Kinzie’s Got It

This is my second shoot with Kinzie. I love it because we get along so well and joke a lot during the shoots. We’re both easy going, hilarious, and awesome. And humble.

This time she’s working on a modeling comp card and came over to my studio for some shots. Here’s a few. Which reminds me, I always mean to come back and post more shots from each shoot to the blog, but it just doesn’t seem to happen. Most things are up on the Facebook page, if you’re interested 🙂

Tooele Glamour, Stansbury Fashion, portrait, blonde, blue eyes, accessories, pretty, Salt Lake

Tooele Glamour, Stansbury Fashion, portrait, blonde, blue eyes, accessories, pretty, Salt Lake

Tooele Glamour, Stansbury Fashion, portrait, blonde, blue eyes, accessories, pretty, Salt Lake

Tooele Glamour, Stansbury Fashion, portrait, blonde, blue eyes, accessories, pretty, Salt Lake

Tooele Glamour, Stansbury Fashion, portrait, blonde, blue eyes, accessories, pretty, Salt Lake

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Modeling with Jessiikuh

I had been looking forward to this shoot for a while. I was totally stoked to work with Jessiikuh, and I had made an awesome black netted birdcage veil just for the occasion. My new camera (the amaze-balls Nikon D700) had just come in a week and a half before, and I was stoked to test its abilities. Yet all was not as I meant it to be….

This day was another one of those Murphy’s Law days. Things kept going wrong. I had my eye on the weather and was expecting it to be about 50 degrees outside. A bit chilly, but definitely doable.

Wrong.

30-something degrees. Bah! So Jessiikuh and I shot outside for 10-15 minutes and called it quits. due to the overcast day, everything in our chosen location just looked “Meh”, so we headed back to Jessiikuh’s house to a do a few more shots in the warmth. Though the sky was dark, I wasn’t worried. I had my trusty SB-600 Speedlight with me. I only needed one light for what I wanted anyway.

Wrong.

The flash tube in my flash had cracked. Split in two. Well… crap. I can get it fixed, but that doesn’t help me at the moment… A super dim room with none of my extra lighting equipment? This was the part where I got to seriously test and push both my camera and my own skills in using the available light.

Ta Da!

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Jillian Vintage Shoot ~ Salt Lake City Utah

I am a lover of all things vintage. I collect vintage jewelry like nobody’s business, and I also collect vintage clothing if I find a fantastic deal.

I found a 70s wedding dress over a year ago on ebay. I loved it, the price was right, I bought it. I thought I might wear it for Halloween, but the seller didn’t post the right measurements. She listed it as a large, and when I measured it, it was an extra small. Tiny! So I packed it away, vowing to do a vintage bridal shoot with it someday.

Fastforward to December. Model Jillian and I had been going back and forth on a shoot idea. Light bulb! The vintage wedding dress was just chilling in a box in my closet. I sent her the measurements and she said it would definitely fit. Huzzah! We decided on Garden Park Ward during the last week of December. Luckily the weather cooperated beautifully! Jillian is a fantastic model who takes direction wonderfully, she was such a pleasure to work with. You can probably deduce all of that from looking at these photos though…

Garden Park Ward, bridals, vintage wedding dress, vintage, beautiful, gorgeous, utah wedding photographer, salt lake wedding photographer, unique, fancy, brick wall

Garden Park Ward, bridals, vintage wedding dress, vintage, beautiful, gorgeous, utah wedding photographer, salt lake wedding photographer, unique, fancy, vintage processing, masquerade, brick wall, masked bride

Garden Park Ward, bridals, vintage wedding dress, vintage, beautiful, gorgeous, utah wedding photographer, salt lake wedding photographer, unique, fancy, vintage processing

Garden Park Ward, bridals, vintage wedding dress, vintage, beautiful, gorgeous, utah wedding photographer, salt lake wedding photographer, unique, fancy, vintage processing

When they Day Met the Night Casting Call ~ Utah Photographer

Do you ever listen to music that reflects your mood? Or to try to change your mood?

 

*Raises hand*

 

I do!

 

Like a lot of people, I thoroughly enjoy music. My mp3 player (the amazing Zune HD), is just about always with me. If I’m on my way to or from work and I need a little pick-me-up, I head for some Anberlin or The Hush Sound. Then I have my “angry girl music” days where I listen to Alanis Morissette and Evanescence. If I feel like singing, I listen to a musicals, ABBA, and Cascada. And if I just don’t care, I put the Zune on shuffle. It seems to really like Switchfoot, Goo Goo Dolls, and (oddly enough) Savage Garden.

 

Now my obsession with music is merging with my photography.

 

When you get a chance look up Panic at the Disco’s “When the Day Met the Night.” Listen to the endearing tale of the Sun and Moon meeting and falling in love.

 

Here are some of my favorite lyrics:

 

“When the sun found the moon

She was drinking tea in a garden

Under the green umbrella trees

In the middle of summer

 

When the moon found the sun

He looked like he was barely hanging on

But her eyes saved his life

In the middle of summer”

 

It’s quite a beautiful story.

 

One that I intend to photograph and document with my own personal flare added. I really want to capture the romantic whimsical nature of the tale.

 

But, obviously, I can’t do it alone!

 

So, for this, I will need a male (preferably tan) and a female (preferably pale). I would also like people who have modeling or acting experience and aren’t afraid to act intimate with a stranger. No, no nudity or anything like that, but there may be a few kisses and generally acting like you’re in love, so you do need to be comfortable with doing that. Also, if you are interested and have  a partner all lined up let me know that too!

 

For locations I’m thinking Garden Park Ward, Memory Grove, or the International Peace Gardens. If you have any other ideas feel free to let me know 🙂

 

I will provide the wardrobe, and there will be a makeup artist and a hair stylist. All I need now are the models. If you can take direction well and comfortable acting like you’re in love with someone else then drop me a line in the comments or send me a an e-mail to rasheadrake@sheadaisyphoto.com or sheadaisyphoto@live.com. Either works.

Sneak Peek! ~ Utah Wedding Photographer Shea Daisy Photo

So last week I attended a workshop on lighting. It was a great way to meet other photographers in the area, models, and even an awesome makeup artist named Isaac Meyers (who is absolutely amazing by the way). His stuff is here: http://www.immakeup.com. Our model was Magen, who, along with being gorgeous, was extremely nice and was pretty much amazing at taking direction. We were going for kind of a classic movie star look with a tweak of contemporary, and I think we accomplished our goal. Here’s a quick sneak peek of what we did! As I said, this is just a sneak peek, more will come later.

Gorgeous girl, right?

The Fabulous Magen - Makeup by Isaac Meyers