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Monthly Archives: March 2009
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31 March, 2009 – 12:11 am
25 March, 2009 – 1:35 am
Studio Sinead is looking for models!
In preparation for the launch of our new web site dedicated exclusively to boudoir photography, we are looking for four or five models to help us test new sets and lighting, as well as augment our portfolio. If selected, you will receive a complimentary professional makeup session along with a disc of images. You will be able to print the images for your personal use, but the copyright will remain with Studio Sinead. To qualify, you must:
1. Be 21 years of age or older. Proof of age will be requested.
2. Be 5’ 7” or taller, weight proportional to your height. Note: this does not mean that you have to be a size 0.
3. Have clear skin.
4. Be willing to sign a model release allowing us to use your image on the Studio Sinead website and/or blog. Please refrain from applying if this poses a problem for you. We do not want to waste your time, or ours.
Interested? Please email casting (at) studiosinead (dot) com and put the word Model in the subject line. Please be sure to include your name, age, and a daytime telephone number in your email. We will contact you with information about the date and time of the casting. Email inquiries only.
This casting call is for ladies only.
We’re looking forward to working with you.
24 March, 2009 – 1:32 pm
My recent maternity/boudoir posts have prompted a few of you to ask a very legitimate question: what’s up with the headless women?
I have to tell you: I feel you on that. Totally. I am definitely not a proponent of the Disembodied Woman School of Photography.
OK, it’s not that I’ve never shot body parts or unidentifiable nudes, but, generally speaking, I find it ridiculous as far as portfolio material goes. (And what is a photographer’s blog if not a portfolio?) I regularly tell my clients that beauty knows no age, weight or dress size and is something to be celebrated. But we live in a ridiculous era when a size 12 woman is considered “plus size”, places like the GAP and J Crew refuse to serve larger customers in their brick and mortar stores, and otherwise intelligent people still get their knickers in a knot over anything more than a brief glimpse of skin. On top of all that, for most women there is more than enough body shame to go around. Believe me; I have no desire to contribute to the problem. I have shot hundreds of gorgeous photos that I’d love to share with all of you, but unfortunately I can’t. Am I disappointed? You bet I am.
The thing is, I have clients who want to protect their privacy and who, therefore, restrict the ways in which I can use their maternity and boudoir pictures. Respecting their wishes is a condition of being in business, and even if I am not always happy about it, I do have to comply. Trust is an integral part of the relationship whenever you photograph anyone.
So in answer to your questions, no, the photos that you have recently seen on this site do not signal a post-feminist return to the concept of woman as chattel, object, or anything of the kind. Nor have I become a prude. I’m just a girl with a camera, trying to keep her clients happy and avoid unemployment at the same time. Believe me; right now, this is not as easy as it may sound.
Now because I hate the idea of posting without a picture, here’s a little eye candy to get you through the day. Make sure to come back for tomorrow’s casting call and to read all about how you can get some fabulous free photos for yourself.
Until then . . .
23 March, 2009 – 5:12 am
My new set is truly getting quite the workout.
I recently shot a maternity session for a client whose baby is due to arrive later this spring.
The mom-to-be is rocking her pregnancy old school – we won’t know the sex of the baby until she or he makes an appearance in a few weeks. (Ladies: could you stand the suspense? I’m pretty sure that I could not. You know me: I want my information as soon as it is available.)
I really wish that I could show you more pictures, because this photo session was exactly what I think maternity photography should be: hot, cool, glam, fun.
17 March, 2009 – 9:56 am
13 March, 2009 – 1:25 pm
I know you haven’t forgotten these fabulous sisters! We first told you about them last fall when we met to shoot some portraits for their upcoming Bat Mitzvah. At the end of February, we met with them again to document the making of a fantastic video that will premiere on their big day. I’m not going to spoil the surprise, but I can tell you that we had an awesome time with these two girls. We also had the pleasure of working with two of our favorite videographers, Ryan and Matt from Epic Motion, and we had the opportunity to meet Lea’s musical mentor, Bruce Pooley, at Live Wire Studios where part of the video was filmed. From there, it was on to Studio A in Commerce, MI for Noa’s dance routine, which was choreographed by her teacher, Rachel.
Enjoy the photos!
12 March, 2009 – 1:21 am
There were so many photos that I wanted to include in Dan and Rachel’s sneak peek, so I decided to do two posts about their fun engagement session. As you’ll see, we took full advantage of Downtown Birmingham, and of the gracious hospitality of the Townsend Hotel. If you don’t know The Townsend — you must! Drop by for tea one afternoon and take in the gorgeous surroundings. It was the perfect setting for Dan and Rachel’s portraits and we know that their wedding reception will be beautiful, too.
11 March, 2009 – 2:01 am
Dan and Rachel aren’t getting married until next February, but Rachel loves winter and wanted to make sure that she had snow in her engagement pictures. Well — as the saying goes, be careful what you wish for! We braved what may have been the last big snowstorm of the winter to photograph these two at home in Troy, at several locations Downtown Birmingham, and at the beautiful Townsend Hotel. We have so many great pictures that this sneak peek is going to require two posts — a first in Studio Sinead history! So make sure to come back for Part 2 on Thursday. We had a terrific time with Dan and Rachel, Rachel’s lovely mother, Dr. Denise, and Coco, the wonder dog. We’re definitely looking forward to their wedding next year, but we don’t mind waiting for more snow. We’d like to take a moment to send a huge thank you to Elaine, the mom of former Studio Sinead bride Jen Smith Waxberg, for sending Rachel our way. We’re truly touched by your vote of confidence.
Enjoy the photos!