From Friends to Lovers ~ Love Wins
From Friends to Lovers ~ Love Wins
I believe ‘Passion Projects’ come from inner desire to be creative & to create! I consider myself an artist then a portrait photographer and passion projects are the best way to keep me motivated and inspired when I feel the need to create.
The connection: During my most recent trip to Las Vegas I had the amazing opportunity to photograph Kee Johnson, a local hairstyles. I called up a fellow photographer and told her I needed a model, a makeup artist and access to her studio. So when Kee showed up for our session I was immediately inspired, she had the perfect dark skin to contrast the yellow headwrap.
The Concept: I absolutely headwraps and have wanted to photograph someone using the low key lighting effect. My goal was to capture the beauty of chocolate skin with a perfect contrast to the yellow headwrap.
The why: Headwraps are an important cultural accessory for sub-Saharan Africa, Haitians, Caribbean as well as North, Central, and South American cultures of African descent.
Recently headwraps have gone beyond being worn by those of just those African heritage. Headwraps have become a necessary accessory and has become a staple in every day fashion. My goal was to simply highlight the beauty in this cultural phenomenon!
Hope you enjoyed looking at these images as much I enjoy photographing them!
“Your Art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the art of taking personal responsibility, challenging the stats quo, and changing people.” -Seth Godin
Model: Kee Johnson | Headwrap designe: Kee Johnson | Makeup Artistry: Beauty By Bre
From friends to lovers, meet Sonya & Will my oh so lovely wedding clients. When Sonya ask me to photograph there mini engagement session I was so excited to be apart of there love story. Sonya & Will wanted laid back and fun engagement session that shows off who they really are. With it being the middle of winter here in Grand Rapids we decided to meet at JW Marriott. This swanky hotel was the perfect location to capture there love & friendship.
Meet the driving force behind Creative Imaginaetion Ms. Shanae Green a self-taught wardrobe stylist, photographer and graphic designer based in Las Vegas, NV. Shanae’s passions and dedication was so strong that in 2013, she quit her job and decided her time and efforts to developing her creative passions. Shanae believes that an individual’s image and anything representing that individual is important to their brand and should be done with excellence.
“I love the fact that I have the freedom to be creative to create. I also love the reactions I get from my clients after they get to see the final product.” ~ Shane
MUA: Bre Beard @beautybybre
Hair | K. Mahogany – by Kee @kee_mahogany
#MrandMrED As promised here’s a new blog this one brought to you all the way from San Francisco, CA at Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason.
Have you ever been to a wedding so fabulous that it required 3 photographers well this wedding had just that? One photographer was assigned to focus the guys, another was assigned to focus on the ceremony and my assignment was to focus on the girls. I was also able to sneak in a few extras.
Hope you enjoy
I had the awesome opportunity to be the photographer for my closest friends Ms. Karmen Parker oh excuse me it’s Mrs. Gibson.
Their beautiful wedding took place in Fort Lauderdale FL on April 26. They are both avid travelers and since her Kolin is a currently a performer on the Royal Caribbean ‘Oasis of the Seas’ ship out of Fort Lauderdale, they decided that was the best location to celebrate. The reception was held in St. Louis (final image). Hope you enjoy some of my favs.