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Carrie’s farm portrait session in Virginia Beach.

“Hey Mark, I have an idea” are my favorite words to hear.

It’s been far too long since I had the honor of working with Carrie so when she reached out to me recently with an idea to do a fashion session on a local farm I couldn’t say “yes” fast enough.

You see, I’m a farm boy born and raised so this was a homecoming of sorts.

I know I’m known for sessions at the beach as well as in urban environments. However, when the world is your backdrop anything and everything becomes an option. All we need is an idea and we are off to the races.

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Krystal’s portrait session in a field somewhere in Sterling, NY.

Connecting to a location is a key element to the success of a session and think about prints for gifts.

During my recent visit home to central New York I had a chance to re-connect with a dear friend, and amazing model, Krystal. As it usually happens, life got in the way there for a bit between us, but there was never a doubt that we would work together again some day. It was just a matter of the stars aligning themselves.

I always told her that, if she ever wanted to do a session, I would move heaven and earth to make it happen. Some people are so great at what they do that you have to make the time to work with them whenever it comes up. So, when she texted me one afternoon asking if I had some free time for her, I didn’t hesitate. She also mentioned that she was a bit rusty as she hadn’t been very active in the modeling world for a bit.

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The (almost) lost fashion session with Miss Merrick.

Have you ever said to yourself that you should do something, plan the whole thing out in your head, and then actually forgot to do it? So, this is what happened here. I was going though my hard drive yesterday getting ready to move things off the main computer onto an external when I came across a folder of images I shot while I was in upstate New York this past July.

I had sent the images to Miss Merrick months ago. She’s actually posted some of them on her social media pages. I made plans to make a blog entry, had the images picked out, knew what I was going to write about, and was ready to roll. Then my computer died. The folder of images was lost in the shuffle to get a new computer, get it up and running, and catch up on the backlog of images. As I had done it several times in my head, somehow “You must do this” got switched to “You did this.”

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