August 28, 2018
I was extremely happy with how this session went with Brie. We started the shoot off with walking around Trustom Pond in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. I heard of this location about a week before the shoot and it was a fun challenge to try to use the space creatively.
The highlight of our time together was when Brie and I took our shoot to a small local beach that we were both familiar with. The little hideaway was lightly trafficked even with it being a gorgeous day out, which gave us a little more room to try out ideas. As the sun set we got more comfortable working together and started getting more creative. I had her put on one of my favorite dresses I own and decided to just play around in the water. This part of the shoot is what will always stay stick out in my brain because it was truly the both of us working together and having our own singular ideas come together to make the most out of the experience, and I could not be more happy with the outcome.
December 3rd 2018
This shoot was a perfect reminder that you can find beauty right down the street. I’ve lived in Rhode Island for the entirety of my twenty-one years and I never found the time to visit The Fantastic Umbrella Factory in Charlestown. My good friend and model of the day, Abbey Duhamel, talked highly of this little wonderland.
We started our adventure just before golden hour and the soft light complimented the farmyard beautifully. This Rhode Island landmark is nothing short of it’s name with its amazing walkways decorated with foliage, abstract sculptures, and side attractions of various welcoming animals. Abbey and I had so much fun exploring this tucked away treasure and also learned ostriches make very intimating noises (maybe don’t get too close to those.)
December 9th 2018
I could not be happier with my last shoot of Twenty-Eighteen. I met young aspiring model, Eliza Sirpenski, in a quaint coffee shop in Bristol, Rhode Island. The dropping temperatures with each passing day, drove the inspiration to find a near by Christmas Tree Farm. To our dismay the closest farm open for business was not exactly “close.” But we were up for the commute and made our way over to a few spots in Tiverton, Massachusetts. Upon arrival of the Christmas Tree Farms, we looked out to find ourselves surrounded by what would be better described as Christmas shrubs. All we could do was laugh and drive further down a road we have never been on, turing on foreign side streets, looking for something usable while the available light was passing us by.
Eliza and I stumbled upon a quiet beach at the very end of a winding road. The beach was decorated with different flowers and shrubs, but what caught our eye were the long golden plants dancing in the breeze and an uninhabited playground. Shifting through a bag of clothing options we found something to contrast the muted tones along the coast and got to shooting. Moving quickly with the frigid December wind consuming both of us, Eliza used her past history of modeling to swiftly get into her role and we banged out these photos in record time.
We retreated to our warm car and continued our location scouting when we passed a dirt road that seemed to never end. With a few adjustments to her wardrobe we were back at it. Another quick stop left me exciting to shoot more, however we had a decent drive back to Bristol and blue hour was creeping up on us. When we arrived back at our home base, we both agreed we were not done. Eliza navigated us to Colt State Park, just down the street, to salvage whatever we could with the fading light source. With yet another outfit change, we then ran over to a long dock with the last minutes of sunset as Eliza’s back drop. We used as much of this location as possible before the cold became too much and we called it a day. Running back to the car, we were both excited with what we created. I hope you all enjoy this new content, as well!
March 31, 2018
Spending the day chasing good light with Alexis Joy is a moment I will never forgot. We adventured around East Greenwich, Rhode Island and braved the cold air with some warm drinks.
On this shoot, the chemistry immediately fell into place and this is the first moment that convinced me I wanted to do this photography thing all the time. Being able to create with my best friends will never get old.
And, yes, her sweatshirt does say, “Genuine Grandpa”
October 31st 2018
Catherine and I got together last minute before some Halloween festivities to create this themed shoot. When Cat showed me all the fun attire she brought I wanted to create the illusion of a girl traveling with nothing but her curious spirit to guide her. Luckily I had the perfect model who evolved the character more and more which each spot we stumbled upon. It’s always fun to get outside your comfort zones and try something a little different. I hope you all enjoy these photos and feel the story of this lone wanderer.
September 29th 2018
An Eventful Day
When I found out that this insane location called, Wild Bill’s Nostalgia, was closing for good on Sunday the 30th I had the impulsive decision to drag my good friend, Sophie, out to Connecticut to see what we could do with this space.
Wild Bill’s Nostalgia is nothing short of it’s name. This place is unique. Theres half-demolished buildings and crazy demonic-like statues. It’s what yo'u’d imagine a carnival post zombie apocalypse would look like.
I wanted to try to really push myself creatively and do something unlike i’ve ever done before, but I fell a little short of that mark. That conclusion isn’t upsetting to me. I managed to take some really fun photos with one of my closest friends in a new environment, and I was happy the photos still felt like “me”. There’s always benefit to getting outside your comfort zone.
After spending a few hours running around in awe over this wacky place, we found a beautiful field where we could fall back into my norm. Overall, the day was amazing. This ended up being a much needed get away with good company. I hope you enjoy the outcome as much as we did.