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Overpassed

This weekend I traveled up to Traverse City to shoot a wedding and ended up also shooting with hometown model Britney Simerson.

You can’t tell fromย the behind the scenes video, but we were literally fighting with tourist traffic to get this beautiful shot on the overpass connecting TC State Park to TC State Beach.

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Happy 4th Everyone!

Happy 4th Everyone!

I’ve been sick in bed with strep throat, but I just had to push myself out of bed today to get in one red white & blue photoshoot in for the Fourth of July. Very big thank you to Mary Plunkett for braving through my sickness with me!

I’m going to be a little MIA these next few days, I’ve got to heal up before my wedding I’m shooting this weekend! But I hope everyone has a happy and safe Fourth of July! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™

Midnight Shoot

I’ve never shot outside with my lighting system before, but desperate times call for desperate measures. This brilliant CMU beauty scored herself a summer internship in the Hampton’s this summer, and I just had to shoot with her before she left.

Finding myself in Mount Pleasant last night I shot Mackenzie a text asking her when her last night in town would be, when she said ‘tonight’ my stomach dropped. I was booked until 10pm, and had nowhere indoors to shoot at after that time. Having shot at the French Auditorium on campus before, I said lets meet there and hopefully the building will still be open. It was not. However, we did find some outdoor outlets outside, and set up camp outside, resulting in some amazing nighttime shots!

Thanks so much for making time for me before you left Mackenzie, especially big thank you for working with me so late at night (our shoot ended at 12:03am) and on such late notice! Hopefully, I’ll be visiting you in the Hamptons this summer for some more amazing shots! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Behind the Scenes: Something Purple

This Saturday I spent in Traverse City shooting “Something Purple” for a Michigan based bridal magazine.ย We started the morning off at 7am, at impress Salon where our Bridal party had their hair and makeup done by the owner Sandra and her amazing team. Then headed out to the Park Place Hotel, to get finishing getting the bridal party ready in purple sweetheart dresses and tuxes from the Captains Quarters.

After we were all prepped we shot around the hotel, downtown at Sugar Kissed with some custom made cupcakes, the Brew for a round of “Lake Michigan” shots and the Red Dresser some some custom props. Special thank you to my faux bridal party for spending a chilly saturday morning with me, and all the businesses that contributed to this shoot.

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Shooting with Senior Rep, Maria

Every Spring I launch a senior representative program in which Juniors from schools in my surrounding area have a chance to gain free senior images for themselves, and get their friends and families discounts on their photoshoot needs.

Today, I got to shoot with one of my Senior 2014 Reps, Maria from the Metro Detroit Area. Although we set out to shoot senior-ish images, we got a little sidetracked when Maria told me she was interested in starting a modeling portfolio

We had Makeup Artist Samantha Jo on set with us to add to the shoot, and between the beautiful senior, makeup and bright sunny day we were able to create some amazing looks!!
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Are you going to be a 2014 Senior next year? Send me an email to become a Senior Rep at your school, and receive a free Senior Session, and more! mccattc@gmail.com

Shooting with Jackie & Krista

Yesterday, I got a new lens to play around with, so naturally I had to go and test it out. Those who follow my work, will recognize the blonde bombshell as Krista, but this absolutely stunning brunette, Jackie, is a new face to Summerfrost.

Lately my work has been very pageant themed, Sherri Hill Gowns, flawless hair, ect. I Put Krista in one of my own pageant gowns to shoot around in when she arrived, but when It came to jackie I was ready for a change.
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Beauty isn’t all about rhinestones and glitter, so Jackie and I threw together a new look. I wanted something a little more “street” something with edge and style. Seeming Jackie and I shared similar pinterests…I mean, interests… I knew her style and my style would match perfectly.
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I absolutely love how these turned out, but if the grunge look isn’t for you, I’ll take you back to the glitter and glam of Krista… who also happens to love the grunge look, as seen here, giving love to my Gold Sneakers.

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[Kristas final images & more on my shoot with her to come…]

Shooting with Shaelyn

This weekend I traveled to Toledo with the beautiful model Shaelyn Lucas to compete in the Midwest Galaxy Pageant. Before taking off, Shaelyn needed a new headshot, which turned into something a little more…

These shots were taken in downtown Mount Pleasant, MI where we met up before our road trip, in a matter of 20 minutes (we were racing the sunset). At 16yo, Shae is the most versatile model I’ve ever worked with–she can look an age range of 14yo-20yo depending on the shoot, and it just amazes me.

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+ For those who’ve been asking about the dress – It is a custom made, But we suggest looking at Sherri Hill for similar dresses.
+ Also, these shots are a little more mature for a 16yo then I would regulary shoot. They are taken with full consent of Shaelyns parents.

Shaes Pageant Headshot, that the Judges just loved.
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(Shae & I)

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