Mon Petite Papillon - Anna in Paris

It was very intensive 2 months of traveling this Summer with a long weekend in Paris.  Finding Anna was meant to be.  On her very last day and just hours before she left the city, we zoomed about the cities landmarks and ornate sculptures,  and walked and along the Sein River capturing so many great images.  Anna is a diverse model, playful and young, with her own style and mood.  She made this shoot so fun and the magic of Paris crept into every shot.   I hope you are enjoying these traveling photo shoots as much as I love creating them, together we can drift away and let the dream seep into your soul. 
 

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Inspired Fashion | The Historic Villa Borgehese in Rome, Italy

Rome makes me gush. Words and memories and love for a city that is not mine, but feels like all of ours.  You can breath in the history in the air, down every small alley and in-between the  old city streets. Rome is after all one of the oldest occupied cities in Europe, the central nation in ancient Roman culture. I had no idea how much I would fall in love with this city, her tiny cars, and welcoming city inhabitants. We visited the Vatican City, an independent country within the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city.

Beautiful and edgy cloths by the inspired Italian designer Giorgia Donia and an editorial shoot with Valentina Feula in the Villa Borghese Secret Gardens.  MUAH: Amanda Robinson. Assistant: Dana Verri.

Beautiful and edgy cloths by the inspired Italian designer Giorgia Donia and an editorial shoot with Valentina Feula in the Villa Borghese Secret Gardens.  MUAH: Amanda Robinson. Assistant: Dana Verri.

Secret Borghese Gardens, Rome, Italy

"A picture is poem without words."  Horace 

I highly recommend to bring good shoes, try a gelato, visit one of the sights at night because  everything is usually open until 1 or 2 am. We were also very lucky to shoot in such a beautiful setting as The Villa Borghese Secret Gardens.  It was a  part which is usually closed to public, so it made our shoot even more special.  The wonderful and edgy fashion designer Giorgia Donia had the most amazing cloths to work with and our model, Valentina Feula,  brought out these intense emotions into our photos.  

 More photos in my fashion gallery page. 

Paris Fashion Week & Emily Soto Workshop

I spent a week in Paris during fashion week the fall of 2014.  This city made for lovers, during fashion week,  enthralled my imagination.  In my short visit, I met the fashion photographer Emily Soto and arranged another photo shoot on a warm and beautiful day right by the Eiffel Tower.  The Fashion photography workshop hosted by Emily Soto took place outside of Paris in a small little town with 14 talented photographers from all over the world.  We talked photography, shot in the studio and garden, and met amazing fashion stylists and talented make-up and hair stylists.  I love these workshops for the shared passion and conversations with other photographic artists. 


The most memorable part of these experiences,  traveling and meeting new people,  is just the fact I can talk with amazing individuals that are just as  "crazy " about photography as I am.  My Fashion Gallery Page has more photos, but below are some of my favorites from those two days. 

" Garden Romance " Model: Justyna at Evidence Models, Elena Sergeevna   Dress: Georgia Young Couture, Leanne Marshall   Hair: Nick Clark    Makeup: Caroline Madison    Kate Spade earrings, Alannah hill hat, Lovisa ring   Styling: P.S. I Love You - Penny Adams

" Garden Romance "

Model: Justyna at Evidence Models, Elena Sergeevna   Dress: Georgia Young Couture, Leanne Marshall   Hair: Nick Clark    Makeup: Caroline Madison    Kate Spade earrings, Alannah hill hat, Lovisa ring   Styling: P.S. I Love You - Penny Adams

" Bonjour Paris " Model: Elena Sergeevna   Dress: Leanne Marshall   Hair: Nick Clark   Makeup: Caroline Madison  Lovisa ring, Alannah hill capelet, Kate Spade earrings, velvet flower - P.S. I Love You - beautiful styling from Penny Adams  | Emily Soto Paris Workshop

" Bonjour Paris "

Model: Elena Sergeevna   Dress: Leanne Marshall   Hair: Nick Clark   Makeup: Caroline Madison 
Lovisa ring, Alannah hill capelet, Kate Spade earrings, velvet flower - P.S. I Love You - beautiful styling from Penny Adams  | Emily Soto Paris Workshop

" Not only are we in the universe, the universe is in us." Model: Justyna at Evidence Models, Elena Sergeevna   Dress: Georgia Young Couture, Leanne Marshall  Hair: Nick Clark   Makeup: Caroline Madison   Kate Spade earrings, Alannah hill hat, Lovisa ring  Styling: P.S. I Love You - Penny Adams

" Not only are we in the universe, the universe is in us."

Model: Justyna at Evidence Models, Elena Sergeevna   Dress: Georgia Young Couture, Leanne Marshall  Hair: Nick Clark   Makeup: Caroline Madison   Kate Spade earrings, Alannah hill hat, Lovisa ring  Styling: P.S. I Love You - Penny Adams

Macy Jo Kooima - Vast & Stunning Colorado

Another serene day in Colorado with morning rain and threatening skies. We drove hundreds of miles during our visit, ranches and land as far as the eye can see.   This stunning woman, Macy Jo Kooima,  drove from Denver to meet up with me in a Vail.   We created a very nice series of photos including this one in an old shed full of rough sawn lumber and the smell of the mountains. Macy Jo is represented by Wilhelmina models and soon will be relocating  to NYC for work. I wish Macy all the best in her future. 

Motherwell Ranch with Jennifer Thoreson

Words cannot express the power and emotion of my time in Colorado on a photographic workshop. For 3 days I had the time to explore, meet 15 amazing photographers, learn about conceptual art, printing techniques, creating dresses, sleep in a tent, and photograph in different settings then my familiar underwater world.  My head was spinning from our photo talks, sharing ideas, and my heart was filled with happiness. These are my favorite images I took at Motherwell Ranch, during the spectacular workshop with Jennifer Thoreson, Fine Art Photographer.  Model Brianne Jones. 

Sleeping Birdies @ The Gardens Hotel

I found these pretty sleeping birdies in the lush greens of the Gardens Hotel.  Nestled in the ferns ever so peacefully. We captured the innocence and romance of Star Grace's directed and styled shoot. 'Grace Expectations' features Morgan Saunders and Natasha Palay with Ethan Hawke played by Sweet Matthew. Hair and Makeup by Amanda Robinson, Marky Pierson on location and production, Kristi Rhodes and Jenni Franke assisting. Thanks Kate Miano and Gardens Hotel in Key West Florida. 

Sleeping Birdies by Romi Burianova