Monthly Archives: May 2014

cale | styled shoot

A year ago, I shot the lovely Cale and her handsome husband Jesse in a styled shoot amongst the pretty cherry blossoms.  After that shoot, we snuck off with just Cale for a few creative portraits and then unfortunately life & work got too busy and I had to put these pictures on the back burner for a while.  Recently I was finally able sit down and work on these photos and it was like waking up on Christmas morning!  I love each of these shots so much and am so happy to finally be able to share them.

The styling and vision for this shoot came about very organically– I had a few ideas to start and then both Sunita (the makeup artist & hair stylist) and Cale (the model) brought their own unique ideas to the shoot, so it was very much a collaborative effort.  I love working with such stylish and creative women!  Oh– and did I mention that Cale’s not even an actual model?  Just a super beautiful girl- inside & out.

We did this shoot as a way to help us stretch ourselves creatively– without any worries of delivering anything specific to a client.  I especially loved playing around with my editing and trying new things.  We shot it in about 30 minutes at twilight after the sun had just gone down and I love that this gave the pictures a bit of a dark, haunting feel.  I shot the whole thing with a 5omm f1.4 lens.

Thanks again to the amazing/inspiring/superhuman Sunita Sumaru for always being my creative partner on these shoots.  Your hair & makeup talents know no limits!

And thanks to the gorgeous Cale for bringing so much style, grace and personal wardrobe pieces (haha!) to the shoot.  You’re so inspiring to photograph!

May 14, 2014 - 12:52 pm

sunita Omg! Seriously worth the year wait!!! Love the mood in all these pictures!

September 2, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Kelly Seriously wow! Your talent is amazing.

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