Friday, December 23, 2011

Modeling Session - in the studio

Studio Fun!

One beautiful model + my "brand new" antique Sofa wallpapering the studio wall with old newspaper = glamourous, edgy session!!

Nikki was working on building her modeling portfolio and I was working with my new Studio light setup. My husband entertained me when I suggested we temporarily plaster our home studio wall with old newspapers, we both loved the way it turned out!

Time to bust out the wedding gowns & formal dresses.... a fun twist from our "Rock the Frock" sessions!

Three times the fun! A little fun with photoshop! ;)
Thanks Nikki, so much fun working with you.

For this session I used:
Nikon D7000
50 mm 1.4
24-70 mm 2.8
Alienbee 1600 + Beauty dish
SB900 & SB700 flashes

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Tags: Modeling, Fashion, Vintage couch, settee, white, studio, blonde, wedding dress, rock, leather jacket, Photographer, Photography, Blog, ideas, photo shoot, Photo, Heather Hurzeler, Queen Creek, Arizona, East Valley, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, HH Art & Photography

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hoops & Hats - Kids Photography

What do a basket ball hoops & vintage hats have in common??
haha... nothing really! ;) ....But this Brother & Sister love them and we had a FUN photo session showcasing the talents & hobbies of two youngest from the "A" family.

Secret confession... I really, really, really want to start collecting more hats after seeing "D's" awesome colletion...  17 in total so far I believe?  These are a few favs, along with the adorable personality of miss D!

Monday, December 5, 2011

{Love} - The "T" Family - Portrait Session

~ The {T} Family ~

I am thankful for this sweet family and the several opprotunities I've had to capture their LOVE for eachother. I've gotten a sweet glimpse into their lives from a maternity-newborn and now family photo session. I love getting to capture the love & growth of each awesome family!

Thank you, I am honored & thankful to work with you!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Unique Family Session | Urban Love

LOVE the "S" family! They opted for a fun urban "classy rocker" themed family portrait session. Classy, urban and sassy! Loved the colors and textures from these photos.

I can't help but smile every time I get to take this little sweethearts photo! She definetely "out cooled" me with her awesome styling outfit complete with leather jacket, and studded leather boots! Love it!

Mom & Dad look pretty amazing too! ;)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Edgy Wedding Fashion - Bridal Editorial Photographer

:: Rock & Roll Bridal ::
Editorial fashion

Hands down this was my favorite project yet to date, all of the things I love most bottled up into one awesome shoot! Weddings, fashion, makeup, awesome hair, shoes, authentic vintage glam, flowers, and to top it off working with my hubby! ;)

Instead of a traditional wedding boutique photo shoot, we went with a bit more edgy Rock the Frock, vogue, rock n roll feel. I seriously was honored to be a part & loved every second of it! Here are a few of my favorites from the day, enjoy!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

K&S Wedding! - Scottsdale wedding photographer

{ Kasim & Suzanne } 

What do you get when you photograph a beautiful Scottsdale wedding, with a gorgeous bride & groom who know how throw an awesome party!? A whole lot of fun and some stunning photos!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Littlest Cowboy - Queen Creek newborn photographer

{ The cutest lil cowboy in the west }

Is there anything more adorable than a newborn baby boy who fits inside his fathers hat?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Engagement Session - Ben & Jennie - Gilbert Photographer


If you ever wanted to meet a FUN, whole heartedly sold out to Jesus and in love couple... this is them!
Congratulations to Ben & Jennie!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Newborn Photography - Tiny Nest- Queen Creek Studio

Introducing: M.J.

The stork just dropped off this tiny bundle of love a couple weeks ago, isn't she A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.!?
Newborn baby sessions have to be one of my favorite things to photograph, and this is why! ;)

Maternity Photos - Queen Creek Photographer

Looking for a creative way to showcase your {BBB}?
Beautiful. Baby. Bump.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Art & Photography tips #1 - Composition

I was cleaning up & going through some of my basic art lessons, and thought I might share some tips that apply to art & photography with you! Most of the rules of art also apply to photography as well. So whether you take photos with your cellphone, point & shoot camera, or just want to get back into painting or sketching this may be of some help to you.

Here are some tips on Composition for making more interesting art & photography.

*The term composition means 'putting together’, the purposeful layout of an arrangement.
A successful composition draws the viewer in and pulls the eye across the whole painting/photo, and finally settles on the main subject.
-- There are 10 KEYS to help create an excellent composition! - (Here are the first 2 to get you started, I'll post more tips soon!)
1.      What is the focal point? – Most important part (face/eyes/smile or the main subject)
2.    Use the Rule of Thirds
The basic principle behind the rule of thirds is to imagine breaking an image down into thirds (both horizontally and vertically) so that you have 9 parts. As follows.
The theory is that if you place points of interest in the intersections or along the lines that your picture becomes more balanced and will enable a viewer of the image to interact with it more naturally.
Studies have shown that when viewing images that people’s eyes usually go to one of the intersection points most naturally rather than the center of the shot – using the rule of thirds works with this natural way of viewing an image rather than working against it.
 Correct Examples:

Incorrect Example: 

Example: Better!? ;)
(notice the horizon line is also composed in the bottom 1/3 of the photo as well)

I will say right up front however that sometimes the rules of are meant to be creatively broken. However a wise person once told me that if you intend to break a rule you should always learn it first to make sure your breaking of it is all the more effective!
I will be posting more tips on creating a pleasing composition soon!
~ Heather
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Kasim & Suz - Crazy in love!

Kasim & Suz - Engaged!

Can you say sizzling!?  Wow, these two are not only gorgeous together but were SO much fun to work with. It was an unusual AZ summer night, overcast with some big monsoon clouds rolling in. Yes, bring on the drama, we loved it!

Love is the perfect word to describe these two.

True love always lends a helping hand! ;) They had me laughing so hard, as he effortlessly pulled her up to the top, her reaction was priceless.

Suz decided it was time to pop the big Question... haha... but he made it right!

Congrats you two as you begin a beautiful journey together in marriage. I'm looking forward to capturing your wedding next month!

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Murder, she wrote...

An explosive fun fashion shoot with the gorgeous Miss C!

This was such a fun photo session, I always enjoy a challenge of creating a mood and drama! Miss C is an aspiring model and was looking to add some fun & unique photos to her portfolio. Honestly the whole idea built around her awesome outift, my vintage typewriter, trunk and trench coat!


Who said only men could rock a trench coat & pipe!? ;)


Bringing a new sexy twist to Angela Lansbury's Murder she wrote.... this set also slightly reminds me of  *a grown up version* of the Nancy Drew classics I read growing up as a little girl.  Drama, Mystery and one gorgeous girl!

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