April 29, 2014

Back from Vacation!



Just wanted to quickly post on the blog today letting you know I'm back!!! (from some time off and vacation!) :)
If you've emailed me, I'll be responding over the next couple of days (thanks for your patience!). :)  You may have noticed that the facebook page and here on the blog has been a bit quiet, but I promise things will pick up soon!  I am already booking up days for portrait sessions in May, so contact me soon while I have availability!

I'll be posting some more photos from my trip to Santa Barbara, California soon... (some personal photos and one last shoot up from my trip to California.)  The wedding workshop I attended earlier this month is also coming up... just waiting for permission to post the photos, and then some more recent photos from the past few days of our road trip to Walla Walla, WA!

Here's just a glimpse of one of the things my husband and I were up to in Walla Walla this past weekend (besides vacation/relaxing)... we attended the Nocking Point Wines Spring Launch Party!  It was a private party held for 200 attendees by co-founders Andrew Harding & Stephen Amell (also star of TV show Arrow!).  Wine tasting, great food, got the chance to meet some great people from all over, enjoyed live music by Dancehall Days and getting the chance to meet & chat with Stephen Amell made for one awesome party!  (don't worry.... I will be posting MORE photos from the party soon!)







L to R: Andrew Harding, Steve Flaming, Cecilia Flaming, Stephen Amell
NOCKING POINT WINES LAUNCH PARTY - April 26, 2014 - Walla Walla, WA
© 2014 Cecilia Flaming

April 17, 2014

OOB Blog // Featured!



Thanks to the OOB Blog for featuring some of my images I took of the Bates Motel set!
Check out the featured images HERE in their "Going Psycho" blog post.

April 5, 2014

Traditional African Bridal Shoot // Santa Barbara, CA



This shoot was unplanned for me and I joined in last minute! :)  Spicytee, who was one of the attendees at UNITED 2014 in Santa Barbara, brought along a traditional Nigerian bridal dress and modeled for a bunch of us photographers on the last day of the conference.

We headed out to the front lawn area of the Fess Parker Doubletree Hotel and Spicytee shared a few of the poses that she typically shoots for African weddings.  The dress & jewelry were gorgeous and I LOVE the colours!

Thank you Spicytee for stepping onto the other side of the camera and giving a bunch of us the opportunity to photograph you!





All Images © 2014 Cecilia Flaming

CREDITS:

Florist: Rincon Floral
Dress (Nigerian Traditional Attire): Molbaks Alaso Oke

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

April 4, 2014

10 Yards of Fabric, Models + the Beach // Santa Barbara, CA



On the last day of UNITED, during my week in Santa Barbara, I finally got my chance to take photos at sunrise!  Although I only had about 4 hours sleep (thanks to being out super late at a studio shoot the night before!) I didn't have much trouble getting up early and was even out of my hotel room 30 min earlier than needed.

I took a walk along the beach and area around the Fess Parker Doubletree hotel before the shoot started and was able to capture some gorgeous images of the beach and landscape.



This sunrise shoot was called "10 Yards of Fabric, Models and the Beach"...and that's literally the description.  We had 3 lovely ladies model for us, Amanda, Aurelie and Elodie (you may recognize some of them since they modeled for other shoots earlier that week!) and each of them had a different version of the 10 yards of fabric, Amanda in a white wedding dress, Aurelie in a red dress and Elodie wearing a short dress and holding a long bridal veil to flow behind her.

Rochelle and Timothy (2 fantastic photographers!) lead this shoot and even gave us a demonstration on how to wrap the fabric and "whip it" inside the lobby before heading across the street to the beach.  Getting the shot involved a LOT of running around with the fabric!
It was a bit windy... which worked to our advantage here and there, but after a couple attempts I checked out some of my images and was super excited for the results.  I LOVE how the fabric flowed across the image and the models were fantastic at posing and braving the windy morning.  (It was a bit cold for them!).


Thank you to Rochelle for teaching and sharing her 10 Yards of Fabric shoot to us!
Also thanks to Timothy who did a lot of the grunt work holding the fabric and running around on the beach for us to be able to get the shots!







All Images © 2014 Cecilia Flaming


CREDITS:

Production Coordinator: Kristin Renee
Hair Stylist: Jen Araya
Makeup Artist: Cassidy Zellmann

MODELS:
Amanda Walker (white dress)
Aurelie McKaig (red dress)
Elodie Michon (short bridal dress)

Amanda's Hairpiece & Bouquet: Embellishment Floral Design Studio
Wedding Skirt for Amanda provided by: Stacy Childers
Aurelie & Elodie's Florals: Rincon Floral

April 3, 2014

Late Night Studio Shoot & Hangout // Santa Barbara, CA



You never know what happens when a bunch of photographers get together late at night for a shoot... well, let's just say you get very little sleep!  (I didn't go to bed till 3am!)

My third shoot from my Santa Barbara, CA trip was called the "Late Night Studio Shoot and Hangout" and it was held at local photographer, Matt Roberts' studio!  He graciously opened up his studio and hosted this shoot.

It had already been a super long day for me, and we had just come from a concert at the United conference, but around 10pm my roommate Christy and I took off from the Fess Parker Doubletree hotel in our rental car down the road and headed over to Matt Roberts' Studio in an industrial building area.

Models were just getting their finishing touches with hair and makeup and Matt (along with a few other photographers) were finishing off the setup of a bunch of amazing set ups!   I'm familar with shooting in a studio setting, but I was amazed at the creativity of using different light sources other than the average speedlight or studio light.  It was exciting and definitely made for some amazing shots!


Thanks Matt for opening up your studio and staying up super late to accomodate everyone who attended your shoot!  It was great getting to you know and everyone involved.  Big thanks to the models who stayed out late for us and modeled for all of us!  I'm sure it kind of felt like we were the paparazzi!

Here's just a few shots from each of the setups and models I worked with...

Model: Havah Bethany Bilow
Model: Havah Bethany Bilow
Model: Havah Bethany Bilow
Model: Kaia Alexandria
Model: Kaia Alexandria
Model: Kaia Alexandria
Model: Kaia Alexandria
Model: Austin Klenk
Model: Austin Klenk
Model: Heather Luikart
Model: Heather Luikart
Model: Abby Grace Springman
Model: Abby Grace Springman
Model: Havah Bethany Bilow
Model: Havah Bethany Bilow
Model: Havah Bethany Bilow
Model: Havah Bethany Bilow
Model: Abby Grace Springman
Model: Abby Grace Springman
Model: Austin Klenk
Model: Austin Klenk
Model: Austin Klenk
Model: Austin Klenk
Model: Abby Grace Springman
Model: Abby Grace Springman
Model: Kaia Alexandria
Model: Kaia Alexandria
Model: Kaia Alexandria

Thank you again to all of the models and organizers!





All Images © 2014 Cecilia Flaming


CREDITS:
Instructor: Matt Roberts
Venue: Matt Robert's Studio
Location: Santa Barbara, CA

MODELS: