Portraits of Reese

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.

With You Came Silence

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.

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Reese at the Beach

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.

Lazy Summer

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.

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Kristin on the Potomac

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.

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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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