National Donut Day

Last Friday June 2nd was “National Donut Day”! Yes there is such a thing, in fact there are two every year! This might be a cause for celebration!

The first Friday of every June is National Donut Day. This began in World War I by volunteers who wanted to deliver food to the soldiers on the front lines in France. More than 250 women were sent by the Salvation Army who would use the soldier’s steel helmets to fry the donuts. In 1938, the Salvation Army honored these “doughnut lassies” by recognizing an annual pastry holiday that could also raise awareness and funding for the Salvation Army’s charitable efforts.

The other National Donut Day is November 5th who’s origins can be found in the Ladies’ Home Journal from the 1930’s. If for some reason you happen to miss either of these days don’t worry too much because June 8th is National Jelly-Filled Donut Day, and National Cream-Filled Donut Day is September 14th! So mark those days on your calendar be prepared to celebrate your favorite donut!

In the meantime last Friday (June 2nd) Ashton, Hanna and Valorie volunteered for an impromptu photoshoot and to have a little fun celebrating National Donut Day, below are the images from that shoot!

 

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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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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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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Photo shoots are fun and I can’t begin to tell you what a treat it was working with these four (Serena, Emily, Rachel and Taylor) who are my senior models. They were a blast to be around!

Serena and Emily are 2016 Graduating Seniors from Dunbar High School in Lexington. Rachel and Taylor are class of 2017 Juniors from Franklin County High School in Frankfort. Each of these four are amazing in their own unique way and I can’t wait to tell you their story.

Serena (click on the image for a larger view).

 

Emily (click on the image for a larger view).

 

Rachel (click on the image for a larger view).

 

Taylor (click on the image for a larger view).

 

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Those Nice Little Surprises

Aren’t little surprises great? Several weeks ago I (along with five other colleagues) was invited to have one of my photo’s as part of a permanent display for the Lexington Fashion Collaborative at LexArts in downtown Lexington. Wow…. talk about making my day!

Gracie holding the image that will be part of a permanent display at LexArts in downtown Lexington KY. Visit my webpage for more images www.jimtincher.com

Gracie holding the image that will be part of a permanent display at LexArts in downtown Lexington KY. Visit my webpage for more images http://www.jimtincher.com

It didn’t take but about a second for me to know which image I wanted for the display. It was one that I had shot with Gracie back in December. I did go through some of my other recent images that I really liked but I kept returning to this one.

Last night (January 23rd) at the first community meeting for the Lexington Fashion Collaborative for 2015 was the reveal of all the images going on display.

I’m thankful to be a part of this group, thankful for my friends and colleagues in this group, and thankful to Gracie for being such a wonderful model. I absolutely love working with Gracie.

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Cheers!

Jim

I Can’t Contain Myself…..

Caroline Ford from a photo shoot we did in October 2014. Love working with this gal. There are more images of Caroline at http://www.jimtincher.com

I can’t contain myself….
Well actually I can as I’m really a very low key person but I can’t begin to describe how excited I feel for this girl right here. Yes she’s been the subject of two other blog posts but this one is different.

This is a testament to sticking to your guns, working through and past prior setbacks. To continue and push forward with renewed vigor and determination. Always believing in yourself and in what you can accomplish regardless of prior outcomes.

You see, so many times in the past Caroline has been so close to winning the title of Miss Teen Kentucky USA or Miss Outstanding Teen Kentucky. Always finishing in the top every time but never quite reaching the pinnacle, even if it should have been her.

Last night, January 11, 2015 at the Ursuline Arts Center all that changed. Caroline is now Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2015! I can’t help but be proud of her. This morning as I look through my feeds, all I can see is the overwhelming love for her being poured out as she has finally reached the top!

Congratulations Caroline, it’s not that you deserve this, you’ve earned this!

Behind The Scenes

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Just a little behind the scenes image from today’s photo shoot taken by my stylist Lauren. I can’t wait to dive into the images from today. This is a shoot I’ve been wanting to do for such a long time and it finally came together today in a rather sudden way.

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As with any shoot it is a team effort!

  • Photographer: Jim Tincher
  • Hair: Ainslie Walton
  • Makeup: Trish Allen
  • Stylist: Lauren Allen
  • Model: Megan Martin

Thanks for stopping by! Soon you’ll see results from today’s shoot at http://www.jimtincher.com where you can also see images from previous shoots.

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