This past summer, I worked on a website project for a good friend of mine and well, I’ve been meaning to share it for quite a while and finally I’m getting around to it. Yay. Her name is Lesley and she’s one of the most talented, genuine, grounded and encouraging people I know. Lesley has this way of being that is so real and honest. She loves people well and pushes herself to be the best version of herself in everything she does.I’m a huge fan of both who she is and her work as a dancer, model, and aerialist. And she even teaches aerial classes and workshops and makes and sells jewelry and such at her Etsy shop. Yup, she’s crazy and dedicated and awesome. I adore her, and I’m so proud of all that she’s doing, which is a lot. It blows my mind. She’s performed with the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Jay-Z. She’s been in numerous fitness dvds, national commercials as a stunt double for Heidi Klum and just recently closed the Manaheim Steamroller show in Vegas. Uh, yea…she’s the real deal!
So needless to say, she was in need of a website to house all her photos and videos and to showcase her work as a performing artist. She came to me to help create establish a cohesive web presence and we worked together to create a custom website that not only pulls all her content together, but also created a space where her clients and fans could get to know her a bit and what she’s all about. To meet Lesley and see some of her work, check out her custom J. Shipley Creative website HERE, oh and don’t miss my favorite video of her doing aerial.
One of the things that Lesley was adamant about was doing a photo shoot specially for the website so that her site had unique, artistic imagery of her that was custom-tailored for the site and that was consistent throughout. Since we needed to showcase various dimensions of who she is and what she does, we needed to capture a wide variety of imagery that was well suited for each section. So Isaac James and I teamed up for a two day shoot at several locations in Pasadena. And of course, the three of us had a ball together. One of my favorite shoots ever. Seriously. I love this girl. So without further ado, here are a few frames from Lesley’s lifestyle photo shoot and of course more can be viewed on her website.
This is one of my all time favorite shots in life. Seriously, Les, you are stunning! Wanna learn how to do aerial? well lucky for you she teaches classes…so do it.
Isaac worked his headshot magic for some updated images for submissions and auditions. So good. If you’re in need of new headshots, book your session with Isaac stat. I love this photo because this is my friend Lesley and her laugh and smile are contagious. #sigh
If you’re a creative and are in need of a custom website or promo images, you can learn more HERE.