Trell and I met on Instagram, of course, and decided to put together a couple looks to shoot around downtown Washington, DC.
Photograph of Antavius Gierer, model for West Model Management and 10mgmt of St. Louis, MO and Chicago, IL respectively. This image was captured in downtown Clayton, Missouri with a single speed light mounted on-camera and bouncing off a white ceiling.
Brandon and I had a few ideas for his senior photo, but we also left some things open for happen-chance encounters. Fortunately, this worked out well as we got together in the Central West End and shot a number of incredible images. This one was shot with natural light on a fire escape just before sunset.
While living in St. Louis, I developed a relationship with Barrel Brands founder, Jeremy Allen Staton. An all around badass, Jeremy is a beacon for pushing through life’s challenges to achieve your dreams. This image was shot in Barrel Brands’ Collinsville location, using a a large diffused window on camera right, and a small soft box setup as fill on camera left.
Bijou and I recently got together in Cleveland Park for some portraits to advertise Jord Watches. This particular image was captured at Calvert St NW and Connecticut Ave NW in Washington, DC’s Woodley Park neighborhood with natural light.
Theresa and I have worked together on a number of occasions. Originally meeting on Instagram, we sparked a friendship that’s lasted years. She and I shot this image in her studio in St. Louis. We used a six-foot parabolic umbrella with two layer of diffusion against a white wall.
Damion reached out to me shortly after I relocated to Washington, DC. He was looking for some new images that could be used online to promote himself and stand out against the crowd. We shot this image in City Center, in the heart of Washington, DC with natural light.
Washignton, DC offers some unique opportunities to get to know new people and explore cool places. During one Walk With Locals meetup, I ran into Ronx and asked if I could snap a picture of him with his unique glasses.
Sometimes meeting up with people at local photography events can spark new ideas and partnerships. We got together a few weeks after a StreetMeetDC meetup and shot this image just after sunset. The image is lit with a single speed light from camera left.
I first met Annabelle through Instagram and we instantly knew we should shoot together. She has new and engaging ideas to capture images for her blog and we were off. We met up in Georgetown, steps from the water, and started shooting around the canal. This image was captured on the canal with natural light.
I met Julienne Edwards as I was working to develop my portfolio with more portrait work. Fortunately, West Model Management gave me the opportunity to shoot with Julienne and we met up in downtown St. Louis. We shot for a couple hours throughout the area using only natural light.
I met Amnah at Fostr Collaborative during a Walk With Locals hosted event in Washington, DC. We captured this portrait in the alleyway leading to Fostr Collaborative with natural light.
One of my earliest portraits with Theresa. She and I shot this photograph in Grand Center the first time we met with natural light.
I met Madison through Instagram and put together a plan to shoot together. She and I met in St. Louis’ Central West End and shot this image near sunset with only natural light.
Eileen and I met up in Grand Center just before golden hour to capture some images that would play with direct sunlight and shade. For this image, Eileen stood in the direct sunlight with a wall behind her falling into shadow. Because the camera’s white balance was set for the sunlight, the wall fell into a beautiful blue, making Eileen stand out all the more.
This hard light image was captured using a single speedlight with a handmade tube modifier, a trick commonly taught by Nick Fancher. Photograph taken in St. Louis, Missouri.
This portrait was taken as part of an editorial photography assignment covering Anew Furniture. The company works to help teach marketable skills to individuals previously convicted of felonies. This photograph features one of the employees and teachers of Anew's program as he cuts a two by four to the proper length for a project. Portrait taken in St. Louis, Mo.
I met Julienne Edwards as we were both trying to expand our portfolios. Fortunately, West Model Management gave us the opportunity to shoot and we met up in downtown St. Louis. We shot for a couple hours throughout the area using only natural light.
Portrait of Eileen Engel, St. Louis actress and model. This photograph was taken as part of Eileen's modeling portfolio in the Cherokee District of St. Louis using only natural light.
Theresa and I have shot together a number of times throughout our careers. She’s an adventurous and incredibly reflective model. We met up a warehouse district of St. Louis to shoot this image with natural light.
Antavius and I shot this photograph in Downtown St. Louis with natural light. Antavius Gierer is a model with West Model Management and 10mgmt of St. Louis, MO and Chicago, IL respectively.
Mattea and I shot this image just steps from an abandoned church in Mid-town St. Louis. I’ve always loved the way the red brick of the city helps to set images apart.
Side profile photograph of Cole Jacobs, model and actor in St. Louis, Missouri. Portrait captured in Grand Center in St. Louis with natural light.
Photograph of a rock climber at Climb So iLL, local rock climbing gym in St. Louis, Missouri. Photograph captured during and editorial assignment to show the practices of route setting, a regular part of resetting a rock climbing wall to offer diversified routes for climbers.
John and I met unconventionally… in a job interview where I was the applicant. He and I appreciated each other’s photographic styles and decided to connect to create this image, wanting to tell the story of a writer deep in contemplation. With the help of some props I’ve found along the way, we pulled this image together with a single speed light in a soft box. The image was shot in John’s home in St. Louis, Missouri.
Portrait of an Atlanta model and dancer in St. Louis, Missouri. Photograph captured for his modeling portfolio.
Jacob, a local St. Louis artist, asked me to take some new environmental portraits for his website redesign. We captured this image in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri with natural light. The trees were green, but the color was shifted in Photoshop.
Portrait of Eileen Engel, actress in St. Louis, Missouri. Photograph captured in St. Louis for Eileen's modeling portfolio.
Portrait of Sydney Fischer, model with West Model Management in St. Louis, Missouri. I met up with Sydney early on in my pursuit of portrait photography. We shot this image in the Central West End in St. Louis, Missouri with natural light.
Trying to shoot studio portraits in unusual places, Antavius and I met up in an alley for a newly developed building in Clayton, Missouri. This image was captured with a single speed light shot through a rectangular soft box to camera left. The gray wall was cleaned up in Photoshop to appear like a seamless. Antavius Gierer is a model for West Model Management and 10mgmt of St. Louis, MO and Chicago, IL respectively.
This portrait was taken as part of an editorial photography assignment covering Anew Furniture's efforts teach marketable skills to individuals previously convicted of felonies.
This portrait was taken as part of an editorial photography assignment covering Anew Furniture's efforts to teach marketable skills to individuals previously convicted of felonies. This photograph features one of the employees and teachers of Anew's program as he cuts a two by four to the proper length for a project. Portrait taken in St. Louis, Mo.
A father poses with his son during a fall family mini portrait session in Forest Park.
A mother and father pose with their daughter during a fall family photography mini session in Forest Park.
A natural light portrait of a pregnant mother posing during her maternity session in St. Louis.
A portrait of a family throwing leaves into the air during their fall family photoshoot in Tower Grove Park.
A headshot from a project with Lewis and Clark Ventures in January 2018. At the time, Lewis and Clark was in the process of redesigning their website, so we captured 15 headshots, a number of environmental editorial style images, and some stock photos of office supplies.
Julia reached out to me wanting some updated environmental headshots for her portfolio, so we got together in downtown Washington, DC and shot a variety of images to give her flexibility in the projects she pursues in the future.
Headshot photography for Symphony Bruce, symphonybruce.com, by Bruce Creative Works.