Friday, September 26, 2008


My boyfriend Matt and I are moving back to FL for a few months so, he convinced the kitchen staff to pull a little going-away prank of sorts on the head chef. Everyone is coming in with a mustache tonight. No explanation, nothing- everyone just HAPPENS to have a creepy 'stache. Matt looked too funny this morning post-grooming to resist setting up a little lighting and capturing him in his face carpet glory.

I really want to be able to take portraits like Jill Greenberg ( so, this was shot took me three rounds and quite a bit of patience on Matt's part to come up with. I'm happy with it though and feel like my understanding of light is brightening each day. :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I had a dream, the AMERICAN dream... well, not quite. More like a dream with a guy kayaking down the street. When I woke up, I thought of my kayaking friend EJ and began talking him into doing a mini-shoot in a kayak in an urban setting. Tonight, my dream came true! lol.

EJ isn't much into "modeling" so it was a bit of a challenge but, who doesn't like a good challenge? We had fun, and I like the photos, so that's really all that matters. As it turns out, my favorite is of him giving me an amused "I-can't-believe-I'm-doing-this" look. It's a very classic EJ expression. :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

23 Hoyt

Matt's kitchen recently acquired new head chef. With a new head chef, comes an update to the restaurant's website and for THAT you need a new photo of the new head chef. This is where I come in! :) Meet Chef Aaron!

I took a variety of portraits and action shots. I also snapped this shot of the kitchen prepping for tonight's dinners.