New Rules

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of working with a great group of female creatives on a pool shoot inspired by Dua Lipa’s New Rules music video. Below are a few photos from the fashion shoot.

Makeup and Styling: Anastasia Miller, Rachel Gonzales

Models: Grace Davila, Jazmyn Griffin, Jessica Spellman

Photography: Francesca Neely-Dickey (Francesca Blue Photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clements-Geib Wedding

Between moving my website to an entirely new server, updating my photoshoot packages, and working with a lot of new (and amazing!) clients, I never really had the chance to dedicate a blog to this beautiful wedding on my new website. It was a truly magical day and it would be a crime not make a post about it!

I shot the bulk of this wedding on my 35mm lens. I’ve always felt the most connected to this lens. Partially because I began learning photography with film cameras and 35mm lenses. I just love how much it reminds me of film. I also love how lightweight and versatile it is, which is a common perk I hear others rave about all the time.

 

I’m also a pretty big advocate for prime lenses. They’re usually a little cheaper and also require more intimacy when you shoot. Literally. You have to “zoom” the photo by picking up your own two feet and moving closer to the subject. There’s something much more special about actually being in the moment.

 

 

If you’re looking for an old school shooting experience, get a prime lens. They’re a lot fun.

 

 

I’m gearing up for more weddings this fall and I’m so full of new ideas I can’t wait to try. By the way, if you’re planning a ceremony for the fall, don’t bet on it being cooler outside. I have a very strong feeling October is going to be scorcher (it was last year, too).

 

 

Oh, Texas weddings. I love them so.

 

 

 

 

Golden Era of Photography

Many of you who are familiar with my work probably already know I have a thing for the 1970s. I started slowly collecting vintage when I was 13, then losing it because I was 13, then collecting again until I had a small vintage shop in my own home. To this day, thrifting and garage saling are two of my all-time favorite activities aside from taking photos. Although many of my photographs mimic the style of the 1970s, I am more interested in the eras preceding it — the late 1950s through 1960s.

It’s hard to clump so many years together and say that’s what I like. So much was happening during that time, especially in the 60s. An overwhelming amount of fashion trends got their roots in the 1960s, but since there were so many trends happening at once, the era ultimately is diluted to “mod” or “bohemian.”

If I had to pick one of the above trends to explain why I love that time period so much, it would be mod. It was fun, flattering, and rebellious. Besides, who can deny the form-flattering A-line dress?

Over the last few years, the photography world has championed 1970s-inspired photographers and fashion brands. As someone who loves vintage, this excites me. However, I’m already noticing this trend is beginning to fade. It won’t be long until the fashion world moves onto another era. I’m excited for this change, I just hope the popularity of film photography is here to stay.

 

Check out my Instagram for more throwback fashion photography.