Had an amazing art filled weekend with Leah Astore and Zack Stone. Leah has quickly become not only a wonderful friend, but one of my favorite models to photograph and pose with. <3
These were some of my favorite photos of Leah that I took on film (and digital) this past Saturday - if you want full sets, go visit her Patreon.
Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/leahastore
Loved babysitting this cutie on Sunday. <3
Shot some photos of the opening acts for Le Bucherette this past week at Brighton Music Hall.
First band to go on was “Elsewhere” (Adam’s project) and then it was the touring LA all girl rock band, “Stars At Night”.
Here are my favorites from the set with “Stars At Night”. (Everything was digital this time, no film unfortunately.)
Um, this kid rocks and he brought me A&E coffee because I was taking his photos so I automatically think he’s the coolest thing since sliced bread. He also posed for the album art of my upcoming single, “Black Tears” so I’m WICKED stoked for you all to see that when it finally drops, but for now, here are my fav “test” shots we did after we shot the album art promo.
Adam’s cousin wanted some portraits done of her and her three year old daughter, so I shot them a few Sundays ago while he was at band practice.
Kodak Gold 200 ISO 100
I LOVE HOW THESE TURNED OUT. That is all.
Kodak Gold 200 ISO 64
Pentax K1000 50mm
Winter blues are hitting me hard lately, so I don’t have much to say other than, “look at these pretty photos I took of this kick ass model I met via IG”. So, I’m going to do that.
Dafne is absolutely, without a doubt, a fantastic model to work with. (I mean, look at how she emotes. SO. GOOD.) ANNNNNND she drove all the way up to Keene, NH from MA to shoot with me, which I mega appreciated, because I currently do not have a car.
To make the drive worth my model’s time, I try really hard to shoot at least two concepts in a sitting. Three is better, but two is fair. This was also a test shoot, so we did a very basic wardrobe, and just made them moody AF because it’s freezing, and nobody wants to be outside to begin with.
BUT YAY FOR THE ART, AM I RIGHT.
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Anyway, for those that know me, I’m very heavy on symbolism, so I threw in a nod to some of my cult heritage in these photos (as you can see on set one). Photography, I guess if nothing else, can be cathartic.
Kind of a quick little post, but this is my set for the test shoot I did with Sasha from a few weeks ago. We shot inside “Mon Amie”; a local jewelry boutique store here in Keene, NH. Everything was shot on film.
Love how simply elegant these are, but would like to try this concept again with either a higher speed film, or a continuous lighting set up, as some of the shots (that I did not include here) were a lot grainier (even for film standards) than I would have preferred. As you can tell, the best shots were near the window. Gotta love natural light.
Sasha is fantastic model, and the owner of Mon Amie, was absolutely lovely. Can’t wait to work with both of them again!
Model : @sasha.explores
Jewelry : Mon Amie Fine Jewelry in Keene, NH
Film Scanning : Monadnock Imaging
Equipment : Kodak Gold 200 + Ektar 100 // Pentax K1000 50mm
I AM SO BEHIND. GOD. HOW.
Ever since I was medically discharged from the Army (your girl got a lot of stress fractured bones during basic training, so that kind of sucks, but it is what it is), but anyway, I have so much to catch up on. I will eventually do that, but for now, here is my latest, latest, shoot with my boyfriend Adam Soucy. He’s a professional drummer out of the Southern NH / Boston, MA area, so go give him love too.
Adam’s Links :
IG : @adamgsoucy
We were out frolicking around being all romantic and stuff, and I had him pull over really quick so I could take some shots of him with the overcast lighting we were getting that day. Really, really, love how these turned out. We got the vibey / musician magazine look going on here, so I was happy.
K1000 Pentax / 50mm / Kodak Gold 200
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Last wedding of the season for me was in Salem, MA, and it was gorgeous. Tim and Anna were darling, and the day was beautiful.
Most people would hate that it rained that day (including the poor bride) but the lighting was perfect, and historic Salem is one of the best wedding backdrops I've had the opportunity to photograph so far. I took hundreds of photos that day, so as usual, I'm only posting the favs, or moments that help further the narrative of the day.
I got my film back today! WEE! Film was developed and scanned by Monadnock Imaging in Keene, New Hampshire. I used to work there, so my film gets turned around pretty quickly.
Anyway, I haven't shot my sister in awhile, and so when we hung out a couple weeks ago, I had her model for me on black and white film. We literally took 7 photos, and that's all we needed. It was raining that day, and we had just been hanging in my room, so I snapped a few photos of her next to my window. I had her throw on a jacket I found in Portland, Oregon when I went up there with Demi Petersen in March, and I LOVE the way the texture of the piece showed up on the film. Also, it's from the 80's, so extra bonus!
I've been actively shooting my loved ones so I can add them to my photo album that I'm putting together before I leave for the Army, so I was pretty stoked about these. (Side note : It was cool that my sis was comfortable showing off her sensual side for this shoot. She's not my kid sister anymore. Love you Lizzie.) Here is every shot we took!
While in New England to photograph a wedding, I caught up with my friend Steph. We walked around Bedford, New Hampshire, took some photos on the side of the road, and then ate the best damn yogurt thing I've ever had, at Bedford Village Inn, (like the posh and classy ladies that we are), and I ordered a wine called the "Velvet Devil" because of course I did. As Steph put it, "If God ever made a wine for Anna Madsen, it would be called the Velvet Devil".
She's right. (Hope God was listening, cause I could use some of that Velvet Devil right now, while I try and finish editing this wedding).
Anyway, we finished our overpriced, but fancy as fuck brunch, and then chatted in her car for another hour or so, before I bid this lady farewell. I love this girl, I'm going to miss her.
Hope you dig the photos, ladies and gents. <3
Obviously, I've been awful about updating my blog on here (something I'll get better about doing) but here are some of my favorite wedding photos from last year in no particular order. I took thousands of wedding photos last year, so this was hard to narrow down, but I try to operate my blog posts like a gallery, so these are my absolute favorites.
Dem and I spent the day going to antique and consignment shops to purchase props and wardrobe for future shoots, but we decided to try and find the local hot springs we had heard about, so we could shoot one more set before it got too dark.
We drove for about a hour, and were unsuccessful in finding the hot springs (our GPS stopped working as we drove deeper into the forest), so we settled on doing a fine art concept in Oregon's brilliant and ancient landscape.
For those of you who don't know me, I like to portray stories in my photographs, but to be honest, for this concept in particular, both Dem and I didn't have a specific emotion in mind. Most of these photographs are a celebration of the female form, as well as the beauty of the backdrop.
I'm absolutely ecstatic with the images we got, and very impressed with the Cinestill film - as the name suggests, the colors emanate a very cinematic feel, and it is right in line with my preferred style of photography. I will definitely be shooting with this film again.
(Also shout out to Dem for getting naked in the freezing weather)!
Dem and I trekked up to Oregon, and we ended up in Bend, (about four hours from Portland) to visit her aunt. I had never been to the Pacific Northwest, nor had I ever shot with Cinestill film before, so I was pretty excited to get out there and shoot.
These images were taken inside a quirky antique store, and right outside in the parking lot. The film I had in my camera at the time was a daylight film (50 ISO) so I was worried the photographs we took inside may have been too dark, but I pushed the film a few stops, and they ended up okay. By the time we got outside, the lighting was fine, and I settled on pretty even exposures for the rest. Because the parking lot was limited in its inspiriation, I focused heavily on shadows, and capturing Dem's various emotional expressions.
All effects in camera. <3
I'm not on social media anymore. Kind of just got sick of it, so here I am instead. Nobody is probably going to read this anyway, but I don't really care. Dem and I created some epic shit in March, so I'm going to post them on here.
This shoot concept was all Dem - she wanted to do a "March" themed shoot for her Patreon, and honestly, I was really excited she asked me to be apart of it, because I love working with themes. Everything we used from this shoot was from the dollar store, so there wasn't any wicked photo shop going on in these images. (Yes, Dem is actually that flawless. I know. She is gorgeous, inside and out.)
We shot hundreds of images, because I chose to do digital for this session, but these were my top picks.
Music Vibes that Day :
Melanie Martinez - Cry Baby (Album)
Fifth Harmony - Top Down