Makeup Artist Rachel Lane

It's pretty cool how the first makeup artist I started following when I moved to the DC area now only lives 10 minutes from me! I was very pleased when  Rachel Lane agreed  to come help me test lighting in my new "studio" space.  Really it's just our guestroom/ my office with a single window and no overhead lights. But we did a lot with a little space. 

Even when my cat crashed our shoot, she rolled with the punches. Honored to be working with Rachel on a few upcoming projects. Keep your eyes peeled and check out her work in the link at the top of the page. 

Vintage World Rocks- Online Store

Number one: I LOVE INSTAGRAM.

Not only is it how I share my life most often, this has become the number one way I find clients, models and collaborators.  Insta is also how I got my kitty, so...

I found online retailer Vintage World Rocks. They operate out of D.C. and were looking to shoot their first look book. I love vintage clothing and the practical application in modern style.  We shot in Georgetown at a unnamed hotel.  We worked with a great team of women and had pretty perfect weather. Here are some of my favorite photos here, you can see and hop the look book at the link above.

Styling: Vintage World Rocks

Models: Sarah Armstrong, Christian Gonzalez, Karmin Brown, and Diamond

Hair: Hair Styles by Satira

Make Up: Sammi C. Garcia

Vintage Vagabond Wardrobe House- Washington D.C.

A couple of weeks ago I got to pop into Vintage Vagabond Wardrobe House for their fall preview event. I was lucky that they had a live model that I could shoot with, as she served as the main focal point for the evening. I generally shoot in natural light but brought out my new flash and such to practice.

It was awesome to meet the styling team and see all of the great pieces in store. I really look forward to a planned shoot with them. If the impromptu images ( literally only let them know I would attend the event an hour before hand) turned out this great, then I am sure a little planning could make things epic. I showed up barely introduced myself to the model who was already posing on the store roof top,  I started snapping and directing immediately.  We started shooting around 6:30 and wrapped at 9 pm. 

For the second look we left the roof top and hit the crowded streets of D.C. I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful golden light and the loud colors of the street. We found a greenery on the sidewalk across from the store and used that as an additional backdrop. 

For the third look we had a vintage velvet black dress to shoot and the sun had gone down. Time to bring out the flash and make some popping imagery. Most of these were shot in black and white in the halls of the store for a real vintage feel. 

The last look we made our way into the store itself and set up shop in what I kept referring to as "the pink room." They had a beautiful vanity that provided plenty of beautiful light for us to work with. 

A huge thank you to all the wonderful ladies at Vintage Vagabond Warehouse for inviting me to your event and welcoming me to the area! 

Model: Andrea 

Styling: Team at Vintage Vagabond Warehouse - 1833 14th ST NW 3rd floor (D.C.)

Hair: Alix founder of The Unicorn Tribe in Alexandria VA

Pinstripes Georgetown Wedding- Ray and Kathy

Ray and Kathy are a couple I met through my husband via USMC recruiting duty. They are a fun loving couple who are blending two families.  They kept their wedding intimate but not too serious. 

They selected Pinstripes as their venue. During the cocktail hour while we were taking Bridal photos guests got to enjoy snacks in an upscale lounge while bowling or playing bocce ball. Afterwards we headed upstairs to a private ballroom and bar for dinner and dancing. 

Kathy and her daughter spent time making the flower arrangements and center pieces All the little details of their family, careers,  and snoopy were scattered about so lovingly. From first look to first kiss to first dance, it was an honor to be a part of their day.