Photography session information, sharing and event photos and tips!
In studio with Lindsay Lundeen
Lindsay is just starting out her modeling career and needed some images worth of agency meetings. I had a great time working with you Lindsay!
Each session includes a Smart Phone APP of your final session edits that you can use as a digital portfolio. It can be downloaded, and shared to as many devices as you'd like. The APP ensures FAST viewing of your edits and images can be shared directly to social media sites!
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Raw Hands as Featured on Heddels
I had the privilege of photographing Jordan and John of Raw Hands Denim for their feature on Heddels.com. These two create custom raw denim fades and hand repairs that are intricate and beautiful. I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to capture their creativity. Check out the article by clicking on the link above and follow Raw Hands Denim Repair work on Instagram.
Thank you guys! I always have a great time working with you!
Look Great in Pictures! 10 quick tips
It's finally warm enough in the midwest to take photos outside using natural light comfortably! I really love using natural light. I typically only grab 2 things when shooting outdoors.... My camera and my 5 in 1 reflector. Do you have a 5 in 1? ever wonder when to use the screen inside the reflector? Well using it in direct sunlight will help you:
1) Not blind your client
2) soften harsh shadows on the face for smooth even lighting
It's an awesome inexpensive collapsable diffusion screen! I think I purchased my 5 in 1 online for less than $10.
The example above was taken with my Nikon D800e and 85mm 1.8 lens. Having the screen held above Olivia (photographed) on the right gives her a soft even glow. You'll also notice that by softening the shadows to the face it tends to flatten it a bit so be aware of your curves layers when editing diffused images to ensure that you retain dimension.
Depending on your final composition aesthetic the screen can help you quickly modify your lighting so that you have multiple options in selecting your final image.
I do love harsh light and shadows but in some cases it just doesn't work so having a 5 in 1 reflector tucked under my arm gives me a variety of natural light modifiers without the hassle.
$99 Nouvelle Head Shots
Need a Head Shot update? It's recommended that actors do this twice a year. Online business or blogger? You need a great head shot too! A good head shot is perfect for social media, online dating and LinkedIn! I also do on-site business sessions for entire office suites for up to date website info and advertising. Please click on the "booking" button above to request a session!
The studio is located in Lowertown Saint Paul in the Jax artist building. Please let me know if you need assistance in reaching the 5th floor beyond use of the stairs. Freight elevator available.
Street Parking only. Free after 5pm! On Greenline across from the Union Depot. Take the train and receive 10% off with your ticket.
Saint Paul based photographer offering Headshot and creative portraiture focusing on Commercial needs.
I worked with Elle Halls of Nouvelle Design Studio for my business profile picture (used for LinkedIn, email, website, business cards, etc.) and she was amazing! She really listened to what I wanted, and made me a part of the process, stopping many times throughout the shoot to show me how the photos were looking. What I thought was going to be a "business errand/chore" ended up being a lot of fun! I highly recommend using Elle for your photography project.
Excellent experience. Elle was able to coach out the "model" in me and provided many shots I can pick from. She went well above and beyond me expectations and the final product is excellent.
Working with Elle was wonderful! I was doing a fashion shoot and it was so fun! She's very nice, funny, and professional, the shoot went like that! She has a very keen eye and did wonderful work! Very happy with my photos. Thanks, Elle!
I love the photos of myself and my daughter. We were given excellent direction so we could get the best shots. I couldn't be happier with the results! I highly recommend booking a session for any type of photography you are looking for!