Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Emilia ::: Life

In all the shooting that I've done down here in Nashville I never got the chance to document my beautiful friend Emilia! She is so beautiful and has such an overall amazing aethstic in her style. It was one of the easiest shoots I've ever done and felt so creative throughout. I guess when our styles mix they explode or something! Emilia is one of the most beautiful souls I've ever met...I can sit and talk with her for days... which I have..and not run out of things to talk about. Just one of those sort of friends that you will have for life! I love her! Check out some of my favorites from the shoot:)

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Genesis & Matt ::: Engagement

When I was back in Chicago over Christmas I did a SUPER fun shoot for my friend Genesis and her fiance Matt. I don’t know how I even met Genesis...I think may have always known her... ha! She grew up with my cousins and yet she was super close with one of my best friends, so many crossed paths makes it impossible to figure out how I know her! ;) And Matt I realized after shooting the two of them was in a TON of plays that I watched as a kid at a local theater group. Crazy small world. These two were one of THE most fun couples I’ve ever shot. Literally laughing almost the whole time yet sooo VOUGE when they needed to be! These two grew up together as friends then were out of touch for a few years around college then two years ago reconnected at The Baker Hotel while ballroom dancing which is where we decided to do the shoot! Such a fun quick shoot but we got what we needed and have plenty more time when their wedding comes up in July! I’m so so excited! Check out their **SLIDESHOW HERE**

Monday, January 03, 2011

Jazz Davis ::: Design

A little less than a year ago my wonderful friend Jazz asked me to start helping her build up her business. I first gave her a bunch of business books to read and after awhile she was ready to officially launch her freelance hair and makeup company. The first task I gave her was to really find out WHO she was by asking some very specific questions...who are you, why do you do what you do, what is your vision and purpose... and then writing down some of her favorite things in the world.
We came to a very distinct Jazz Davis that she could start marketing... especially in a service business that she was wanting to get into it is so important to give the experience of YOU through the entire process. After finding the deep stuff we started to discover what all the writing would look like if it was in pictures... so we created a brand board with colors, pictures, textures, and fonts.It was hard narrowing it down but once we did it said her to a T.
After working through one website design that we scrapped after almost finishing it because it just didn't yell JAZZ at me. We went to Andy Warhol for inspiration which is one of Jazz's favorite artists. After studying him for awhile we finally came up with a brand and website that I felt totally said Jazz through and through.

Afterwards we did a little bio photoshoot so people could see who she really is... as well as a few test shoots to fully display her work.

I'm SO excited how her business and brand has developed.. she's so creative and ready to take on the world of style by storm!!! Check out her work and if you are in Nashville and need a good makeup or hairstylist check her out!!