Monday, April 13, 2009

The Castle & the Models

Incredible. Brilliant. Crazy. Amazing. Epic. I just can't think of the word. I left this shoot with an excitement I hadn't felt before. WHAT an amazing day.

Myself and some really great photographer friends arranged another photographers shootout this past weekend. Dan & Caroline are the brilliance that is Tinywater Photography. There work is stunning to say the least. Creative is hardly the adjective to describe them. They found this awesome opportunity to shoot at Preston Castle. The Castle, (little did I know)is in the small city of Ione Ca. A historic marvel of a place to go see. So here's what we put together:

13 photographers
5 models
3 dresses each, (traditional wedding, vintage and gothic)
A certified MUA, (make-up artist) with a team of 3
annnnd......a castle

The objective was to have fun, help the girls with their portfolios, network amongst the best in wedding vendors and up the inspiration bar by watching each other work.

Wanted send a personal thank you to Raquelle of "Image Provocateur" for making so much of the day possible. She has so magic hands. She was also responsible for bring these gorgoues girls to the shoot. Wow right? She also was the contact for having these AMAZING dresses for the girls to wear. To all the brides who visit my blog, a combintation of Raquelles magic and one of these incredilbe dress would make your big day a dream. Please check out their sites below:

Raquelle Siders (MUA)
Image Provocateur & VIP-CAT Makeup Academy
Solon 916.474.5578

Bridal Dresses
Diamond Bridal Gallery

AGAPE Designs (funky non-wedding dresses)

Enjoy the shots guys as I enjoyed creating them.


This is a historic graveyard just up the road from the castle. With permission from the grounds keeper we created some fashion-ish shot, showcasing the dresses by AGAPE Designs. Again.....epic.


Yokota Fritz said...

Great job, Sam. So how come professional models never smile?

Photography by Sarah Salyer said...

I want to be you when I grow up!

Anonymous said...

This was the coolest shoot I have ever seen.

Rachel Roberts said...

Absolutely phenomenal!

What a location.

Fotografia ślubna Warszawa said...

Those shots are just brilliant! Thank you for sharing them :)

Kameron said...

Hey Sam! I got turned on to your photography a couple of months back by a mutual friend/photog and man can I tell you I'm glad he showed me your work! You rocked this session...fantastic work!

MJ said...

These are awesome! Well done!

Victor Saidov said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Awesome job man! You never stop surprizing me with your great ideas. Keep it up!

Eric Chan said...

Hey Sam, followed you from fm. Love your stuff, very inspiring!

This set is wicked awesome.

Mike Danen Photography said...

Hey Sam, totally great work! Thanks so much for inviting me on the shoot, I had a blast! I linked you in my blog post. See you soon!

TDoxie said...

Amazing shoot! Great job, Sam.

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