Waterfall Shoot in Joplin July 2010

I started my week long Arkansas vacation in Joplin on the first day and night off, met a couple of my models from Fayetteville there and updated photos of one of my Joplin models as well while there. Joplin is the home of many things and I`m usually there in late September for the Rock and Gem Show as well, but some people have no clue that there is a very pretty waterfall there, guessing because its located outside the city limits just barely, but in recent years the county has adopted it and turned it into a county park, which is a good thing, believe me.

Grand Falls has the widest base of any waterfall at least in the midwest, if not the entire USA, and flows constantly, fed constantly by Shoal Creek which is spring fed and is as wide as any major river.

Almost Sunset

 

I have shot models at this beautiful waterfall for several years and I`m glad to see a police presence there these days. A  few years ago, I was fortunate to shoot a beautiful sunset there with one of my Oklahoma models, Tim Lee…we were actually on our way to dinner when we left the motel and saw the clouds forming up for a great sunset…so Tim ran and got his Aussie Swimshorts and I grabbed my camera and off we headed to the falls, putting dinner plans on hold. We got there with just a few minutes to spare and it turned out to be one of those sunsets where the clouds just seem to know you need some extra time and hang up there for a while…giving us lots of options on where to shoot, top of the falls, side of the falls and down in front on the rocks…we took advantage of the hanging light and made the most of it…while most people were leaving the park we practically ran to it.

Sunset Hottie

Sunset Special Effect

…and here at the waters edge with the fading glow of the sunset…

 

Sunset waters edge

While we didn`t get a great sunset two weeks ago there, we did get some great shots….and a cooperative crowd as well…which you cant always count on there…I took both of my Fayetteville models there, Crys Rae and Dane Adams, shot some pics of them separately and then together…

Art Takes a Pounding

 

Crys is one of my favorite models to work with, shot him for the first time down near Lake Ouachita and Mount Ida two years ago, we found twenty seven waterfalls to shoot in that day in a tributary creek that flows into the Little Missouri River and then wound up at the end of the day at Little Missouri Falls nearby.

We were upstream about a mile from the Albert Pike Campground, where the twenty or so campers, many of them children, lost their lives in the tragic flood several weeks ago. Our prayers go out to their families and to the rescuers and recovery personnel as well. We can only hope that the government will do the right thing and install some type of warning system to keep it from happening again. The canyons in that area are deep and narrow, necessitating alot of warning time to get oneself up and out of there and to safety. I pray the Forest Service will do the right thing for the sake of those lost and the sake of all who go to those pretty areas to hike and camp each year.

As I was saying, Crys is one of my fave models to work with, he is in very fit condition, nicely toned, and hot looking…backed up by all the gals that were in attendance at Grand Falls that evening we were shooting…not sure how long Crys has been modeling, but this boy knows how to move and show off his muscle tone. He looks like an art statue to me most of the time and so thats the way I normally shoot him, like a work of art.

He had jeans on and decided to get them wet, and he climbed down to the base of the falls and found a large rock down there, which was covered in this green goo, algae at its finest I`m sure, but like the trooper that he is, he didnt let a little thing like that stop him from creating works of art…

Waterfall Art Boy

 

After shooting several pics of him reclining on the rock, I had him stand, and without any direction from me, he got into my favorite pose, which I call a twist and turn, which shows off guys and gals very well…again, the statue of art…

Sexy Waterfall Art

 

..he just had to watch his footing with the rock being so gooey and slick…and then after shooting several standing poses, he decided to climb into the base of the falls themselves…

Gettin Soaked

and get soaked really good…so I tried some special effects while in the water and liked what I saw…so did he…here he is climbing out of the falls…

Emerging From The Falls 3

and then the special effects version is this….

Emerging From The Falls

almost gives it a posterized look…

Then I shot some pics of Dane, who was new to glamour modeling….he climbed down to the base of the falls and started out with some dryer poses at first…I gave him some direction at first because it is extremely hard for a model to hear when down at the base of the falls, even if I were yelling at them, its difficult to understand and so we went over some hand signals too…

Between The Rocks Smile

 

Dane has what I call a slim toned build and a captivating smile, as well as smiling eyes…and is great to work with…he caught a lot of attention from the ladies there as well…one in fact, actually came over and asked if she could sit on the ledge above him and watch, and within just a few minutes started yelling at him and trying to boost his confidence and get him to do some poses of her own ideas.  He did his best not to ignore her, but like he said, he couldnt hear her due to the roar of the falls anyway, but she finally got the idea and stopped trying…he climbed up on the slimy log after getting wet down and did a great job of producing some art himself…

Delicate Balance

Dane has what I call a slim toned build and a captivating smile, as well as smiling eyes…and is great to work with…he caught a lot of attention from the ladies there as well…one in fact, actually came over and asked if she could sit on the ledge above him and watch, and within just a few minutes started yelling at him and trying to boost his confidence and get him to do some poses of her own ideas.  He did his best not to ignore her, but like he said, he couldnt hear her due to the roar of the falls anyway, but she finally got the idea and stopped trying…he climbed up on the slimy log after getting wet down and did a great job of producing some art himself…

Waterfall Log Art

 

Log Art

Kneeling in the Spray

Then we went up on top of the falls and shot a few up above…they decided since they were already wet and it was so hot, they would just remain wet…totally wet….

Wet and Sexy

…so they laid down in the water, Crys the art statue, first…

Wet and Sexy 2

 

Dane tried the same areas that Crys was reclining in but found that his taller frame just didnt fit as well in those little nooks and crannies like Crys did…but he looked just fine to me….

Cooling Off

Sexy Boi Gets Wet

They then got back down by the log and rocks and did some duo poses in the spray, since they were good and wet already….

Pretty Boys Get Wet

 

Pretty Boys Get Wet 3

and then thinking we might actually get a nice sunset, the way the clouds were forming up, they walked out into the water at the top of the falls again. I decided to shoot with one of my sunset filters and see if I might be able to help things out a bit…not sure if it helped or not, but I liked what results I got from it…

Hot and Sexy Top of the Falls

 

Standing On Top of the Falls

Sunset Boys

 

Sunset Hotties 2

Sunset Beauties

Waterfall Babes Frolic

Waterfall Hotties

 

Waterfall Sunset Boysand one last image….

Old Mill Shoot 2010

The second day of my Arkansas vacation began with me driving down to an old water grist mill, located just west of Pierce City, Missouri and just south of Highway 60, called Jolly……its one of those water mills built before the Civil War that miraculously escaped the harm and wrath of the war and was restored by a group of concerned citizens a few years ago too. I photographed several old mills several years ago, and there are some websites and books devoted to old mills across the country and around the world. I like to photograph old mills and old barns that are well taken care of, they make great backdrops for modeling work too.

I had talked to a young guy who lives just south of there and he agreed to meet me there Saturday morning and shoot some photos with me, so I pulled in about 8:15 am and not seeing him there, turned Missy loose in the parking lot for a few minutes while I got my camera and prepared to shoot the old mill. There were a few fly fishermen in the stream, which is Capps Creek, spring fed and runs into Shoal Creek which feeds Grand Falls at Joplin, and is maintained by the Conservation Department who stocks it with brown trout for the fishermen. There is an old steel truss bridge on either end above and below the Mill and there is a high water manmade dam next to the mill that creates the millpond just above the mill…

Dam and Stream Behind Mill

 

…and a big ole Sycamore tree right behind the mill blocks pretty much any view from the millside of the stream below it too…the main problem with photographing the mill, I found out, is that the property on the other side of the mill is marked private, no trespassing, and that would be the ideal position to be to photograph it properly, but I decided not to put my waders on nor venture over to the other side. I`m big on getting reflections in my photos when possible, but opted against it this time. I settled for what I could get on the parking lot side of the mill. Due to the millpond there is a split in the creek so one can get some reflections of the mill itself in this smaller creek from the millside…

Mill and Creek

 

and then if you walk around to the east side of the mill, the group that restored the mill, built a concrete walkway to the dam and this is the view from the end of it by the dam…

Streamside of Building

 

..a nice view of the back of the mill…

About 8:30 am, Derek and his brother Nicholas showed up and found me phtoographing the mill from the little creek and using some of my filters on the photos….after talking a bit, we started shooting. I explained to both of them how I used to photograph old mills and would incorporate guys into the scenes in overalls or holie jeans, sometimes just sitting or standing next to the mill, leaning into the walls, or even sitting out on the dam or edge of the millrace by the mill, fishing with a cane pole and bobber…so Derek put on some overalls and we started shooting….

Mill Creekside Boi

 

for someone who had never modeled before, Derek took to it like a duck takes to water…

Creekside Cutie 2

 

the reflections on the creek down in this light were a bit dull…so we walked over and shot some photos up against the mill building itself and around to the side…

Wheel Stud

 

then I took him to the downstream side and shot him under the old sycamore tree where there was a little stone platform sticking out into the creek a bit…Derek turned out to be a natural poser too, needing little direction from me…

Under The Shade Tree

 

 and then we walked over the upstream side where the walkway was…I knew that it would be tight up there due to the confined space there..but he pulled it off once again very well on his own…kicked myself for not having a cane pole and bobber on this trip….

Mill Stud

 I had him switch back to his jeans and we walked up the little creek to a footbridge that had some beautiful light filtering down thru the trees to it…

Hot Boi on Bridge

 

and never ceasing to amaze me, Derek plopped down on the bridge and looked down into the water….

Footbridge Rerflection

 

 and looked so good, I took a closer up view….

Footbridge Hottie

 

we quickly discovered tho, that the reflections in the water on the downstream side were a bit duller than the upstream side, so after taking a few more closeups….

Footbridge Cutie

 

Footbridge Cutie Smiles

 

…we moved around to the upstream side and shot from there, Derek of course had the easy job of just turning around to pose while Nicholas and I hoofed it upstream to set up again, lol.

Footbridge Reflection Cutie

 

and we started finding reflections all over on this side of the bridge…

Footbridge Reflection Hottie 2

 

…def should have moved up here sooner….

Footbridge Hottie Reflection 2

 

oh well, this way at least we were able to get a variety of photos and from every angle conceivable too…after shooting alot of photos up on this end, we drove down to the lower steel bridge, the old road bridge which is now a footbridge and picnic area even….

Bridge Cutie

Bridge Cutie Open Jeans Smile

 

and this is where we stopped shooting at, although I hope to work with both of them again soon, I wasnt able to photograph Nicholas even though he had a hot look too, he didnt want to take away from the session with his brother……and when it came time to leave, Derek and Nicholas took me out to Neosho a faster and shorter route, saving me time and gas to get on the road on Hwy 71 south to Arkansas….

 

Waterfall Shoots Near Hot Springs 2010

My last two days of July 2010 vacation in Arkansas were well spent on photo shoots…I had reserved one day and opted to shoot between the rain showers on Wednesday to work with my Hot Springs model, Randy Parker at both the beautiful waterfall he found and at Gulpha Gorge near Hot Springs, which looks like it has great potential for some fall foliage shoots too.

I met Randy at the waterfall that morning…and we started off shooting in the muggy steamy heat…

Gettn Wet and Refreshed 1   Wet and Sexy Jeans 1

 

and then he turned over to refresh the front side too….giving me those sexy trademark looks….

Wett and Sexy Ass 3     Sexy and Wet Waterfall Boi

Enjoying the Cool Pool Waterfalls 1

 

and even showed me how nice a slide there was to the waterfall in the middle….

Sliding Down Falls Sliding Down Falls Again

Gettin Ready To Slide Again 1  Considering His Next Move

 

….well after he dried off, we headed over to Gulpha Gorge……I had driven through there on the way to the quartz mine and really liked the creek and stream, and remembered Randy suggesting this place for photos last year while down there in the fall, wish now I had gone and checked it out. We pulled into the campground and drove upstream to check out the stream and rocks, and parked at the upper end parking lot, then walked up to this bridge, and as soon as I spotted it, I knew I wanted to shoot here…and come back in the fall and shoot again…

Gulpha Gorge Bridge and Creek 1 Raining At Gulpha Gorge 1

 

 

Since Randy and I were rained out at Gulpha Gorge the evening before,  we decided to go to the waterfall again the next evening when Chance came down to shoot some poster work with me….and since Chance likes to shoot alot as well, we decided to shoot glamour and nude print work this time. Again we had the place to ourselves and again it was a hot day, so the cool water felt good again. I started out with some art nudes of Randy, then switched over to Chance in some fire gear and then art nudes, and then shot them together…..I`ll just let the photos do the talking….

Art Nude Cool Hole Falls

Art Nude Cool Hole Falls 2A

 

 

 

Art Nude Ferns By Cool Pool Falls 1

 

Art Nude Straddling Falls Stream 1

 

 

 

Arty Ass At the Cool Hole Falls 1

 

Arty Boi At The Falls

 

Cool Hole Waterfall Boi 2

 

Cool Pool Falls Art Nude 1

 

These next few shots of Randy are some of my favorites of him….

Pensive Boi By The Falls

 

Pensive Moment By The Falls

 

A very hot and sweet guy to work with, feel very fortunate to have met him the year before and worked with him a few times since then, he is truly a good friend and model….here are a few shots of Chance for ya….

FF At the Falls 2

 

FF At the Falls Sexy Smile 2

 

Gazing Into The Cool Pool 2

 

Arty Reflection At The Falls

 

Hanging Out At the Falls

 

 

 

Balancing Act At The Falls 2

 

Cool Pool Beauty 3

 

Cool Pool Beauty 4

 

Waterfall Fantasy 5

 

Hot Boy in Cool Pool Falls

 

Balanced Ass At the Cool Pool Falls

 

Easing Into The Waterfall

 

 

…after shooting Chance alone, Randy decided that he wanted to try doing some handstands and there was a large tree across the stream right above the falls so he decided to do some on it….

Art Nude Handstand on Fallen Tree 1

 

 

…and then I shot Chance assisting him, both of them put their jeans back on for a few shots as we thought we heard someone driving up and didnt want to offend anyone…….

Assisting Randy With a Handstand

 

Giving Randy A Hand 1

 

…plus it was easier with jeans on doing the next few shots on that big tree limb….

Chance and Randy Hang Out on Log

 

Cat Like On Fallen Tree

 

…afterwards we went to get some food, cause modeling and shooting can sure build up your appetite. 🙂 

 

Models in 2002

I began shooting quite a bit of magazine covers, layouts, and book covers by the year 2002, much of the time on location in my travels and occasionally in my studio as well. I was also scouting by this time for several producers and was able to place many more models with some good paying producers that also took good care of the models. I was contacted by a friend of mine in the summer of 2002 that had done extensive work with Colt Studios in California and was now living back home in Arkansas…Mike told me about this hot guy named Chris that I should stop and check out the next time I was down that way…and I did…Mike was right about Chris, he was a smoldering sexy hunk of a guy, lean swimmers build and gorgeous looks and facial structure…here are his test shots at his place in central Arkansas….

Coca cola boi   Coca Cola Hottie 1

Towel Wrap Stud

…so it was no wonder that he became an in demand print model right away with some of my photographer friends and even caught the eye of a few producers….

Bluff Nude Chris on fire truck-1

Column Hottie 2  Column Hottie

Stairway Hottie   Green Eyed Hottie

Mossy Rocks Hottie   Kevin Ford and Chris Link

 

Jeremy Markum was another bodybuilder that I discovered one evening online…I was shooting a few bodybuilding shows locally for a friend of mine and found quite a few new models that way….Jeremy was primed and ready to go big and that is exactly what he did, once I was able to get his attitude under control and make him realize he could do far more good for his modeling career without it….he was a little rough around the edges and just needed a little polishing up. I started him off in glamour and studio lighting….as well as location window light…..

Saddle Hottie   Barn Overalls

Tire Man   Hallway Hottie

Hallway Hottie 2    Overalls Art

railing at Jim and Chads BW   BW Windowlight

…and then we started shooting nudes as well, once he decided he was comfy with glamour, and then the demand for him just took off and exploded like wildfire, magazine editors wanted him for covers and layouts, especially the fitness magazines, and fine art photographers worldwide wanted to work with him and for a while, he was so in demand by photographers, that he had to put his college work on hold….

Art Nude   Windowlight Nude

Windowlight Nude 2  Work Area

Christmas Tree 2 Copy   Christmas Tree Copy

.after that initial start and push, it was all him….he did very well for a few years and then all but ducked under the radar and became invisible once he graduated from college. As far as I know, no one has seen or heard from him since.

In the spring of 2002  I worked with a few dancers from a group in St Louis, helping them with some advertising images for their promo brochures and over the course of working with them a few months, got to know and shoot some modeling work with one in particular, a hot Army boy who went on to become well known as Jeff White in the video business. Jeff was quite a cute guy and certainly was not shy about his look or his build and body at all either….he was a lot of fun to be around and to work with too….

Hard Hat Hottie    Column Flirt Copy

Blk Boots Nude Copy  Workout Stud Copy

Workout Stud 2 Copy  Workout Stud 3 Copy

Workout Stud 5 Copy   Jockstrap Cutie Copy

…he was always quite the flirt too, a sexy smile and eyes that just bored through you…never a dull moment working with Jeff….

Flirt Copy   Barn Nude Copy

Blue Jean Hottie 3   Blue Jean Hottie 4

Blue Jean Hottie 6   Blue Jean Hottie

SEXY  Hard Hottie

Hard Hottie 2   Hard Hottie 3

Hard Hottie 4   Windowlight Hottie

Windowlight Hottie 3   Boots Babe

Boots Babe 2 Boots Babe 3

Sexy Boy  Hard and Sexy

Hard and Sexy 2 Hard and Sexy 4

Hard and Sexy 7 Hard Hottie 7

Hott Ass Hott Ass 2

Hott Ass 4

I was fortunate to work with Jeff before his video career took off big time and he became so busy that he had little time for anything else. We became good friends and I still talk to him frequently. He was truly one of the hottest guys I had the pleasure of working with, and not only that, but he also referred me to yet another of the hottest guys I have worked with….Brad, who had a lean swimmers build and started off working with me on glamour and art nude, but eventually shot even more work with me in nude print after he became comfortable working with me….

Brad Candleabra-1 Candlelight

Hammer Stud Hay Art

Barn Door Nude  Brad bed boi-1

Brad harsh lightt-1  Brad couch-1

Rocks Nude Hottie 6   Drape 1

Rock Crevice StudRock Crevice Stud 2

Rock Crevice Stud 3  Rocks Nude Hottie 4

 

…I remember working quite a bit with Brad, both in studio on some glamorous drape projects and on location at some exotic places locally, he had a great creative mind and beautiful build to work with, one of my all time faves to work with. I still see him occasionally and he still looks great as do so many of the guys I worked with who still take great care of their bodies and minds.

In January I received an email from a hot guy named Jake, from the Boston area who wanted to travel down to work with me on some art nude images of him…I have to admit I was quite skeptical that anyone would want to shoot that time of year, outside especially, but true to his word, he arrived by mid month and outside is where we shot at…I took him to a few nice locations and he was quite the natural at it….wound up shooting some jeans as well as nudes….

Bales Babe Jake-1   Bale Babe-1

Riverbank Nude Jake    Riverbank Nude 3

Doorway Outside Stairway Art 2

Stone Wall Art 3 Stairs and Leaves Jake

stair climber  Stairway Art

Stone Wall Art Hole in Rock Wall Jake

hole in wall Waterfall

 

Doorway Hottie   Shower Art

…including a waterfall of all places….luckily for Jake, it really wasn`t that cold that day..if I recall correctly, it seems to me it was either high forties or low fifties that weekend. At any rate, we both had a great time working together and came out with some great images…I have often wondered how he is doing these days.

In the springtime, as I was moving from one apartment to another, I met up with a cute guy from central Illinois named Josh, who came down to visit and shoot with me several times…I lost many of his images in the computer crash a few years later but one of the better images of his I was able to save is this one…

Mossy Rocks Josh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimwear & Lingerie Shoot KC June 2010

One evening in late May, I was talking to a pretty female model named Kena, online on a modeling website…we`ve been talking for about six months and trying to mesh our schedules so we can work together and she invited me to a swimwear/lingerie expose up in the Kansas City area. At the time she invited me, it seemed nearly impossible to even consider, but after a few days of thought and a talk with the photographer that set the shoot up, I decided to give it a shot. Jason Ruark of the Joplin area, set the expose shoot up and told me that there would be about five or six photographers at the shoot, which would take place at a huge mansion that was nicely decorated and furnished, which was an understatement, and that the grounds included an in-ground pool and nice landscaping. The estate the shoot took place at was about ten to twenty acres in size….although we never did utilize the entire area….and a few miles south of the Overland Park metro area. Twelve female models were slated to show up and shoot and at the last count, I believe there were closer to fifteen to eighteen models there. I wound up working with about ten models.

We started shooting Friday night after it got dark, in the driveway, and maybe due to the heat and humidity…Jason hooked up a waterhose to a nozzle and attached it to a high stepladder to emit a nice spray down on the driveway, after we wet the asphalt down to obtain better reflections. Ashley started out the shoot in a black vinyl bikini and showed us photographers how to strut her stuff and stay cool as well…..

Arty and Sexy

 

Bending and Stretching

 

 

and boy does Ashley know how to strut and pose and bend and stretch….

 

Gorgeous Stretches

 

 

Sexy Babe Gets Wet

 

and this is a pic of the entire set up, from back behind the scenes as they say…

 

Me Shooting Ashley in KC at Expose

 

 

We actually worked with two gals named Ashley Friday evening, blonde Ashley and brunette Ashley…however my photos of brunette Ashley didnt turn out so well. 

We kept shooting til the gals froze out which was about midnight, with a nice lightning storm off to the north in the distant skies to keep us entertained as well,  a storm front moving east across the northern Missouri skies.

The next morning, we started off with breakfast, cooked up by our mansion host, Gary Peterson, and then after a short workshop class, we drew names and began shooting models. I chose the name of Veronica, but as everyone else began shooting, I found myself with no model ready for shooting, so after about thirty minutes, this very beautiful tall blonde babe came up and asked me if I needed someone to work with and I said yes. Her name was Vanessa, she is a Maxim Model, and I later found out she is married to a Tulsa Firefighter….he is a very lucky man.

Vanessa was wearing orange colored lingerie, so I decided to photograph her in the master bedroom, which has a very elegant bed with small porcelain columns on the end posts and a Victorian style chaise at the foot of the bed, and that is where we started shooting.

Enticing

 

 

Talk about enticing….I really enjoyed working with Vanessa, very nice and easy on the eyes, as well as easy to work with, she just flows along very well…

 

Master Bedroom Babe

 

 

Master Bedroom Babe 2

 

Masterbedroom Babe 3

 

 

and she really knew how to work that chaise couch…

 

Innocent Teaser

 

as well as the bed…

 

Innocent and Gorgeous 2

 

and this bedroom, facing the back of the home, had a beautiful alcove window, so we naturally took advantage of the windowlight coming in…

 

Babe of the Bedroom

 

Babe of the Bedroom Flirts 2

 

We shot for about an hour inside the bedroom and since there was no sign of my model, she went to change outfits and was hijacked by another photographer, so I wandered outside to see how things were going out by the pool, where most of the photographers started shooting that morning……I ran into Veronica out there and she went inside to change into some swimwear and said she would be right back.

As I was standing there, this gorgeous gal named Kristin, from Fayetteville, Arkansas, came up, introduced herself and offered to work with me while I was waiting for Veronica, and so we walked over to the fountain behind the master bedoom windows and began shooting.

After just a few minutes of working with her, Veronica showed up to work with me in a multicolored bright bikini, contrasted against her pale complexion and beautiful make up job, I decided to start her out in the beautiful flowers scattered all over the backyard. She quickly moved over to a small white arched trellis and snuggled up with some purple clematis climbers…..

Flower Babe

 

Now you talk about a fair skinned beauty who knows how to flirt with a camera…I had a real seductress on my hands for about an hour that morning…

 

Flower Child

 

and such beautiful eyes too….captivating…

 

Beautiful

 

 

then she moved around and took advantage of the boxy trellis to show off her nice legs…

 

Flower Flirt

 

 

After a few minutes outside, the heat and humidity became unbearable for us, and the mosquitoes were taking advantage of us and making us into a mid morning snack, so we decided to move things inside and do a clothing change. After a short break, Veronica and I resumed shooting in the master bedroom after selecting a beautiful teal blue lingerie outfit that complimented her makeup and eyes….and she really turned on the seductress role then….

 

Seductress in Blue

 

And had some great ideas for posing on the chaise….

Beauty and Her Eyes

 

….and the bed with those captivating eyes….

Captivating Eyes

 

 

Those Eyes....

 

 

Flirty Bed Babe

 

….and then she worked the mirror on the dresser as well….

 

Innocent Mirror Babe 2

 

 

Innocent Mirror Babe 3

 

…and what a windowlight flirt….

 

Windowlight Flirt

 

 

Windowlight Babe Flirts

 

 

I definitely would have liked to have worked with Veronica more that day, but shortly after shooting her for an hour, she was hijacked as well…stay tuned for part two and three…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimwear & Lingerie Shoot KC 2010 Part 2

After shooting with Veronica Saturday morning, I had the opportunity to work with a very sexy Playboy Model named Ashley who lives in southwest Missouri and is quite a stick of dynamite to work with. I always enjoy working with an experienced model or a natural model, because both of them know well how to move and flirt with the camera at the same time and do it quite well. Ashley changed into a sexy lingerie piece and we went upstairs and shot the canopy bedroom set…

Canopy Bed Babe Legs 2

 

Canopy Babe Smiles

 

and what a beautiful smile too….

Canopy Babe Reclines

 

after shooting her the night before in the water spray, I knew I would enjoy working with her and I was right…

Canopy Bed Babe

 

Canopy Bed Babe 2

 

a very hot and sexy package all rolled together very well, and very nice and down to earth too…

Canopy Bed Babe Art

 

Canopy Bed Babe Art 2

 

and what a flirt to work with as well…its like ” gaze deeply into my eyes and….”….wow…can get lost in there real quickly…

Canopy Bed Babe Flirt

 

Canopy Bed Flirt

 

and can go from flirtatious and sexy to arty really quickly…

Canopy Bed Flirt Art

 

 

and then right back to sexy and smiling again….

Canopy Flirt

 

 

after this session, we went downstairs and she switched to a stunning silver bikini, and we decided to work the gazebo a bit and stay in the shade some…

 

Chaise Gazebo Babe

 

We were experimenting with our use of flash outside, so this is one of those flash shots, but I only used it a couple of times and then went back to natural light…however I think I will be using my flash outside more often, I like the results with Ashley….

Silver Bikini Art Flirt

 

course as I soon found out, Ashley looks good no matter what the light…

 

Sexy Curves

 

and she sure knows how to move and….

 

Stunning 2

 

…pose and….

 

Stunning 3

 

 

…smile and….

 

Stunning 4

 

…flirt and…

Smokin Hott Babe

 

 

…look STUNNING !!!!!

well I think I am running out of words to describe how gorgeous Ashley is, so I`m just gonna let the photos do the talking for me…..

 

Gazebo Art Flrt

 

 

Smokin Hott Art

 

 

Smokin Hott Babe Flirts

 

 

Gazebo Flirt

 

 

Gazebo Flirt Art

 

 

Gazebo Post Flirt

 

 

Can you tell I like her legs ?  cant say enough wows here….

well gotta run for now so gonna leave you with this one last stunner of Ashley and will return after my vacation and get more pics of these beautiful babes on here…

 

Gorgeous Bikini Babe

 

 

Hope everyone had a great Fourth of July Weekend !!

Swimwear/Lingerie Shoot KC 2010 Part 3

Here is the finish up to my swimwear shoot in KC, so just going to add some pics and let the speak for me…featured in this part is Vanessa, the beautiful Maxim Model from Oklahoma, Amber and Caitlyn, Hooter Models from Oklahoma, and Kena from southwest Missouri. These gals were total babes to work with.

Corner Post Babe

 

this is Vanessa on the Corner Post of the Gazebo out back by the pool, and the next photo she is in the middle with two other hot babes who I started to work with and then the next thing I knew, they were hijacked by the instructor photographer and I never did get to work with them. I wasn`t too happy about that….

Gatekeeper Babes

 

So after that happened, I took her to this lilly garden in front of the house,  while the storm was brewing outside…

Lilly Garden Babe

after shooting  outside, we went back inside and shot some more lingerie….Windowlight Babe

 

 

Stairway Landing Mirror Babe 2

 

Stairway Landing Mirror Babe

 

and then she showed me her French Main outfit, so once I saw that, I def wanted to photograph her in it too…in the office….

French Maid Windowlight

 

French Maid by Window

 

and in the kitchen….

 

French Maid in Kitchen

 

 

After shooting Vanessa, Amber and Caitlyn came down the stairs, Amber dressed in a very seductive schoolgirl outfit and asked me to photograph her, and I was more than happy to accomodate her, she was stunning…

 

Schoolgirl Kneels on Desk

 

Schoolgirl Babe on Desk Flirts

 

Schoolgirl on Desk Flirts

 

Schoolgirl Flirt

 

Reminds me of the line, Hot for Teacher…

Schoolgirl on Desk

 

Schoolgirl on Desk 2

 

and this one, very hot babe….

Schoolgirl Babe on Desk

 

and then we went outside, the storm over with and shot some bikini images with Caitlyn…

With Katelynn in Lilly Garden

 

With Katelyn on Gazebo Corner Post

 

 

and by herself as well…Amber is one hot babe to work with…

 

Statue Babe

 

Lilly of the Manor

 

Lilly Garden Babe

 

and then as they were changing into another outfit to shoot at the pool with me, they were hijacked at the bottom of the stairs by yet another photographer…strike number two for my day….I thought about packing it in and loading up and taking off after that one, but decided to shoot with Kena, who had originally invited me to this shoot in the first place…so I located her and since she had a nice lingerie outfit on, we decided to shoot in the Master Bedroom…

Bathtub Babe

 

 

including the Master Bathroom this time…complete with its marble tile floor and jacuzzi tub…

Bathtub Babe Flirts

 

 

Ceramic Tile Flirt

 

 

and then out to the bed, to further show off her long and sleek legs and beautiful silky hair….

 

Beauty On The Bed

 

Bed Babe

 

can you say hot tigress ???  ….

Hot Babe

 

Hot Babe Flirt

 

would love to work with Kena again too….

Ed and KC Fountains

One of the highlights to my Kansas City trip in June of 2010, was photographing Ed, a hot Asian swimmer at a few of the fountains in Kansas City. I had contacted him and told him of my trip to KC to photograph some swimwear babes all day on Saturday and we decided to meet up downtown KC on Sunday morning before I headed home.

I got up bright and early at the swimwear shoot host residence, and took off after saying goodbye to three of the other photographers who were awake at that early hour and headed for downtown KC. I texted Ed that I was on the way and gave him a projected arrival time, but not knowing traffic patterns up there, I wound up being about fifteen minutes late, due to hitting some heavy traffic in the Shawnee Park area. Lucky for me, Ed is a patient guy and waited for me at Liberty Memorial where we decided to meet up. I spotted him after parking on the opposite side of the Memorial parking lot of what appeared to be a car show starting to organize.

Ed asked if I could take some casual dressed photos of him first, and I agreed, and he hopped up on the wall by the Memorial itself. Looking out behind him, I saw the clouds forming to give us some nice sunbeams behind him…

Sunbeams Cutie

 

I then had him whip his shirt off and show me his very hot, toned build.  Ed is definitely one hot guy to work with and easy on the eyes too. I had him stand next to the Memorial Tower itself for a few pics so I could again get the sunbeams behind him…lighting was a little tricky and finally had to resort to the flash a bit…

Sunbeams and The Stud

 

Sunbeams Hottie

 

and there was a steel door there behind him so he backed up to it and allowed me to get a nice shot of his hot build…

Steel Door Stud

 

we then walked over to the north side building and he asked me to shoot him up against the blue tiled wall….

Blue Tiled Wall

 

After this shot, he changed into his khaki shorts and we walked down to the fountains on the west side of the memorial…stopping on the stairs to get this shot…

Liberty Memorial Hottie 2

 

…to get the Memorial Tower in the background with him…and then we walked down to the fountains themselves…

Liberty Memorial Hottie

 

where I recorded my first beautiful smile from this hot guy…and while up on the fountain wall, he showed me his athletic abilities….

Liberty Jumper

 

and then while standing still, I was playing with my shutter speed and trying to get the slow shutter effect I get with the waterfalls and instead came up with a high contrast image…

High Contrast Stud

 

which I decided I like as well…and then he laid down on the fountain wall so I could try some more slow shots…

The Fountain and The Hottie 2

 

and while down there, we looked to the west and down the hill and spotted one of my favorite Kansas City fountains…Union Station has this fountain that has several water patterns on the jets, plus a really nice reflection pool surrounding the jetted area….we drove down and decided to shoot a few pics here as well….

Art and The Fountain

 

The Hottie and The Fountain

 

and the reflections looked so nice…with him out in front, I asked him to wade out and shoot in the pool itself…

Wading Pool Hottie

 

 

Wading Pool Stud

 

 

Wading Pool Hottie 2

 

 

Deflection Reflection

 

 

well after shooting at the fountains, we decided to get some breakfast and headed over to get some hot cakes…then he mentioned to me that he had some speedos and wished he had brought them to shoot in…by that time I was regretting not shooting him in my fire gear at the reflection pool, too…we went up to his apartment complex pool near Country Club Plaza and I was able to shoot some nice pics of him in his speedos before I headed home…

 

Stairway Stud

 

and he gave me another winning smile too…very innocent and sexy smile…

 

Speedos Hottie Smiles

 

 

and looks great with flowers too…

 

Speedo Hottie

 

 

in fact, he looked so good here between the flower baskets that I placed him in the flower garden too…

 

Flower Garden Art

 

 

Sure look forward to my next shoot with Ed….

 

 

 

 

A Trip Down Memory Lane

 After a few years of working primarily with female models in the early 90`s,  I began working with male models as well, having located markets for the guys in the sporadic calendar and poster lines, as well as book covers and magazine layouts….this work was known as Beefcake, shooting shirtless hunky guys in sexy poses to appeal to a female or gay audience.  By the mid 90`s, the Beefcake craze took off and my work with guys took off as well.

Cheesecake, for the first time ever, took a backseat to Beefcake, at least for a few years. I continued to shoot the Cheesecake work, because the dealers still needed their posters for the shows, but by the mid to late 90`s, my work primarily migrated to working with male models much of the time.  Soon after,  demand for my freelance work with guys expanded exponentially over the next several years into many markets besides calendar and poster work, markets that included magazine layouts, magazine covers, romance novel covers, and video work opportunities with various producers. By this time, ninety percent of my work was glamour and nude print in beefcake and occasionally some cheesecake as well.

With assistance of a friend named Dave, in the mid 90`s, we also launched a line of posters and a calendar, that ran for a year and featured many models, male and female, as well as many fire trucks, new and antique. Unfortunately, this line didn`t last longer than a year or two and so I continued on shooting on my own.

Below is a smattering of images of the male models that I worked with from the start….starting with Brandon, a sexy young man with a nicely toned build….

Wall Glamour

 

Art Wall

 

Sunlit Tree

 

and another friend of Brandon, that I photographed later that summer in my studio barn, Buckley….

Blue Jeans Buddy

 

Whipp

 

….and here are four guys I shot at Ebo at the dunes…with a red jeep…from left to right, Jason, David, John, and Anthony….

David Hanna, John Bost, Anth Seamon Jeep

 

I went out there to the dunes and shot quite a few models with four wheel drive trucks and four wheelers back in those days…here another of Anthony….

Jeep Hottie

 

…and Emily, who came to me on a referral as well, shot her on a friend`s jeep out at the Dunes of Ebo back in the day when everyone was out there four wheeling on the weekends…

Jeep At Ebo 2

 

Jeep At Ebo 4

 

…it was a great location to shoot four wheel drive trucks and suv`s, as well as dirt bikes and four wheeler`s….specially with the beautiful babes on or around them….local babe Michelle in the pink bikini below and the other two babes were from the St Charles area….

3 Babes on Jeep Ebo

 

and I actually found a few male models while shooting out there as well….one of those guys was Pete…found him one day when I was out there shooting one of my hot local female models, Raye….

Beach Kneeling Ebo 2

 

Beach Babe Ebo….from across the wide expanse of sand, Pete and some of his buddies spotted us and came riding over on their four wheelers to see what we were up to……and who in their right mind wouldn`t speed across the sand to see Raye up closer, lol….but he pulled up there in a cloud of dust and about a week later was modeling for me himself…and we returned to the scene and shot this one on his four wheeler….

Racer

 

and later I turned him into a sexy blacksmith as well….

Blacksmith Hottie

 

And another young man named Clayton, that I met while at a baseball game one summer, …came up and shot in the attic of an old home that was about to be torn down to make way for a parking lot….

Pacific Boy Crowe House Attic Window 6

 

 

Pacific Boy Crowe House Attic Window 6

 

Cory, from the same area, came up one day and shot some photos for the calendar I was working on and then we went outside to shoot some more photos of him….he was a high school football player and worked out alot each day, about five hundred crunches a day he told me…

Trail Stud

 

Trail Stud 2

 

…another time he came up and shot some on a beautiful red motorcycle as well…. a Vulcan that belonged to a good friend of mine at the time……

MC Hottie

 

I also photographed several old water and grist mills across the state and in adjoining states back in the 80`s, and occasionally shot some male models at those old mills as well…this first one at Paydown Mill west of Belle, in November on a fairly warm day and I photographed Alan Christopher under the mill down by the old machinery, illuminated by the natural light coming through the stone wall columns….

Paydown Mill

…and then there was an old mill in southwestern Missouri near Lebanon, and Alan went with me to this one, where I shot him up on the wheel….

Mill Wheel 2

 

Mill Wheel

 

…and later I photographed Bobby at the same mill south of Lebanon, fishing off the mill dam…. 

Fishin At The Old Mill Dam

 

Fishin At The Old Mill Dam 2

 

…and later on I shot one of my younger models at the old Nosers Mill, fishing with an old cane pole down by the dam….Chris looked good with his bright red hair….

Fishing at the Old Mill

 

…think I about froze him out at one point down there…he had gotten wet and then the wind started blowing a bit down there and he got a bit chilled….

chilled while fishing

 

…but this was while wrapping up after shooting all of the following images first….

Cane Fishing Pole in Hand

 

Playing in the Water

 

Playing in the Water 2

 

Cooling Down

 

…so its prob no wonder that he did get a bit chilled a few minutes later….Chris went on to enlist in the Marines and fought in Iraq….raised by his grandparents primarily, and turned out to be one of the nicest kids I have ever known…still is, too.

I shot one other model at Nosers Mill a few years later…his name is Mike….he couldn`t resist the temptation to get wet as well….

Fishin At Nosers Mill

 

Waterfall Hottie 3

 

Waterfall Hottie

 

…and then one day I drove down to Falling Spring Mill, near Winona, and shot two young men from Bourbon, fishing out in front of the old mill, Chris Petersen was one of the guys…. I can`t recall the other boy`s name….

Fishing Falling Spring Mill

 

Fishing Falling Spring Mill 2

 

..and Chris was with me when we were driving around near Redbird one day, looking for an old mill on the Bourbeuse River that no longer existed, so I photographed him on some rocks instead….

Creekside

 

Back then, I worked with a lot of guys in sports, football players, baseball players, found some of these guys on my own and some came to me on referrals as well….like Danny and Ray….

Barn Boy

 

MC Thinker

 

Hard Hat Hottie

 

Jeans Hottie

 

Hay Barn Hottie

 

Travis was one of my original models who was a natural flirt in front of the camera but he also could work an art pose well too…. 

Jeans Art

 

I wish I could have found more of his images to include here…..stay tuned for Part 2 of this story….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike at the Farm

Decided to take a rainy day and try to get caught up on the updates.

I have worked with Mike a few times now and he`s a really sexy guy to work with..met him on a modeling website and besides a great muscular build, he has a very nice personality to go with it, and is a natural flirt in front of a camera. I contacted him back in the early fall last year and asked if he would like to shoot at a farm owned by some friends of mine and he not only said sure, but wanted to shoot some art nude work as well this time. Luckily we had great weather that day, but started off in my barn set cause it was a little chilly that morning….

Barn Nude Art 7

 

…and then we wandered over to the farm to shoot some more there…starting out in one of the barns there….Mike looks great in holie jeans and boots, so I had him bring some….

Haybarn Hottie 2

 

 

Haybarn Hottie 3

 

 

Haybarn Hottie 6

 

 

and then he grabbed the saddle and we shot some saddle images again…

 

Haybarn Cowboy 7

 

 

Haybarn Cowboy 10

 

Haybarn Cowboy 15

Haybarn Cowboy 17

 

 

Haybarn Cowboy 19

 

Haybarn Cowboy 21

then we walked over to the horse barn where he met Bob…..

 

Cowboy And His Horse 4

 

 

Cowboy And His Horse 2

 

…then we walked over to yet one of the other barns and just past it out into the hayfield….

 

Hayfield Cowboy Art 1

 

 

Hayfield Cowboy Art 4

 

 

…and then inside the hayloft barn….where was steamy and balmy upstairs in the loft….

 

Haybarn Hottie 7

 

 

Haybarn Hottie 8

 

 

Haybarn Hottie 10

 

 

I assured him after literally sweating his ass off in the barn, which you can see he didnt, I would treat him to the cool pool for the next set of images….

Board Shorts Hottie 3

 

He looked STUNNING in the pool water….specially with his lime green board shorts….

 

Pool Art 2

 

 

I let him swim up and down a few times to cool off…he was one happy camper after that….

 

Pool Hottie

 

 

…I then had him switch to some underwear that was a cross between a thong and jock strap for some more pool images….

 

Pool Hottie 2

 

 

Pool Hottie 3

 

 

…and then we moved around to the front porch of the farmhouse to finish out the session….in the cool breeze….

 

Front Porch Art

 

 

Front Porch Art 4

 

 

Front Porch Art 5

 

 

Front Porch Art 7

 

 

Front Porch Art 8

 

 

Front Porch Art 11

 

 

Boy was it hot that day….