Howdy, Howdy Dear Readers!
I'm a little tickled to be sharing these images with you as I am incredibly proud of them!
Side: I feel like I tell you often that I'm proud of the work I create... but let's be honest I WOULD NOT be sharing anything that I wasn't proud of! If projects from my first and second semester of photography school resurface, I'm in trouble! Who am I kidding.....if ANYTHING from photography school comes out of the wood work, I will be more than embarrassed! My apologies again to my sweet instructors for putting up with me! I guess you could say I've experienced a lot of artistic growth and maturity over the last nine years behind the camera!
Alas, I digress!
I'd like to welcome back Melanie to my blog! You may recognize her from fitness pictures we did two years ago...the only thing missing is her mohawk! I'm glad I have photographic evidence of that bad boy because nobody can rock the hawk like Mel!
Melanie is working on several really incredibly projects/businesses right now, (more on that later) so it was time for her do a little re-branding and share her new image. I was absolutely honored and thrilled that she asked me to photograph her again. Working with Melanie is a treat!
To be perfectly honest, outside of the woman in my immediate family, there are not many woman who I look up to and genuinely admire! Melanie is 100% authentic. She believes in both of her businesses and she believes in the greater good in her community. She is nothing but driven and her passion is something to strive for.
Melanie is owner and personal trainer of Power Glow Fitness (link listed at the bottom) As a former client, I can personally attest to the fact that Melanie actually makes working out and caring about fitness and making healthy changes very enjoyable. She is incredibly encouraging! She knows everyone has the power and the ability to be strong. She helps tap into a positive mental state that maybe you never knew existed! If you are interested in learning more about how Melanie can better your wellness, or the wellness of your employees, be sure to contact her! I know she'd love to hear from you!
In addition to running Power Glow Fitness, Melanie also owns Sol Vibe Designs where she makes handmade Jewelry inspired by her love of the sun, nature and all things colorful! Her beautiful pieces are featured throughout the images of this blog. Most of the Sol Vibe pieces she is wearing are available for sale on her website.(link posted at the bottom) If you are on Instagram, you'll definitely want to check her out and all of her fun/funky jewelry!
Now that we are reacquainted with Melanie let's get to the fun pictures! My Dayton friends will recognize these awesome locations, but for you out-of-towners... We started on Webster Street, worked our way over to the 2nd Street Farmers Market, followed by a tiny pit stop in the Oregon District and then we ended the night at Garden Station!
Shamelessly, I will do just about anything to get people to laugh. Even when I'm not behind the camera!
Melanie, thank you for thinking I was a tiny-bit funny!
For my photography friends, the 1st image was shot f/4.0 1/500 ISO 500 using EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L the 2nd was f/4.0 1/800 ISO 500 using EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L
(thank you, thank you FMS! hugs and kisses!)
I'm still not sure if Melanie knew what I was talking about... but she did it! Together we achieved the B.A photo I wanted!
Readers, if you need to- go ahead and google "Sasha Fierce" nothing weird will happen!
To me, Melanie was a perfect person to photograph on this really great mural!
I'm so in love with all of these pictures! Everything about this session was flawless! Gosh, it was just the best!
Melanie, it was a pleasure working with you and photographing your captivating spirit!
Best of love and luck in all of your business endeavors!
Also, I'd LOVE to hear which is your favorite image and why! And hey, if you want to tell me your favorite ice cream flavor-put that in the comment box too!! Thank you loyal readers (Mom) for following my work! I appreciate you all!
Until next time, Cheers!
P.S if you want a closer look of all things featured on Today's blog, here are some external links!
Power Glow Fitness and Power Glow Fitness Facebook
Sol Vibe Designs and Sol Vibe Designs Facebook
Chill Clothing Co
I would be amiss if I did not give a HUGE shout out to my fabulous assistant, Chelsea!
Chelsea, I can not thank you enough for making sure this session ran smoothly! You hauled around all my equipment, you helped me keep wardrobe changes organized and you were the most wonderful extra pair of eyes and hands that a girl could ask for!
We had fun together, and the three of us created some pretty awesome magic!
Chelsea, thank you thank you thank you!