Photographer, Amber Bauerle of Frosted Productions shares her latest photography, specializing in commercial, editorial and fashion photography.

Thanks for visiting my photography blog! For pricing and information go to www.frostedproductions.com. I attempt to keep up to date on it, and have felt more motivated lately... so hopefully will be current eventually. This is a new blog since 2012, thought I would migrate my old posts over, but let's be honest, I don't think it will ever happen - so for now, enjoy my latest (and hopefully greatest). I usually write late at night, so please excuse my punctuality, sometimes I have something to say about a shoot, and other times I'm falling asleep, it's random, but at least you get to see the photos. I'm the only photographer and editor of Frosted Productions (get asked that a lot) - I will have admins help post photos, but I'm the one that always writes the posts - feel free to comment - I love to hear from others. xoxo

Archive for 'Portrait Photography'

April 26, 2015

An all time favorite shoot – magical photos of a boy and his dog and the story of how I got the photos.

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This is one of my all time favorite shoots… and it happened in a matter of minutes.  We were hanging out at home one evening when I got inspired by the storm rolling in…  I saw perfect lighting with a little bit of drama.  My middle child, Hudson was playing his iPad when I ran into our living room telling him to follow me to go get dressed into something.  Acting as a typical 5 year old boy, he was not very excited about a photo shoot – so I bribed him with a new iPad game, I told him “if you come do this shoot with me I will buy you a new iPad game”. THE DEAL WAS DONE.

We raced back to his bedroom and I snagged these amazing overalls by Blu Pony Vintage, I had wanted to do a shoot with him and our dog Piper, so that was in the back of my head.   We then ran into our backyard and climbed the barbed wire fence into the farmers field directly behind us… and there it was… an ugly small dirt hill that I had never even thought about using for photos before – but it just hit me, it was perfect.  I knew the storm was going to hit soon, we had a matter of minutes so I yelled for him to run up the hill and of course Piper immediately followed.

As soon as I started shooting I knew I was capturing magic, and the fact that it was with my own little boy and his dog was too much for me to handle.  As I sat there taking the photos it was silent, I didn’t have to tell him anything, he was playing with his dog and I was there to capture the moment. I was literally sobbing while I took these sweet photos that I will cherish for the rest of my life.  I actually get emotional just remembering that sweet moment – those amazing 15 minutes where I was able to capture the sweetness, and the purity of childhood with my little boy and his dog.

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April 25, 2015

Frozen, Frozen, Frozen!

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Frozen, Elsa and Anna costumes

 

How could I have gotten through 2014 without doing a Frozen shoot… I mean really.  And if it weren’t for this talented costume designer, Ella Dynae I wouldn’t have shot these.  She does her costumes so tastefully and makes them exactly like what is in the movies, your imagination, whatever – she gets it.  I was really nervous to shoot “costumes” I didn’t want them to come off as cheesy – hope I pulled it off.  It was so much fun playing in this fake snow by Sno Wonder.

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April 12, 2015

Are we in the Swiss Alps? Utah is such a gorgeous setting for photo shoots! This is the second to the last post of the Persnickety SS15 Catalog shoot.

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Another phase to the Persnickety SS15 Catalog Shoot.  Looks like we are in the Swiss Alps in some of these shots!!! I love the drama of the breezy tent too. I’m almost done with showing the shots from SS15 Catalog, we also did 4th of July but that hasn’t been released yet.  Soooo many photos!  If you are a photographer you can appreciate the amount of work these catalogs are for me, and guess what – they added a Teen line too!  We already shot Fall 15 stuff this past Fall, can’t wait to show you.

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April 11, 2015

Sunlit little beauties modeling for Persnickety SS15 Catalog shoot.

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Another shoot for Persnickety SS15 Catalog Shoot.  Aren’t these models adorable?

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April 10, 2015

You will want to squish some cheeks if you look at this post… Persnickety’s Layette SS15 Catalog Shoot.

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Cutie babes and squishy faces in Persnickety SS15 Catalog shoot.

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April 8, 2015

Sweet baby blue’s in a butterfly dress by Love Baby J.

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A few quick shots of Belle in Love Baby J while we were in Maine.

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April 3, 2015

Model Retreat Details

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These faces blew me away at my Model Retreat this past weekend… their mom’s had submitted photos in the past to castings, but I don’t think I ever would have casted them from the phone pics their mom’s were sending in (no offense mama’s) -That is why I’m going to teach a little “Mom’s Photo Tips” class at my next retreat, to help parents know how to get better photos of their own kids not just for submitting to castings, but to have for themselves. I just had no idea she would look like this behind my lens, this photo was taken the first 15 minutes she was at the retreat, she had never been at a photo shoot before.

I know a bunch of tricks to get a model to look candid and the way I like behind the camera, I tried to do a lot of coaching too while I was shooting… Next Model Retreat is August 13th, 14th and 15th in Utah – ONLY 10-12 spots available, 3 shoots, tons of photos, hair tip class, photo tip class, meet at greet lunch/dinner at my home, network with other models – email me to book a spot, info@frostedproductions.com

The two girls below are literally just the first photos I edited from my retreat this past weekend – ALL the other girls are so amazing as well, and I was able to capture each of them perfectly.  I wanted to quickly put this post up because so many people are asking me about my next retreat.  Here is the basic rundown:

*Model retreats are for current models in the industry, girls that would like to become a model and girls that just want an amazing retreat weekend and experience – YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A MODEL OR EVEN WANT TO BE!  Come spend a weekend with me and let’s get some amazing photos!

Here are some testimonials from parents that had daughters at my last retreat:

“I just wanted to thank you so very much for such a wonderful and fun weekend. It was so fun to meet you and be lucky enough to have you take Madison’s photos. I have loved your work since the first day I started following you. I can’t wait to see your magic touch in Madison’s pictures. You and your team were so kind, helpful and showed such great patience with the girls. You and your team made it a memorable and magical experience for my daughter. Can’t thank you enough.” – Adrian Jonsson

Thank you so much for everything. You are truly one of a kind! Your talent, tenacity and work ethic is admirable and unique. We had so much fun and look forward to working together again soon!” – Michey Garcia

“I honestly had no idea what to expect….having never done anything like this.  Reagan was a bit timid the first day, but she cannot stop talking about how much she enjoyed it now.  She loved you and your dream team and I could tell how comfortable they made her feel after she warmed up.  This was truly an experience we will never forget.  I am so hopefully we are able to do this with you again.  I don’t know if she has a future in this business but she loved it and you made it truly special for her.  She’s been talking about how you said she was as fast as the big girls, haha. You have a gift with children and it was clear they all love you!” – Linley Dust

My daughter Laura-Grace attended the model retreat and had a fabulous time. Not only did she get more practice in front of the camera, Amber gave her tips on how to be even better. The locations were breathtaking. The stylist created three different looks that were perfect for Laura-Grace. Hair and make-up were top notch! It is a dream to work for multiple days with one of the top photographers in this industry. I am so thankful for all of the amazing pictures. We cannot wait to attend another retreat. ” – Tracy Brooks

Thank you so much!
Love ya!

 

August 13, 14 & 15th

10-12 spots available

The price is $1200 – that basically comes down to $400/shoot – which is a great deal for the fine art photography,  hair and makeup, full fashion styling and everything else you get with the retreat. (You can’t book an individual shoot with me for that price including all these things). You get 10 edited photos in digital high res with full copyright release from each shoot and hundreds of proofs to choose from if you would like to purchase more high res digital photos with full copyright release for $20 (normally $25).

I spend about 20-30 minutes at each shoot with your daughter individually, (when I shoot commercial to get the photos you see my post, I get those in 5 minutes just so you have an idea that 20-30 minutes is plenty of time to get some great shots).

*The payments are broken up into 4 payments of $300 over 4-5 months depending on when you book, last payment due a week before model retreat.

Layout idea of retreat: (I don’t know until right before where the locations are, but will be outdoor for sure, may or may not do indoor)

Thursday, August 13th:

morning: half the girls shoot

Lunch – Thursday meet and greet luncheon: most likely meet up at a local restaurant or something (food not included in price)

Mini classes (10-15 minutes long):

- Model Tips and Tricks by me

- Hair and Makeup Prep and Tips by my h/m team

Thursday evening: second half of girls shoot

Friday, August 14th:

morning: half of the girls shoot

Lunch picnic, bring your own food and meet at a park

Mini Class

- Photography tips for parents by Amber (learn how to get better photos of your kids with just a few tips)

afternoon: half of the girls shoot

Saturday, August 15th:

morning:  half of the girls shoot

afternoon: half of the girls shoot

Dinner: Roasting Marshmallows wrap party at my house

OTHER DETAILS:

- The model retreat is only for girls 3-14. *The reason it is girls only retreat is it seems like 90% of the time that is who books and shoots with me, I LOVE shooting boys – but I think they would feel awkward if there was just 1-2 boys. :)  Plus it makes it easier when I think of themes and location if everybody is the same sex.  Also, I could add teens to this very easily, just want to make sure an 18 year old doesn’t feel weird if there are 5 year olds around her. :) 

- Fashion styling is done all different ways – I try to make sure everybody has a variety of looks from different designers.  With that said, I may use a designer that only goes up to size 12 then use a different designer for a 14 year old, maybe one designer sends me 4 things and then I use another designer for the other looks.  DO NOT COMPARE – I try to make sure everybody leaves the retreat getting the most amazing photos ever – it won’t do anybody any good to compare and think (“I liked her outfit better, etc.).  I also could go shopping myself and buy something, or use clothes from my own personal collection.

- Sets.  I will not build some elaborate set just so you know what to expect – some photos that people see me post are photo shoots that have thousands of dollars put into them for commercial shoots – this will be more about the model, lighting, fashion styling. (see a few examples below) – when I get all the edited photos done from this past model retreat, I will post a gallery of each model for you to see.

- Designers and social media attention.  For some of the designers I use, I will send the photos to them afterwards, there is no guarantee they will use these photos, but the model could end up on their website or social media.  I however will show all the models on my Facebook and Instagram, if you would like me to tag you then let me know (some do, some don’t).

- Shoot time, at each shoot I spend about 20-30 minutes with the model – this is plenty of time to get amazing photos – I typically spend 5 minutes per model when I shoot commercial and still get great photos.

*travel expenses, hotel, etc. are not covered, you are paying for the photos, and other experiences listed above. :)

Please email info@frostedproductions.com to book a spot! xo

 

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April 1, 2015

Sun rays and a vintage piano add some magic to this Persnickety Catalog SS15 shoot.

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The second post (because there are so many photos) from this shoot for Persnickety Catalog SS15…. I brought out a vintage piano to add some flavor.

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April 1, 2015

Some cute shots for Gym Gab Blog…

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My three kids all do gymnastics and LOVE it – of course their schedules are all completely different which basically means I have to drive there and back 7-9 times a week… a little bit intense, but the skills and discipline they are learning there (All American Gymnastics) makes it worth it.  And the best part is that they are having the time of their lives.

I became friends with one of the coaches there, Makenna who runs a really fun gymnastics blog for parents, so if you have kids that do gymnastics check it out – it’s full of great content for the Gymnastics Parent. ;)  She did a write up on some leotards that I took some quick shots of.  My little Belle was in the shoot and her attempt at gymnastics is the cutest thing ever, her little flexed feet and bent arms LOL – how can you not smile at these cuties.

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March 31, 2015

More from Persnickety SS15 Catalog Shoot – amazing light and magical raindrops.

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More from Persnickety SS15 Catalog shoot, shot almost a year ago in May… but now I can finally show!  I love this location and the lighting in this shoot… we even got some magical raindrops for a bit.

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