Monday, November 24, 2014

Back bend

I really like this image of model Little Liz. We got tired of waiting for Shannon to return and decided to take a couple of shots until she got back. Liz started to stretch and get ready for some more advance yoga poses and I quickly pushed the shutter while she was in a slight back bend. I duplicated the pose and flipped it onto itself. I think it turned out to be a very interesting abstract piece.

Monday, November 17, 2014


I had such a great time working with Little Liz I decided to have her come back for another shoot. This time I asked her if you would be willing to shoot with Shannon and she agreed. After working for a little while Shannon excused herself for a few minutes and while we waited for her I caught this photo of Liz just looking off camera quietly waiting for Shannon to return. This was one of the highest complimented images I had reviewed by a local photography organization and gave me the inspiration to continue shooting with models.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Shooting a pro

For our final day of shooting in New Mexico we had scouted a little park near Mountainair and agreed to meet the model at a nearby town so she could follow use in. In meeting her we took a few minutes to talk about the shoot and share some general information about ourselves. We soon discovered that C.J. is a very accomplished photographer in her own right. She has shot for a few state parks and was at the time making her living with photography. We had a great time and I was able to capture some wonderful images. As C.J.’s photography business got more popular I agreed to only use a few select photos of her so that clients booking her would not see her in the buff while researching her before deciding to employ her. I have no problem doing this and wish all Gods blessings to her and hope she is still very successful.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Joshua tree

This is the final photo from Shannon Purdy’s first shoot in Madrid, New Mexico and its my personal favorite. Shannon had climbed up into a Joshua tree and the wind picked up momentarily causing her hair to cover her face. The way her hair blew and only partially covered her face and eyes really made me stare at the image and get involved in it. We have this on hanging in our room printed very large, 20 X 30 inches. I know it is one of her favorite images and brings back fond memories.