It really was a 'Great Gatsby…' (BlueSky stylized photo session at Queens University, Charlotte, NC)

Around here. Emotion is everything.   Capturing what is meaningful and fleeting is what we adore and pride ourselves in delivering for our clients.  A set of images  that do not ring “authentic, meaningful and beautiful….”  Well, its just is not ‘our thing.’  (for example, in our imagery, we tend to stay way from highly ‘stylized’ (aka: posed/created)  sessions and instead focus on ‘connection.’ )
However, we also very much adore beauty, glamor and fashion. ( and have been known to spend countless hours curled up with magazines admiring their gorgeous editorial content.)
So we got to thinking.  Is it possible to have an editorial shoot and create a highly stylized environment and produce fashion-inspired work…yet,  still have moments of authenticity in the confines of a ‘model shoot.” And oh yes..have fun while doing it…??
After a few weeks of pulling all of the pieces to puzzle together and thinking our concept be the judge:-)  (Coming soon..think of a ‘Modern twist on Gatsby’…)
In the meantime, here is a little ‘sneak peek’ of our lovely ‘non-model’, models from yesterday’s shoot. Yes–you heard me right…non-models.  In an effort to remain ‘authentic’ our models included the following:  (2) former graduates  now employed by our shoot venue-Queens University.  As well as a couple whose wedding I was honored to photograph a few years ago and  a ‘Mr. and Mrs-to-be’ getting married this August.  …not a single professional model in the bunch. (I dare you to tell me they are not GORGEOUS 😉

Big thanks to everyone involved in our very full day yesterday:  Queens University (shoot venue) , Wedding Row Charlotte (set decor), Floral Designs by Nectar (florals/headpieces) Make-up Your Face and Rhonda McGregor (hair/Make-up Artistry), Classic Bride & Formal (bridal gowns), Kristen Morris Jewelry, Cheesecake etc. (Cake Design) and my partners in crime, Stephen & Lisa, here at BlueSky. 🙂



  1. Lana says:

    Very nice!!!

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