Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas! {with Melly 'n' Pups!}

my good gal pal, melissa, recently had me do a photo shoot - not just any shoot - a Christmas shoot with her dogs, Gracie and Mattie {hope i spelled their names right ;) }.
to be honest, it was a bit difficult getting the dogs to cooperate enough to get decent shots {of them looking at the camera, sitting still, and the like}. in the end, i'm really happy with what we got and had a great time!
those girls are a wild bunch and a ton of fun!

anywho - happy Christmas, joyeaux Noel, feliz Navidad!!!



love mel's expression here.

wrangling two decently sized pups for a photo shoot is quite the task. ;)

Oh, nooo!! Don't eat them, honey!!!! :P

LOVE the ones we got on the floor! :)

what pretty gals!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Bombastic Ballet Shoot: The Street Chic

my model friend kimberly page is also a ballerina.
i've always wanted to be a ballerina {and a figure skater}. but, since i am a photographer, i've also always wanted to do a ballerina shoot. ALWAYS. tee-hee.
i saw her in the Butler Univ. rendition of The Nutcracker a few weeks ago - which was GRANDtacular, by the by - and thought to myself, 'Lauren, you should ask Kimberly to wrangle together her ballet pals to do a shoot.'
so, that's just what we did a few days ago.
BOY, was it a BLAST.
i took over 500 shots in just a couple of short hours!!! :)
these kids are MEGA TALENTED and FUN.
i will SURELY be posting more from this - so be sure to check back for those!


the boys. like a Gap ad. :P

one of my favourite poses. ^_^

Kimberly's a gift being "unwrapped." ha.

it AMAZES me how comfortable they are with each other's bodies. they're extremely good at knowing how one another will react to a certain lift or pose, and at knowing how good they each look doing any certain thing.

playing on Photoshop. :)


Saturday, December 13, 2008

stylish stephanie: Fashion Circa 1900

i had been absolutely DYING to do a shoot, PARTICULARLY a fashion shoot, for some time now.
fortunately, my gawgeous pal and model, stephanie, was available and game for a shoot!
like i said, i'm working on something BIG {a secret for now} and this shoot is going towards that certain project. :)
i needed to shoot a model in a costume from any era {like my featured shoot last week with kris}. considering costumes aren't just a regular ole thing to have around on hand, other than during the grand month of October, the fact that she is a full-time model and has adorable, valid costumes made this perfect AND much fun!!

we took several themed shots that day - so don't be surprised if you see a lot more of steph on my bloggy. ;)
THANKS again, lovely!! {and to my super mom, who acted as my set assistant that afternoon}

please let me know what ya think!


c'est tres belle!

you're not welcome inside this little cabin ...

pretty smile!

LOVE her intense eyes here! work it, work it! :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

kris: man on the street

i'm working on something BIG ... but i can't tell you, YET.
this shoot is part of IT ... about a week ago i put a request up on facebook and myspace for ANYONE with a era-specific costume piece to give me a holler so i could shoot him/her. welp, my pal kris was the first to offer something (a WWII pilot helmet) so a few days ago we hit the mean, bitter FRIGID streets of indianapolis.
i wanted to do a shoot in the mall, but a policeman on one of those silly Segway deals told us we weren't allowed ::shakes fist::. instead, we froze downtown, taking great relief in a bar and borders along the way.

fun tidbit: kris is also a photog - for NUVO Newsweekly and other rad freelance work.
i am EVERSOOO grateful to kris-stoff for taking a step on the opposite side of the lens to chill (literally!) and do some quirky, random shots!! :)

enjoy and discuss!


QUITE the patriot.

pilot with a softer side (i made him do this, of course).

the coachmen let kris take the reigns - woo!

not frosty!!

wwII pilot, space ship - eh, eh?