Unleashing the Beauty with a Camera: Capturing Gabrielle’s Journey to the 2024 Hooters Calendar Shoot

Photography is an art that requires both technical skills and creativity. Despite the convenience of having a camera on our phones, not everyone understands the complexities of photography. That’s why it’s always a joy for me when a friend reaches out to me for help with their photography project. And recently, my friend Gabrielle asked for my assistance in capturing her journey to the 2024 Hooters calendar model shoot. I was more than happy to help.

Gabrielle has always been confident and comfortable in her own skin, and she wanted to showcase that confidence through the lens of a camera. Our goal was to capture her unique personality and beauty in a series of photos that would make her stand out in the highly competitive world of modeling.

We decided to shoot at a local park with a lush beach background, which would provide a natural and organic backdrop for the photos. I started by taking some test shots to get the lighting and settings just right. Then, I gave Gabrielle some simple poses to start with and encouraged her to relax and have fun. She quickly got into the groove and started to showcase her stunning figure and gorgeous smile.

As we continued to shoot, I tried to capture her different expressions and poses, showcasing her versatility and range as a model. We also played around with different lighting and angles to create a range of photos with different moods and feels.

In the end, we came away with a series of stunning photos that truly showcased Gabrielle’s beauty and personality. The images captured her confidence, her stunning figure, and her infectious smile. I was thrilled to have played a part in helping her achieve her goal of becoming a Hooters calendar model.

Photography is a powerful tool that can help capture and showcase our unique beauty and personality. Whether you’re an aspiring model or just looking to capture special moments in your life, a great photographer can help bring your vision to life. And if you’re lucky enough to have a friend who is passionate about photography, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask for their help. They just might be able to help you unleash the beauty within.

Wax Paper Art Project #1

IMG_1091One of the things I love about my house is how creative we all are.  Between Kiri, Sydney, Ken, & myself someone is always working on some sort of creative project.

IMG_1093While I was on Pinterest the other day I saw a project using pallet paper, markers, alcohol, and cue-tips.  It seemed easy enough so I decided to give it a try.

So when I first saw this project on Pinterest it did not mention what kind of paper to use.  DO NOT use regular paper!  It doesn’t work.  Look for wax paper or pallet paper.

Next using markers scribble all over the pallet paper using your favorite colors.  You really don’t need to have any rhyme or reason to how you scribble.

Taking a cue-tip, dip it in alcohol & apply it to your scribbles.  The marker paint will begin to blur and mix.  Again there is no right or wrong way on how to do this.  I used a number of cue-tips, and tried to keep the colors from mixing.IMG_1094

After my first application of alcohol I allowed the paper to dry, and then scribbled more marker onto of the page, and did a second application of alcohol.

I think it turned out really good 🙂IMG_1097