Fashion Shoot with Ferret Campos Designs

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Finally had the opportunity to photograph clothing designs for Ferret Campos Designs. Our nutty schedules aligned while I was in Manhattan doing work with Capezio. I am always trying to maximize my time in Manhattan. Our models for this shoot were Olya Smith and Josephine Webb. Both were extraordinarily easy to work with. They have modeling down, man! The South Street Seaport provided us with an interesting backdrop.

I mainly shot with the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 on my Canon 6D body. Threw a grid on a speedlite here and there and knocked it out of the park.

Comment below and let me know what you think of this particular set of images! Feel free to ask questions and I’ll reply. To see more of my photography work, please visit http://www.thatwerksphotography.com

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The Grunge Look In Asbury Park

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Asbury Park. Dirty, unclean, unsafe, bombed-out Asbury Park. Things are changing from those descriptions to things like fun, delicious, historical, lovely, etc. Luckily the town survived long enough to experience a renaissance. My goal for this shoot was to embrace the grunge side of Asbury Park that is quickly fading from the landscape.  They have been cleaning up Asbury for years now so it’s getting harder to find bombed-out parts of town to shoot in.

I threw a few challenges at myself for this one. The weather was sketchy first of all. Secondly, I didn’t bring an assistant. Third, I was shooting three people (two of which I haven’t photographed before.) I like to do these sorts of things to myself to generate new ideas and finding faster ways of working by myself.  You don’t always have an assistant.

I limited myself to the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens and the Canon 70-200mm f/4.0 for this shoot. I love the 50mm for just about everything, including portraits. It can be trusted to remain razor sharp wide open. Most of this shoot was all 50mm. So much can be done with this lens that it makes my head spin. For those shooting on a 6D, or any camera with a shutter slower than 1/4000 of a second I would highly recommend purchasing a neutral density filter.

Models: Andrea Lisa, Crystal Cruz and Johnny Vega

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Rima’s Maternity Session at Home

I like nice people. Photographing nice people and hanging out with them is one of the incredible benefits of photography. If you’re nice, you’re already more than halfway to a successful photo session. If you’re nice AND have an adorable dog it’s pretty much a guaranteed success. Rima invited me to her growing family’s home to do a maternity session. Their sense of interior design contributed to warm and cozy images. It’s fun to imagine their child looking back in a few years and seeing what life was like just before they arrived.

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Rima Mattar maternity session

Lifestyle Session at The Jersey Shore

If one lesson was learned during this shoot, it’s that the rain clouds had our number. Each time I set up for a shot involving more than one light…RAIN! You have to know we kept trying though and came away with some great running shots. We photographed around Spring Lake, New Jersey swapping outfits and getting excellent lifestyle shots for Andrea’s agent.

Model: Andrea Hoch

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Lifestyle photos with Andrea Hoch in Spring Lake, NJ

Christmas Time With Carly in Somerville, NJ

Carly showed up bundled and ready to run around Somerville for some fun Christmas lifestyle shots. (I had to resist the temptation of doing the entire shoot inside YESTERcades or Sushi Palace. I have no idea why I decided to shoot near these temptations!) Locations included Division Street and the Somerville train station.

Model: Carly Posyton

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Lifestyle photos with Carly in Somerville, NJ

 

Happy Holidays at The Beauty Bar

Happy holidays to everyone! Grab a mug of hot chocolate and throw a candy cane in it because it’s time to tinsel with Kelly and Elise at The Beauty Bar. I dropped by to photograph them throwing snow at one another and a few other scenarios.

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Holiday photos with Elyse and Kelly at The Beauty Bar in Middlesex, NJ

Fall Family Photos at Washington Rock

The Lee family (Another South Plainfield connection…that’s three South Plainfield-related shoots in 2 months) joined me for an hour of running around and playing in leaves on the top of Washington Rock on a beautiful fall day. The leaves dried off enough from the previous day of rain so we were able to toss them into the air without making a sloppy mess of their outfits. Their son has the best hair ever as you can see by the photos. It moves and sways with his relentless energy.

Toward the end of the shoot I had them gaze at the lookout point. He enjoyed throwing leaves over the edge. It was my job to bring him a new pile of leaves each time. Hilarious stuff that happens in front and behind the camera.

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Lee family photos at Washington Rock State Park in Green Brook, NJ

Fall Portraits in Old Towne Piscataway, New Jersey

Having lived in New Brunswick for close to a decade you would think I would have visited Old Towne before 2014. Nope! Now I have been there twice in the past month. Our little model is Bella and you can tell she is extremely difficult to work with. The constant smiling and happiness gets in the way of each shot. The folks at Old Towne did a super job decorating for the season. We had access to the interiors of the village and the historic schoolhouse was a great place for Bella to practice her penmanship.

If you’re quick on the trigger you can book yourself a pretty sweet deal.  I am offering a 1 hour photo session for a fee of $250. This can be used for any type of photo session you would like to do. Suggestions include performance, headshots, family, engagement, etc.

  • Offer is valid from 10/13/2014 until 11/13/2014
  • Travel is included up to 20 miles from New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • Includes high resolution images provided to you in an online gallery. You may also order prints at an additonal cost.
  • The booking process is very simple. Please fill out this form and mail it to me with your payment.
  • Sessions must be scheduled to take place on or before November 13, 2014. This is a first come, first serve offer.

You can see an extensive portfolio of my photography work at http://www.thatwerksphotography.com

Bella fall portraits playing in the leaves

 

 

Conceptual Work With a Gypsy for Healthcare Fraud Shield

Healthcare Fraud Shield commissioned me to design a trade show materials including a photo shoot portraying a mystic theme. We agreed that a gypsy/fortune teller story would be interesting to explore.

Since the photos will be featured in a direct mail campaign, it was important to use vibrant colors and interesting ways of displaying the information. The lighting setup include a softbox for the overall scene and speed lights for the crystal ball and green gel on the rim light for our model’s hair.

Healthcare Fraud Shield fortune teller photo shoot

 

Here is the postcard and flyer I designed that will be distributed to event attendees. Thanks to Stone Mountain Printing in Woodbridge, New Jersey for the sweet print job.

 

Postcard (back) for Uncovering Hidden Cosmetic Procedures at NHCAA ATC
Postcard (back) for Uncovering Hidden Cosmetic Procedures at NHCAA ATC
Postcard (front) for Uncovering Hidden Cosmetic Procedures at NHCAA ATC
Postcard (front) for Uncovering Hidden Cosmetic Procedures at NHCAA ATC
Flyer (back) for Uncovering Hidden Cosmetic Procedures at NHCAA ATC
Flyer (back) for Uncovering Hidden Cosmetic Procedures at NHCAA ATC
Flyer (front) for Uncovering Hidden Cosmetic Procedures at NHCAA ATC
Flyer (front) for Uncovering Hidden Cosmetic Procedures at NHCAA ATC

Newman Family Portraits at Roosevelt Park

I met with the Newman family for portraits at Roosevelt Park in Edison, New Jersey (near Menlo Park Mall). The lake and playground are a great backdrop for family photos. It’s not easy keeping the attention of a toddler and the playground gives them a chance to unwind and provides great moments. The park also does plays every year and that’s worth checking out.

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Newman family portraits in Edison, New Jersey