This styled shoot was produced during a workshop in Asheville, North Carolina.
For this styled shoot my goal was to take two models into an environment that was aesthetically less than ideal, and create a stylish, artistic vibe that captured a diverse couple. The two locations were a tennis court and an old archery range surrounded by burlap drapes.
I wanted Jasmine and Chris to give off a hip, casual, urban vibe while simulating a comfortable connection between the two models so I asked them to wear black to give off that feeling and energy. I envisioned this mixing well with the unique, unorthodox setting.
During the shoot I wanted Jasmine to represent the traditional "male" role which was a challenge but because of the height difference in both the models it ended up working out through experimenting with switching the "norms" of how a male/female couple should interact.
I chose to capture this shoot using two different formats: film and digital. I felt this would add to the different urban feel that I was going for.
Words and photos by Mark Maya.
Hi there, I’m Mark. I offer creative, honest wedding photography for unique couples. I'm not the type of person who stresses over the small details like shots lists, other guests getting in my way or things having to be perfect. I trust myself and my clients in the moment to make thoughtful, healthy choices so we can celebrate together with family and friends. I trust myself to capture your day in an emotional, authentic fashion and I trust my clients to allow me to do so as well.