from camera, the first shot above is much more flattering.
I thought I would get everyone’s creative juices going with some pics I found online of the location we will be doing our Bombshell Bash at.
These are some shots taken by other photographers at the Museum.
The cool diner, love the black and white tile.
Someone is getting on that horse!!
See that plane coming out the roof? So cool.
I am going to have fun playing with these different colors.
My favorite of all, I think, the silver aluminum and the grass. I see someone wearing my apron and tutu gardening maybe?
Hope you have been inspired. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
It’s back!!!! This seasons event is going to be the biggest and most amazing, ever. The location, Reiff’s gas station, which is a vintage museum has everything a girl could want in a backdrop from a real 50’s style diner, gas station, and vintage cars. I will have accessories and some clothing options for those of you with a limited wardrobe. You will be able to see some of my available items on my facebook fanpage under vintage props, I am updating them this week.
Some frequently asked questions:
Do you provide clothing?
Do I have to were lingerie?
How early should I be there to get made over?
Are you going to make me skinny?
How many pictures should I expect from 2 outfits/ four poses?
How long before I get my CD?
Do I get to pick my own photo for my complimentary 11×14 poster?
Can I pay less if I do my own hair and make up?
Can I order extra prints, calendars, coffee table books etc. from you?
How do I book my slot?
I would love to do this, but, I need to lose a little weight first.
I am not comfortable having my picture taken.
I don’t have any vintage clothing.
Below are some quotes from women just like you:
“Brandee is the sweetest, most creative photographer I have ever met. Brandee and her hair/make-up artists really made me believe that I was/am beautiful, and then she sent the photos to prove it! Everyone who’s seen my pictures is asking me “who is the photographer? and how can I get my photos done, too?” My only regret in referring her is that now I fear I’ll never be able to get another appointment!”