Emily Catherine | Rock Inspired Fashion

Hey everyone!  Happy Rain Day!! I'm going to go ahead and keep this nice and simple due to Sandy's wonderful visit and the pending possibility of the power going out... but I wanted to share with all of you some of my favorite final images from Emily Catherine's shoot!

She did such an AWESOME job, I had such a hard time narrowing down final images to edit, but I finally did it!  Don't forget to check out her Facebook page and click "like"!  Special thanks again to Shawnnah Jade of Notorious B.eau.ty for doing a fantastic job on Emily's hair and makeup!!

Lehigh Valley Photography, Bethlehem Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Model, Emily Catherine
Lehigh Valley Photography, Bethlehem Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Model, Emily Catherine
Lehigh Valley Photography, Bethlehem Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Model, Emily Catherine
Lehigh Valley Photography, Bethlehem Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Model, Emily Catherine
Lehigh Valley Photography, Bethlehem Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Model, Emily Catherine
Lehigh Valley Photography, Bethlehem Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Model, Emily Catherine
Lehigh Valley Photography, Bethlehem Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Model, Emily Catherine
Lehigh Valley Photography, Bethlehem Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Model, Emily Catherine

Check out the rest of her set on my Facebook page here:  Emily Catherine | Fashion Rocks! on FacebookCLICK HERE and 'like' Emily McGonigle Photography on Facebook!

Emily Catherine ROCKS!

Recently I had the pleasure of working on a rock 'n roll inspired shoot with up and coming modeling talent, Emily Catherine!  Let me tell you, if you are a photographer or other industry artist, and you get the opportunity to work with Emily... DO IT! This chick is awesome!  She's driven, she's fun, she takes great direction and she's not shy!  Which, surprisingly enough, a lot of models are, which sometimes makes it difficult to get them to convey the look you're going for.  NOT an issue with Emily!

For that matter, if you're NOT a photographer or other industry artist, check out her Facebook page anyway, check our her other work, click 'like' on her page, and leave her some love!

So the idea for this session came about thanks to Ebay!  I was actually in the midsts of shopping for the wardrobe I did with Amy Keyser when, randomly this dressed appeared in my window under "other items you may like", or whatever that section of the Ebay page is called.  The second I saw it, I thought to myself, "That would be AWESOME for a rock style inspired shoot!

I clicked.

I bought.

I messaged Emily.

After Emily expressed excitement in working with me on this shoot, I OF COURSE messaged Shawnnah of Notorious B.eau.ty!  This wonderful woman is the same fantastic hair and makeup artist that I collaborated with on Amy's shoot!  I was so excited to be able to collaborate with her again.  Shawnnah is not only great at her craft, but she's an amazing person to be around and I always enjoy our pre-shoot banter while she works on the model!

Bethlehem Photographer | Emily McGonigle Photography | Model Photography | Emily Catherine
Bethlehem Photographer | Emily McGonigle Photography | Model Photography | Emily Catherine

Halloween is around the corner and I recall Shwannah saying something about having a special on Halloween makeup, for those of you who are less artistically inclined and would like some expert help on your killer [no pun intended] look!  SHOOT THIS GIRL A MESSAGE... Do it.  Go HERE, click 'like', and send her a message to set up your appointment!

After Shawnnah enthusiastically agreed to our developing project, I continued to shop for more pieces of Emily's outfit.  One of the pieces I found, was an awesome cropped jacket that I found at The Attic, in Bethlehem, Pa!  This place is the hippest consignment shop I know of in the area!  If you live around Bethlehem, and are looking for some cool pieces for your every day look, definitely stop by and check it out!

At this point I'll also take the opportunity to give a shout out to my friend, April Piazza who is the author of the Steel City Retro segment of the retro-inspired blog Wink Pinup.  April writes about the great places in the valley, like The Attic, that you can find awesome retro pieces for affordable prices!  So if that's your thing, stop by and check out the blog!

Bethlehem Photographer | Emily McGonigle Photography | Model Photography | Emily Catherine
Bethlehem Photographer | Emily McGonigle Photography | Model Photography | Emily Catherine

So anyway, the day that Emily's dress ACTUALLY arrived... I made a very interesting discovery, in that the dress was actually two pieces... and the *skirt*... was actually MUCH shorter than I was expecting.  Right away I set out to the fabric store in search of more tulle, which I attached with my  mad hand-sewing skills to her skirt to make it a bit longer and fill it out a bit more.

I'd be lying if I said that I didn't have any help, as the wonderful Shawnnah definitely helped me fringe out the newly added layers, the day of the shoot.  (THAT is just ONE of the many reasons why I love her!)

Bethlehem Photographer | Emily McGonigle Photography | Model Photography | Emily Catherine
Bethlehem Photographer | Emily McGonigle Photography | Model Photography | Emily Catherine

Once the skirt was filled out and cut up, it was time to shoot!

This is just one of the awesome images that Emily, Shawnnah and I were able to create together!  There are definitely more to come, but I couldn't help showing at least *one*!

Bethlehem Photographer | Emily McGonigle Photography | Model Photography | Emily Catherine

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Amy K | Vintage Inspired Model Shoot

Hey everyone! I just wanted to drop by and share with you the final images from Amy K.'s photo shoot!  If you missed her behind the scenes sneak peak blog, you can check it out here:  Cathedra & Amy K.

This shoot was so much fun!  Searching for clothing for the shoot was a blast, working with Shawnnah Jade was fantastic, and Amy, of course, killed it :)  And I'm fairly certain I said it before, but I'll say it again... If you need a FANTABULOUS, amazing, talented, bubbly makeup and hair artist... PLEASE... please... contact Shawnnah!  She's your gal!  I promise!

With that said...

Here are the images!!!

Amy K. | Vintage Inspired Fashion Shoot | Emily McGonigle Photography | Bethlehem, Pa | Model | PhotographyAmy K. | Vintage Inspired Fashion Shoot | Emily McGonigle Photography | Bethlehem, Pa | Model | Photography
Amy K. | Vintage Inspired Fashion Shoot | Emily McGonigle Photography | Bethlehem, Pa | Model | Photography
Amy K. | Vintage Inspired Fashion Shoot | Emily McGonigle Photography | Bethlehem, Pa | Model | Photography
Amy K. | Vintage Inspired Fashion Shoot | Emily McGonigle Photography | Bethlehem, Pa | Model | Photography
Amy K. | Vintage Inspired Fashion Shoot | Emily McGonigle Photography | Bethlehem, Pa | Model | Photography
Amy K. | Vintage Inspired Fashion Shoot | Emily McGonigle Photography | Bethlehem, Pa | Model | Photography
Amy K. | Vintage Inspired Fashion Shoot | Emily McGonigle Photography | Bethlehem, Pa | Model | Photography
Amy K. | Vintage Inspired Fashion Shoot | Emily McGonigle Photography | Bethlehem, Pa | Model | Photography

And here are some close-ups of Shawnnah Jade's fabulous work!

Amy K. | Vintage Inspired Fashion Shoot | Emily McGonigle Photography | Bethlehem, Pa | Model | Photography
Amy K. | Vintage Inspired Fashion Shoot | Emily McGonigle Photography | Bethlehem, Pa | Model | Photography

Model:  http://www.facebook.com/amzyrakeyser Makeup/Hair:  http://www.facebook.com/Notorious.Beauty CLICK HERE and 'like' Emily McGonigle Photography on Facebook!

Cathedra & Amy K.

GUYS!  I'M CAUGHT UP! No... SERIOUSLY... I'm CAUGHT UP!

Aside from a few personal sets (like some shots of my husband's former band, and shots from when we were out west on our vacation)... I am OFFICIALLY caught up on all of my editing.

So how did I celebrate this momentous occasion?

I shot some more!  DUH!

So this past weekend was INSANE.

First up was my shoot with Grant W. of the band Cathedra this past Saturday.  Grant contacted me a while ago with a concept for the cover of his band's album.  The concept sounded awesome so of COURSE I said yes!  The only catch?  Paint.  LOTS. and lots of paint.

By the time we were through with the shoot, I had red, blue, and purple paint all over my kitchen counters and my kitchen floor.  Blue speckles of paint peppered the dinette and living room's carpet.  The window sill in the dinette had red paint smeared on it... and my BATHROOM...

Well... see for yourself:

Looks like an indoor paintball game gone awry, doesn't it?  Haha!

Despite the cleanup that followed the shoot, however, the shoot itself was a ton of fun!  It allowed me to finally get to work with models Charlie Heller, and Emily Catherine, and I got to work with the awesome Grant Williams on bringing his concept to life!

TOTALLY WORTH IT!

Then the next day, I did a fashion shoot with Amy Keyser and got to work with the amazing Shawnnah Jade of Notorious B.eau.ty!  That girl is just awesome at what she does!

Here are a few behind the scenes shots of Shawnnah getting Amy ready to model!

Emily McGonigle Photography | Lehigh Valley, Pa | Model Shoot | Amy Keyser | Shawnnah Jade | Notorious B.eau.ty
Emily McGonigle Photography | Lehigh Valley, Pa | Model Shoot | Amy Keyser | Shawnnah Jade | Notorious B.eau.ty
Emily McGonigle Photography | Lehigh Valley, Pa | Model Shoot | Amy Keyser | Shawnnah Jade | Notorious B.eau.ty
Emily McGonigle Photography | Lehigh Valley, Pa | Model Shoot | Amy Keyser | Shawnnah Jade | Notorious B.eau.ty
Emily McGonigle Photography | Lehigh Valley, Pa | Model Shoot | Amy Keyser | Shawnnah Jade | Notorious B.eau.ty
Emily McGonigle Photography | Lehigh Valley, Pa | Model Shoot | Amy Keyser | Shawnnah Jade | Notorious B.eau.ty
Emily McGonigle Photography | Lehigh Valley, Pa | Model Shoot | Amy Keyser | Shawnnah Jade | Notorious B.eau.ty
Emily McGonigle Photography | Lehigh Valley, Pa | Model Shoot | Amy Keyser | Shawnnah Jade | Notorious B.eau.ty
Emily McGonigle Photography | Lehigh Valley, Pa | Model Shoot | Amy Keyser | Shawnnah Jade | Notorious B.eau.ty
Emily McGonigle Photography | Lehigh Valley, Pa | Model Shoot | Amy Keyser | Shawnnah Jade | Notorious B.eau.ty

And I decided that I couldn't leave you without a peek of what the shoot looked like once Shawnnah was 100% done with Amy and she was dressed and ready to go... so here it is! :)

Emily McGonigle Photography | Lehigh Valley, Pa | Model Shoot | Amy Keyser | Shawnnah Jade | Notorious B.eau.ty

Stay tuned for the finished set! CLICK HERE and 'like' Emily McGonigle Photography on Facebook!