brianna spring mini session

Here in Asheville, NC, spring always officially begins with thousands of blooming trees springing to life all over. You can basically pull over to the side of the road anywhere and clusters of forsythia and flowering trees are there! Briana and I decided to take advantage of the flowering shrubs and trees in my neighborhood on a nice sunny day last week.

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Brianna brought along her ukulele and strummed some happy notes.

I just love the sunlight in her hair, and the ivy glowing green in the background!

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There’s only a couple more weeks of these blooms left this year, so hurry up and book your spring session now!

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kayla's 70s shoot : the digital part

I recently partnered up with friend and model Kayla Morgan to do a 70s-themed shoot.  We decided early on to shoot the bulk of it on 35mm format film, but decided to shoot a couple of images digitally as well.  While we wait to get the film developed, here's a sneak peek at some of the images we created and edited to look like old 70s fashion film.

We started out shooting in this gorgeous hydrangea bush in my front yard, playing with light-leaks and sun flares a bit and enjoying the floral-on-floral patterning of Kayla's awesome vintage dress

Kayla nailed the soft, sensuous 70s vibe!

We moved out to my in-laws' house in Mills River for the rest of the shoot.  I played more with faking some light-leaks and colour fading in these.  I'm really pleased with how they came out!

And of course, we couldn't end our day without doing a small tribute to Guy Bourdin!