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Strut to end Alz


I had the privilege of photographing the “Strut to End Alz” charity fashion show and silent auction last month at the Hotel Monaco Seattle, organized by David M Bailey and Monica Razniewski.


Part of the proceeds went toward the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Sigma Kappa Foundation matched event donations to the Alzheimer’s Association dollar for dollar.

The fashion show featured the work of three very talented designers:

Karen Ashley Fashion
Couture Papillon

Here is a brief selection of images from the evening.

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Music was provided by DJ Martini.

My girl came along, and I’m so glad she did (beyond obvious reasons), because we were only using available lighting in the Paris Ballroom, which was very limited, and presented unique challenges.  I had her shoot wide and I shot long.  With both of us shooting, we managed to get some decent images in less-than-ideal lighting.

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With moving subjects under difficult lighting, autofocus was less than reliable.  I’m embarrassed to say how many total images we shot, but I will quietly say that we threw out more images than we kept.  Even though the images weren’t always as sharp as I would have liked, it turned out much better than I had expected.


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I regret missing the opportunity to get pictures of the auction items, but will definitely include that next time.

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So many pictures, I would never be able to fit them all into this post.  The full set of images can be found here on Google+, or Facebook, or SmugMug.


Here are some other great articles about the event:

Sasha Glenn – Fashion Meets Philanthropy in Seattle
Seungkyul Park – Fashion for a Cause
Lesley Haenny – Recap: Strut To End Alz Fashion Show And Auction 2015 In Seattle


Teaser – Bloody Red Queen

Here’s the first edit from our recent Bloody Red Queen (Painting the Roses Red) themed photo shoot.

We did two back-to-back themed shoots on this day, so I still have lots to catch up on.

My girl (Crime of Fashion Hair and Makeup) put lots of hard work into the wardrobe design, as well as hair and makeup.  More info later when I post the final story (which will fully explain the theme).

Theme: Golden Egyptian Queen

Teaser – Golden Egyptian Queen

Couldn’t resist sharing the first edit from our recent Golden Egyptian Queen themed photo shoot.  Yes, that’s gold body paint!

Just like weddings, ‘belly pics’ are not something I do all the time, but when I do, it needs to be a little different.  I couldn’t do this without the hard work of my girl (Crime of Fashion Hair and Makeup), who designed the theme, wardrobe, and did the hair/makeup/body paint.

I’ll go into all the details later when I post the whole story on this fashion-themed-pregnancy shoot.


There’s so much to catch up on, and I haven’t posted in a while, so here’s a quick teaser of a story I’ll be posting soon (many more to come).  Just couldn’t wait to share!

Theme: Ethiopian Queen

Ethiopian Queen

We had a blast shooting with Lisa. The rest of the story will be coming soon, or you may even be able to find it (and others) first on Crime of Fashion Hair and Makeup.

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Seattle RAW Artists – Post Apocalyptic Steampunk

This was a great show.

Before I begin, I must apologize to all the Steampunk purists out there, because this does not faithfully represent the ‘traditional’ image of Steampunk.

…but I can explain:

Due to a faulty mechanism, our time machine suffered several tremendous malfunctions, and our journey became threaded between multiple time portals.
The results were not at all glamorous.

At some point in the future, a great war between man and machine breaks out.  We arrived at a time after the great war had finally ended.

Something happened during the battle.  Both man and machine were fused together.  Still enemies, but now coexisting as one.  Learning how to cope with each other, while surviving on what little remains there were after the war.

Our involuntary journey brought us here, to witness the painful struggle of a new beginning.
We brought some of it back with us on March 23rd 2013.

This is Post Apocalyptic Steampunk.

Post Apocalyptic Steampunk

Memphis with the Crime of Fashion runway models.

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We interrupt this program to bring you…

Jenny (Crime of Fashion Hair and Makeup) is being featured this month during Seattle RAW Artists’ “Generation” spotlight show on March 23rd in Seattle.

If you’re able, please stop by and show your support.  There will be a fashion runway show, and so much more!  Buy a ticket online here: http://rawartists.org/seattle/generation/?artist=124280

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It’s going to be a great show!