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.
Earlier this year I was asked to participate in a gallery show at the Artful Lawyer in downtown Blacksburg. The theme of the show was flowers and even though I already had many photos that I could have just had printed and displayed, I think that participating in themed exhibits gives me creative photography ideas and a wonderful opportunity to flex my artistic muscles to produce something new. My original concept was to have a glamorous fashion photography feel – beautiful portraits of women that incorporate flowers. With limited access to affordable and different flowers in the middle of winter I decided to try something completely new. I asked Stephanie Washburn, my dear friend and a local artist, if she would collaborate with me on this project. I had the photographs printed on canvas and Stephanie painted acrylic flowers directly on top. Fun fact: Stephanie was also one of the models for this project along with Taylor and Julia.
These canvases with original paintings are still available for purchase. Contact me if you are interested. The original pieces are for sale through my shop link.
Our Artist Statement: “This collaboration of photographer and painter explores the relationship of portraiture and floriculture.”
Nature and flowers are two of my biggest inspirations so if you or someone you know is a wonderful friendly florist in the Blacksburg/Roanoke area let me know, I would love to have a florist to work with on a regular basis!