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 

Website: http://www.jlmaas.com/

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 

Lighting

Flash unit: AlienBees b1600

Battery: Vagabond Mini Battery Pack

Modifier: Paul C Buff Large Octabox

Power setting: 1/4 to 1/32 power  


Stormy Jane | Beach Fashion Shoot.


Sometimes with images you have everything planned out and sometimes you just get lucky. I took a trip to Sea Isle City NJ with one of my photographer friends Amanda Lauran for a fashion shoot with the beautiful Stormy Jane. The weather that day was just awful! We got hit with a pretty epic storm. Luckily it started to clear up around sunset and allowed us to resume shooting. The storm turned out to be a blessing in disguise as the sky had these amazing purple and orange colors that matched the wardrobe we had picked for the shoot perfectly. I want to say that I planned for that to happen but I just got lucky.. 

Production Info:

Photographer & Retoucher: Dan Cuellar

Model: Stormy Jane

Assist: Amanda Lauran

Hair & Makeup: Michele Rachael 

Facebook: Dan Cuellar Photography

Stormy Jane
Stormy Jane
Stormy Jane
Stormy Jane
Stormy Jane

How the images were made: 

Stormy-shoot-lighting-diagram

 

Strobist info: 

Camera: Canon eos 6d 

Lens: Canon 24-70mm 2.8L USM II 

Lens Filter: Conkin P153 -2 stop ND Filter. 

Camera Settings

Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec

aperture: f / 2.8

ISO: 400 

Lighting

Flash unit: AlienBees b1600

Battery: Vagabond Mini Battery Pack

Modifier: Paul C Buff Large Octabox

Power setting: 1/4 power