Grumpy Cat Luna

A re-edit of model Luna Mae at Cobb’s Hill Reservoir in Rochester, Monroe County, New York. My photo editing skills have progressed a lot since this photo shoot in spring 2018, so I decided to revisit one of my favorites. What do you think?


Primordial Sara Lynn

Alternative model Sara Lynn poses in a primal, goth-inspired outfit in Anna R. Page Forest Preserve in Northern Illinois. This grove of pine trees turned out to be a fitting location.

She is My Sin (Sara Lynn)

It was drizzling and foggy, but the gloomy weather helped contribute to the atmosphere in this eclectic photo shoot. Sara creates her own unique style and outfits.

She Upon the Black Wolf (Sara Lynn)

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Sara Lynn: Concrete Sunset

Alternative model Sara Lynn poses in a goth-inspired school girl outfit in Northern Illinois at a graffiti-covered spillway. Sara does her own makeup and puts together her eclectic outfits.

Breathe In, Breathe Out (Sara Lynn)

We got to this location just as the sun was setting – perfect timing and a perfect location. I’m very happy with how these turned out!

I'll Never be Yours (Sara Lynn)

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Studio Luna

I did this series with model Luna Mae in her Finger Lakes studio a few months ago, but didn’t get around to processing the photos until recently. I wanted to experiment with different lighting, but we weren’t able to get it dark enough in there to completely control the light.

Luna in Black II

Still, I think I got a few decent shots with the red light. This was my first studio shoot – a little too plain for my tastes. I need to have an interesting background; something that tells a story.

Luna up Close

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Maria on the Lake

Maria on the Lake V

Author, model, and actress Maria Libri-Sigle poses at the Island Bay Yacht Club on Lake Springfield in Springfield, Illinois. Even though it was a hot afternoon, she was very patient and made the whole process seem effortless from beginning to end.

Maria on the Lake I

I think this was one of my most “professional” looking photo shoots to date. The hardest part was choosing just a few photos to represent the series. Check out her books on Amazon.

Georgia’s Summer Days

Model and artist Georgia Alderson poses in a 1960s-inspired Boho V Neck Print Romper at Glacial Park Nature Preserve in McHenry County, Illinois. We braved all the inconveniences of shooting outdoors in the summer (including a mosquito infestation) to get this wonderful series.

Georgia's Summer Days IV

I wanted to capture a 1960s-style look and feel, using a custom preset in Adobe Lightroom from I love these presets because they allow you to choose a custom look for multiple photos and speed up the editing process quite a bit. I used three slightly different presets for this batch, and included a “regular” version so you can see what the original colors looked like.

Age of Aquarius II

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