This was my year.

I actually did a post for the decade, since it has been one giant whammy of a decade. But I scrapped that post. I know where I’ve been and what it took to get here, and if you know me you know that story as well. So here is my year. I won’t say it’s … Continue reading

The end of a long year

The image above was the first picture I ever made for this project and here it comes, the end of the year. Officially, I started illustrating this novel on January 9, 2010. SO for me this year has been momentous. The thing of it is, when I started I had no idea it would go … Continue reading

Valediction

This is it. The home stretch. The grande finale. The whole shebang (not the Ricky Martin version). That’s all folks. Fin. Finito. 10-4. Over and out. Adieu. My own valediction. My personal deadline for finishing the final run through and placing, designing and checking out this book is…Christmas Eve. It’s my Christmas present to myself … Continue reading

The making of a rake

©2010 Jenn LeBlanc

I’ve worked with a few models. Most of them get put through their paces in my studio, no doubt about it. The guys I have worked with have been such great sports shooting for this particular project, timing has us shooting in a cold cyc-room with water that isn’t exactly warm, freezing their buns off. … Continue reading

The good stuff

Brandy

It has been a whirlwind autumn, two giant studio shoots totaling hundreds of man hours, broken cameras brought back expediently and masterfully by Canon CPS, a hard drive on temporary LOA, another documentary trip to the Gulf, Young Marines, football, softball, costuming, corsets, birthdays, the list goes on. Insanity. Can’t say as it hasn’t been … Continue reading

Wedditing™…

One of the most lovely, amazing souls I have ever met was married to another lovely and amazing soul this past summer. I was just lucky enough to be there to capture some moments, and the beauty of one of my best friends. I posted some of her images already, but we (Cora and I) … Continue reading

I’m outta here…

“Most of us are too scared to make ourselves stand out.” -Deb Pang Davis a.k.a. Cococello on Twitter earlier tonight (quoting Laura Roeder) My response was “I think terrified is a better descriptor.” I know. I am. So very. Perhaps it is the inherent photojournalist in me, to blend, be an observer, inobtrusive. The problem is … Continue reading

I’m outta here…

“Most of us are too scared to make ourselves stand out.” -Deb Pang Davis a.k.a. Cococello on Twitter earlier tonight (quoting Laura Roeder) My response was “I think terrified is a better descriptor.” I know. I am. So very. Perhaps it is the inherent photojournalist in me, to blend, be an observer, inobtrusive. The problem is … Continue reading

That’s a wrap…almost

After two long days of shooting, everyone was exhausted. Derek took naps whenever possible. Even while on "horseback"

This past weekend was long. Sixteen hours in studio, dressing, costuming, shooting. Sheer chaos but so much fun. I absolutely love big studio shoots. Especially when I have such a fabulous team with me. My usual AD Miss Elena Brown was stuck in London, but I had added a creative director, Melinda Piñon, a few … Continue reading

The new and improved Mr. and Mrs. Smith

The new and improved Mr. and Mrs. Smith

It will be so difficult to keep these images under wraps for so long, but here is a teaser from our trip around Cherry Creek to shoot with the beautiful bride and debonair groom. We had so much fun, we didn’t want it to end, but alas… A little shout out to Room and Board … Continue reading