Modern Throwback: A 1970’s Styled Photo Shoot

Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing Leslie Kinross-Wright and Jeena Metzger in a colorful 1970’s inspired photo shoot at Studio 1912. The shoot was filled with bright colors, funky outfits, and an unreal energy. This is Sioux Falls Photography.

Leslie and Jeena brought their A-game to the shoot, donning sparkly outfits and retro hairstyles. They were both incredibly comfortable in front of the camera, making my job as the photographer easy and enjoyable. We experimented with different poses and props, using vintage record players and bright, geometric backdrops to add to the groovy feel of the shoot.

The energy in the studio was contagious, and we all had a blast as we captured some amazing shots. Leslie and Jeena’s infectious personalities and willingness to take risks helped us to create truly unique and memorable photos.

As a photographer, it’s always exciting to work with models who are willing to go outside of the box and embrace a new concept. Leslie and Jeena were the perfect subjects for this shoot, and their enthusiasm for the project was evident in every shot.

In the end, we came away with some stunning images that perfectly captured the 1970’s vibe we were going for. It was a pleasure working with Leslie and Jeena, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to create something truly special with them.

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Incorporating Art in Photography: A Vogue Styled Shoot

As a photographer, incorporating art into my work is essential for creating something that truly stands out. Recently, I had the opportunity to work with a long-time friend of mine, Leslie Kinross-Wright, who acted as both the model and stylist for a vogue-style photoshoot.

We spent a considerable amount of time planning and preparing for the shoot, discussing everything from the location and wardrobe to the lighting and poses. As we worked together, we drew inspiration from the artistry of the fashion industry.

Throughout the process, I came to realize just how important incorporating art into photography was for both of us. We wanted to create something that wasn’t just visually stunning, but also conveyed a sense of emotion and meaning.

Incorporating art into photography can take many forms, such as creative lighting and composition to create a mood, or incorporating elements of fashion or design to create a unique visual style. Whatever the approach, the goal is always the same: to create something that is beautiful and meaningful.

Working on this photoshoot was a reminder of just how powerful the combination of art and photography can be. It was an opportunity to push the boundaries of what we thought was possible, and to create something truly special that we could be proud of.

Incorporating art into photography is not always easy, and it requires a certain level of skill and creativity. But for those who are willing to put in the effort, the rewards can be truly extraordinary. Whether you are a professional photographer or simply someone who enjoys taking pictures, I encourage you to explore the possibilities of incorporating art into your work. You may be surprised at what you can create.

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The Photography Gear I Trust for My Business

I Am Absolutely Thrilled with My Choice of the Canon EOS R6, Canon RF 50mm f1.2, Canon RF 28-70mm f2.0, Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8, and Canon RF 16mm f2.8

As a photographer, I’m always on the hunt for the best equipment to take my images to the next level. That’s why I made the bold move to upgrade my gear and invest in the Canon EOS R6 camera, the Canon RF 50mm f1.2 lens, Canon RF 28-70mm f2.0 lens, the Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8 lens, and the Canon RF 16mm f2.8 lens – and let me tell you, I couldn’t be happier with my decision.

The Canon EOS R6 is a powerhouse of a camera, offering unbeatable image quality and versatility that leaves me in awe every time I use it. With its lightning-fast autofocus system and high-speed continuous shooting capabilities, I can capture even the quickest of movements with ease. And when it comes to low-light conditions, the R6 shines, thanks to its 45 megapixel resolution and dual image processors that produce sharp, detailed images every time.

The Canon RF 50mm f1.2 lens is a work of art, designed specifically to bring out the best in your images. Its fast f1.2 maximum aperture opens up a whole world of creative possibilities, allowing me to capture portraits with stunning shallow depth-of-field and to shoot in low-light conditions without sacrificing quality.

The Canon RF 28-70mm f2.0 lens is the ultimate all-rounder, providing versatility and speed in one compact package. With its broad focal range, I can tackle any subject, whether it’s capturing stunning landscapes or nailing the perfect portrait shot. And with its fast f2.0 maximum aperture, I can create beautiful bokeh and take my images to the next level.

The Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8 lens is a true powerhouse, offering the versatility I need to tackle a wide range of subjects. Whether I’m capturing wildlife, sports, or portraits, this lens provides the reach and speed I need to get the shot. And with its fast f2.8 maximum aperture, I can capture stunning images even in low-light conditions.

And let’s not forget the Canon RF 16mm f2.8 lens – this compact and lightweight lens is perfect for capturing stunning landscapes, architecture, and street photography. Its fast f2.8 maximum aperture makes it ideal for low-light conditions, and its ultra-wide angle of view provides a unique perspective on the world.

Admittedly this image is way outdated but I like to show off my organization.

In conclusion, the Canon EOS R6, Canon RF 50mm f1.2, Canon RF 28-70mm f2.0, Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8, and Canon RF 16mm f2.8 have exceeded all my expectations and have elevated my photography to new heights. I couldn’t be more confident in my choice, and I’m thrilled with the results I’m achieving with these incredible tools.

Thank You

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Sioux Falls Stands with Ukraine

Watching what is happening in Ukraine is confusing and upsetting. The news is tough to watch when I am anticipating watching the ultimate bullies of this decade hurt innocent people and for reasons that are very unclear.Mayor Paul TenHaken had the idea to turn Falls Park, Sioux Falls’s namesake, blue and yellow to show our support for Ukraine. Whether you are from Ukraine or from Sioux Falls, we all share this one Earth and this one life. If only there was more we could do – the prayers and positive thoughts will have to do.This photo and following edit speak volumes in my opinion and I hope you feel what I do when I look at it. I am interested in hearing your thoughts and prayers for Ukraine! πŸ™

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Introducing Michael Woolheater Photography

Have you heard? Code:M Design is now officially, Michael Woolheater Photography. I am looking forward to working with new and returning clients alike. This is not just a simple re-brand, it is a renewed and strong commitment to quality and exceptional customer service. It is an allocation of more time to whatever this awesome thing is that I am so lucky to be a part of.

Thank You

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Adding Sunrise and Sunset to Google or Apple Calendar!

Every professional photographer knows how important sun timing is to get the best photos no matter what the occasion. There are a lot of ways to look up sunrise and sunset times so that clients can be scheduled at just the right time to get the most out of every session. One can simply do a search for the sunrise and sunset times of a certain day but that is generally done one day at a time and can be tedious. One can get an app that they can reference from their phone when scheduling but that is tedious, takes up room on your phone, and adds another app to the app drawer that just isn’t necessary. In my opinion, the best way to always know when to plan for outdoor shoots is to add sunrise and sunset times into your Google or Apple calendar! If you want your calendar to look like mine, with sunrise and sunset each day, simply follow these instructions.

Visit www.webcal.guru, create an account (it is free), select the ‘Sun’ calendar (notice there are a lot of fun calendars to pick from), setup location, select sunrise and sunset under ‘events’. Set time period, event titles however you like, and select your calendar color. When you are done, just save, and add it to your calendar by copying the link to the calendar and adding it to your existing calendar as a subscription. It took me less time to set up this calendar than it did for me to type this out! So go get it!

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Come Visit Me at Studio 1912

Book a family, maternity, senior, or boudoir session with me at my studio, Studio 1912. The numbers of looks and setups are endless. Use the Contact Me form to get a hold of me.

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Cutler Business Beat with Studio 1912

Studio 1912 was recently featured on Keloland Living, a local news program in the Sioux Falls region. A special thank you to the Cutler Law Firm for the invitation to collaborate on this special program focusing on small business and partnership.

Studio 1912 in the news on 1/4/21 speaking about small business and collaboration.

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Studio 1912: Round 2

In October of 2020, Studio 1912 doubled in space forming three great areas; Studio A, Studio B, and a photographer’s storage dream. The space is looking and functioning amazing. I have been looking forward to sharing these new photos of the space. If you want to learn more visit the Studio 1912 page.

As we enter the holiday season, my family and I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Please let me know if I can do anything for you, your family, or your business!

Andrea, Tenley, Talon, and I

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Studio Expansion & Female Portraits

I could write about so many things I am enjoying right now about photography – incredibly talented seniors have filled the schedule, families have been very enjoyable this year, weddings have been better than ever, and The Paisley Pod (www.ThePaisleyPod.com) and Code:M Design continue to shoot every Monday. I would like to specifically talk about two things that have really filled my bucket.

Studio Expansion. After only 6 months in business the photography and videography studio is expanding. We are doubling in square footage and bringing on additional members. Read more under Studio 1912. Pictures of the additional space and all the fun new furniture and decor to come.

Female portraits. Working with females that are passionate about being on the other end of the lens has led to a lot of fun and creatively rewarding work. I’ve really gotten to know a lot of great people and gotten to relax, take photos, and enjoy time behind the lens thanks to these talented individuals. I wish I could post a photo of every single one of these ladies but I have to start and end somewhere!

Thank You

Thank you for visiting and and taking the time to view my work. Photography is not nearly as much fun without people to share it with.

Sincerely,