Amanda Markley – Personal Work

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Amanda Markley – Personal Work

Towards the end of last winter, I discovered the show Vikings on the History channel and became obsessed with the set design and costumes of all the characters. It was the dead of winter here in Seattle, and I felt inspired by the show to create something dark and moody – hidden with all the undertones of warmth & luxury of the show’s characters. The resulting images are completely different than what I normally do, but to me touches on the current mood of what I was feeling this winter in Seattle – as well as my love for water (a recurring theme in my personal work since high school). I do find it important from time to time to step outside your comfort zone, shoot some personal work and stretch your creative boundaries!

I teamed up with my sister Amanda as my model – as she has been my muse for over fifteen years. Throughout high school and college I was always putting her in mud, or in water – and this shoot was no different, because despite what it looks like it was definitely raining 100% of the time for this shoot. We were drenched and cold, but I love how the images turned out. It was the perfect mood to describe my vision – and Amanda was a trooper for standing in the middle of a rain storm for these photos!

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Select images from this shoot are available for license via Stocksy

Amanda Markley Rattlesnake Lake Photoshoot

Amanda Markley Rattlesnake Lake Photoshoot

Amanda Markley Rattlesnake Lake Photoshoot

Amanda Markley Rattlesnake Lake Photoshoot

Amanda Markley Rattlesnake Lake Photoshoot

Model, Amanda Markley
Photography, Michelle Moore
Hair & Makeup, Ryann Brady
Styling, Michelle Moore
Clothing, Free People
Location, Rattlesnake Lake

Equipment used,
Canon 1Dx
Canon 50mm 1.2L

Michelle Moore is a Seattle-based on-location portrait and lifestyle photographer. Her work takes her to many beautiful and unique locations – and she is always available to travel. Michelle specializes in natural-light portraiture as well as on-location lookbook photography for clothing & jewelry brands as well as commercial lifestyle imagery used for marketing and branding. Please reach out via the contact form for information and availability about working together.