DeAnna’s Senior Session took place on her grandfather’s beautiful farm in Randolph County. DeAnna comes from a very close knit family, so she wanted a few of her photos to highlight her special relationship with her parents. She also wanted a couple of fun shots with her boyfriend, since he’s been such a big part of her senior year as well.
Her dog, Crystal, was such a photo diva, she seemed to enjoy the shoot as much as the rest of us.
The weather couldn’t have been more cooperative and it turned out to be an amazing shoot!
Frayed Edge would like to congratulate DeAnna on her upcoming graduation and wishes her the best on her future endeavors!
The temps were barely above freezing and a light snow fell intermittently during their E-session, but Alison and Cary never complained once. In fact, at one time in the middle of the session, I heard Alison say, “I’m having so much fun!” I think the images below are a good indication of the fun they were having and also show how relaxed and comfortable they are as a couple.
After spending some time shooting in a Greensboro Park we headed over to Natty Greene’s for the couple to warm up with a cup of coffee and a couple of drinks. It was a super fun session and Frayed Edge is looking forward to shooting Alison’s bridal portraits and their wedding in the fall!! So you’ll be seeing more of these two in the future!!
We’re trying something new this year and we call it, “FRAMED.” The idea is to work with clients to use photography and graphics to produce a piece of art that compliments a space the client wants to enhance. The cool thing about it is that the client will appear somewhere in the piece, kind of like Alfred Hitchcock appearing in cameo in one of his movies. The client’s presence in the piece can be as conspicuous or as inconspicuous as the client wants. The important thing is that the final piece incorporates the colors, style, story, texture and size the client wants for the space.
For example, we can create a piece that looks like an oil painting with a mood of elegant old world mystery…
Or we can go crazy and hide the client in a riot of color…
We can create a fantasy scene…
Make complimentary panels in watercolor style…
Go cool and intimate…
or pastel warm and bright…
We can go almost monochromatic…
Or create story while we focus on a complimentary color…
But all of this is just scratching the surface. We can pretty much use the media at our disposal to put the client into a work of art that enhances a space, tells a story and says something about the client. The goal is that a viewer will at first only notice a new, conversation-stimulating piece of art in our client’s living room. But closer examination will reveal that the client is actually in the picture…the client has been “FRAMED.”
Contact us from our website if you’re interested in making a cameo above your own mantle piece.
If you follow our blog, you know how much I love to photograph related pairs (mom/daughters, mother/sons, sisters/brothers, etc. This shoot is no exception. Frayed Edge recently had the opportunity to photograph this mother and son as they were transitioning into a new chapter in their lives. They both share a keen sense of humor and a very close bond which made the shoot both comfortable and fun. Here are a few of my personal favs:
Frayed Edge loves mother-daughter portrait sessions. After a few moments in front of the camera, they forget we’re there and then a silent dialogue between the two of them begins. Once that happens, it’s pure magic. The images below are from one of our most recent mother-daughter sessions. You can catch a few of our previous mother-daughter sessions here and here.
Meet Zach, a rising senior at Northwest Guilford High School. You may remember we photographed Zach during a session last year with his sister. For his senior session, he was looking for something that not only focused on his love of nature but also highlighted his laid back style and upbeat personality. Bringing along his Eno hammock was a great call since he enjoys camping.
After graduation, he plans on pursuing a career in Physical Therapy. Frayed Edge wishes him the best of luck and a we’re more than confident he’ll have a lifetime of success in any pursuit!
I met Taylor when she was a bridesmaid in a wedding Frayed Edge photographed a couple of years ago. In one of the pics from that blog, you may recognize her as one of the “jumping” bridesmaids. I remember when I first met her. She seemed so poised, graceful, and fun. So, when she contacted us to set up a conceptual shoot to highlight her dance skills, I was ecstatic.
Taylor wanted her shoot to conceptualize her favorite childhood book, Alice in Wonderland. To be true to the theme, we both agreed Salem College was the perfect setting with its old world charm and feel. We met one evening just before sunset and shot until dark.
To get to know her better, I had asked Taylor to share how she became interested in dance and to share a humorous experience she has had while dancing. Here’s what she shared. (She is so darn adorable, I had to share it here!)
“I got a note from my “creative movement” teacher in kindergarten asking my mom if I could come to a dance class at her studio. Since then I’ve taken Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Acrobatics. When I was 13, I decided I wanted to study Classical Ballet and I transferred studios. Since then I have starred in many ballets such as “The Nutcracker”, “Cats”, “Pirates of Tortuga” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. When I was 15 I started studying intensively with the Atlanta Ballet. Currently, I am dancing with Salem College Dance Company as a contemporary dancer. Last Fall, I was offered to dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy from “The Nutcracker” with The Dance Center of Greensboro. “The Nutcracker” is my favorite ballet. I am also taking Ballet and Broadway Jazz with DCG.”
“I think one of my personal funny stories would have to be when I starred in “Pirates of Tortuga”. I played a volatile pirate named Carmen who was “sailing the seas” to find my Pirate boyfriend who left me for a spoiled rich girl. In one of the scenes, I meet my “boyfriend” on an island and we have a sword fight (it wasn’t really a fight, it was just a dance with swords). Well on opening night, the scene comes up and my dance partner and I do the fight scene. I didn’t realize how in character I was until I went down to hit my dance partners sword and his sword breaks clear in half. There we stood on stage with a broken sword glaring at each other until finally my dance teacher screamed “DO SOMETHING!!!” so I started making up a dance and my dance partner followed. It actually worked out and no one realized what had happened.”
Taylor ‘s Alice costume was just perfect and I loved, loved, loved her Queen of Hearts look. It was so hard to pick out just a few favorites from her session, so I’m going to go crazy here.