Scenes Around Jackson Photoblog

[Model Shoot] Maggie @ The Commons (8.15.09)

Posted in 2009, black and white, Color, Digital, model shoot, Photo Post by William Patrick Butler on September 25, 2009

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!*) 🙂

Maggie @ The Commons (8.15.09) (1 of 24)

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.

Maggie @ The Commons (8.15.09) (5 of 24)

this was another early early morning shoot.  i think we got there around 6-something.

Maggie @ The Commons (vertical) (8.15.09) (1 of 11)

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.

Maggie @ The Commons (8.15.09) (7 of 24)

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)

Maggie @ The Commons (vertical) (8.15.09) (2 of 11)

heh, this is maggie honestly laughing at something i just said.  what?  i’m a funny guy, yo!

Maggie @ The Commons (vertical) (8.15.09) (3 of 11)

right after she got done laughing

Maggie @ The Commons (vertical) (8.15.09) (5 of 11)

and after we changed spots it’s right back to an honest laugh

Maggie @ The Commons (vertical) (8.15.09) (7 of 11)

this shot…

Maggie @ The Commons (vertical) (8.15.09) (8 of 11)

and this shot are two of my favorites.

i really dig ’em.

Maggie @ The Commons (8.15.09) (10 of 24)

after that, we moved to the upper deck of the Tattered Pages Bookstore.

Maggie @ The Commons (vertical) (8.15.09) (6 of 11)

it really had a nice southern front porch type feel to it.

Maggie @ The Commons (8.15.09) (11 of 24)

best thing about shooting on the upper deck at a lovely bookstore is you always have book props 🙂

Maggie @ The Commons (8.15.09) (12 of 24)

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.

Maggie @ The Commons (8.15.09) (13 of 24)

that look?  pure maggie.

Maggie @ The Commons (8.15.09) (16 of 24)

and the over the shoulder shot wraps up the pretend reading

Maggie @ The Commons (8.15.09) (17 of 24)

this is the last shot we grabbed before heading back in, off the deck.  i really like it.

Maggie @ The Commons (vertical) (8.15.09) (10 of 11)

on the second floor of the bookstore and maggie and the sun light up the room

Maggie @ The Commons (8.15.09) (20 of 24)

heading back downstairs.

Maggie @ The Commons (8.15.09) (21 of 24)

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.

Maggie @ The Commons (8.15.09) (22 of 24)

as we wrapped up our shooting day, i knew i wanted to get her in front of the fountain before we left

Maggie @ The Commons (vertical) (8.15.09) (11 of 11)

and so i did just that.

Maggie @ The Commons (8.15.09) (24 of 24)

off into the sunset we go.

and that’s a wrap guys.

once again, many many many thanks to all my friends who agreed to model for me, even when i made them wake up really really early to do so.  so thanks, jessica, sara mac, hanh, cory, and maggie.  🙂

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:

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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) 😉

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  1. Mag's mom said, on September 25, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Lovely picture..and hi patrick

  2. […] since i shot my friend maggie there, i knew i would want to use it again as a […]

  3. […] location i had picked out to shoot at was The Commons, a place i’d shot at […]


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