Metro Phoenix Photographer

50s' Inspired Model Session With Lauren

In 2016, I had the privilege to work with Lauren Roberts, and knew that I wanted to work with her again. Since last year's shoot however, Lauren had been signed by Ford/Robert Black Agency in Scottsdale. At first I was nervous checking with Lauren to see if we could work together again. I shouldn't have been nervous at all. Lauren quickly put me in touch with her agency, and within 24 hours I heard back from Jessica. It was such a wonderful experience to work with the Ford/Robert Black Agency. Within a couple of days we had the date set for this year's, 50's inspired session.

Not only is Lauren an amazing and beautiful model, but she came up with ideas how we can make this session even more fun. We created a board on Pinterest to share our ideas. I had the 50's fashion inspired idea in my head for more than 8 months, and it was wonderful to see what Lauren came up with, to add to this vision.

We met up with make-up artist Sofia Verdugo of Phoenix Makeup Collective to get Lauren ready for the shoot. (Thank you Cindy Roberts for allowing us to use your home).

Here are some images from behind the scene as Lauren had make-up applied, and the hair being prepped for the look.

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Fashion changes, but style endures.
— Coco Chanel

After Lauren was finished with hair & make-up, we headed over to Chandler to the Crown Plaza Phoenix-Chandler (also know as the San Marcos Resort & Golf Club) to take some classy images. I just love the dress on her; the sunglasses and gloves Lauren purchased were the perfect addition to the dress and the vision I had for this shoot.

 

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Thank you Lauren for allowing me to work with you again this year, and my hope is that we can work again in 2018...and maybe in New York City.

Thank you for stopping by today...until next time, be classy in a black dress.

Iris (TGTG)

If you are looking for a photographer to photograph your brand/fashion, I would love for you to contact me via my contact from, or via direct email at iris@irisnelsonphotography.com

Serenity Project - September 2017

Welcome to our Serenity Project for the month of September 2017. The Serenity project is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm. One of the major things I miss from Germany are the Farmers Markets. Non only can you get fresh meets, eggs, and fruit, but the variety is much better than here in Arizona. When my husband I visited to local Sprouts Farmers Market, I was so happy to see one of my favorite fruits, red currants. Unfortunately they only had one little container left, with a hefty price tag. However my husband encouraged me to get them. Not only where they yummy (and transported be back to my childhood), they were also fun to photograph. :)

Red Currants are also good for you. They are high in Fiber, Macronutrients, Vitamin C & K, Iron, and last but not least, Antioxidants. Red currants are small, round fruits that bear a resemblance to grapes. These sweet, juicy berries are commonly used in jams, sauces and various baked goods, or are simply eaten by hand as a snack (my personal favorite way). Adding red currants to your diet plan will give you a boost of nutrient density.

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Follow the circle to see what my wonderful and talented photography friend Eileen, of Eileen Critchley, Photographer, San Antonio. Eileen used to live here in the Valley until this past spring. I was blessed to get to meet her in person. I miss her here, however I believe she enjoys getting new inspiration in her new city, San Antonio.

Thank you for stopping by today; until next time, keep calm and eat some Red Currants.

Iris (TGTG)

Serenity Project - August 2017

Welcome to our Serenity Project for the month of August 2017. The Serenity project is a collaborative photography project in which we want to share images that convey peace and calm.

"The skies and land are so enormous, and the detail so precise and exquisite that wherever you are you are isolated in a glowing world between the macro and the micro." ~ Ansel Adams

Since it is still very warm in Arizona, and I don't want to put my equipment in jeopardy, I am learning to shoot indoors. However, shooting indoors has taught me where the best light is in my house. I usually do not pay that much attention to the light in the home because I love to be outdoors. With this being said the light in our laundry room is better good for macro photography; who knew.

Here are the images I captured of a beautiful, tri-colored rose. This time I chose to photograph with my Tamron, 90mm macro lens, with different depths/close-ups.

Follow the circle to see what my wonderful and talented photography friend Kathy Roberts, of Kathleen Roberts Photography. Kathy lives in the beautiful area of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. I always feel serenity when I visit her site featuring the beautiful area she lives in. Go check our her work for yourself.

Thank you for stopping by today; until next time, keep calm and smell the roses.

Iris (TGTG)