[Model Shoot] Maggie @ The Commons (8.15.09)
and this post will wrap up the Model Shoot posts for a bit.
the whole idea behind doing all of these is, because, it occurred to me one day that i’d never had a proper photoshoot using my DSLR (a pentax K100D for those that care) so, i wanted to get a few under my belt.
many thanks to all my friends who put up with me sticking a camera in their faces while i had them stand in abandoned downtown buildings, under bridges, in corn fields full of bugs, putting up with me leaving spare memory cards at home, and looking spooky in graveyards. ya’ll rocked!
so, to wrap things up, we have my good friend Maggie letting me photograph her at The Commons at Eudora Welty’s Birthplace
(oh! and hey Maggie’s Mom! Maggs told me you check out my blog so *waves!*)
this wasn’t my first time shooting at The Commons. i’d photographed the Bachelorettes/Senryu Wedding a week or so before and just, really, fell in love with the scenery. so i made a mental note to shoot there one day.
this was another early early morning shoot. i think we got there around 6-something.
when we were hanging out one day, maggs wore a shawl kinda like that one. i thought it really suited her so i asked her to bring one for the shoot. i’m glad i did.
sometimes you just need a lou o’bedlam style close up
(really wish we could have gotten into that building behind her. but it was locked and the guy in charge was out of town. ah well)
heh, this is maggie honestly laughing at something i just said. what? i’m a funny guy, yo!
right after she got done laughing
and after we changed spots it’s right back to an honest laugh
and this shot are two of my favorites.
i really dig ‘em.
after that, we moved to the upper deck of the Tattered Pages Bookstore.
it really had a nice southern front porch type feel to it.
best thing about shooting on the upper deck at a lovely bookstore is you always have book props
if i’m remembering right, the book i grabbed and told her to pretend to be reading was a book about the south and race relations. heh.
that look? pure maggie.
and the over the shoulder shot wraps up the pretend reading
this is the last shot we grabbed before heading back in, off the deck. i really like it.
on the second floor of the bookstore and maggie and the sun light up the room
heading back downstairs.
those two weren’t really planned shots. we were heading out and i liked the light and how she looked in it so i made her stop and head back a few steps so i could get it.
as we wrapped up our shooting day, i knew i wanted to get her in front of the fountain before we left
and so i did just that.
off into the sunset we go.
and that’s a wrap guys.
and good luck to Maggie, who recently moved to South Korea to teach english. that really rocks and i look forward to seeing many pics from around Korea. :)
next post, something different!
oh! and don’t forget:
Saturday evening, September 26th, One to One Studios will host an evening full of stimuli for the senses.
5 musicians, 6 dancers, and 8 visual artists have partnered together to celebrate Jackson’s ever changing and evolving art scene. Front Porch Dance will present new choreography set to live music by musician/composer Jamie Weems. Photographers Roy Adkins, Ron Blaylock, William Patrick Butler, Mary Fitzgerald, Josh Hailey, Kenya Hudson, Aaron Phillips, and Lizzie Wright will unveil new work in the front gallery.
Have a good one everybody.
(oh, and, Rachel Jarman! let’s see if i get a comment now)