Shawnassy

What drew me to Shawnassy was her eyes, she has gorgeous beautiful blue eyes. Even though I sucked out all the color by making them black and white you can still tell through the images that she has amazing and clear eyes.

This was our first time working together and she was still in high school at the time but has now graduated and is now looking into some colleges and plans to move out of the city, possibly the state. It was an amazing time working with her, Shawnassy is an extremely talented model, she was able to pull off the exact look, mood and feel I was aiming for with ease, it's a rare fresh breath of air when I work with people who can model with minimal direction and nail what I am looking for.

These are the images we created, all were done with a Sony A7ii and 2 profoto d1's. Was tethering the images into CaptureOne which is my all time favorite RAW processing software. These are affiliate links and will help/support me immensely! I'll add a link to my gear list incase you are interested in purchasing something I own.

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Ashley. Te amo. (NSFW)

Well, at least that’s what here tattoo says haha. This was my first time working with Ashley Tejeda and I must say she did an amazing job, I’m in love with the images we got!

This was also my first time doing bare bulb lighting, it’s a little different with Profoto heads because the bulb isn’t exactly exposed, it’s behind a frosted glass which is what made want to give it a try and I have to admit, I really liked the lighting. For the most part I use to hate seeing harsh lighting, but now I understand the appeal!

As I was telling Ashley during the shoot, I want to go back to being a photographer and not a retoucher. I hated myself with how much time I’d spend on editing an image or thinking that I “had” to edit an image. I don’t want to make it look as if I had to retouch the girls to make them look good, I want to women that they look amazing without photoshop. So now my retouching is just that, retouching, now I work hard to give the images a look as if there was no retouching done. I am now focusing on taking pictures of people being real, not extra posey or over doing anything just simple, original, authentic and raw beauty with a hint of sexy. In my eyes women are gods (or whatever your belief is) most perfect/imperfect design, only reason why I say imperfect is because we can bleed, die, hurt and break, and well I to photograph the beauty and turn into my art. So I’ll go as far as the people are willing to go with me as far as showing their bodies and expressing their femininity and Ashley allowed me to both push the limit and show her and who she is as much as possible and I thank her for that. These are the images we created.

 

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 50mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 50mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 50mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 50mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 50mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 50mm