Princess of the wild

When fashion designer Jenny lee Maas contacted me asking if I would be interested In photographing some new dresses that she has been working on, I jumped at the opportunity. I met Jenny last year at a show for Philadelphia RAW that we were both featured in. I thought her work was incredible and I've been dying to work with Her ever since. 

Production Info:

Photographs by: Dan Cuellar

Model: Katie Shea Walters

Agency: Wilhelmina Philadelphia

Fashion By: Jenny lee Maas 


Assist: Isabel Dreher

Hair & Makeup By: Julia Gerson

Facebook: Dan Cuellar Photography

Shot on location at Valley Forge National Historical Park

How the images were made: 

We decided that Valley Forge National Historical Park was the best location for this shoot because the fields are beautifully diverse. This allowed us to shoot several different looks without having to travel to different locations. I wanted the images to have a similar style so I used the same lighting setup for all the images. For the images I underexposed the background about 1 stop, but I also wanted to shoot shallow between f/2.8 to f/5.6. I accomplished that by using ND Filters. The filters I used were the Cokin P 153 -2 stop, & P 154 -3 stop solid ND Filters. This allowed for a nice mix of ambient light with the flash. For lighting I used the alien bees B1600 with the Vagabond Mini battery pack. The light modifier used was the Paul C Buff large octabox. I had the light placed slightly above Katie (but not much) aiming down and feathered almost away from her to create the shadowy look.

Image by: Jenny Lee Maas

Strobist info: 

Camera: Canon eos 6d 

Lens: Canon 24-70mm 2.8L USM II 

Lens Filter: Conkin P 153 -2 stop & P 154 -3 stop solid ND Filters. 

Camera Settings

Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec

aperture: f / 2.8 - f /5.6 

ISO: 100 


Flash unit: AlienBees b1600

Battery: Vagabond Mini Battery Pack

Modifier: Paul C Buff Large Octabox

Power setting: 1/4 to 1/32 power