Crush (Part 1 of 2) | Tucson Photographer, Oro Valley Photographer

Oh gosh - I am so excited to share this fun, stylized photo shoot with you all! I absolutely love being a high school senior photographer, and family photographer, here in Tucson. Honestly - there is nothing that makes me happier. Except maybe a big hug from my kids, or a grande skinny hazelnut latte from Starbucks (yes, I might have a SLIGHT addiction).

Anyway, sometimes, you just need to shake things up a bit, right?  Feeling a little bit restless with my photography, I talked to a couple of photographer friends  (Hi, Michelle! Hi, Jess!) and found they were wanting to do something a little different, too. 

We tossed around a lot of ideas and finally  came up with something that was different for all three of us – a laundromat. Yep. A laundromat. As on-location, natural light photographers, who typically photograph families, high school seniors, and newborns,  we were thinking this might challenge us a bit – indoor fluorescent light, crowded spaces, and little control over our environment. As it turned out, it was an amazing location for light! The white walls and floor were awesome natural reflectors, and we had two whole walls of floor to ceiling windows, where the afternoon sunlight just poured in and created a perfect softbox for us. And a little challenge for me, since I typically shoot a tad bit overexposed anyway. 

 Michelle (Michelle Perry Photography) and I put together a wardrobe (albeit a skimpy one!) and shopped for some props. I loved the retro soda pop we found and the adorable patterned straws! Orange Crush was my favorite as a kid, and a perfect prelude to our shoot theme (stay tuned for part 2!). 

Jessica (Chirpy D Photography) put out a model call and found our handsome guy, Mike, and Cassie – a photographer’s dream.  Cassie was so much fun – and totally up for anything we could come up with. The girl can rock a laundromat and urban alley (urban scene coming up in part 2, also) like nobody’s business! 

Beautiful woman poses natually wearing Arizona shirt

Here's a peek at the first part of our stylized shoot here in Tucson. It's a little more "grown up" than my normal sessions, but well, Cassie is more grown up than my normal clients are, too :) She's not a high school senior...this gorgeous girl is a student at the University of Arizona, and if you're not a Wildcat fan already,well,  you will be now!

Simple photograph with a pop of color and beautiful natural light

Young woman sips soda at local Tucson Arizona location

Local University of Arizona student poses for a styled photo session

Brown haired young woman shows style in fun photo session

Arizona fan wears team wardrobe while posing for Tucson photographer

Photograph of Tucson woman with gorgeous brown eyesBeautiful girl sits on washing machine at local Tucson business

I know I said this is part 1 of 2, but really, it’s more like a little peek. Next week, we’ll share more of gorgeous Cassie, and a little bit of hunky Mike, too. I hope you'll join us! Oh, and a big thank you to Alexis Whaples, our amazing make-up artist! Cassie's look lasted through 3  hours of shooting and barely needed a touch up!


Stephanie Newbold is an on location, natural light photographer specializing in custom portraiture for Tucson’s fabulous families and high school seniors.


Mary Jane Mooney said...

What a great idea! I love this! Beautiful model and I love your images - great job! Looking forward to the next post.

Stephanie Mitchell said...

looks amazing! Can't wait to see part 2!!

Celesa Felix said...

I love it Stephanie! You guys rocked it! Can't wait to see the second post. :)

Sarah said...

What an awesome session!!! Love it!!

heatherstockett said...

She is gorgeous as are the photos!

nattyjphotography said...

I love these, especially with the Orange Crush!

aliciahoangphotography said...

SOOO AWESOME! I love these<3

Rex Pennington said...

Dang! Really beautiful work...I want to be like Stephanie Newbold when I grow up.

Tamara Curry said...

I'm on pins and needles waiting for the next part!

Audrey C said...

What beautiful photos. Love the idea behind this!

Donna Beck said...

Can't wait for part 2!

reena giola said...

wow, looks like a fun 'shake it up' session! can't wait for part 2! and Cassie is GORGEOUS!

Joncee McFarland said...

Gorgeous! I love the setting! very cool.

Thereasa Gwinn said...

That is beautiful light! Not to mention the young lady, as well!

Huong Forrest said...

Oh my word, she's so stunning and I LOVE this idea! So beautiful!

Amanda said...

She is beautiful and your pictures are stunning!

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