Stubborn Magazine by Karen Jackson

Just found out some of our horror images will be in one of the Halloween issues of Stubborn Magazine. We couldn't be more thrilled for all of our young models and for the exposure. The email read: "My gosh your pictures are terrifying and perfect for one of our Halloween Issues"! 

We couldn't be more excited to have this opportunity. Thanks Stubborn Magazine!

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 2016 Haunt and Horror Issues...can't wait to post the cover of the issue we are going to be show cased in.

2016 Haunt and Horror Issues...can't wait to post the cover of the issue we are going to be show cased in.

Comfort Cafe - session 3 by Karen Jackson

Back again at the Comfort Cafe to work with another amazing individuals today... Hayden.  He was up for anything and the result was two fantastic images.  

 Love the out takes and relaxed moments while models are waiting for us to get it together.

Love the out takes and relaxed moments while models are waiting for us to get it together.

Wolves - Comfort Cafe Session 2 by Karen Jackson

Wolves...yes hybrid wolves were a part of today's photo shoot at McKinney Falls State Park. Stephen and Erica Rogers along with their hybrid wolves: Bella, China and Atlas joined us today to help create another great image for the Comfort Cafe series. We can't thank them enough for all their support with this project and allowing us to photograph their very special pets.

Check out the Roger's website and reach your greatest potentials.  http://shen-life.com/

Comfort Cafe by Karen Jackson

We have had the pleasure to work with some incredible men and women from the Comfort Cafe over the last few months. The Comfort Cafe has a unique mission, being the only donation-only cafe, not only in Smithville, but the entire State of Texas. All proceeds from cafe sales go to fund Serenity Star Recovery, a program that helps families recover from the disease of addiction. The images that we create will be used in a fund raiser with all of the proceeds going to the café. These individuals have been amazing to work with and have been very open with their stories of addictions, which in no way dictate what they are capable of doing.

 

 Charlie was the first gentleman that we had the privilege of working with and he was very patient as we set off multiple smoke bombs to be used later in post processing for clouds..thanks!

Charlie was the first gentleman that we had the privilege of working with and he was very patient as we set off multiple smoke bombs to be used later in post processing for clouds..thanks!

Horror Photography by Karen Jackson

Scream Hollow Halloween Park is located just 9 miles outside of Bastrop, Texas.  We were given the incredible opportunity to photograph horror shots to be used for media and publicity events.  So when you have to try and example to your model we want this to look real and you hand them cow intestines it's not always easy to convince them that this will be a fun day.  

 My model did an outstanding job despite the smells and the mess.

My model did an outstanding job despite the smells and the mess.

Bird Cage by Karen Jackson

It's not all glamour and instant success when you take pictures...lights, props, wardrobe, etc all have to be just right before you start...so what's happening behind the scenes as all this is going on?  Funny faces and gang signs...that's what happens!!  Isn't this what all the professionals are doing?  Watch for images from this photo shoot in the next few weeks.