Germantown, MD- Test Shoot with Katie

A couple of weeks ago I got to work with Katie. Katie is a multi-agency model based both in DC and Philadelphia. She drove up to my townhouse so we could play around and test some ideas. I didn't have much of an angle, but wanted to test some lighting situations, one of which didn't work so much but we ended up going to Ridge Road Park which is practically around the block from my house and ended up most of our shoot there. We got lucky it was a cooler day and she could wear long sleeves without melting. 

While the first location was completely unplanned it turned out to be my favorite. After the park we came back to my place and got weird in the alley behind my place... with a wagon and goggles I painted as she was on her way over. The first image actually made its way to the Vogue Italias- Photo Vogue Best Of list.

Lastly I borrowed a couple of 80's showgirl headdresses from Stage and Screen in Frederick MD and wanted to go for this weird  old school makeshift studio shoot with harsh lighting and a sad showgirl. 

We ran a little over our two hour estimation, but that tends to happen when you are chatting and making a connection. We had fun and with no direction we made some really interesting and diverse imagery. 


Bonita Maas Park- Melissa's Bridal Shower

On Saturday I was invited to photograph a bridal shower  of Melissa, a friend of a woman I met when I lived in California and then reconnected with in South Carolina, and then we meet here in Maryland for this momentous event. 

Melissa is in the landscaping business and the details of her bridal shower showed her love for plants.


Hand stamped seed packets were gifted to those who attended.

The shower games were fun and interactive. 

Gifts from the handmade to the humorous. 


And the fun whisper bench!

Congrats on your engagement Melissa!