My latest shoot was with a model appropriately named “Summer.” I was in Scottsdale, AZ for a conference, and while the calendar said April, it was already 100 degrees in the Phoenix area, so Summer was definitely already there.
Summer (the model) was amazing! I reached out to her for a shoot with just a couple days notice. Not only was Summer up for the shoot, but she made a quick shopping trip for wardrobe, and had a wonderful recommendation for the shooting location.
Scottsdale is a big art town, and the area around the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is really cool. Lots of old stucco buildings like you picture being out west, but also tons of gardens and works of art to be the backdrops for photos. I’m so happy I got to do this shoot and I can’t wait to get back to Arizona!
I love doing this event, now twice a year! Rawartists.org is an international art collaborative that puts on large shows pretty regularly all over the world. As primary photographer for the Indy shows, part of my job is to get professional headshots of all of the artists.
Of course, they’re artists, so “professional” headshots are a little boring. After I get the real ones, I ask them to do something more fun =) Here’s a mishmash of some of the pro and fun shots.
Got another Yoga shoot with Colleen! She’s always amazing to shoot. She’s now an instructor at several locations around Indianapolis!
The theme of this shoot was more about experimenting with form and dramatic lighting of the muscles, almost like a fitness shoot. It was a lot of fun, I learned a lot, and I think I got some great results.