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From Dark to Light | Britni in Black and White | Beautiful Girl of the Flowers

I am on a blogging ROLL lately! Damn! Today we are going back to April to visit a shoot with the lovely Britni McIntosh! You may have noticed, I am still digging through my older shoots that need to be blogged, and I am doing so in no particular order. I hope you like this trip down memory lane that I’ve been doing. I swear I will catch up one of these days….

Britni is the sweetest little thing. I have known her for ages. We grew up in the same crowd of friends and now we are all old and still friends. Woohoo! Britni was actually one of my very first guinea pigs EVER when I got my first camera (Nikon D60) a few years ago. While Britni kicked ass on that shoot, looking at my old work kind of burns my eyes out. I’m making these really small so no one can actually see them.

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HAHAHA. If it gives you any indication of how old this is, I found this photo on an old hard drive from 2009 in an folder entitled “Myspace”…….

ANYWAY.

….. I’ve lost my train of thought.

Now it’s 2013. And I got to shoot her again for the first time since my early days. It was pretty stoked!! I’ve wanted to shoot her for so long but she lives in Indiana and I live in Washington, DC. Somehow, the stars aligned and we were both vacationing in North Carolina at the same time in April and we were able to schedule a quick shoot together!

We decided to do two looks together. One sweet and happy and one dark and gothy. Since this photoshoot is from April, I’ve lost all of my Behind the Scenes photos, so I am shamelessly borrowing them from Britni’s instagram. Thanks honey bunny!

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Two look sneak peek!

Knowing that we had limited time and two looks, I decided to shoot the black and white look first. I wanted to save the pink look for shooting the sunset because I knew the colors of the sunset would pop more against the pink than they would against the black. We started in an abandoned fraternity or sorority (??) house. I used to live near this abandoned building with the greek letters Delta Kappa and an owl painted inside it. In my extremely minimal google searching, I still don’t know (or really care) what it is/was. All it is now is a pretty cool photo spot.

On to the goods! First setup:

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& a lighting test outtake of me falling.

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Yes, those striped legs belong to yours truly.

For this next set, I wanted to try some seriously low key lighting. I love the way the deep shadows play into the feel of this image.

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Β And the outtakes. Here is Britni making some adorably menacing faces in our lighting test.

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Then we popped outside for a few more shots by this creepy lamp post in the backyard of this house.

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SppooOoOoOky.

All done here! Time to lighten the mood a little bit and change outfits! Planning shoots while in different states can be difficult. We were each picking pieces of our wardrobe for the shoot. After texting pictures back and forth we settled on something that looked like this.

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Now that is some good e-planning!

Britni got changed and we headed out to our next location: a huge field of beautiful yellow flowers.

Once we were there, we had some time to kill while waiting for the sun to go down.

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Well, may as well take some pictures!

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La la la laaaaaaa… Just waiting for the sun…

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While the lighting is pretty, it’s not the lighting I was looking for.

And then…

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BAM! Perfect! Time to knock em dead!

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OH yeah! I forgot to mention! These photos were featured in Deadly Dessert Magazine’s May issue that had a flower theme. Check out our spread! Woohoo!

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Finally, we wrapped up a fun day of shooting together. If you’re interested in either of the wigs that Britni is wearing in the photos above, please check out Gothic Lolita Wigs. The black and white split is a discontinued wig, but you can see GLW‘s new longer splits HERE. The pink wig she is wearing is Gothic Lolita Wigs’ Rhapsody Collection in Rose, which can be found HERE. Her lashes are Born to Flirt from Dolluxe.

Thanks Britni! I am so happy we could make this day work and I can’t wait for our paths to cross again!!! I’ll dress you up like Hermione and take your photo. πŸ˜‰

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Fashion Photography
Charlotte, North Carolina
Davidson, North Carolina


Frances + Joey’s Engagement

Meet Frances and Joey. They are a seriously awesome couple with a lot of really great and fun ideas. Frances’ sister, Francheska, has been a great friend of mine for many years so it was really cool to finally be able to spend some time with Frances as well. Her fiance, Joey, is hysterical. I had a great time kicking it with these two a few weeks ago.

Their first idea was to do a boxing scene. Joey is a big fan of boxing… here is how it played out.

The face-off!

Champion!

But he is a great sport πŸ™‚

So off to the park for a picnic! Unfortunately, we got caught in a rainstorm so we took shelter in this covered area, which actually turned out to be really cool. The air was extremely muggy and foggy Β so while we were waiting for the storm to stop, we snapped off a few other pics that turned out to be some of my favorites from the day. I love the hazy effect at the top of the screen from the weather on my lens.

Teeny and Itsy. Hehe!

Finally! The storm stopped!

Picnic time!!
The number 1 image of the day… drum roll please!

Haaaahaha Teeny and Itsy! I love this one!
What a perfectly sweet couple. πŸ™‚

Engagement Photography
Davidson, NC


LaKeya’s Headshots

Β I met LaKeya a few months ago when I was working as the Production Designer on the independent feature film Turning Home. She was also working on the film. We talked about me being a photographer and viola! A few months later, here are LaKeya’s bright and shiny new headshots!
She wanted to incorporate her wrist and leg braces into her photos to give a sense of who she is. This is what we came up with!

Headshots
Davidson, NC


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 πŸ™‚ 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!

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Model: Emma Blaney
MUA: Subreen Davis
Photo: Alexa Poletti Photography

Thanks again, Emma! You were such a delight!

Studio Photography
Davidson, NC


Scott & Christina’s Engagement

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A mutual friend, Jim Graziano of snapWerx commercial photography, hooked me up with this perfect little couple! After a day of SNOW (????!) in Davidson, I feared that this engagement session would have to be rescheduled.. On the contrary, we could not have asked for more perfect weather! It was cold, but it is December, so what do you expect?

What charming smiles these two have!!!

^^ This series is too sweet!


^^ I better get a Christmas card!

We had a gorgeous sunset tonight.. Did anyone else catch it? Wow..! Romantic…

Magic. πŸ™‚

Engagement Photography
Charlotte, NC


Brianna Little

Hey guys! Busy weekend for Genna and I.. shooting Brianna Little on Saturday and Arsenio Clemens on Sunday! Lucky for you, this entry is starring the fabulous Brianna!!! She booked a senior portrait shoot with me and to my wonderful surprise, she is also an INCREDIBLY talented DANCER! And yall know how I love dancers… !!! Yessss!

Credits:
Photo: Alexa Poletti Photography
MUA: Genna Poletti
Model: Brianna Little

While we were at it, we decided to do some killer dance shots for Brianna’s portfolio. Genna grabbed a few behind the scenes shots for our Lake Norman location.. Check Brianna out! She practically floats! So graceful..!

And heres to me working my magic:

So after nailing that location, we headed to our next spot in Davidson to knock out a few more dance shots.. Beautiful!

Alright, that’s it for Brianna Little. I told you she was fantastic. Check back for Arsenio’s Gaga-inspired Glam shoot!

xx.

Senior Portraits
Dance Photography
Lake Norman, NC
Davidson,NC