Ginger Hardage of Unstoppable Cultures

I recently had the privilege of taking some portraits of Ginger Hardage, who recently retired as Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines after an illustrious 25 years, where she served as a member of the CEO's executive leadership team.

In 2017, Ginger launched Unstoppable Cultures, a brand designed to help organizations create and sustain cultures of enduring greatness. Ginger’s expertise and worldwide recognition is highly sought-after as a consultant and speaker, and she has accepted engagements at organizations like Google and Princeton.

She is one of the sweetest ladies you'll ever meet. You know those people that just make you feel special when you're talking to them? Yeah, that's her. :) 

Below are a couple of my favorite photos from our shoot. Be sure to check out her website here to see the photos in context: http://unstoppablecultures.com/

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Here's a little behind the scenes with hair and makeup by Destiny Venice - https://www.destinyvenice.com/

A special thanks for Destiny Venice for taking care of hair and makeup. https://www.destinyvenice.com/

A special thanks for Destiny Venice for taking care of hair and makeup. https://www.destinyvenice.com/

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Special thanks Ginger Hardage's manager, Jayson Teagle, for helping make this shoot happen. 

Imitate the Greats

Yesterday I was so inspired by this shot I saw on Pinterest that I wanted to try to recreate it immediately. I borrowed my beautiful wife and we headed to our humble home studio. I set up my Dynalite Baja B4's with some reflectors and had the shot in less than 10m. 

I'm a huge believer in imitating shots that inspire you. While I don't claim credit for the original idea of the image, the process of re-creating that image is the best education you could buy. 

Fujifilm XT1 // 50-140mm @ 63.4mm // f16 @ 1/160  

Special thanks to Martina Mueller Photography and Pinterest for the inspiration. And to Cleo for modeling. :) 

Peter Happel Christian portraits

I've been working with Serenbe's Artist in Residence program this summer to make some portraits of the artists while they're in town. The first set of portraits I'm sharing is of photographer Peter Happel Christian. Please take some time to go check out his work. http://peterhappelchristian.com/

The first couple shots were taken in the shipping container, which the artists use as their studio when the weather permits. :) 

After we shot in the shipping container, I drug him out to a field because I wanted to pair his epic mustache and beard with beautiful flowers. 

Our last spot was this barn because tones on tones equal a big win. 

Laughing at a photoshoot with me is not optional. 

Camera - Fujifilm XT1  //  Lights - Dynalite Baja B4 with beauty dish