Photo Shoot: Track Meet

A couple from my church coaches a track team for young kids and youth. They asked me if I could take some team pictures of the kids. I remember when I was in softball and a photographer came to take photos. I never thought photography would be a part of the answers I had at that age. “Where do I belong?” “What should I do with my life?”

I was a bit nerves taking photos of the team. Not only did I want to take beautiful photos but some of the parents were there watching. I remember what Creativelive teacher, Zack Arias, said about basic head shots, “They don’t want to see the photography they want to see the person.”

It was so fun interacting with the team. I wish I could see the parents reaction when they see the pictures of their kids.

Photo Shoot: Jasmine Rodriguez

The moment I met Jasmine, I noticed her great smile. Jasmine’s photo shoot is the last of the set that I did with make-up artist, Desiree & hair stylist, Veronica. You can see and read the other blog post with model’s Annie, Bianca, and  Melanie.

As soon as the girls finished glaming her up, we went in to the back yard and began the shoot. I thought it was interesting how each outfit affected her mood. It allowed me to capture a variety of different looks from her. You can click on any of the images to see more.

Credits:

Model: Jasmine
Make Up Artist: Desiree Carrillo
Hair Stylist: Veronica A. Hernandez
Photographer: Monica Briano

Photo Shoot: Melanie

The first time I had ever taken photos of Melanie she was pregnant with braces and I was shooting with film. You can see the shoot here. Her pregnancy photos was actually the first shoot I ever did and got paid for it. I was nerves to use film for a paying gig but it was all I had then. I captured some amazing shots that day but now digital is my best friend.

Recently some friends and I got together to do a fun photo shoot. Melanie was the third girl I shot that day. You can see Annie & Bianca if you click on their name.

It was great shooting Mel again. I love that she is a mother of two children and still looks young and beautiful. You can click on any of the photos to see more on flickr.

Credits:

Model: Melanie
Make Up Artist: Desiree Carrillo
Hair Stylist: Veronica A. Hernandez
Wardrobe Stylist: Bianca Jimenez
Photographer: Monica Briano

Photo Shoot: Bianca

The first photo shoot I did with Bianca I was a team of one so it was great to have some help with this shoot. Desiree did the make up and Veronica did hair. Bianca was the last model of the day so we wanted to do a more natural look on her.

I’m not sure what it is about a photo that makes us say, “Wow” but we all know it when we see it. Usually its a natural looking photo that was captured at the right type of lighting. I was able to get a few good photos even though it was the end of the day and our natural light was leaving us.

Here are the best of the shoot. You can click on any of the photos to see more on flickr.

Credits:

Model & Wardrobe Stylist: Bianca Jimenez
Make Up Artist: Desiree Carrillo
Hair Stylist: Veronica A. Hernandez
Photographer: Monica Briano