JM Couture at The Mid

I had not shot a JM Couture Show in too long and with the impending Snow Blitz in the Chicago area, I thought it’d be even longer.  However, the worst of the weather showed up later and we managed to pull of the event at The Mid (formerly Mannequin) in the Fulton District of Chicago.

My shooting location was pretty dark and since I am a Speedlight shooter (no modeling light), it was a crap shoot to achieve focus.  A frustrating night for me yielded some of my favorite photos!  Enjoy.

Donny and Michela

Donny is a good friend’s brother who I have wanted to include in a photo project for a few months now.  While certain concepts fell through, we decided why not just a simple lifestyle editorial with Donny and Michela, his girlfriend.  She was in the area from Florida (just in time for Winter!).

A week or so before the shoot, another complication.  You will see soon that we still shot despite the umm….issue.  Enjoy.

 

Our little secret? Michela had broken her left arm a few days earlier but still shot with a bright pink (heavy) case on!  Could you tell?

VIP Chicago Brides

I was recently a part of a collaboration for VIP Chicago Chicago Brides (http://www.vipchicagobrides.com) in which along with two other fantastic photographers, we were tasked with capturing images of dresses by Borris Powell (http://www.BorrisPowell.com), and Nadia Ivanova (http://www.naiivanova.com) along with accesories by Ryan Dies (http://www.brassologie.com) who also doubled as one of our models.

The entire shoot was produced by Anita Arsova (http://www.AnitaArsova.com) and the creative team consisted of:

Hair + MUA: Anita Arsova (www.anitaarsova.com)
Hair + MUA: Ayman Gammaz
MUA: Maryam Subhani

Some of the images can be seen below with all populated on my Flickr page.

The School…revisited.

I was recently invited (2nd time) by the Paul Mitchell (School) to again facilitate a photoshoot for their beauty students.

This was a great opportunity to get some shooting in as well as support the students as the foster creativity in a learning environment.

I have a ton of images to go through but I found this one to post meanwhile.  Great job guys!!