Apr 16 2010

SoulStice

Baltimore, MARYLAND — This portrait session with Hip-Hop artist SoulStice was several months in the making.  SoulStice is not only an accomplished song writer–his skills made known on the Oscar award-winning movie, “The Blind Side“–but he also holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

I originally penned the Little Italy neighborhood as the our location, but SoulStice suggested a back-up location at Clipper Mill.  The Food Network’s Ace of Cakes is actually down the street.  On the day of the shoot, the back-up location seemed a lot more appealing, so we headed there–it turned out that before all the renovations, I planned to shoot at the abandoned mill–and we couldn’t have been luckier!

The weather and lighting conditions were all ideal.  Even the crowds were non-existent.  I honestly couldn’t believe that we were the only ones shooting there.  We nailed all our shots and then some.  Here’s a sample:


Jan 4 2009

Jarren and Jack

FT. WASHINGTON, Maryland — My friend Jackie called me earlier this week to ask if I could shoot the boys, Jaren and Jack, over the weekend since they were in town from New York.  I was more than happy to since I’m always looking to practice with the chil’ren!  I showed up to her parent’s house in Ft. Washington after Crystal and family took off for Montreal.  Jarren warmed up to me rather quickly, but I never earned Jack’s smile for more than a vanishing second.  Not even the trustly peek-a-boo worked.  Wow.  He’s one tough cookie to crack.


Dec 28 2008

Jazelle!

FT. WASHINGTON, Maryland — This past November I had honor of covering my friends Lynette and Floyd’s daughter’s christening.  I didn’t have a great deal of time to do Jazelle’s portraits, so I chose today to get them done.  Luckily her parents made some time in their busy moving schedule for me.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I think I came out with a couple of nice shots despite Jazelle not taking a nap.  I hope you like these, guys!


Oct 17 2008

Halloween Pictures

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia — My cousins and family friends wanted to get some holiday pictures done for both Halloween and Christmas.  I knew going into it that synchronizing eight to nine little kids would be difficult; I had no idea.  I ended up shooting the kids in their “natural” state with a film-noir style edit.