The Gardner Family

I’m a little late on blogging this family’s beautiful portrait session, but I just couldn’t wait any longer! Shooting, editing, and babysitting my little one have consumed quite a bit of time (which is A-OK, btw!), but I’ve finally found some time to sit down, write a little bit about people that Lindsay and I have grown to love, and share their photos with you.

So, without further ado, I bring you Cody, Ashley, and little Grayson! Feel free to leave some comments! 🙂
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Model Tests

I recently had three young models test with me to see which one I wanted to use for a flower girl dress story that I’m going to shoot for a boutique in Los Angeles later this year. All of them did awesome, and I wanted to show you some of my favorites from their sessions! Let me know what you think! 🙂 Also, a special shout-out to Ella, Isabelle, and Georgia and their mothers for being so awesome!

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Isabelle’s Portrait Session

I could tell from the get-go that Isabelle was super excited about having her portrait session! She showed up to my home studio in a beautiful white, black, and yellow summer dress with a yellow flower clip holding her hair back and another lovely red dress to model in for later in the shoot. She brought along her little cousin, her mother, and her aunt, who all were very fun and helpful!

Isabelle is my first test model for a flower-girl dress session that I’m going to be doing very soon. You can find details on it here: Casting Call

In this first shot, I had Isabelle’s aunt holding my new Westcott Omega Reflector in front of my off-camera Canon 430EX II Speedlite to act as a diffuser. We got some really nice, soft light.

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In this second shot, I used a homemade light consisting of some PVC pipe and an LED flashlight that provided was really intimate beauty light.

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Both these images were edited by using a combination of a LOT of dodging and burning, Emily Soto‘s Fashion Actions for her skin, and some of Greater Than Gatsby‘s actions for some help on her tones.

Contact me to book your beauty session here: Contact Timothy

Casting Call

Exciting news is afoot!

Wallao.com is a store in Los Angeles that specializes in flower-girl dresses and tuxedos for ring-bearers. They have asked me to shoot some work of one of their featured dresses! (You can find them here: Wallao.com.

And I’m super stoked!

So with that in mind, I’m putting out a casting call!

Here’s who I’m looking for:

  • Girl, between ages 7 and 10.
  • Fun personality!
  • Takes direction well.
  • Loves to twirl dresses!

At the casting, we’ll shoot a few headshots, and just hang out for a bit and see how she does taking direction in front of the camera! It will involve signing a model release, and I will feature all the casting models on the blog and Facebook page!

The little girl that I select for the shoot will be featured on Wallao.com and will have her photos from our dress session used for their advertising purposes. Sound fun yet?? 🙂

Anyone who is interested can send me a little bit of information about their little model, including their full name, why they would be the best at it, a little bit about their personality, and a recent photo.

Please send this info to tmarsee530@students.sbts.edu and we will talk about casting! Include your email address, please.