Thursday, November 18, 2010


Last week while juggling changing diapers, finalizing a script and trying to catch some shut-eye, I received a lovely phone call from my good friend, accomplice and star of our Award-Winning short film, 2:22 & Award-Winning Feature film Doomsday County, Tara Lightfoot. Tara, (who besides being a wicked talented actress, is also an insanely talented Fashion model) had stumbled to the conclusion that she needed some new Commercial shots for her portfolio, and had decided to call in one of the 1062 favors that I would forever be indebted to her, for all of the crazy things I have put her through. I of course oblidged (Though happy, natural commercial shots are not my favorite), and we knocked out a few looks, utilizing the University of Central Florida Campus. It was definitely odd shooting Tara without throwing blood, or Alien goo, or some kind of staining liquid at her... We'll save that for the next shoot!

To see more of Tara or to book her, please visit her website here.

Model: Tara Lightfoot
Shot on Location: University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Canon 5D Mark II, 70-200mm f/4L Canon Lens
Lighting: Natural

Saturday, November 13, 2010

PHOTOSHOOT: Kelly Jo, Michaela & L.T.

For round two of the filming for our friend's at WJRR 101.1's Hot Tub Huddle website, I was introduced to local Orlando models Kelly Jo & Michaela.

Kelly Jo, I had previously seen rocking the Bass guitar in the girl group, Heroine, and also sporting the sash as the current Miss Monster (crowned from the Monsters in the Morning Radio Show)

Michaela, I had seen in the indie film, "Scare Zone", in which I visited the set and got to play a raunchy crowd member, waiting to get into a Haunted house.

While dodging the rain (a seemingly traditional occurrence for Hot Tub Huddle shoots), we had a good time, coming up with multiple setups and looks to fill the 6 weeks of content. Also this time, we did a more personal photoshoot with L.T., the Host of Hot Tub Huddle, and co-host of the Crash Morning Program on WJRR.

Check out the Official Website for more photos, and hear who the Ladies think will be heating up in the NFL.

Models: Kelly Jo, Michaela, L.T.
Shot on Location: Orlando, FL
Canon 5D Mark II, 55mm f/1.4 Canon Lens & 17-40mm f/4L Canon Lens
Lighting: Alien Bee 800 & 1600

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Victor Kiilerich Shea.

Remember, remember the 1st of November. A day which will live in infamy. The birth of my son, Victor Kiilerich Shea.

Halloween this year seemed a day like any other. We ran some errands, and prepared to pass out candy and watch the Walking Dead series premiere with some friends...a day also filled with something that I've never experienced on a fall holiday before...Contractions. Melanie had them off and on throughout the day, and being 1st time parents, worried about making a false alarm, we shrugged them off, waiting until the pain was almost unbearable. We called off the shindig, and headed downtown to the Winnie Palmer Memorial Hospital.

Upon arrival at about 9:30pm, she was admitted, placed in room 2112, and the epidural went in. We were shooting for Halloween (obviously planned from 9 months ago), but he just wanted to stay in a little longer... After a few hours of sleeping and pushing, our little dude came into this world at 3:50am, November 1st, 2010. 6.6lbs, 19.5 inches long. He had dark hair and dark bluezel (hazelly blue) eyes. He was named, Victor (after multiple different references, but mainly because we liked it the most, our little "Champion") Kiilerich (Melanie's Father's middle name, 4 generations of her family is named this) Shea (Shea stands for Awesome).

Outside the door like a paparazzi, was Unkie Birch, desperate to grab a photo of the little guy (he tried to burst in during labor, but the Nurse shoo'ed him out). Over the next few hours Victor was visited by a few friends and family, as we made our transition to our recovery room on the 8th floor. 2 more days in the hospital, and we were sent home, ready to let Victor loose on the world (and dress him in many cute and awesome outfits to be used as blackmail later in life)