Sunday, February 15, 2009


Some low-key images of a friend Jesse for phase 3! He was an awesome model, and just a wonderful guy all around. I had a ton of fun shooting that night and I'm happy with all the shots I got. Let me know what you think!

This was the image I use to hand in for the assignment.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Some pictures of a friend Emily taken for a high key assignment at Hallmark. This was the first time since her wedding that she wore her wedding gown :) I think they are absolutely stunning. Let me know what you think!

My personal favorite...

Thursday, February 5, 2009


These are some portraits of my friend Felicia. I thought the best day to take these would be when the temperature was below zero. ha. It was brutal outside last saturday. But I am so happy with the images, Felicia is absolutely beautiful! Thanks again for modeling!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Family Portrait

I went to my boyfriend Johns house for the weekend to do some shooting and celebrate his grandfathers 89th birthday. I took some pictures for his family and one for my project here at Hallmark. The first picture I took was the portrait I used for my project (it couldn't include John because he's a student and I also couldn't include his sister Fellicia because I used her in another outdoor shoot which I will post soon) So I had his mother, father, brother Joey and grampa ( who dosn't speak much english) They were such great sports, letting me rip apart their living room and having them all dress alike. His grandfather was so funny during the photo shoot. He kept mumbling in polish during the shoot, which everyone understood but me. This made everyone laugh and I just kept shooting. The second images is of Johns family that I took for them to have. I love the pictures and his family!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Art Historical Reference

For phase two we had a art historical reference project where we had to copy a painting or illustration. I choose a Mark Rothko painting (my favorite painter), who painted mostly large blocks of color. The website for his work is I had a really hard time with this project. My first idea was to make a collage of images I took that were all the colors of the painting. In the end I didn't have close to the amount of images I would need to do it. So I came up with this idea. I'm really happy with the ay it came out. Let me know what you think!
This is the original image.

And this is what I did for the reference.

Self Portrait

This is my self portrait for Phase Two. It was one of those days that was below zero and snowing off and on. FREEZING! But totally worth it. I really had a hard time coming up with a concept for this shoot, but I looked through my idea book and found something similar. I've decided that in all my self portraits my face will be covered in some way. ha. (you can check out my first self portrait in the Phase 1 Final post) I hope you like it as much as I do!