Family Video Makes Memories Sparkle- Lask Family Picnic

I’ve started offering video as part of Family Portrait Sessions. Video is unlike any other medium in that it captures movement, expressions as they change, and interactions that can’t be transferred in to still photos. I look back on old family videos that my parents got transferred to DVD from old film reels in wonder. It fascinates me to see my grandparents and watch them as they play with tiny versions of me and my brother. Moments that I have seen only in photos are now coming to life before me. They seem so real, so tangible. I feel I know them more. It’s memories like these that I am so passionate about capturing. And that’s why I LOVE the power of video. I am now bringing that power into Family Sessions.

Nothing will ever be as sweet as looking back 20-30-50 years down the road and remembering how your kids moved around on unsteady feet as they were growing as a toddler. Or the playful, silly things your 7 year old does, and the faces they make. Or the brooding, ever growing intelligence that is incubating under a teenagers skin. These are all moments that are going to fade with time…unless you capture them. And that’s what these family videos will do.

During my session with Shannon and her family, I decided to experiment with capturing some of these small moments. And I LOVED the results. I’ve been doing it with weddings for years! Seeing how photography and video can combine to create a total picture of the days events. But I had never done it with other portraits before. Now, I can capture some of those special life moments between family. And I’m so excited to share it with you!

It also serves another purpose. Rather than sending family and friends a link to an album, this is a more personal, and involved way to share your photo experience with them. At the click of a button they are transported into the session, seeing the video clips and some of the favorite shots from the session come to life.

Thank you so much to the Lask Family for allowing me into their amazing lives for one day. May these memories bring you closer together with laughter and smiles.

I’d love to work with you and your family! Contact me today!

To see the blog post with the Lask Family photos, click HERE.

A Roaring Product Shoot

I love fashion photography and product photography, so when I get to work with a designer or a store to help feature their clothing it's a treat for my creative soul.  Coming up with the concept, figuring out how and what to feature, finding models and creative team, location scouting...it's a lot of planning but when it comes together it's magic.

I'd worked with Va Va Vooom a few years ago and was so honored to do another project with them.  I saw a grey, silk lingerie jumper in their store that inspired the whole shoot, the roaring 20's.  I wanted fur, silk, jewels, champagne and sexy strong women to show off this amazing and iconic time period, my dear models, Jillian Summers and Emma Dubin.

We were able to use the Crow and Quill for a shooting space, which worked out so perfectly.  After scouting through various locations that didn't quite fit, I went there for drinks one night and fell in love with their eclectic furniture selections and vintage wallpaper backdrop.  You just can't stage this stuff!

Thank you to my amazing team that came together on Easter to make this happen!! If you haven't worked with any of them, you're missing out! Check them out here in town.  I adore them!!

Have some fashions that need photographing, or a look book put together?  Contact me and let's see what we can create together.

Model- Jillian Summers

Model- Emma Dubin

Hair Styling- Britton at Lola

Make Up- Vanessa Sogan with Vanessa Sogan Beauty FX

Fashions and Styles by Va Va Vooom located at 57 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801, https://www.vavavooom.com/

 

Studio Misha Featured in Sophie Magazine for Jan/Feb 2018

I still get giddy when I see myself in print! It's such an honor and I don't think I'll ever get over the feeling of it.

Sophie Magazine did a feature on the most recent Fashmob X-Something Simple.  Three of my photos were chosen to be included, one of them making the back Photo Finish full page feature!  SO cool. 

If you've never been to or heard of Fashmob, basically it's a event where photographers, models, designers, stylists, and artists all converge to photograph and play with fashion.  Lots of local designers and boutiques get involved and team up with models, make up artists, and hair stylists to put together looks for models.  Then they walk around and wait to be discovered and photographed. 

It's almost like a fashion scavenger hunt.  Sometimes I'm walking around on the street looking for stylish people and asking them, "Are you a model?"  This gets me some strange looks if they happen to NOT be part of Fashmob.  But there's no way to tell sometimes!! There are some pretty fashionable, gorgeous people around town. Anyway, when you meet up with a participant, you create magic for a few clicks and then on to the next. 

I always enjoy doing this event for many reasons: It gets me out of my comfort zone of talking to and meeting people I don't know, I get to work with new people I never might have met otherwise, and you really have to be spontaneous! You find someone, and have to look around for a place that works.  There's no preset lighting or studio setting. The CITY IS YOUR STUDIO NOW! 

So enjoy my Sophie article and some other photos from the event I've included as well.  And if you're an amateur photographer or model, consider checking out the next Fashmob Event!

Models and Vendor Credits: Misty Brooke wearing Royal Peasantry with MU by Color me Kay, Christine Garvin wearing Honeypot, Jessica Lyn Carter wearing VIRTUE, Wendy Adams wearing Honeypot, Kayla Morgan Beavers wearing Carina Lopez Design inside of Side Show Sweets, Francia Laguerre wearing VIRTUE, Ella Marie Tretter wearing VIRTUE, Christopher Hewitt, Brittany Elizabeth wearing Royal Peasantry,