I usually photograph beautiful women. That’s been my thing. It’s been a great thing, but sometimes I need a change to keep things fresh. I remember a while back looking thru 500px.com and I discovered Lee Jeffries and his work. It was so inspiring what he was doing so I thought I’d give it a whirl.. Most of these portraits are of homeless people in Albuquerque and some of the others are just people I’ve met while walking Downtown Albuquerque.
I finally had the opportunity to work with Deserae and make up artist B-rae from the Pretty Committee. B-rae and I have been wanting to set up a shoot for a while but had no idea who to photograph until Deserae came into the picture! Santi (amazing hairstylist!) was in charge of hair. I have been working together over the past year. He did all the glorious hair in this shoot. If you’re in the ABQ area, hire them. You won’t regret it. Google The Pretty Committee for B-rae and Inspire Salon (downtown) for Santi.
We all met on a clear sunny day and decided to drive Santi’s Jeep into the New Mexico terrain and photograph. I shot these using my D600 with a Nikon 50mm 1.4. There will probably be a behind the scene video coming out soon from Santi. I’ll post that when it is made! I also brought along my Nikon FA, 50mm 1.4 with Fujufilm 200 and Kodak BW400CN. Those will be developed down the road and I’m sure I’ll update this post with it, as well!
Krystine and I have been facebook friends for a while. We have the typical facebook relationship… we had never met or spoken 🙂 However, when her best friend was in the market for a wedding photographer, she sent Katie(her best friend) my way. Katie would later book her wedding with me!
–And a gorgeous wedding that was.. I’ll post a blog on that event later down the road!
During the planning period of Katie’s wedding, Krystine and I exchanged a few emails. I found out that Clint had recently proposed to her! As a thank you to Krystine for her referral, I offered her my photographic services for an engagement shoot. She accepted 🙂
We spent a month planning the engagement shoot. I met up with Krystine and Clint at our destination. I was pretty excited about the day and hyped on my Venti iced coffee from Starbucks. We got to shooting immediately. Click click click, the shoot went along without a glitch because well… they’re madly in love.. it helps, I assure you 🙂 The winds started picking up so we had eventually had to call the shoot after an hour together. Anyway, here are the final shots from our lovely morning together.