Rachel Myhill.

Rachel Myhill had been in town for months, training to become a flight attendant for American Airlines, but due to the strict schedule she had, it was hard for us to find time to hang out and do another photoshoot. With less than a week before she graduated, our schedules finely aligned for one quick adventure in Fort Worth. We rushed through traffic, racing the sun, to get to the abandoned meat packing plant before sunset. We only had time to explore one of the buildings, snapping pictures on our way up to the roof. Rachel is a fantastic model, …

Pretend You Like Each Other.

My friend, and favorite local stand-up comedian, Ron Lechler, came to me with an idea: an engagement shoot where the couple got into an argument just before the shoot started. He asked his girlfriend & comedy muse, Betty Austin, if she’d join in while she was in Denton. Naturally we went behind the town square, where every photographer in town takes engagement photos, and we tried to come up with the best way to tell this story, particularly the progression from being cute to being angry. These two are great for each other, because Betty played along great. That is, …

D. Jones Clothiers.

Recently I had the privilege of meeting Drew Jones of D. Jones Clothiers while filming a commercial for his new website, djones.com, which launches on September 17th. After each interview, I photographed some of his clients in their custom tailored suits. The day was full of luxury clothes in a luxury residence.

Rachel Myhill.

Rachel told me she’d be flying into DFW airport for her medical before becoming a flight attendant. She would only be in town for a few hours, but wondered if I’d want to do a shoot. I was thrilled! Especially since I’d missed her twice before while travelling around Texas, and had been wanting to get her photo for the cover of my new book, PORTRAITS: A Field Guide. I picked her up at the terminal, and we drove to a nearby park off Grapevine Lake. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. A slight cloud cover kept the morning …

Erin Summerlin – Cutest.

I saved the best for last, by finishing up my third Week of Models challenge with my super cute girlfriend. Watch her transformation from pretty cute to crazy cute on her Instagram. This has certainly been the most challenging Week of Models challenge yet. I’ve worked very hard, lost a lot of sleep, and experimented with new editing styles. I’m very happy with the results, and I’m looking forward to attempting the challenge again this winter. TRY THE WEEK OF MODELS CHALLENGE YOURSELF.

Brooke Hoffman – Fuchsia.

Brooke and I have followed each other on Instagram for months now, ever since she wanted to hire me to take her senior pictures. We came up with an idea for a shoot, where she would float in a bathtub, surrounded by colorful flowers. When I was scheduling shoots for Week of Models, I asked if she wanted to finally do that shoot. Unfortunately, she got a tattoo as soon as she turned 18, and it needed a few weeks to heal before going underwater. So I had to come up with a new idea, and fast. The day of …

Nicole Rosales – Breaking News

For as long as I’ve known Nicole, she’s wanted to be a reporter. And now that she has finally graduated and completed her internships, she got herself a job as a reporter out in Georgia. To celebrate, I wanted to do a shoot of her reporting silly things, like Godzilla attacks, killer robots, alien invasions, and a zombie apolcalypse. But I couldn’t figure out how to make that happen, so instead we tried to do a shoot that told the story of her exaggerating a little rainstorm into the storm of the century. Unfortunately with the sun going down fast, …

Tavi Kaunitz – SNL

I filmed Tavi for months for her story in Letters to Lost Lovers: Second Chapter, but never took her photo. When she wanted to participate in Week of Models, I tried to come up with something fun that reflected her personality. She’s a funny gal, good at improv (from what I hear), and she loves all the ladies from SNL (Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, and so on). At first I thought to recreate some awesome photos of those gals, but during my research I remembered how great all the Saturday Night Live celebrity photos are between commercial breaks, …