Hudson Valley Photographer { Elora Zamora }

So this is Elora, a gorgeous singer here in Hudson Valley.  She came to me, wanting to up her game with some great pictures for her singing career.  She knew how important branding yourself can be to getting that next big gig.  For other people to take you seriously, first you need to take your own career seriously.  Because she was such a pretty girl already, I knew that I could get away with doing simple looks for her, because I knew she would be able to really carry the shots.  It really depends on peoples personalities when you’re doing shots like these.  If they are interesting enough I think you can get away with simpler

Hudson Valley Headshot Photographer { Channelle }

Look at me being better about doing writups on my blog.  All of these images were shot last springtime, but that’s just how far behind on blogging I am.  It’s terrible, I never know what to write about, and I end up yammering on about how much I miss the springtime/summertime.  But yeah the summer has finally come.  Well spring I guess.  And I couldn’t be more excited to get some great shots done this time of year.   I’ve got a bunch of shoots lined up that I’m super excited for.  I want to make this the year that some of my model portfolio headshots make it into a major agency book.  The hard part about that, is that I’ll have to actually start making it out to L.A. or SF more this year.  I don’t think that w

Hudson Valley Fashion Photography { Fashion Shoot for Wilhelmina Model Sarah Weeks }

Well if you can’t tell I’ve been trying to catch up on all my blogging lately.  It’s about time I start taking my blogging more seriously, as it certainly does affect how my website performs.  This time I’m going to talk through a portfolio session I put together for one of the local Hudson Valley models sarah weeks.  She currently works with wilhelmina here in Hudson Valley, which is an awesome agency, and I was happy to get a chance to shoot her.  She was super easy to work with, and I feel like we got some great shots.  Shots that show a bit of emotion, and something dynamic for Sarah.

Portrait Photographer Hudson Valley { Antoine Du Chez Fashion Show }

So I recently got to do some fashion work for the Antoine Du Chez Spa in Cherry Creek.  Which was a total blast.  I love working with their creative team.  It’s a bunch of extremely passionate, and very talented folks that have a blast every time they get together.  They wanted me to come out and shoot their runway show, but I managed to get a few portrait style shots while I was there.

I’ve been learning how to use my beauty dish these days more and more.  I’ve figured out so many great uses for this wonderful little modifier.  It’s a blast to work with and produces such interesting light.  Some might call it boring, but it’s just so versatile with what you can do with the shots later.  I

Portrait Photographer in Hudson Valley { Barbie Portrait Session }

I had such a blast working with barbie.  She’s a local model, with a heart of gold.  Super sweet girl, I couldn’t believe how nice she was.  Anyways we wanted to put some new looks into her book.  She had worked with a lot of the big names in Hudson Valley so I had to make sure that we got something new and fresh for her.  I wanted to make sure these shots stood out amongst her other shots in her in portfolio so I worked on getting some new fresh lighting ideas, and some new looks from her.

Fashion Photographer in Hudson Valleyl Katie E Portfolio Session

What me? Not write any blog posts for months? ME?!?! No never.  I know it’s been too long, but I’ve just been having fun doing all sorts of crazy things.  These shots are from a fashion portfolio shoot I did a while ago, but I wanted to share them.  They are some of my favs.  Katie is a local model here in Hudson Valley, and a total blast to work with.  Super nice, we had a blast creating some great images.  I love it when I get to work with people that seem to really “get” it.  Ya know?

I can’t express how much fun I’ve been having with my fashion work.  It’s so much more creative than my other outlets, and I think it’s really caused me to focus on my techniq

Fashion Photographer in Hudson Valleyl Luccia Portfolio Session

Well if you guys can’t tell, I’m really into my fashion photography lately.  I’ve been putting a ton of effort into both learning and growing as an artist.  For those of you who don’t know, when I got into photography this was what I aspired to do.  And while it probably won’t ever pay the bills, it will remain to be a part of my artistic being.  I can’t tell you how giddy and excited I get by this style of portrait work.

I say portrait work because to me, I’m so interested in capturing an emotion in the moment of the shot.  I love that feeling that you’re peering through a window that maybe you shouldn’t be.  That you’ve caught some interesting precipito

Fashion Photographer in Hudson Valley { A shoot with Demery }

I’ve been doing so much fashion photography lately, and I just love it.  It’s such a blast for me to be able to be super creative.  I love being able to come up with things that I can’t do on wedding or engagement photography.  Because of all that I finally rented my own studio space.  Which is awesome!  I’m so excited about it.  I just moved in a few days ago, and already I’m super happy about it.  It gives me the space I need to really work, which is something that i just couldn’t do when I was shooting out of my garage.  So here’s to me taking my photography to the next level!  Wish me luck.

Hudson Valley Fashion Photographer { Rebecca and Sidney.... What a pair }

In the interest of getting better and posting more frequently…. I’m going to start posting more pictures from my shoots and less discussion.  If you’re interested in knowing more about my lighting, hit me up in the comments and I’ll be glad to help you out.

These 2 girls were such a pair, we worked together on a bit of portfolio building for all of us, and man did we have some fun.  Here are a few of the different looks we were able to come up with while they were in my studio.

I should say Rebecca (the one in the orange shirt up there), is a helluva photographer in her own right, which is always interesting working with another photographer.  It can be bot

Hudson Valley Photographer { New Photoshop Mixer Brushes }

So I recently bought one of those Wacom pen tablets.  I really wish I would have done it sooner.  It has been so much fun playing with this thing!  I love how I can make really awesome looking brush strokes on a digital canvas.  It’s totally wild.  Now I do have the advantage of using photoshop CS5’s new Mixer brushes, and I have to say I’m totally amazed by how great they look.  Honestly it’s like painting with a real brush in your hand.  It does take a little getting use to with the whole hand eye coordination of making strokes on something below the screen while watching it happen on your monitor.  Sadly I’ve been too busy playing with digital painting to try my hand at some really