Personal Project | Bree

Like almost everyone else, I made several new years resolutions this year.  Get in shape, eat better, spend more time with my kids, etc.  One of the resolutions or goals I also set for myself was to shoot more personal projects.  About 95% of the time I am shooting in the field for weddings, portraits, senior pictures, etc.  So my personal project involved going indoors, breaking out my studio lights and working with a professional model.  The end goal was to push my own artistic boundaries with lighting and to work with a professional model who excels in that environment.

As I have a studio space in downtown Apex, we decided to put it to good use and shoot in a few spare rooms I have access to.  I really wanted to minimize the amount of materials we used so I even went sans backdrop, which can make things interesting when playing with gels on lights.

I cannot say enough good things about my model for this.  Bree was a consummate professional and it’s absolutely amazing what a talented model brings to a collaborative photography shoot like this.  So, without further ado, please enjoy some of my Raleigh modeling photography work.

** Please note – there is no nudity but there is quite a lot of skin in some of the below photos **


  • Hilary MercerMarch 4, 2011 - 10:30 am

    I love those last 3 black/white ones!!! Yay for new years resolutions!ReplyCancel

  • Eric MuettertiesMarch 8, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    Great job with the lighting and beautiful model. It does make a difference with someone who models regularly doesn’t it? Did you use a beauty dish for some of those (13, 14 & 15)? Take care man.ReplyCancel

    • Brian MullinsMarch 8, 2011 - 1:42 pm

      Thanks Eric! Nope, no beauty dishes on this. Softboxes, gridded softboxes, grids and straight bulbs only.ReplyCancel

  • Clay ToporskiMarch 12, 2011 - 11:34 pm

    The last three shots are really great. But, I love the lighting throughout the entire post. Some really innovative ideas. Awesome stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle from wedding photographyMarch 22, 2011 - 5:34 pm

    Wow..these pictures are amazingly irresistible to look makes the pictures more beautiful and sweet to look at.

    The way the shots look, this is a work of look of it and it catches all your attention.ReplyCancel

  • Portrait Photographer BerkshireSeptember 21, 2011 - 9:58 am

    Gorgeous work! the model is indeed lovely but you did a great job with the lighting and the posing is great too!ReplyCancel

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