Walmart series: 3 sisters

I don't go to Walmart often, in fact, it's been over 4 years. But when I do I make sure to go at midnight, on Friday, with 3 sisters.  This for a personal and fun project loosely inspired by the #hobbylobby challenge. 

Don't let the fun antics fool you, all three of these girls are inspiring creatives with their own businesses.

Kelsy is CEO and dress designer of DiDomenico Design
Kendra, CEO and jewelry creator for Kendra Lee Designs
Johnna, CEO and videographer/journalist for Johnna Michelle Productions


Kelly and the deer skull

In early March, I was walking in the woods with Luna and we came across a half decomposed deer skull. This wasn't the first time I had seen dead animals/parts in the woods but this skull had antlers. In other words it looked cool and it triggered something in my special little brain. Using a few of Lunas poop bags I covered it and took it home in hopes I could clean/prepare it for 'display'. This turned out to be both a mistake (the smell) and a success (final product). After Googling DIY taxidermy techniques and spending the next few weeks using cold water maceration technique, I'll spare the details, it finally came out. 

Now onto Kelly. I worked with Kelly at the beginning of this year when I visited Richmond. It was a great shoot, cool and  casual. We agreed we would do a round two and it was nice to know that the deer skull intrigued her as much as it did me. I think it turned out pretty well, kinda of a creepy, beautiful and abstract thing.


Images with Anna

I met Anna in the fall of 2014 when Kristiaan and I photographed the team at Taylor & Hov. Recently we teamed up for a fun, sexy free spirited shoot. The goal was put together a few outfits and see what happens. Clearly we improvised but the results were stunning nonetheless.  We even had the chance to try the levitation technique, I think it came out amazing! 

I was so impressed by how fierce, fun and fearless she was!


Creative Portraits with Sam

Sam inspired Kristiaan and I a few years ago for her and Luke's engagement session. Kristiaan came up with the idea of levitating her and together (all 4 of us) we made it happen along with plenty other amazing images. See the proof heremake sure you visit that link

Fast forward 2 years and a few conversations later I was able to work with Sam again. While levitation was not something I was going for I did try and get something a little on the moody side with a hint of darkness.