Friday, August 14, 2015

Recent Work : Kendra in the Forest

On the same day I shot Paige and the Lake, I had plans to shoot Kendra in the forest. Both of the shoots were in public parks, and even though we went when school was still in session, in the middle of the week, and even though it's totally legal to get up to naked shenanigans for art, I still wanted to have a look out for each shoot. Bringing both my models out for a day of shooting was the perfect idea!

I hike in the Virginia Kendall section of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park often. I've done two senior portrait shoots there, and I'm getting married there. It was inevitable that I'd do a nude shoot there one day. Kendra has been modeling for me for over ten years and she's just a great model. She's not afraid of anything and is always up for everything, including nude photography. Sometimes, I just want the human body and nothing else, and I love having models who are ready and willing to get naked and make some art!

For this shoot, I wanted Kendra and her glorious hair to be sort of like a woodland nymph. I played around with movement and with more classical poses and I'm totally happy with the shoot. We made some great photos, and I think she included them in a gift photo book for her boyfriend, which is awesome.









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  1. You captured Kendra's beauty gorgeously. And the place you took these really is like a fairytale. I could see (at least) a couple of these in one of my fantasy composites :) I am glad you linked up your photos at my s~A(R)T~urday. Hope to see you again next week!

    1. You can click through to my Flickr account, where everything is available for download. You are welcome to play! Just give me a link or whatever. Thanks for the compliments!

  2. Again these are great photos! I love that she is so comfortable and not the least self-conscious. What a testament to her and to you. You have done an amazing job of capturing her there and that setting? Gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us this week for Photo Friday!

    1. Thanks girl! Kendra has been modeling for me for over a decade, so she and I have a great relationship. I am totally blessed to live 3 miles from a national park!!!