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I have a stunning new tearsheet to share with you AND exciting news about dual blog post with my wife Lauren Brooks.

Art directed by Samantha Gardner, this wedding flower feature for Portland Bride & Groom mixes a little fashion into what would normally be a still life shoot. I love assignments like this. It gets me out of my comfort zone and demonstrates how I can apply my vision to any assignment. I have done a little fashion before and though it’s not my main focus, it’s a lot of fun to do. I am really happy with how this shoot came out.

For the lighting geeks out there, this shoot was all natural with just a fill card here and there. Also, have to give big props to onOne Software for their retouching filters in PhotoTools. I used the Model Skin filter to lightly smooth the models skin and the results were just perfect: clean looking skin without that super waxy look you get from something over retouched. It was also super easy to use and saved me a ton of time.

DUAL BLOG POST! My lovely and talented wife Lauren Brooks has a wedding we shot feautred in the same issue. Check out her blog post here.

Portland Bride & Groom - Urban Exotic Feature

Portland Bride & Groom - Urban Exotic Feature

Shoot Credits:
Flowers: Form & Flora,  Zest Floral & Event DesignFieldworkFlowers Tommy Luke
Model: Tanisha Payne / Option Model and Media
Hair and Makeup: Kymm Ernst using MAC Cosmetics
Shot on Location: The Lan Su Chinese Garden