Alternative model Sara Lynn poses in a skeletal bodysuit, black skirt, and custom-made skull tiara in Greenwood Cemetery in Rockford, Illinois. I opted for a yellowish-tinted, well-lit background to contrast with her outfit. I think the purple streaks in her hair add the perfect dash of color.
In this photo shoot, model Reese C. poses at Kilgore Falls in rural Maryland. I returned to my 35mm lens for some of these portraits, which while not traditionally considered a portrait lens, has a quality I can’t quite put my finger on.
Kilgore Falls is a great place to shoot. I’ve been looking for a waterfall like this for years, something with the classic waterfall look, and secluded enough to not be interrupted by a horde of visitors. We did this photo shoot on a relatively cold autumn morning, so few people were there, but it was too cold to get too close to the falls.
Model and activist Prisca Bejjani explores Leesburg, Virginia on a bright and sunny morning. For these photos, I opted for a light and airy look.
The old streets, storefronts, and homes were a wonderful backdrop for this vintage-inspired photo shoot.
Model Reese C. poses on the Potomac River at sundown in northern Virginia. The sunset provided soft tones and colors ideal for model photography, but unfortunately an intervening line of trees blocked most of the direct sunlight.
Reese was a great choice for this shoot, and the tones and colors came out much nicer than my previous attempt at a beach location last year.
Model Kristin Spealman at Leesylvania State Park on the Potomac River in northern Virginia earlier this summer. A storm was rolling in, and we finished the shoot just as it started raining. I love this location, but the weather can be unpredictable!
This definitely wasn’t a “glamor shoot.” I opted for a grittier, more dramatic look with deep grays in the shadows. I thought it would fit more with the gloomy, overcast sky.
Model Lisa LaRoo poses for a portrait at Patriot Park in a light summer dress and a laurel of blue flowers.
These portraits were taken last spring, after a hiatus from model photography of several months. I opted for a simple, bright and clean look with minimum re-touching.