Friday, March 20, 2009

ROUND ONE. so impressed!

check out these lovelies from my first round of mentoring with alaina and lacey! they were both so fun to work with and seriously, didn't they get amazing shots??!




alainacollage
alaina and i spend 3 hours together (2 shooting, one photoshop) and had so much fun- she really wanted to learn more about lighting so you'll notice we worked with lots of different kinds of light- SOOO fun and she got some great pictures (obviously!!)
. we also worked on posing, composition, photoshop and focus techniques. we did an indoor shoot at my house as well, but you will have to wait for her to post those! and i just might snag carrie to model for me again- she was awesome!

laceycollage

lacey flew all the way out from VEGAS just to spend 4 hours with me! i was honored and she did a great job. lacey is just getting started with photography and we covered a lot of lighting, composition, posing, and shooting in manual, focus technique as well as photoshop workflow.   i'd say she got some killer shots!



so maybe someday i will get my act together and post some of my shots as well- and maybe catch up on all the sessions i need to blog.... sorry! my blogging motivation has been slacking a bit.... or a lot. yea. A LOT. 

12 comments:

Memories captured by Shelly said...

Aw how cute! These girls did a wonderful job! Seriously! I took your advice Jess and am starting a blog for my photos instead of just my website! That way people can see the things I am doing from day to day with all different kinds of shots. I just took some of my son- I will have to show you. I still have not quite got how to make the eyes crisp in photo shop- what am I doing wrong????

Leslie said...

Great shots!! I am jealous they got to mentor with you!! :) I am going to save my money so I can fly out for a mentoring session!! It may take me a while before I can get out there so don't forget about me! Can't wait to see your shots!!

RENEE said...

I'm so jelous and they did FANTASTIC WORK :)

Carrie said...

that was so much fun, jess! call me any time!

Alaina said...

It was really fun, Jess, and I loved little tricks & tidbits you had to offer. I'm definitely feeling swamped with a whole new skill set you've opened up for me...! Thanks again!

Julie said...

Yea, I'm so excited to do this with you! Can't wait. Great pictures.

Vanessa said...

They both did a great job!! I KNOW they learned tons!! When can I sign up? LUV YA!!

Lacey said...

Thanks so much for such a fun time! I have sat down and tried my hand at my newly learned photoshop skills... still not as fast as you are but makes such a difference and will shortly be grabbing my camera and heading outside to start shooting again. You are fantastic and made the whole day so much fun!! Thanks Jess.

Lacey Jay said...

Hi Jessica,

I'm so impressed with your photography.. I've been doing photography myself for the past 2 yrs (?) however during that time we adopted our son so things got a little crazy... I would love to get back out there and get my business going again.. i still have SOO much to learn and I would love to do a mentor session with you! I live in Southern Cali but I'm from Utah and come home every couple of months. I've looked at at a few other photog's and no one's really caught my eye like your site did. Would you be interested in 'mentoring' me?

Look forward to hearing from you,
Lacey Jay

http://laceyjayphotography.blogspot.com/

Jill said...

Hello Jessica. My name is Jill and I've also been into photography for the past 8 months or so. I'm also interested in your mentoring sessions. I love your work and would love to learn from you. Could you give me into if you'd he willing? Thanks a bunch!

Evie B. said...

I am also interested in your mentoring sessions! Please, please let me know if you have plans for any in the future. I love your work!

Rebekah said...

How much do you charge for mentoring? I would love to get together in the future. You do amazing work! :)