Tuesday, August 29, 2017


This shoot was one of the most fun I've ever had the pleasure of being a part of.
When I first walked into Steve Meier's studio, I had never imagined that the shoot would involve setting my hand on fire over and over again- painlessly. 
We got the moody, extra-terrestrial shots we had discussed before meeting, but as the shoot progressed, we got more and more excited and kept throwing in additional elements to fabricate a shoot that was truly out of this world. 
We shot with different colored gels, a smoke machine, and, as you can see below, we lit my hand on fire. We did this by mixing dish soap and water in a pot, then agitating the water with a bottle of butane until a decent amount of bubbles had formed. Then, I took the bubbles into my hand and, with a lighter, lit them, which quickly burned up in a beautiful little fiery inferno. It didn't hurt a bit and was quite the spectacle. 
(Don't try this at home, kids)
I'm a bit of a pyro so this shoot was way too much fun for me. And I think the photos speak for themselves: 
Shoot = success!

Photos by www.facebook.com/SteveMeierPhotography


The New Me

I went through quite a few fairly extreme changes within the first half of 2017. When the year started, I had felt as if I had lost myself completely; I was aching to feel the connection with myself that I had always so confidently grasped. I was experiencing several grief-inducing life hurtles at the time and had lost my sense of self in the process. This photo shoot was important to me because, not only was it my first shoot of the year, but it was also the beginning of my artistic reconnection with myself. I dressed in what I felt truly represented who I was and during the entirety of the shoot, my heart was set ablaze with inspiration and motivation to do ME to the max for the rest of the year. And I’m very happy to say that I did just that. :)

These photos were shot by the extremely talented photographer, Eric Carroll. The entirety of the shoot was spent laughing our asses off, even though we were meeting for the first time. From the moment I walked into his home, we acted as if we had known each other for years and the sentiment was true. Eric is an absolute pleasure to work with and we are already discussing plans for our next collaborative shoot together. ;)