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Japanese Punk Visual Kei and Camui Gakuen Inspired Fashion Shoot | Jake visits Washington, DC

Hey guys! Time for a time warp! Let’s swing back to February to cover a shoot I did on the 25th of the month. My good friend Jake came down to visit me from New York and to get some kickass photos taken. I was so excited to see him because we always have such a fun time together! He is super silly, as you will be able to tell from the outtakes that will make their debut in this very blog post.

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We decided to do two different looks. Jake’s style derives a lot of inspiration from Japanese fashion and basically looks like he fell right out of an really cool anime, so of course, I wanted to capture his presence the best I could. He has such a uniquely awesome style which is something that draws me to shooting him. We started with a dark theme at one of the coolest location in the DMV area.

Because we shot in such a cool location, I wanted to shoot in a bunch of different spots around the location, which means a bunch of really great outtakes since I had to light each area individually. Of course, let’s start with some interesting light test shots….

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Awww, Jake is pouting! What’s wrong!? How can you pout when we made a final image that looks like this:

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BAM!!! He is so cool.

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Seriously, what a rockstar.

How about another light test? Heheh…

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Haha! Take it offffff! I’m pretty sure he was stripping in this photo, swinging his sweater around. Can’t you feel the sexiness??

I should also mention that it was like 10 degrees and the poor boy was freezing. Taking his sweater off was not easy! Sorry Jake!

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I love Jake’s hair color!

What’s that you say? You want another derpy test shot? Okay, okay, if you insist.

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Hahaha, culling Jake’s photos is more fun than most because I run across little gems like these.

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Okay! After playing all around this area, we were finally done at this location! After this, we went back to my place in the city to shoot a Camui Gakuen inspired shoot at Meridian Hill Park at sunset.

Because it was a sunset shoot, we had limited time, so not a lot of time to make silly faces at each other. UGHHH. Life sure is tough huh? Still, we came out with some amazing shots with great color in the sky. I love this style!! What a cute little school boy!

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How amazing is this sunset?!

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What an awesome (and LONG!!) day of shooting! Found memories of this day. 🙂 I hope to be able to continue to document the other shoots I missed in my blogging hiatus in the next few weeks. I really enjoy revisiting these little pieces of my life and career. Thanks for visiting me and allowing me to shoot your handsome face,  Jake!! xx

Fashion Photography
Fashion Portraits
Washington, DC

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Frank Bliss

Hey guys!
Time to meet Frank Bliss, a kickass actor based out of the DC/MD area. Because of his sharp features and his mastery of evil, he usually plays villains in movies. You would never know from his IMDb page, where his face and body are drenched in blood, what a genuinely nice and sweet guy he is.
For his headshots, we wanted to do a few traditional type shots just to have some updated ones but focus mostly on the badass, bad guy shots. Here is a little bit of what we came up with! Enjoy!

Check out his site: www.frankbliss.info

 Great classic headshots. Now on to the fun stuff!

So I stumbled upon this little alley the other day and while it’s not much to see in person, I thought it could be a great location to shoot. As you’ll see from this set, I LOVE this spot! I normally try to limit my posts from each location but I just think these all turned out great! I love the spot and I love Frank’s badass attitude!

Hey, let’s throw some glasses in for good measure.

I should mention that it was near freezing that day. And the wind… there’s always the wind…

I will leave you with one final image. The most contrasty, badassiest of them all. He almost reminds me of my personal favorite badass, Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in AMC’s Breaking Bad. Thoughts?

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Portrait Photography
Washington, DC


Ice Princess!

Oooh, Ice Princess! Subreen and I have decided that we have been working too hard lately and wanted to do a creative shoot to relax and have some fun! We take breaks from work.. by working.. I know, we are obsessed! Can’t hate us for loving our jobs 🙂 So, after we found a night that worked for us, I went in search of a model to play with. That led us to miss Emma Blaney of High Point! She was so much fun! It’s hard to be around new people and be outgoing and chatty but she seemed like she has been friends with us forever. I love models like that!

Subreen started by curling her long, long hair. Then it was makeup time! Because of her super ultra glittery eyeshadow, Sub had Emma lie down on the floor to prevent a huge glitter mess! Haha! I came in the studio and was surprised to see them like that.. so goofy hahaha…


After a while of chit-chatting, video chatting with Genna!, and glittery madness, we got closer and closer to shooting. Time to prep my camera for the shoot.. I obviously wanted to use a cooler color temperature to portray this lovely “Ice Princess”.

Alright! We are ready! Hopped in the studio, set LR3 to tether the shoot so Subreen can watch (a new addition to my studio life, woohoo!), and off we go!

“Ice Princess”
Model: Emma Blaney
MUA: Subreen Davis
Photo: Alexa Poletti Photography

Thanks again, Emma! You were such a delight!

Studio Photography
Davidson, NC