Passion Project

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.

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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

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Model: Kee Johnson | Headwrap designe: Kee Johnson | Makeup Artistry: Beauty By Bre

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Will & Sonya {Engagement}

Happy Wednesday!!!

 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.  

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Shanae Green {Artist Spotlight}

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

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MUA: Bre Beard @beautybybre 
Hair | K. Mahogany – by Kee @kee_mahogany 

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Ashley Duncan {Senior}

Ashley is a senior at Grand Rapids Christian High School, Her hobbies  include Basketball, Drumming, Singing, Dancing (SN: Ash is an amazing dancer!)  She also enjoys team weight training and Gospel choir at school. I loved Ashley’s style for her senior session she went with  a good mix of old school new school looks.
All her looks truly reflected her style & personality! Makeup Artistry by Paige Wright of Radiant Enrichments
In her own words: It was a great experience fun and easy, I felt very comfortable taking pictures with ACT PhotoMedia, Loved this experience!
~Class of 2015~

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MR. & MRS. EDWARDS {WEDDING}

Happy Friday!

#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

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