County Fair Time

Roger here. Big day at Vintage Creek. Today we deliver our print entries to the county fair. Brittany and I are each entering seven prints and there are big things at stake. The loser (in terms of ribbon count) has to buy Slurpies and the winner has bragging rights for the whole year.  I thought i would share a few of each of our entries. Mine first:

Here are some of Brittany’s entries:

 

Pack your bags!

This was a very special session that we did for a very great couple that is planning on getting married in Mexico this summer. Sometimes all you have to do to use some of the best props is ask! Big thanks to Mach 5 Aviation in Auburn for letting us borrow their plane.

Here is the custom tri-fold Save The Date card we designed for them as well. It has such a cute refrigerator magnet with it!

Singing in the rain…

Just because we have wet weather doesn’t mean we still cant have fun! Introducing the crazy, spontaneous, fun and slightly wet Casagrande family! I’ve been waiting for a family to let me try some rainy day weather portraits and they rose to the occasion. I’m in love with the bright colors and fall leaves we got.  Thank you Casagrande family for  a truly creative and unique session.

If you think you and your family might be interested in something like this check out our Pintrest page . I have a category called “Looking for a family to try these…”  It’s a place of all the ideas I’d like to try or call us with your own!

Steampunk!

I organized a Steampunk photo shoot earlier this month. What is Steampunk? The Oxford English Dictionary defines Steampunk as “a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, rather than advanced technology.” Think Victorian era meets Jules Verne.

I spent a couple of months scrounging garage sales and the swap meets for gadgets and gizmos that would fit this genre. I had collected some interesting backgrounds that I had planned to use with my models in post production. Lucky for me, Melissa had a Victorian Christmas party in December and provided me with a wealth of Victorian costumes.

This first image above is Christopher. He is the son of a good photography friend of mine. So you can see the type of work that goes into this image, I’ll show the original pictures.

First is the image of Christopher shot against a plain wall. Lighting is from a front light (not shown) and the two edge lights.

The background is made up of some close up watch parts contributed by my neighbor, the jeweler.  I extracted Christopher from his image and add a grunge routine to bring out detail and add him to the background of the watch images (adding a color overlay).

Here are a few more from this shoot. Thanks again to Richelle, Christopher, Holly, Amber and Lauren for modeling. Thanks Melissa for the costuming.