Glamour Photography by Jay Kilgore
Old School Friday: Ashley and Amanda Sue
Today’s Old School Friday is of Ashley and Amanda Sue. I met them on facebook way back in 2008. Our first shoot didn’t go the way it was supposed to but a lot of fun was had and friendships gained.
I only shot Amanda Sue a few times. She was the one to contact me and Ashley tagged along. I ended up shooting Ashley after this shoot.
Be sure and tune in Monday for Meet the Models to learn more about my experience with Ashley and Amanda SueDetails
Meet the Models Kendra Cooper
I had met Kendra Cooper online at Myspace, actually! This was way back in October of 2008. We had spoken for a few weeks about a possible shoot. I was still new to Colorado and was setting up shoots with anyone who was interested. This was in an effort to build my brand and still something I do and suggest to people. We had started to nail down our actual shoot and had planned for my birthday, 11/23/2008.Details
Old School Friday: Kendra
Today’s Old School Friday is of Denver girl Kendra Cooper!
I had met Kendra way back in 2008 and while the shoot went fine, the aftermath was crazy. We became cool again and shot a few times years later!
Be sure and tune in For Meet the Models Monday featuring Kendra!Details
Meet the Models Diana
Back in early 2010 I was shooting hard and heavy in Denver, CO. I had just moved into my own studio and was shooting away. I had a model app page setup on my blog and reviewed every submission. I got Diana’s submission and was interested. Not because of her amazing measurements (Almost 6’0 and DD breast) but her overall look! I loved her look and some of the sample photos she sent had her world class smirk. The only real problem I had with her was she lived 45+ minutes away. Little did I know then how much of a problem that would be through out our knowing each other.
After getting her app and looking it over, she had checked off that she was open to erotic nudes.Details
Old School Friday Diana
I first shot Diana April of 2010 at my old studio. She contacted me via my website model app. I saw her app and was impressed with her right away and had to have her in. She was about 45 minutes to the north of me but we made it work.
Our history includes many ups and downs but nothing too dramatic. It includes my old muse, Lauren Valenti and It ended with my dissolving the relationship something of which I’ve never done before, but had to be done. Monday you will get the full story from my point of view as always.
Here are a few images of Diana to hold you over till Monday, enjoy and have a great weekend!Details
I hate shooting out of rooms! Hate, hate, hate it!
To ME and me alone, it looks unprofessional. It looks cheesy it looks trashy. Now I’m not saying there aren’t amazing images out there shot out of bedrooms/hotel rooms, just saying when I do it I hate it.
Before you start to judge me, let’s go way back to September of 2001 to my first “professional” shoot. I had spent many years prior to that shooting street photography. I decided there was too much of a police detainment/jail risk and decided to start shooting models. Like hundreds of guys before me, I wanted to be published in Playboy so I started out looking for models. My first two shoots were in the same day. The first shoot was with a very pretty young lady who didn’t do much else after and the other was with a topless model. I wanted to make my break into paysites and Playboy so the nude shoot I wanted to be in a room. I rented a hotel room and shot the clothed model in the common area and the nude model in the room.
The model showed up and had already been shootingDetails
Meet the Models: Katie
I had moved from Colorado to Minnesota when I became sick. At the urgent nature of family, friends and the internet, I was going to die soon so wanted to be in a place that was familiar. Once I realized I could live a long and happy life, I said screw MN and moved back to CO. Shortly after getting to CO, I had started to reach out to new people to work with. Enter Meet the Models: Katie.
I had been Facebook friends with her for some time and was sitting in a hotel room looking through facebook and found her. I liked her look right away. She reminded me a lot of Stunning Serena and Serena was a good friend from a long time ago. I went through and started liking a lot of her FB photos. I tried to figure out how to contact her and be non obvious about it, when I contacted her and said “Please be legal” To which she replied she was. From there the ice was broken and we struck up a convo. She stated she was interested in modeling and I advised I was a photographer that could help. We spoke for a few days after that off and on and decided to shoot.Details
Old School Friday Katie H
I’m bringing back Old School Friday and hopefully will Meet the Models: Katie H on Monday!
Katie was my first shoot when I moved back to Colorado for the last time. I wanted to shoot her cause she reminded me much of Serena so I wanted to shoot her for personal reasons. We ended up becoming friends and having some great shoots!
Stay tuned for Monday’s Meet the Models for more of our history!Details
What the?? I’ve noticed of late, many people are demanding things that aren’t really theirs.
What am I talking about? I’ve noticed things such as Retouchers claiming that they are owed 50% to 100% credit and copyright of an image they retouch! They are saying because they retouched it, the image is theirs and photographers have no rights to the image. There are some photographers goofy enough to sign off on this! Is this where the professional world is going?
Do we not know copyright laws? Are we becoming so click happy that we refuse to look and see the bigger picture? That our work is ours?
I wish I were taller!
I come from a family of tall people; mom and dad excluded. My oldest brother is 6’4″, next brother is 6’0″ and my baby brother is 6’3″. Me? I’m an amazing 5’6″.5 tall. “Almost a full grown man” according to my brothers. When I was young, I was one of the tallest kids in my class. When I was in the 5th grade,Details
Boudoir and the glamour photographer is a question or situation that appears many times in our career. As you may or may not know, I am known for having an opinion that is…different than others, but is unique and all my own.Details
Money and model photography, some would say that’s an oxymoron, others would say they are rolling in the dough. Yet others would say the latter are liars.
A few weeks ago (OK, months. Forgive me!) I started to make a post about this, but ended up going into a rant because of my annoyance with people who are more worried about MY work and not their own. Today, I plan to finish that original thought and put my feelings out there. Money is a necessary evilDetails
My built in response?
“No. Go kill yourself.”
But I never say it. Want to, but never do.
I think free shoots are a valuable asset to both model and photographer, however,Details
Kim Kardashian breaks internet didn’t happen then way she wanted, but it happened in other ways.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, that has no internet and you don’t own a phablet, smart phone, tablet, laptop or any other device that attaches to the internet, you’ve seen the hoopla over Kim Kardashian and the Paper Magazine fight.Details
The great negative debate is a debate many photographers find themselves lulled into and unable to get themselves out of.Details
We all know photography as an industry has taken a hit. When an aspiring photographer contacts me and says he or she is in school for photography, I find a way to work in “Dump photography and go for business”. Perplexed, they ask me why and I explain to them that they can learn photography, business skills are best learned in school. There are plenty of traveling freak showsDetails
Every professional must tell a small lie from time to time. We all tell lies from time to time:
All about that bass is a new song that is the “it” song. If you’ve not heard it, I’ll give you a few to check it out and then we’ll cover why it’s on a glamour photography website:Details
The end of an era is now. After 10 wonderful years in Colorado, it’s time for me to move on to glamour capital of the world, Los Angeles, CA. Some people ask why I never went there to start with and I’ve never really been able to answer intelligently until now: I wasn’t ready. Some people said I should have moved from MN, to Cali and made my bones out there. I say I did it right.Details