Cave Hill Cemetery

The other day Anthony and I went to Cave Hill cemetery to take some eerie pictures. There's something so lovely, yet somber about being in a cemetery. Very pleased with these photographs. 

Anthony - instagram: @vtrvn | website: trvn.org

Collab with Anthony

The other day I finally met Anthony Tran, and we were able to hang out/collab on a shoot together. We have followed each other's work for a while so I was stoked to be able to work with him on something. We went to party city to get some balloons to add some color to the backdrop, giving me major Paramore vibes. So happy with this "aesthetic". After, we went to chow wagon to take pictures with all the carnival lights. It was a day well spent. 

anthony: @v.trvn /// trvn.org

Bailey

I haven't been this excited about a shoot since Waverly.  I had ideas about doing this shoot months ago. I briefly sketched in a journal what I wanted the mood of the photos to be and I am very excited to share the final result with you all. Narrowing all the images down was so difficult and I will eventually share more over time, but for now here are my favorites. There are metaphors in some photos, the meaning behind them is something I hold very dear to my heart. It's like Kitchen Sink. If you know that song then you will understand.

What might these pictures mean to you?  What does your heart feel when you see these?

Thank you to all the musical artists that inspired me to create these, and thank you, Bailey, for being the best model I could have asked for in this shoot. I can't thank you enough. 

Vickie

Vickie has such a sweet spirit, and she is so fun to photograph. I've been in a creative rut for the past 3 1/2 months, but this shoot finally kicked me back into the groove of inspiration. Excited for what 2017 holds. 

TY & BENJAMIN

Had a wonderful time photographing these two.

Excited with how these turned out!

Jamboree Fest / Silver Lining

This past weekend I traveled with Silver Lining up to Indiana to photograph their set. It was a blast. Check out their music, and share with your friends. 

Chelsea

Woke up early this morning to go photograph Chelsea. I haven't photographed anything creative in a while, so I am super happy with these images. 

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

A year ago, I thought of how cool it would be to photograph a session at Waverly Hills, but I knew there was no way it could happen because they don't allow large cameras / detachable lenses. So I looked for abandoned places where I could take photos in louisville, but I could not find a thing. 

Last month, my mother found that Waverly was allowing for the first time ever for photographers to bring cameras with detachable lenses, and I flipped. I never thought that this shoot I had planned out in my head could ever happen, and this past Sunday it did. I am so happy with how these images turned out since I rarely ever do self-portraits. This is a different editing style for me, but I am proud with the end result. Many of the images are inspired by a variety of lyrics. I will be posting some of them on my personal Instagram (@the.commanded). 

Some freaky stuff happened while I was walking around Waverly. I was outside room 502, the room where a nurse hanged herself, and there were about five birds that dropped dead around me while I was finding the right spot to set up my camera. Also, when I was taking pictures near Timmy's room I felt something scrape my leg. I kicked the purple bouncy ball that sits outside Timmy's doorway and it came rolling back at me really fast. At about this time I was ready to leave the building. Walking around Waverly for three hours ALONE was scary, but so worth it. 

I would love to hear what some of your favorite photos from this set are. Thank you all for your massive love and support.