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Model Monday, Columbus Photographer

There has been quite the whirlwind of action behind the scenes with elocin photographic. I have been borrowing a colleague's camera while mine is back with the servicer. So, in the meantime, I am trying to shoot as much as I possibly can, and boy and I am getting spoiled with the full frame capabilities of the borrowed camera. I was invited to shoot, by yet another colleague, at a benefit group shoot "Polkadots, Wheels, and Heels" pinup shoot at Lucore Racing in Plain City, Ohio. The benefit was to raise money for a photographer friend who recently lost his wife.

 I used some of my new (old but never opened! Whoops!) gear and am quite pleased with the results! I bought an AlienBee 400 used at a local photography shop in Columbus on a whim about 3 years ago and it sit unused in my prop closet. My mother bought me a 7 foot parabolic umbrella (it's HUGE) last Christmas, but I was afraid to use it! The sheer size of it intimidated me. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find the quality of light to be much like a sheer covered window. I look forward to using it a lot more.

I have been working on some creative indoor lighting and pinup is such a joy to shoot! It is always nice to have access to the vintage cars but the shoot is always in an enclosed garage unless the weather is nice. I have some pinup images from previous shoots here. The weather was NOT nice this day!! Any of the models who went outside promptly froze their pearls off. I usually struggle with the overhead incandescent lighting, but my photographer friend, Louis, was gracious enough to school me on the basics of my own lighting gear. I had to fiddle around with it for a while and am glad my my models were so patient and that I didn't have a full schedule like I usually do. 

I would love to do even more pinup style shoots with local clients, so if you have or know of vintage cars, let me know! Pinup is such a lovely way to bring out your girly or greaser girl side!

The Martin Wedding, October 15th, 2016 Bainbridge, Ohio

We shot Beth and Cameron's pin up styled engagement photos in German Village just two short weeks before their middle-of-the-woods nuptials. The "Dress Like You're Going To Johnny Cash's Funeral" vibe was perfect for these two! A black wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses definitely helped set the tone, as well as the request for guests to rock their All Black Attire. 

The weather was perfect, the light was gorgeous and the Jim Beam Shot & unique oreo cake made this relaxed but elegant wedding a breeze for this guestographer! 

 

Beth & Cameron are getting HITCHED!

When you're given clients that include a bonafide Pinup Model and a Rockabilly Shop Junkie, you never know what you're going to get! Couple that with the fact that Beth is on a "break" from modeling, so of course I had to take that opportunity to take some solo shots of her!

I just shot their wedding this past Saturday, just two weeks after we shot their engagement session! You read that right! Two weeks!!