Away to India!

The time has finally come! 

I'll be spending the month of March traveling across incredible India! 

I won't be able to make phonecalls or texts and won't have much access to email. So if you wish to book a photo-shoot or simply have questions about my services, please hold tight until April 1st! I will respond to all messages as quickly as possible after that date. 

 

 

Strength and Beauty in the Air

There is strength and beauty floating in the air. Literally.

After only a month of training Graham Ervin makes the challenging art of aerial silks look effortless. The incredible founders Jordan Anderson and Clayton Woodson make the impossible possible with circus arts at Aerial Fit. They offer a variety of classes including aerial yoga, aerial silks, aerial hoop and static trapez.

I know that I am certainly inspired. 

These photos were taken at the Circus Building. Check out www.aerialfit.com for more information on Aerial Fit classes. 

Self Portraits

I've decided this year to commit to creating one self-portrait (photo) a month. Got to keep the creative juices flowing by experimenting with some ideas. Just. For. Fun. Often I am my own best model...so here goes. 

Portfolio Fun

I love when clients approach me to create images for a modeling/fitness portfolio. It's fun to shoot a whole variety of looks. Austin was a great model. I gave him lots of tips during the shoot and he responded really well. I hope these pictures help him book many modeling gigs. 

Holiday Portraits

I love the holidays... festive parties, gatherings of friends and family, pumpkin spice and twinkle lights. It is a time when generosity and kindness are celebrated. I love giving gifts to family, friends and strangers-in-need. I often find myself gifting framed pictures or portrait sessions... not out of a loathing for holiday-shopping crowds (although that is true) or as a cop-out, but because great pictures are something to cherish and they last forever.

I had a great time this past Saturday at my pet-friendly holiday portrait session during Avondale Winterfest. I am super thankful that despite the heavy rain, a few wonderful clients and friends did come out to see me. We enjoyed some mulled wine, cookies and fun photos and even raised a little money for I <3 Hungry Kids. 

Self-portraits

I will never stop creating self-portraits.

Recently, I've filled a 100-something page sketchbook with daily self-portrait drawings. The time spent drawing each day came to be a meditative release for my mind. I wonder if I'd have the energy to photograph a daily self-portrait? Or perhaps a weekly self-portrait?

This photo is a little something I shot during a drawing session. The light was beautiful and I wanted to remember it in a photo as well as the drawing.

Studio Grand Opening

Let's make it official. I've opened a studio in Charleston! The driving force behind this is my  boudoir shoots. Just this year I've photographed over 60 women. I definitely needed a professional space to host these ladies.

Boudoir Photo Shoot

Boudoir photo shoots are a chance to see yourself as the beautiful, sexy creature you are!

For those of you coming to my website via Living Social, I thought I'd provide a little more information here about what this Boudoir Shoot package includes.

CONSULTATION - This is a chance to meet in person before the shoot. I'll show you more examples of my boudoir work and we discuss ideas, outfits and schedule the date/time for the shoot.

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING - Choose your style: natural, glamour, edgy or pin-up.

3 OUTFIT CHANGES - Most ladies bring their own outfits but I also have some vintage outfits and accessories at the studio. Your choice of outfit is up to you and it should reflect your personality. Here are some ideas: Matching bra and panties (with garter belts and thigh highs, optional), corset and panties, chemise, teddy, man's shirt and tie, tank top and booty shorts, pin-up, leather and lace, costume, etc...

PRIVATE PROOF GALLERY - About 2 weeks after your shoot, you'll receive an email with a password and link to a private gallery where you can preview the best photos from your shoot (about 50 images). The images will not yet be retouched, you may choose the photos you want and then I will retouch with care!

3 RETOUCHED HIGH QUALITY DIGITAL IMAGES - Choose 3 images from the proof gallery to be retouched and placed on CD. You will receive a color version and a black & white version of each selected image (so you'll actually end up receiving at least 6 images). You are not limited to 3 images, you may order additional digital images (as many as you like) as well as an album, prints or other products.

ONE 4X6 PRINT - Pick your favorite retouched image to be printed!

All boudoir shoots occur at my studio in Avondale, West Ashley. The studio is located at 811 Savannah Hwy, which is next door to Lava Salon, across the street from Gerald's Tire. You may choose to have the shoot at the location of your choice for an additional fee, $25.

Extras:

ALBUMS 
Professionally designed hardcover albums, 8"x10"
$275 - 20 pages,  12 retouched images of your choice (plus the 3 images included in your package, for a total of 15 images)
$325 - 25 pages,  17 retouched images of your choice (plus the 3 images included in your package, for a total of  20 images)
(price does not include shipping/handling)
TRADITIONAL PRINTS           
4x6 - $15          
5x7 - $20        
8x10 - $35      
11x14 - $45
12x18 - $55  
8 wallet sized - $20
POSTERS
18x24 - $75.00
24x36 - $95.00
CANVAS PRINTS
Handstretched and ready to hang.
  8x10 - $125
11x14 - $145
16x20 - $185
24x36 - $355
METAL PRINTS
Created by directly infusing the image into an aluminum sheet using a sublimation process. Comes with mounting, ready to hang on the wall. It's a unique and artistic way of displaying your pictures!
    4x6 - $70    
    5x7 - $80  
    6x9 - $90
  8x10 - $100
11x14 - $120
16x20 - $140
DIGITAL IMAGE
Retouched high-resolution digital images with full personal print license so you are free to print your images anywhere and any size that you desire.
-$90/5 extra images
-$175/10 extra images
-$250/15 extra images
-$300/20 extra images
- $800/CD of all images

Goddess Day

I'm very excited to be collaborating with my soulful and energizing friend Kendra Marie on a new venture. The Goddess Day is about empowering women through a bit of healthy indulgence: Body Tone Yoga session, Guided Empowerment Meditation, Boudoir Photo Shoot, Relaxing Massage, Foot Soak, Organic teas, beverages and hors d’oeuvres...and more.

"Every Woman deserves to feel like a Goddess within her Mind, Body and Soul.

Goddess Day™ provides each Unique Woman with the Opportunity to

Realize her Self Worth, Release her Inner Beauty, and Remember the Experience Forever."

 

Check out the lovely website, designed by Kendra herself. 

 

 

Our first official event will take place in the Harrisburg area, July 20 , 21, and 22. Please contact myself or kendramarietherapy@gmail.com if you would like to book a shoot on one of these days. 

APOCALYPSE

Recently, I had the opportunity to shoot a fitness fashion spread for Oblique Magazine featuring a talented designer from Canada. I choose an apocalyptic theme for this spread... the fit shall survive!!

Here is a little sneak peek video of the shoot. The magazine will be out in July. 
APOCALYPSE
Fitness fashion of the future that you can have today.
Fashion: Sthenos.
Makeup: Jonny Sherwood.
Hair: Charlotte Belk, assisted by Jennifer Jones
Shoot assistant: Angela Adams Bellin.
Models: Monica Trenga, Simone Maybin and Daniel Cobb.
Video: John Barnhardt, BARNFLY PRODUCTIONS 

La Alma Feliz Baila

I've always loved dancing, not that I was much good at it but the passion was there and still is. After 4 years of Pole Dance Fitness classes, I've acquired some rhythm and skills. While I still dance to the beat of my own soul, I remember to point my toes (most of the time).

For the first time, I will be performing in front of a panel of judges at a regional competition. To be honest, I don't expect to win, that would be a shock to me. I strive to do my best and enjoy every second! 

Of course I cannot love something so deeply and not photograph it... so here is a small series of pole-dancing self-portraits. 

 

 

Keeping it local

This shoot was especially fun because of its focus on the Avondale community. I borrowed some whimsical hats from designer Julia Pagan who recently opened her shop right in the heart of Avondale. My friend and model Lauren Lothery lives near the greenway, miles and miles of trail, winding its way through backyards, marsh, wood and farm. If you haven't heard of it, check it out... It starts at the Windemere Shopping Center. 

 

Hat by Julia Pagan
Model: Lauren Lothery
Hair by Shelcie Meads Greenawalt
Mural by Ben Sellers

 

 

Lucky Number 3

Today marks the third time my boudoir photography package has appeared on Living Social. I'm super excited to meet lots of new pretty faces and make them shine on camera! 

Oblique

The new November/December issue of Oblique Magazine has hit the stands. I'm thrilled because this issue features Pole Dance Fitness which I truly love. Not only did I shoot the fashion spread inspired by the art of pole dance but I appeared on the cover! My friend Gregg Lambton-Carr, a talented photographer himself, shot my cover photo.