Teen Modeling Portfolio, Rock and Roll Attitude

Miss Ayla is a singer, dancer and actor who knows how to rock the photo set. She wanted to do a teen modeling portfolio that covered all the bases, from casual school clothes to a rock and roll leather jacket. We did these three looks for modeling portfolio in our studio using wardrobe she styled herself. Hair and makeup styling by the super-talented Aubree Richins.

Fashion Photography, The Beach and the Sand That Came Home With Us

It's a beautiful, snowy day here in Portland, unusual for this part of the country and worthy of our embrace. Maybe we'll get the kids and the pups and the mittens and galoshes and shoot some fashion photos in the snow. In the meantime, here's some sandy Yin to balance our snowy Yang, a Thursday throwback to our amazing summer shoot with Miss Mya. 

Model: Mya Brown | Representation: Ryan Artists | Styling: Jasmine Jett

ISABELLE - Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Child Modeling Photographer

I could tell you this kid's a sweetheart, that she's fearless, that's she adventurous, that she's sassy, that she loves red lipstick, that she was a blast to work with.  But the pictures already tell the story!

Model: Isabelle | MUAH: Becca Olmstead at The Locksmythe Salon.

PS: In case the eyes didn't give it away, she's the little sister of Miss Alexandra, whose photos we posted a few days ago. Click here to take a look.

Tech Specs: Indoors - ISO 250, f8 @ 1/160 using one Bowens Gemini 400R and a 5' Octo. Outdoors: ISO 640, f4 at 1/125 with no modifiers. Camera and Lens: Canon 5D MKIII, 70-200mm f/2.8. Processed with Lightroom and Photoshop.

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HAILEY - Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Child Model Dance Photographer

Great pictures always happen when Hailey's in the house. This portfolio has a great range of looks; the shot at the end of the set --  in the black "DANCE" T-shirt -- is our favorite. Such attitude.

Tech Specs - ISO 160, f6/3 @ 1/100 using one Bowens Gemini 400R with a 5' Octo. Camera and Lens: Canon 5D MKIII, 70-200mm f/2.8. Processed with Lightroom and Photoshop.

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ALEX - Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Child Modeling Photography

These images were taken a few days ago during our third session with Miss Alex. I can't say I've ever seen eyes quite so deep and penetrating as hers. She's an ambitious kid with the desire to do it all; we had great fun working with her on these beautiful photos.

Model: Alexandra | MUAH: Becca Olmstead at The Locksmythe Salon for Bru Pom | Styled by Mom.

Tech Specs (more or less): Indoors - ISO 250, f8 @ 1/160 using one Bowens Gemini 400R and a 5' Octo. Outdoors: ISO 640, f4 at 1/125 with no modifiers. Camera and Lens: Canon 5D MKIII, 70-200mm f/2.8. Processed with Lightroom and Photoshop.

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ANNMARIE - Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Dance Photography

These images are from the third dancer session we've done with AnnMarie over the past year or so. She possesses a dedication and determination that underscores tremendous athleticism, all of which we think comes to the fore in these photos.

4484-Edited - Portland, OR and Vancoouver, WA Dance Photography - AnnMarie (C) Michael Verity. All Rights Reserved.jpg

Tech Specs - ISO 200, f10 @ 1/160 using three Bowens Gemini 400Rs. Camera and Lens: Canon 5D MKIII, 70-200mm f/2.8. Processed with Lightroom and Photoshop.

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KACI - Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Fashion Photographer

I met Kaci this past spring while doing a fashion shoot with one of her friends. She hired us over the summer to shoot her beautiful senior photos (at the beach!) and again this fall to do some modeling portfolio pictures. Our last session was focused on sports and swim and the results are awesome. 

2959-Edited - Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Sports and Swimwear Photographer EE (C) Michael Verity. All Rights Reserved.jpg

Tech Specs - ISO 200, f7.1 @ 1/100 using one Bowens Gemini 400R and a 5' Octabox. Camera and Lens: Canon 5D MKIII, 70-200mm f/2.8. Processed with Lightroom and Photoshop.

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HAILEY - Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Child Model Photographer

I love working with this kid. Every time I photograph her, she shows me a different side of her personality. In this shoot, she took the deep red setting and furry black rock and roll jacket and gave me a full dose of mystery (and a little bit of mischief).

Shoot: Fun & Fashion | MUAH: Becca Olmstead at The Locksmythe for Bru Pomade | MUAH Assistant: Garrett Olmstead | Wardrobe: Claire Verity and Michael Verity | Production Assistant: Maria Rojkova

Tech Specs - ISO 100, f8 @ 1/125 using one Bowens Gemini 400R and a 5' Octabox. Camera and Lens: Canon 5D MKIII, 70-200mm f/2.8. Processed with Lightroom and Photoshop.

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ELLIE - Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Child Modeling Photographer

These images are from our second shoot with Miss Ellie, which took place at our studio a few weeks ago. She looks a little different than she did a year ago but her sparkling personality has remained true since the day we met. It's a privilege to work with kids like her.

MUAH: Kariann Holbrook | Ellie is represented by Ryan Artists.

Tech Specs - ISO 100, f8 @ 1/100 using one Bowens Gemini 400R and a 5' Octabox. Camera and Lens: Canon 5D MKIII, 70-200mm f/2.8. Processed with Lightroom.

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LILIANA - Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Child Model Photographer

Every time I work with this kid, I have a blast. She's one of the funniest kids I've ever met, with a spirit that shines like the sun. These pictures just make me smile.

Shoot: Fun & Fashion | MUAH: Becca Olmstead | MUAH Assistant: Garrett Olmstead

Tech Specs - ISO 100, f8 @ 1/125 using one Bowens Gemini 400R and a 5' Octabox. Camera and Lens: Canon 5D MKIII, 70-200mm f/2.8. Processed with Lightroom.

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MORGAN - Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Child Teen Photographer

I asked Morgan to join us for our shoot on Sunday because I thought she looks really cool. It turns out she IS really cool (and a consummate professional who's been a cover kid for more than a few magazines and catalogs.) Here are some truly wonderful photos of her, just being cool.

MUAH: Becca Olmstead | MUAH Assistant: Garrett Olmstead | Production Assistant: Maria Rojkova | Morgan is represented by Ryan Artists in Portland.

Tech Specs - ISO 100, f8 @ 1/100 using one Bowens Gemini 400R and a 5' Octabox. Camera and Lens: Canon 5D MKIII, 70-200mm f/2.8. Processed with custom created filters in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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ALEX - Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Child Model Photograher

I met Alexandra a few years ago while taking program headshots for one of the local dance studios. I was always impressed with her quiet confidence.

I had the pleasure of working with this past August and the results were supercool. So we invited her to join us again this past weekend for a few more fabulous shots.

MUAH: Becca Olmstead | MUAH Assistant: Garrett Olmstead | Production Assistant: Maria Rojkova

Tech Specs - ISO 100, f8 @ 1/100 using one Bowens Gemini 400R and a 5' Octabox. Camera and Lens: Canon 5D MKIII, 70-200mm f/2.8. Processed with custom created filters in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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SIMONE - Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Child Model Photography

There's awesome. Then there's five steps above awesome. In that rarified air, you find kids like Simone: beautiful, intelligent, kind and engaging. It's a privilege to work with her and I think these photos are just amazing.

MUAH: Becca Olmstead | MUAH Assistant: Garrett Olmstead | Production Assistant: Maria Rojkova | Simone is represented by Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited in Portland.

Tech Specs - ISO 100, f8 @ 1/100 using one Bowens Gemini 400R and a 5' Octabox. Camera and Lens: Canon 5D MKIII, 70-200mm f/2.8. Processed with custom created filters in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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MALLORIE - Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Fashion Photographer

The world is full of talented artists who've abandoned their craft because they simply didn't have the perseverance to see their story to the end.

When the story of Mallorie Mendoza is written -- probably sometime between her third successful Broadway run and her third Oscar win -- it will be a story of inimitable talent backed by genuine kindness and an unswerving commitment to reaching her goals. 

How could we be anything but inspired?

_F1A4963 - Portland Fashion Photographer_Dance Photographer_HipHip_Bllet_Mal (C) Michael Verity. All Rights Reserved.jpg

Tech Specs - Dance Photo: ISO 400, f4.5 @ 1/1250. Athletic Photos: ISO 200, f3.2 at 1/400. Camera and Lens: Canon 5D MKIII, 70-200mm f/2.8. Processed with custom created filters in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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DOMINIC - Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Fashion Photographer

The word "rockstar" gets thrown around a lot these days. You go to a coffee shop, the guy gets your order right, he's a rockstar. (Yes, correctly mixing an Iced White Chocolate Mocha is very much on par with creating Ziggy Stardust or The White Album.)

But, in this case, the word "rockstar" really does apply to this guy. He sings, he dances, he acts and he models. Plus, he can play pretty much any instrument he chooses. Just ask Andrew Lloyd Webber. 

For this particular part of our latest shoot with Dominic, we said: "Do something cool." He did. Rockstar status confirmed. 

Portland Fashion Photographer, Dance Photographer - Michael Verity
Portland, OR fashion Photographer - Michael Verity Photography
Portland Fashion Photographer - Dance Photographer - Michael Verity Photography

PLUS A CLASSIC SHOT OF DOMINIC, IN FULL HIP HOP MODE, FROM BACK IN 2015!

Portland Fashion Photographer - Dance Photographer - Michael verity Photography

Tech Specs: (Purple Lion) Canon 5D MKII, 70-200mm f2.8, ISO 640, f5.6 @ 1/1000 (Classic Hip Hop) Canon 5D MKII, 24-70mm f4, ISO 200, f11 @ 1/100

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ANNALIESE - Portland OR and Vancouver, WA Fashion Photographer

I had the privilege of photographing Annaliese for the first time in April 2014, when her Mom hired me to take pictures of Anna and her sisters. The very first picture in this sequence is the very first picture I took of her. It shows how the world lights up when she’s in front of the camera. It also explains why I suggested Mom get her signed with a modeling agency.

A few months later my ace stylist, Kariann Holbrook, and I did a solo session with Anna for her new agency, Sports + Lifestyle. When we'd finished getting all shots we needed, we asked Mom if we could experiment with some white-out makeup and and a little red lipstick. That’s when we found this stunning black and white picture as well as this spontaneous puppy picture, which we've nicknamed "Anna Meets Ralph Lauren's Springer Spaniel."

Since then, we’ve photographed Annaliese many more times, by herself and as part of The Fabulous Blondies. She’s been hired for some awesome professional shoots, including a catalog for the German skiwear company, Karstadt, and has grown into an even more amazing model than she was on that first day we met. 

She’s the Princess of the Spontaneous Puppy Portrait, an amazing kid, a part of our family. We're grateful everyday to make a living taking pictures, especially when they're of Miss Annaliese.

Tech Specs: First Image (Canon 7D at 1600 ISO, f4.5 at 1/125) Spontaneous Beauty & Ralph Lauren (Canon 7D at 640 ISO, 5.6 at 1/1000) Sassiest Blondie (Canon 5D MKII at 125 ISO, f10 at 1/160) Taking A Spin (Canon 5D MKIII at 250 ISO, f4 at 1/640). Lens for all was probably a 70-200mm f2.8.

First Image - April 2014

First Image - April 2014

Spontaneous Beauty - August 2014

Spontaneous Beauty - August 2014

Annaliese Meets Ralph Lauren's Springer Spaniel - August 2014

Annaliese Meets Ralph Lauren's Springer Spaniel - August 2014

Did we say "Fabulous Blondie?" We meant "Sassiest Blondie" - January 2016

Did we say "Fabulous Blondie?" We meant "Sassiest Blondie" - January 2016

Going For A Spin - September 2016

Going For A Spin - September 2016

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CHERISH - Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Fashion Modeling Photographer

We've known Cherish for awhile. She's a lovely and graceful dancer and a dedicated and truthful actor, whose work onstage is always a pleasure to watch. 

It's been just this past year that we've had the privilege of working with her as a model -- three times now -- and the results have been just awesome. 

The first image here is from a Session called Fun & Fashion we did this past February. We styled a bunch of kids in clothing from a designer in Spain called Desigual (provided to us by the nice people at FlairWalk Boutique in Portland). Mediterranean-styled clothing notwithstanding, we've nicknamed this beautiful shot "The Egyptian Princess."

The second photo just knocks us out for one reason: the eyes, the way they glisten in the light. It's from a series of dance photos we did of Cherish just a few weeks ago, of which there are so many beautiful shots we can't decide which ones to post next.

The last picture in this sequence is from a few days ago, when we worked outdoors on her modeling portfolio. It's all about being a kid, hanging out and checking in with the camera. We love the contrast between the dark blue and the bright yellow, a perfect combination for her beautiful complexion. 

For you tech heads: the first two were shot in studio with various lighting schemes, somewhere around ISO 100 at 1/160 and f8. The last shot was done at ISO 400 at 1/400 at f4. Camera and lens for all were a 5D MKIII with a 70-200mm f2.8.

 

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