The Experience with Bulgari

 "The Experience" for Bulgari by Jeff Walton Photography

"The Experience" for Bulgari by Jeff Walton Photography

Needless to say that I'm very excited to have the opportunity to work with Bulgari, an international luxury jewelry brand based in Rome, Italy with roughly 300 stores located in only the most exclusive shopping areas around the world. My assignment was to capture "people" and the "Bulgari experience"...

 The Experience for Bulgari by Jeff Walton Photography

The Experience for Bulgari by Jeff Walton Photography

 The Experience for Bulgari by Jeff Walton Photography

The Experience for Bulgari by Jeff Walton Photography

Evanne Kastrenakes Editorial

 Evanne Kastrenakes (Directions USA) by Jeff Walton Photography

Evanne Kastrenakes (Directions USA) by Jeff Walton Photography

We recently hosted Evanne, a new face at Directions USA, at the studio for a few editorial and lifestyle looks. Hair and makeup was done on site by Grace Armas

 Evanne Kastrenakes (Directions USA) by Jeff Walton Photography

Evanne Kastrenakes (Directions USA) by Jeff Walton Photography

 Evanne Kastrenakes (Directions USA) by Jeff Walton Photography

Evanne Kastrenakes (Directions USA) by Jeff Walton Photography

 Evanne Kastrenakes (Directions USA) by Jeff Walton Photography

Evanne Kastrenakes (Directions USA) by Jeff Walton Photography

Into the Woods - an editorial

 "Into the Woods" - an editorial by Jeff Walton Photography (model: Taylor Adkins)

"Into the Woods" - an editorial by Jeff Walton Photography (model: Taylor Adkins)

Here's a set from what turned out to be one of my favorite shoots of the year. Collaborating with model Taylor Adkins and mua Lida Parks, we shot this entire set at a local park in two hours! 

 Taylor Adkins by Jeff Walton Photography

Taylor Adkins by Jeff Walton Photography

 Taylor Adkins by Jeff Walton Photography

Taylor Adkins by Jeff Walton Photography

 Taylor Adkins by Jeff Walton Photography

Taylor Adkins by Jeff Walton Photography

 Taylor Adkins by Jeff Walton Photography

Taylor Adkins by Jeff Walton Photography

 Taylor Adkins by Jeff Walton Photography

Taylor Adkins by Jeff Walton Photography

 Taylor Adkins by Jeff Walton Photography

Taylor Adkins by Jeff Walton Photography

 Taylor Adkins by Jeff Walton Photography

Taylor Adkins by Jeff Walton Photography

Travel in Style at Lowe Aviation

 Travel in Style at Lowe Aviation with Cait Lynch (Ursula Wiedmann Models) and Dillan Moore (Directions USA) - by Jeff Walton Photography

Travel in Style at Lowe Aviation with Cait Lynch (Ursula Wiedmann Models) and Dillan Moore (Directions USA) - by Jeff Walton Photography

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  Models Cait Lynch & Dillan Moore © Jeff Walton Photography

Models Cait Lynch & Dillan Moore © Jeff Walton Photography

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When Dillan reached out to me with the idea of doing a fashion photography shoot at an airport my first thought was "how are we going to make this work?" It's not easy getting access to a fleet of privately owned planes. Needless to say, he came through and we ended up spending about four hours on site with two separate aircraft to work with, one Beechcraft and one LearJet.

Modeling for this shoot are Cait Lynch of Ursula Wiedmann Models and Dillan Moore of Directions USA. Birmingham based hair and makeup artist Emily Walton made the trip over to assist.

Outdoor Session with Julia and Lindsay

 Outdoor session with Julia and Lindsay of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

Outdoor session with Julia and Lindsay of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

Julia and Lindsay, both represented by Ursula Wiedmann Models, came out for a simple outdoor session. By "simple" I mean we shot mostly natural light with minimal, if any, retouching. We started out at the park and finished up with a walk around Buckhead for some street looks. 

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Recent Work: Actress Julia Denton

 Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Julia Denton contacted me about doing a multi-look session to update her image portfolio. Being an actor, she asked that we concentrate on a cinematic feel so we started out with some studio work then went outside for a few action looks. Hair and makeup was done on site by Grace Armas.

  Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

  Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

  Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

  Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

  Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

  Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Recent Work: Mood Portrait Series

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I'm always thinking up photo ideas that I want to explore and I've been wanting to do a series of portraits with a mystic feel for quite a while. I was recently on a shoot with two amazing models at a great location and couldn't help but work these in. Working with strobes outdoors gives so much flexibility to balance out, or even overpower the natural sunlight. That's exactly what we did here.

This series was shot at around 11:30am on a partly cloudy day. Natural light is pretty harsh at this time of day so to compensate, I underexposed the background and the model is lit with a strobe in a 35" octabox just off camera. For the shot with the two of them, the main light is set on Dianna and there is a hand-held diffused speed light on Dillan. The foggy, misty look was enhanced in post.

Models: Dianna Grant & Dillan Moore; Hair/Makeup: Grace Armas; Collaborative Photographer: Trey Mosier;

Recent Work: Outdoor session with Dianna Grant

  Dianna Grant by Jeff Walton Photography

Dianna Grant by Jeff Walton Photography

Here are a few of my favorites from an outdoor session with Dianna Grant, represented here in Atlanta by Ursula Wiedmann Models (UWM). For this session we had a 6:30am call time and nearly a 1-mile hike from the cars to our shooting location. Hair, makeup and wardrobe assistance was done on site by Grace Armas.

  Dianna Grant by Jeff Walton Photography

Dianna Grant by Jeff Walton Photography

  Dianna Grant by Jeff Walton Photography

Dianna Grant by Jeff Walton Photography

 Dianna Grant by Jeff Walton Photography

Dianna Grant by Jeff Walton Photography

Recent Work: eHolster Product Line

 eHolster product photography by Jeff Walton

eHolster product photography by Jeff Walton

Scott Quarterman, owner of eHolster, called on me recently to organize a product photo shoot to update his marketing materials. Based on his description of what he needed I worked up a proposal for a half-day shoot. We started in the studio focussing on clean detail product shots, then finished up outdoors so he could have some out-and-about lifestyle images featuring his products.

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Team: models Natasha Loudermilk and Max DiNatale; hair and makeup by Grace Armas.

Recent Work: Musician Robert Jeter

 Musician Robert Jeter by Jeff Walton Photography

Musician Robert Jeter by Jeff Walton Photography

Robert contacted me a few months back about doing some promo portraits for a couple of single releases he and his band are working on. We originally discussed doing an outdoor shoot, and hopefully will do that in the near future, but opted to use Robert's home studio as a setting for this session. When I arrived and took a look around I couldn't help but think "this is perfect!" Some of the most interesting portraits are taken in someone's own personal space, it represents them so much better than any neutral setting would. That's how Robert's studio felt to me. You can check out their single Ode to 911 on iTunes.

  Musician Portrait by Jeff Walton Photography

Musician Portrait by Jeff Walton Photography

 Musician Portrait by Jeff Walton Photography

Musician Portrait by Jeff Walton Photography

 Robert Jeter photographed by Jeff Walton Photography

Robert Jeter photographed by Jeff Walton Photography

  Guitarist by Jeff Walton Photography

Guitarist by Jeff Walton Photography

Recent Work: Peruvian Warm Wear

Product photography by Jeff Walton

I am always thrilled when I am presented with the opportunity to shoot advertising photography for a startup company. It is an enormous responsibility to capture the look and quality of the product while helping define the look of the brand. In this case, I worked with Heather and Daniel from Peruvian Winter Wear, an emerging accessory brand from north Geargia that is offering hand-made Peruvian scarves and shawls here in the US.

So much work goes into finding the perfect location, defining the mood and portraying the product in the best light. In cases like this, it is more than just about the product itself: There's an incredible opportunity as a photographer to be creative and produce beautiful lifestyle imagery to represent the brand.

At the end of the day, I was thrilled with the results and can't wait to see what is yet to come from Heather and Daniel’s venture! If you're interested you can order a hand-made Alpaca scarf from their Etsy page.

Catalog photography by Jeff Walton

Jeff Walton - Catalog Photography

Jeff Walton - Catalog Photography

Catalog photography by Jeff Walton

Product catalog photography by Jeff Walton