Antavius Gierer for West Model Management
Antavius Gierer for West Model Management

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.

Senior Portrait
Senior Portrait

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.

Jeremy Allen Stanton for Barrel Brands
Jeremy Allen Stanton for Barrel Brands

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 for Jord Watches
Bijou for Jord Watches

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 Klein in Orange
Theresa Klein in Orange

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 Cooper, Dentist
Damion Cooper, Dentist

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.

Ronx
Ronx

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.

Que Like MJ
Que Like MJ

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.

Annabelle's Blog Photos
Annabelle's Blog Photos

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.

Julienne Edwards for West Model Management 1
Julienne Edwards for West Model Management 1

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.

Amnah at Walk With Locals
Amnah at Walk With Locals

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.

Theresa Klein
Theresa Klein

One of my earliest portraits with Theresa. She and I shot this photograph in Grand Center the first time we met with natural light.

Madison for Instagram Content
Madison for Instagram Content

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 Milford for West Model Management
Eileen Milford for West Model Management

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.

Lighting Tests Based on Nick Fancher's Teachings
Lighting Tests Based on Nick Fancher's Teachings

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.

Anew Furniture Editorial
Anew Furniture Editorial

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.

Julienne Edwards for West Model Management
Julienne Edwards for West Model Management

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.

Eileen Engel
Eileen Engel

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 Klein Street Portrait
Theresa Klein Street Portrait

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 Gierer
Antavius Gierer

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 Linae
Mattea Linae

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.

Cole Jacobs
Cole Jacobs

Side profile photograph of Cole Jacobs, model and actor in St. Louis, Missouri. Portrait captured in Grand Center in St. Louis with natural light.

Climb So iLL
Climb So iLL

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 Dedeke, Writer
John Dedeke, Writer

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.

Atlanta Dancer
Atlanta Dancer

Portrait of an Atlanta model and dancer in St. Louis, Missouri. Photograph captured for his modeling portfolio.

Jacob Overstreet, Artist
Jacob Overstreet, Artist

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.

Eileen Engel
Eileen Engel

Portrait of Eileen Engel, actress in St. Louis, Missouri. Photograph captured in St. Louis for Eileen's modeling portfolio. 

Sydney Fischer for West Model Management
Sydney Fischer for West Model Management

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.

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.

Anew Furniture
Anew Furniture

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.

Anew Furniture
Anew Furniture

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.

Father and Son
Father and Son

A father poses with his son during a fall family mini portrait session in Forest Park. 

Family Fall Photography Session
Family Fall Photography Session

A mother and father pose with their daughter during a fall family photography mini session in Forest Park. 

Natural Light Maternity Photography
Natural Light Maternity Photography

A natural light portrait of a pregnant mother posing during her maternity session in St. Louis. 

Natural Light Family Photography
Natural Light Family Photography

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.

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.

 Headshot photography for Symphony Bruce, symphonybruce.com, by Bruce Creative Works.

Headshot photography for Symphony Bruce, symphonybruce.com, by Bruce Creative Works.

Antavius Gierer for West Model Management
Senior Portrait
Jeremy Allen Stanton for Barrel Brands
Bijou for Jord Watches
Theresa Klein in Orange
Damion Cooper, Dentist
Ronx
Que Like MJ
Annabelle's Blog Photos
Julienne Edwards for West Model Management 1
Amnah at Walk With Locals
Theresa Klein
Madison for Instagram Content
Eileen Milford for West Model Management
Lighting Tests Based on Nick Fancher's Teachings
Anew Furniture Editorial
Julienne Edwards for West Model Management
Eileen Engel
Theresa Klein Street Portrait
Antavius Gierer
Mattea Linae
Cole Jacobs
Climb So iLL
John Dedeke, Writer
Atlanta Dancer
Jacob Overstreet, Artist
Eileen Engel
Sydney Fischer for West Model Management
 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.
Anew Furniture
Anew Furniture
Father and Son
Family Fall Photography Session
Natural Light Maternity Photography
Natural Light Family Photography
 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.
 Headshot photography for Symphony Bruce, symphonybruce.com, by Bruce Creative Works.
Antavius Gierer for West Model Management

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.

Senior Portrait

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.

Jeremy Allen Stanton for Barrel Brands

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 for Jord Watches

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 Klein in Orange

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 Cooper, Dentist

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.

Ronx

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.

Que Like MJ

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.

Annabelle's Blog Photos

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.

Julienne Edwards for West Model Management 1

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.

Amnah at Walk With Locals

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.

Theresa Klein

One of my earliest portraits with Theresa. She and I shot this photograph in Grand Center the first time we met with natural light.

Madison for Instagram Content

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 Milford for West Model Management

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.

Lighting Tests Based on Nick Fancher's Teachings

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.

Anew Furniture Editorial

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.

Julienne Edwards for West Model Management

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.

Eileen Engel

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 Klein Street Portrait

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 Gierer

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 Linae

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.

Cole Jacobs

Side profile photograph of Cole Jacobs, model and actor in St. Louis, Missouri. Portrait captured in Grand Center in St. Louis with natural light.

Climb So iLL

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 Dedeke, Writer

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.

Atlanta Dancer

Portrait of an Atlanta model and dancer in St. Louis, Missouri. Photograph captured for his modeling portfolio.

Jacob Overstreet, Artist

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.

Eileen Engel

Portrait of Eileen Engel, actress in St. Louis, Missouri. Photograph captured in St. Louis for Eileen's modeling portfolio. 

Sydney Fischer for West Model Management

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.

Anew Furniture

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.

Anew Furniture

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.

Father and Son

A father poses with his son during a fall family mini portrait session in Forest Park. 

Family Fall Photography Session

A mother and father pose with their daughter during a fall family photography mini session in Forest Park. 

Natural Light Maternity Photography

A natural light portrait of a pregnant mother posing during her maternity session in St. Louis. 

Natural Light Family Photography

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.

Headshot photography for Symphony Bruce, symphonybruce.com, by Bruce Creative Works.

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