Connor in Kentucky

I was driving down to Central Kentucky last year early in September, on vacation, and had been in touch with a nice young man I located on a modeling website since August. He had already done some video work with some friends of mine in the business, but not as much print work and he was in need of some new print work for his portfolio. I liked the strong countryboy features that he had, so I offered to work with him at an old mill on my way to my vacation destination one morning. His name is Connor and soon after meeting up with him at the mill, I discovered he has a strong work ethic in addition to good looks and a great build, and I knew he could go as far as he wanted to in print and video work both.

We started out shooting in an area of the property that I had not been to before, with an old stone wall for a backdrop…yes I know, Kentucky is full of stone walls and fences…they prob don`t have very many with good looking countryboys standing next to them either. 🙂  He was wearing jeans and a t shirt when we started out, I asked him to remove the shirt and show me how much he knew about posing so far…


When he sparked that smile, I knew I had a great model to work with…he had a really good ease to him, which you dont find in all models anymore, most start out nervous and a little anxious, sometimes that wears off quickly and with a few it does not…if Connor was nervous or anxious, I never spotted it. I had a good feeling this was going to be a very nice session at a very pretty location….

After shooting those initial images,  I had him change into the holie jeans for some images…they looked fantastic on him….

…from the stone wall, we walked down to the waterfalls and shot some images there…

…and then we shot some in the shadow of the old mill….

…and the red flannel shirt didnt look bad on him either…..

As he was getting ready to head home, he decided he liked those holie jeans a lot and was gonna leave them on….thanks again Connor for an enjoyable shoot…look forward to working with you again sometime….


Jake in Arkansas

While down in Arkansas for my spring vacation, I was able to finally work with a hot guy I spotted in Hot Springs one day last fall…back then he didnt have time to work with me, but this time around, he did and we both took full advantage of it…let me introduce you to Jake….



…and be sure to check out those beautiful flirty peepers he has….



…then we went to the waterfall to check it out and see how well it was running, after a few days of rainfall….

…we found it running full strength and it looked as nice as Jake did….

DREAMY is the word one of my female friends used for Jake….

…thanks for a great initial shoot Jake, look forward to working with you again in July !!




New Model Randy

Randy came to me on a referral recently and has become a very sweet guy to work with for me and some of my photographer friends lately. While interviewing him shortly after meeting him for the first time, I was able to guess his heritage of French and Cherokee without asking him, discovered he works in construction and has been interested in modeling for some time. I had him try on some holie jeans and started him out in the barn….





….not only hot…but SMOKIN HOTT !!

Working With Bailey in Fall Color

I was a bit worried that we would not have any fall color this year, mainly due to a lack of good steady rainfall this summer. We finally received some good rain by the middle of October and then our colors began to pop…it only lasted a couple of weeks and into the first of November, but along with warm weather and we were glad to see both. I dont always get a chance to find and photograph a model in the fall color, seems when the colors roll around, models disappear, but this year I lucked out and was able to work with a hot new guy named Bailey. He came down one day and I was able to photograph him along the river at a friends farm,…


Bailey I found out, was one very nice guy to work with and I look forward to the next shoot with him as well. 🙂

Josh at Grand Falls

Continuing on with the Joplin shoots, Josh was with me when I went to photograph Christopher at one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Missouri….


…we walked over to the far side of the rocky shelf area and found a couple of boulders that were not being used by others and afforded us a good sized chunk of the falls for the backdrop….


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and then Josh decided to get adventurous and wander out into the water hopping from rock to rock…

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…then stretched out on a slanted flat rock to take in the last of the suns rays and then climbed up to the top shelf that the running water falls off at the top….


New Model Zach

On my way to Kentucky early September this year, I stopped off in southern Illiinois to photograph a new model named Zach, who met me at the Garden early in the morning. We started out down below some of the larger rocks off the beaten path where some of the original color still shows well on the boulders….


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…and after about an hour at the garden, we drove on down to another great location nearby and shot a few there….



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Zach was a lot of fun to work with for a couple of hours and I look forward to working with him some more….thanks again Zach. 


Illinois Chris Travels to Missouri

I told you what a good model Chris would become back in the original story on him, open to traveling down to Arkansas to shoot with me and at the end of July, he traveled up here to shoot with me and some photographer friends as well….at least that was the way the shoot was set up…for a couple of other photographers to join in and shoot Chris and a couple of other models…except that Chris was the only model to show up and only one of my photographer friends showed up to join us…I let Matt work with him first for the first couple of hours…and then I joined in and Matt watched me work him thru the hoops…Chris is a natural model and handles the hoops just fine. Matt stuck around to watch me work and pick up some posing tips….I started Chris off in the cellar steps in holie jeans….

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…and then we moved to the neat little stone building on the property, that has some beautiful lighting inside….

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…and then on to the tack room in the horse barn…it was getting very warm outside by then and Chris started working up a natural sheen of sweat inside the tack room, which can get quite warm on its own….not only did I dress him up as a sexy ranch hand but I saddled him down as well…with…. a saddle…..

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…we didn`t stick around a whole lot longer after the barn photos, except to let Chris cool down in the pool before we headed out. Can`t wait to work with Chris again….





New Model Chris from Illinois

I met Chris online about a week out from one of my Kentucky trips and he agreed to come down and test shoot with me while I was down there one evening. He turned out to be a hot looking Clark Kent type guy…I halfway expected him to come out of his shirt with a cape underneath when he showed up at my door that evening…very sexy innocent look and nicely toned build. Little did I know then, what a great model he would turn out to be….here are some of his images from the sunset shoot that evening….

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…we then went back to the hotel as the sun was dropping even lower and shot a few inside before some friends of mine showed up and we headed over to the steakhouse for supper. I told him I would be in Arkansas the following weekend for the 4th of July and told him about the scenery down there including the waterfalls and he told me he would love to drive down there and shoot with me, and he did just that….arriving at the condo in Hot Springs shortly after I did. I shot a few images of him with the evening windowlight there first….

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…before we ran out of light, and then after contacting one of my models who resides in Hot Springs to meet us for supper, we headed to Colton`s Steakhouse…I forgot to take my tripod with me…there was going to be a fireworks show at the Oaklawn Horse Track at dark and I wanted to shoot some photos of the fireworks from near Colton`s….as it turned out, I was still able to do so even without the tripod….Jerry joined us for supper a little late, we were eating at the bar as the restaurant was very packed inside. Jerry suggested shooting the fireworks from the Kroger lot so we drove over there, a few blocks away, and found a few hundred others there as well. 

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The next morning we drove over to one of the waterfalls I like to shoot at and found it to be a raging torrent of water through the narrow canyon there, mainly due to nine inches of rainfall upstream from there the night before…plus that area had received a few inches of rain before I even arrived the day before…I told Chris I had never seen the water that wide…I had seen it up a few feet but not nearly as wide across as it was stretched that morning….Jerry was going to meet us there but apparently overslept or forgot…we managed to get some good images despite the flood levels….

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…all in all a great session at the waterfall….despite the higher water levels there, the water still looked great and so did Chris !! Unfortunately he had to leave that evening, missing out on a spectacular fireworks show at Mtn Harbor Resort, which Jerry also slept through and missed too. The next day I photographed yet another new model, stay tuned for that story. 

New Discoveries in Southern Illinois

I was recently down in southern Illinois and found two hot guys down there to photograph, they each had a small amount of experience in modeling glamour work and wanted to get into some more modeling work as well. I was on my way to Kentucky and decided to take an extra day to do some sightseeing on the way down there. I had to make some changes to my route on the way down there, due to some flooding issues from all the rain we have been having here and there lately, but it all worked out in the end.

I had been in touch with Jack a few weeks before and we had discussed a few locations in southern Illinois that would be good for some glamour shoots.  Both guys had sent me some pics, but let me tell you, they didn`t do them justice, they looked much hotter in person. I found out Jack likes fast cars and bikes and my next shoot with him will involve a beautiful mustang….car that is. Riley had worked with a friend of mine who is a gifted painter in western Kentucky, so I was looking forward to working with him as well. 

We had originally planned to shoot at a beautiful waterfall close to Jack, but the rains the day before, wiped that plan completely out, so we opted for a couple of other locations that I found online instead. They were down in southeast Illinois and either that area drained better or just didn`t receive as much rainfall lately. I picked up Riley on the way down and we drove over to The Garden  to meet Jack, but found out that he was running late, so while waiting for him to show up, I photographed Riley by some beautiful rocks…

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…and found out very quickly that he has a very nice artistic style about him…another natural model….

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..we climbed around on the rocks some more before discovering some neat little ledges and niches in the rocks…

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Climbing 4 was about this time that Jack showed up, in his beautiful mustang, and we decided to head over to Rim Rock, which also had alot of neat rocks, and wasn`t too far away. We arrived there and found a myriad of trails to choose from, and chose one that took off to the left. A short distance down the trail, we came upon this neat looking cedar tree, all knarled up and twisty-turney from the ground up. Riley wasted no time in climbing up to the midway point, where the tree took a horizontal turn and created a bench before ascending on up into the sky….

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…I converted the next one into a painting effect with my editing program…

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We wandered on down to the huge rocks below and found a very long stairway descending to the huge rocks where the trail made its way thru a maze of thick green mossy covered walls of huge boulders….Jack really liked this area….

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…we walked all the way thru the passages covered with the thick pretty green moss and then found ourselves out in front of this huge escarpment of boulders that made up the huge bluff…Riley took advantage of the entranceway in the holie jeans…

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…and then a rock out in front of the huge bluff…

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…he and Jack then decided to walk on down the trail and see what was ahead before returning to shoot some more….

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…I was looking around at the sheer beauty of the place, when I turned around and caught Jack adjusting his belt in a natural twist and turn pose….

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…we walked on down the trail to see what else we could find and came upon some nice smaller bluffs to work with…. 

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…and around the corner, another rock wall that has a cave like opening up high…Riley climbed up on to the rocks inside it….


…and from there, we headed back up the trail and up the hill toward the parking lot…it was quite steamy hot out there, so shirts were left off by this time…luckily there were no bugs flying around to bug us either….just before reaching the parking lot, we came to a nice long footbridge with some rocks in the background…

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…definitely want to come back to Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock Trail, but maybe in the fall when its much cooler.