This was my first chance to take Virginia Tech graduation photos for one of the members of the Hokie cheerleading squad! We started out at Amber’s favorite bar, Big Al’s, made our way around campus from the iconic Virginia Tech sign on Main Street to Burruss Hall. Amber is very outdoorsy, so we found a more rural feel out at Heritage Park with fields of grain and an old barn. We went back to campus to meet up with Amber’s cheer partner for some stunts then wrapped it all up on the Pylons in front of Torgersen Bridge.
As a general rule of thumb, I want to photograph the people I collaborate with in addition to the actual models. Once we finished our work, I was excited for a chance to steal a few shots of Lauren from Bride of the Fox: Fine Vintage Women's Wear & Lingerie herself rocking some of the beautiful pieces available in her shop. Working with other creative entrepreneurs is so invigorating, really super magical stuff!
I loved working with Liz again, she had modeled for me previously for a Vintage Themed Styled Shoot at Explore Park in Roanoke so it was nice to play dress up with her again in our collaboration with Lauren from Bride of the Fox: Fine Vintage Women's Wear & Lingerie.
Leah contacted me at the end of her senior year at Virginia Tech to have belly dancing portraits taken. This was a first for me, but I was so excited to collaborate! Leah was a member of Virginia Tech's Hill and Veil belly dance organization and wanted some photos to use for her portfolio so she can continue to perform. Since we were getting a little out of the box for her photo session already, I decided that I would make a crown of wood and light green crystal quartz shards as well!