It's come to my attention that some had not seen the images I produced of meteorologist and TV personality, Ella Dorsey in 2014. Here are my favorites from both 2014 and 2015 all in one place. Enjoy.
Author: Andy Armstrong
It's been a great year and I just wanted to share my favorite Commercial, portrait, fashion, and wedding photographs. Enjoy.
Earlier this Fall, Ella Dorsey met up with me for the second part of our promotional portrait session. We had a blast in the lobby of a hotel, and the results are stunning. Thank you again, Ella. You did such an amazing job in front of my camera. Your personality and charisma is simply breathtaking. I wish you all the best of luck in all of your new adventures.
For the second year in a row, I had the absolute pleasure of shooting a promotional session (two actually) with meteorologist and TV personality, Ella Dorsey. I must say that Ella is one of my favorites in front of the camera. She's kind, funny, smart, and just plain fun to be around - and that, of course, doesn't touch what a beautiful person she is. So, thank you, Ella for allowing me to do my thing again. Here is part one of my posts featuring some of the images that Ella and I created this Summer and Fall. I hope you enjoy them and keep your eyes peeled for the next installment.
We're both a bit older and a lot balder, but it was great to see and catch up with the reverend Jake Bohstedt Morrill. Of course, he wasn't the reverend to me back in elementary school. He was the platinum blonde kamikaze on roller skates at my third grade birthday party - and he wasn't the reverend when we graduated from Bearden High School together 25 years ago - but he is now, and he's also an extraordinary writer. The reverend Jake Bohstedt Morrill holds a BA from Texas, an MFA from Iowa, and his Masters of Divinity from Harvard - and he puts all of those to good use as a minister at The Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church. I've been following his posts and writing for a while now, and am always impressed with his steady, thoughtful message, and that's why I was incredibly happy when Jake wrote to me a few weeks ago and asked if I could help him create some head shots and portraits he could use in conjunction with his writing and speaking engagements. I think we did well, but I'll let you be the judge.
It was a cold Sunday morning on Market Square in Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, but that didn't seem to matter to Angelena and her daughter, Kayla. They were ready to go, and couldn't wait to get a set of unique and stylish Family portraits made. I must admit that my hands were frozen by the end of the session, but I know the results speak for themselves. I loved that Angelena and Kayla both wanted images together and separately and they weren't afraid to let me help them look their best. Thank you, ladies!
This past Friday, I had the pleasure of working with local lifestyle model, Leslie Fox. What a fun time we had working with Makeup Artist, Stephen Mee and roaming around downtown building her agency portfolio. Here are some of my favorite images from our session. I think they remind us all that you don't need to be under 25 to get some fabulous images.
Monday night I dragged a car full of equipment across town. It's not often I get a shoot start time of 8pm, but I can tell you it was well worth it. It was an absolute joy to shoot a commercial set at Born this Way Body Arts (off of Middlebrook Pike in West Knoxville). I cannot thank owners April Thomas and Bryan Thomas enough for having me and going all out for a great commercial set. I want to also thank staff members Mariella Buddle, Emily Walker, and Tyler McClure for being such good sports and doing whatever I asked. I walked in with a distinct vision of what I wanted to get out of the location and the staff, and boy did they all deliver. Let me say a special thanks to Payton Poteet for doing makeup for the lovely ladies of Born this Way (and for powdering down a shiny Bryan), and last but not least, thank you, Noel Zitawi for styling all that great hair. If you're in the market for a tattoo or piercing, I cannot recommend Born this Way Body Arts enough. Here are some of my favorite images from our set.