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15 Mar

Miss Gainesville Scholarship Pageant 2018

 

This past Saturday, February 24th 2018, I had the pleasure of documenting the Miss Gainesville Scholarship Pageant. Titles were awarded for Miss Gainesville, Miss Lake City, Miss Gainesville Outstanding Teen and Miss Lake City Outstanding Teen.  This was my 3rd year shooting it and I was grateful to once again be chosen. Here are some of my favorite shots from the evening.

Beauty Pageant

Miss Gainesville Scholarship Pageant 2018

This past Saturday, February 24th 2018, I had the pleasure of documenting the Miss Gainesville Scholarship Pageant. Titles were awarded for Miss Gainesville, Miss Lake City, Miss Gainesville Outstanding Teen and Miss Lake City Outstanding Teen.  This was my 3rd year shooting it and I was grateful to once again be chosen. Here are some of my favorite shots from the evening.

 

 

01 Apr

An All Women Run Private Airport

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All Woman run Airport Series

This shoot was particularly exciting because I’ve had this idea for a couple of years: an all women run private airport.

This concept was a “departure” from the ordinary shoots I’ve seen where subjects are shot as passenger roles. We included this concept as well, but as the secondary part. Each model posed in both roles – passenger and airport staff. The passengers portrayed were varied as would be on a plane, from the busy female executive, pregnant mother, and so on.

All Woman run Airport Series

For the styling, I wanted a uniform look without the uniform. I knew that I wanted the look of a blazer, but I needed particular styles of blazers and more unifying factors. To help complete the look, I brainstormed with the help of my two stylist friends, Lea Guediri and Jen Bass. They came up with the idea of tying the blazers in with the scarf, a single braid and a bold lip.

Shooting University Air Center wouldn’t have been successful without the work of many other talented individuals. Shooting this concept of an all women run private airport wouldn’t have been successful without the work of many other talented individuals. Chiquita Campbell of Triple C Beauty executed the makeup for the shoot. NYC-based Simon Snogles helped photograph with me, and Tom Snogles brought the idea together with the relationship with the airport. Joe Mota also assisted and shot behind the scenes.

We are so pleased with the results of this shoot and hope everyone enjoys the photos as much as we do.

 

 

18 Jan

Santa in Paradise

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This project started as a dream, as many of my projects do.

 

In this particular dream, I was having cocktails and shooting the breeze with Santa and Mrs. Claus. We were all at a resort, poolside, while they gave me the rundown on what their holiday is really like. They said they love what they do, but they really like vacationing, too.

 

As silly as it sounds, I decided to make my dream a photo shoot reality. I know people named Tony and Penny who play Mr. and Mrs. Claus in real life. They were so gracious and willing to help me transform my dream into photos.

Capturing Mr. & Mrs. Clause

 

Photographing Santa

Cheer to the World!

 

09 May

A client’s story: Graduation

 

It was an honor to shoot this bright young man’s graduation photos. I know he has a great future ahead of him. Here’s his reflection on his time at the University of Florida.

“When I arrived at UF for my freshman year in the fall of 2012, I enrolled as an accounting major, not entirely sure what I wanted to do yet. I did not know what to expect because neither of my parents went to UF, and it was a completely new environment for me. Additionally, I was unsure how I would like going to a school that was only two hours from my home. Very quickly I realized how much this university had to offer. I joined Theta Chi Fraternity and got involved on campus with Gator Growl and Student Government Productions. My sophomore year, I found out about the Master of Science in Finance Combined Degree program UF offered, and I applied. I realized finance was something I was passionate about and knew this program was the best way to challenge myself. I was accepted in the spring of my sophomore year. I did not know at the time know how much this program would change me. The following fall I began taking my masters classes on top of my undergraduate classes. Very quickly I learned to adjust, knowing school was the most important thing at this time, as well as my personal preparation for investment banking interviews. In December I was invited to NYC for a final round interview (after many phone interviews) with Jefferies LLC for a chance to land one of their summer analyst positions in their investment-banking group. The interview was tough but I left feeling confident, and was fortunate enough to receive an offer. That summer at Jefferies made me quickly realize how college is not “real life,” and how amazing and special it really is. It made me appreciate my family, my friends and my free time. But don’t get me wrong, I loved my summer there as I felt it not only ignited my passion for finance, but when you work 80-100 hour weeks, you quickly get a new perspective for how some things in life are truly not appreciated. As the summer closed out, I found out I had received an offer to return to Jefferies LLC in NYC for full-time and immediately accepted it. Not having to look for a job senior year was truly a weight off my shoulders; all my hard work had finally paid off. Senior year was much more relaxing, leaving me time to check things off my UF or Gainesville bucket list, as well as study for level I of the CFA exam which UF gave me a scholarship to take. Fall game days really were special in my last year, as I knew these were and will be some of the best times of my life. In December I finished out my undergraduate degree and passed level I of the CFA exam. Spring of senior year was something different. It was full of mixed emotions as now I was a full-time grad student, but knew everything was winding down. It was almost as there was always a countdown clock going in the back of my mind. Emotions were both happy and sad. I did things I’d never done before, like make spontaneous road trips with my best friends, as well as force myself to leave my comfort-zone and try new things. May 1st, 2016 I officially graduated with my masters, and so came to a close my time at UF. Never in my dreams did I think I’d fall in love with a town, a campus, a stadium, a school, a profession, or the Gator nation. I simply can’t comprehend all that UF has lent me in terms of personal growth, maturity, triumphs and downfalls, and friends. I leave this university knowing that it has forever changed me, and I have forever changed it (as small as that may be). The University of Florida will always hold a special place in my heart, and the friends I made here will always be a part of my life. Once a Gator, always a Gator.”

-Brian C. Lanoue

25 Apr

Opening Night at the Hippodrome: “The Elephant Man”

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Poster for Elephant Man at the Hippodrome Theatre

It’s always a blast to photograph the VIP opening night of Hippodrome plays.The opening night of The Elephant Man on April 15th was certainly no exception.

The play, based on a true story, was very well done and exceeded my expectations. Despite the heaviness of the situation, it still managed to have good-natured humor in it. It really made me appreciate the work the actors put into the show.

The cast photos, which have a few traditions, are one of my favorite parts of the night. The cast gets silly and we take tons of fun pictures. That helps the event goers have fun with the pictures as well. Everyone loosens up and has a great time.

 

15 Mar

Opening Night at the Hippodrome

The Hippodrome’s opening night of Women in Jeopardy shoot allowed me to enjoy food, fun and art – all in a day’s work. I’m able to interact with and capture event-goers at the pre- and post-show receptions. Square 1 Burgers catered the food, which included amazing Kobe beef sliders and wings that fell off the bone.

The crowd was electric, as I did get a chance to see the play as well. The post-show is always kicked up a notch, as the actors come out to have great food and mingle with the VIPs. Because I’ve been going on my third season, we’ve developed some fun traditions that center on the cast photos. We like to goof off and really have fun with it. For more details, you’ll have to come to a show.

 

20 Nov

Welcome to Our Brand New Website

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Fashion Photography

We are proud to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website!

As a photographer, I am pleased that the new website gives you an opportunity to see my work in the best light. The new format is much more user friendly and really gives you the opportunity to see everything we can do.

Our new format allows for you to see my work in specific galleries – fashion, editorial and portrait. And the navigation of the site allows you to really study my work.

As before, you will be able to continue to buy prints through the website and contact me directly. And in the coming months, we will begin displaying some of our video work on the site as well.

I hope you like it.