Lana Del Rey Inspiration

The lovely Kelly Harrison modeled after Lana Del Rey.  Don’t they look like sisters??  It blows my mind every time.  We wanted to do a styled shoot together and when I found myself listening to one of Lana’s songs on Pandora I just knew that was the direction we had to go.  And of course we enlisted the help of our always talented friend Ashlyn Landrum for makeup and she introduced us to Joshua Cruz-Magee who did a phenomenal job with recreating many of Lana’s iconic hairstyles.  He even styled her hair scarf!  All of these people are so talented in their own ways and I can’t believe how fortunate I am to have been able to work with them all again.

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Inspired by Dior

I have had the pleasure to work with Sarah before and once I saw pictures from her senior prom and saw her gold dress – WHOA.  I had to do a shoot with her in it.  I have always loved Charlize Theron an the Dior ads she has been featured in recently and it just seemed more than perfect to feature Sarah in a Dior-inspired session with makeup and hair styling by the always immensely talented and sweet Ashlyn Landrum.  Ashlyn keeps blowing me away with all of the work she has done.  She’s the perfect package!!  Hair AND makeup? I’m so impressed.  Not to mention she always livens up the shoot and offers creative insight.  This session is definitely my favorite to date and working with people like Sarah and Ashlyn really spoils a photographer.


June 15, 2012 - 12:59 pm

michelle leibel - oooh kaitlyn these are stunning

June 15, 2012 - 12:59 pm

mleibel - ooh kaitlyn, these are stunning!

The Epic Collaboration

Monday I had the chance to work with one of my favorite makeup artists ever – she is literally SO talented!!  Krista Delvalle has the ability to make a person feel so comfortable and look stunning in a creative way that just makes my jaw drop every time I see her work.  I watched her Monday create masterpieces for model after model without complaining once!  Then Tuesday I had the pleasure of working with Stephanie Toll of 88 Love Stories to photograph her beautiful friend Brooke who was lucky enough to have Krista create ANOTHER masterpiece with her makeup.  Way too stunning.  I have loved meeting and working with Krista and Stephanie.  It just shows was an amazing industry this is, especially when you open yourself up to new experiences and meeting new people.  Please enjoy the following session featuring the talents of so many talented and sweet people.


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Makeup and hair styling by Ashlyn Landrum.

Model: Lilly Facka

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Senior Session Contest Winner – Alyssa

When I first met Alyssa at a bridal consultation, I knew she was going to be the sweetest person in the world.  She’s beautiful and a model of perfect southern charm!  Needless to say I was overjoyed when she entered the senior contest I hosted back in April and beyond ecstatic when she won!  I’ve been dying to put her in front of the camera even for just 5 minutes!!  The styled shoot consisted of some beautiful scenery in Beaverdam, VA on a lovely Morgan horse farm and features Zach, our handsome horse model.  A floral headpiece was custom designed for Alyssa for the session and we brought on Krista Rose Delvalle for her outstanding makeup artistry.  She did a stunning job!!  All in all, it was the most perfect day with the most amazing people you could ever meet.  Sessions don’t get any better than this!!

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June 6, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Phyllis Mullins - Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!