Jillian and John | Palm Springs

My annual shoot with Jillian and John! We’ve had so many fun shoots over the years, and they have become such dear friends. They are now living in New Orleans, but were in Palm Springs over the holidays, so of course we had to make time for photos! They adopted a really cute mini schnauzer named Wexler, And Jillian is very passionate about her work with Schnauzer Rescue of Louisiana They have helped out so many pups. You should definitely follow John on Instagram, he is always posting such cool fashion for men, espeically if you love boots! Check out our last two shoots HERE and HERE!

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Palm Springs and Joshua Tree | Jillian and John

Every year I look forward to photographing these two. They always have great ideas and have such cool style. Its also really special because they don’t get to see each other very often because John is a sergeant in the Marines and is gone most of the year. I know these images mean a lot to them and I feel honored to capture these moments. Check out their Instagrams, John posts a lot of cool vintage clothes and engineer boots as well as his leather crafting VintageEngineerBoots.Check out JVONV and all of her awesome styling and she also does modeling for Pin Up Girl Clothing where the majority of her wardrobe for this shoot came from. Most of Johns wardrobe is from Mister Freedom. You can find their Madsen Bicycle HERE. Can’t wait for the next one!

Jillian and John

Jillian and John

Jillian and John

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Jillian and John

Jillian and John

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Jillian and John

Jillian and John

Cheyenne’s Senior Portraits

When I graduated college and started working in the photography field, I did pretty much every job you can imagine, I worked in photo darkrooms developing film and making prints, I worked at cheesy portrait studios doing family and senior portraits, I assisted commercial photographers (one of the hardest jobs ever), I was a photographer at Lisa Frank doing their catalog and print work, I was the staff photographer at College Times, working on fashion spreads and occasional cover art (one of the best jobs ever), I’ve worked as a retoucher, a photo editor, and still do art directing on a freelance basis. All of these jobs have taught me so many valuable skills, and have made me the photographer I am today. I was thinking about all of this while I was preparing Cheyenne’s portraits for my blog. I am so thankful for all of these experiences, and I’m still completely obsessed with photography, even after all these years.

Now onto Cheyenne! It was so much fun preparing for this shoot,  Cheyenne is an aspiring photographer and writer, and she had a ton of ideas. I wish I had taken a behind the scenes shot so you could see the mess we created together. It was just the two of us, and we lugged wardrobe, props and camera gear down this really long trail, we even brought spiders home with us. For all that work, I think we got some pretty awesome shots.

Glitter and a Mustache

My most favorite make-up artist is Brittany Lauren. I’ve worked with her on several shoots now, and she always has so many creative ideas. I love collaborating with her on projects. You can see some of the work we’ve done together here Vintage Edge and here Sugar, Pearls, and Blooms. Here is our most recent, you gotta love the mustache. Check out Brittany’s WEBSITE and go like her FACEBOOK page, she’s always posting fun stuff. Thanks to Denise for modeling, she had some amazing facial expressions!

 

Sugar, Pearls, and Blooms

I worked on another fun shoot with the talented Brittany Woodside and Paul Perez, my favorite makeup and hair artists. We were also fortunate to have Heather of Scootabaker deliver us some delicious cupcakes as well as one beautiful Wedding cake in purple tones, and a mini cake with pearls! You can check out her blog HERE. The flowers are by Lilia, her website isn’t up yet, so email her at lilramirez@sbcglobal.net  if you’re looking for some unique flowers for your Wedding. Big thanks to the models too!