Galentines….

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First shoot of the season with my 2020 Senior Model Team and it was a blast! This was the most elements I’ve done for a Valentines shoot as it’s usually a quick shoot! This year was obviously different. I just wish all the girls could have made it but it’s sometimes hard to get everyone together.

For most this was the first photo shoot they had ever done, but you’d never tell. Hula Hoop skills are something we’ll work on. Everybody pitched in to help make this shoot a success from blowing up balloons, to sharing dresses and helping with makeup…

I’m looking forward to spending time with this amazing group!

 

Models present were Lauren Grant, Abby Perry, Kendall Woods, Hannah Martin, Abbi Baber and Morgan Hamilton…

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Challenge Shoot – Whiteout!

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I love doing “Challenge Shoots”! It had been awhile since the last time I had shot a Challenge Shoot. Last year was so busy and lots of things happening that I just couldn’t get very many done. I’m vowing this year I will return to taking on the challenges….

The first challenge of the year is a Whiteout theme…. traditionally when it comes to Whiteout Themes in the Winter you think of doing something related to winter, snow or ice…. But I started thinking what else is white that we see all the time? It’s simple, clouds… clouds are white! But who or what lives in the clouds?

The Story

What could be more whimsical than a cloud? As children we would gaze and wonder at these puffs of air laced with water, and dream as they took on mysterious shapes.

According to ancient Greek mythology clouds were not actually ‘clouds’ at all, but rather a group of young nymphs called Nephelai – the daughters of two Titans.

These cloud spirits – depicted as both young and beautiful – spent their days collecting water from the rivers, and then floated up to the heavens. When their pitchers were full they poured water down from the sky, nourishing the earth and feeding the streams of their brothers.

Perhaps this is the dream William Shakespeare referred to when he wrote: “That, if then I had waked after a long sleep, will make me sleep again; and then, in dreaming, the clouds me thought would open and show riches ready to drop upon me; that, when I waked I cried to dream again.”

 

Photo shoots don’t happen in a vacuum, I can’t emphasize enough how dependent I was on the team that made this all happen!

The Team

Photography: Jim Tincher

Hair and Makeup: Matt McLean

Styling: Kimberly Wade & Jim Tincher

Featuring: Nicole Eaton – Class of 2020 Senior Model

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Best of 2017

I’ve shown a few “sneak peeks” over the past few weeks of my shoot with Kendall on Instagram, but now it’s official! Earlier this week I received notification that the “snow shoot” we did has been featured by Seniors Ignite in the Best of 2017!

We do get snow in Kentucky, but it’s often unpredictable (and we never know how long it will last). I didn’t want to take the chance of not getting a snow shoot done before the next freeze/thaw cycle. It just so happened that Kendall was available at the spur of the moment, and in less than an hour we got some great winter shots. You never how how long snow is going to last here! Just last week the temperatures were in the 60’s and today we had some little flurries. Needless to say, during the shoot is was cold, so afterwards we ordered hot chocolate and had a blast going over the images!

I really can’t begin to say how happy I am with the work we did together. Kendall was great and there were so many good images! Looking forward to the next time we get together!

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It never get’s old having your work featured. I’ve been blessed to have worked with some amazing people that helped make it happen!

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December 3 – Lights

When the announcement was made that the December Challenge shoot was going to be  “3-Lights” I had no idea what I would do, or if I’d even do the challenge. It wasn’t until later in December when I was working with Sierrah on her Miss Kentucky head shots did I have a clue.

During Sierrah’s session we talked about many things, one of them being dresses. When she showed me images of her dresses the “blue” one stood out. Suddenly, I knew what I wanted to do! I didn’t tell Sierrah the finer details other than I wanted to shoot her in that dress for the challenge. You see, January 2018 was a “Blue Moon” Month. Specifically January 2018 was to be a “Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse” and the winners for the December Challenge were to be announced in January! Perfect!

All I can say is that Sierrah was the perfect choice for this “challenge shoot” and quite frankly I think she nailed it perfectly!

 

 

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Direct Sun

The July Challenge shoot with Senior’s Ignite was direct sun and I’m extremely pleased to announce that the shoot I did with Cora, Madi and Noelle was selected to be featured!!!

Direct Sunlight

Sometimes you need to not take life so seriously, just let it be a party and take the party with you…. balloons and all!

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Tribal

Jim Tincher Photography Senior Model Team is Featured on the Seniors Ignite Website again this month!

 

It feels good to be featured again! This time the shoot theme is totally different from the others. I’m so happy that 7 of my 10 Senior Models were able to participate!. I can’t tell you how much fun this shoot actually was other than to say watching the girls getting into the concept was such a blast I almost forgot to shoot it!

This was originally going to be my submission for the “backlight” shoot and Fire was going to be how it was backlit. However we were rained out and didn’t get to shoot. Because the girls had put in so much effort I decided we would shoot it anyway as a fun group shoot. So the fires weren’t as big as previously planned.

About a week after we shot is when the challenge was announced and it was the color Red. I mulled it over and decided to submit even though red isn’t the primary color, it is still dominate. To my delight the shoot was accepted and featured on the Seniors Ignite Web Site as a “featured photographer”!

During the shoot I gave them no direction and left it up to them to do what they wanted to do. I can’t tell you how much fun they were having… Several of my seniors are dancers so they came up with tribal dance they did in addition to everything else. When it was time to end they didn’t want to end but eventually we got everything packed up.

The Challenge this month was the color Red!

Red is the color of extremes. It’s the color of passionate love, seduction, violence, danger, anger, and adventure. Our prehistoric ancestors saw red as the color of fire and blood – energy and primal life forces, war – and most of red’s symbolism today arises from its powerful associations in the past.

In Native American society the symbolism of face paint with red meant faith, beauty and happiness and its meaning as War Paint meant blood, violence and energy.

In the Tribal Shoot the color red is an accent color, though not much is used it is still dominant and striking. I worked with my designer (Kimberly Wade) to come up with the overall look I wanted with the costumes. However, I wanted my Senior Models to personalize what they wore to reflect themselves. Each piece was basically the same in appearance at first. During the fitting is when they would then reshape the skirt and top to their own taste. We then added the strips of fabric to create the shape of what they wore and accent it with the color red.

Staffs are a weapon and a status symbol denoted in how they are adorned. The symbolism behind the white face paint represents sharing, purity and light.

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