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Metro 100!!

The 2009 Metro 100 issue is out on news stands now!!! WOO HOO! I have photographed this feature each year and at first it was 10 pages, last year about 20 pages and this year it was 60 pages - the entire magazine!!!

Here is a brief preview, but be sure to pick up an issue to see all of the awesom-ness yourself!

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Metro Magazine: Self Styled Behind-the-Scenes!

You may have noticed that each month, I post a cover + fashion photo from Metro Magazine. The article is called Self Styled and it is a monthly feature that shows off a certain person's fabulous style. I have been photographing this for almost 2 years now and I absolutely LOVE it! I love the buzz of a full studio - hair, makeup, art directors and stylists running around! It is complete madness at times, but so much fun and I tend to thrive in that environment!

The lovely Emily J, who brings her mad hair & makeup skills to our shoots, sent me over these 'behind the scene' photos for you to check out!

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The finished product:

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The newest issue of Metro Magazine is on news stands now - go get yourself some awesomeness!


July Issue: Metro Magazine!

The July Issue of Metro Magazine is OUT and ready for you to READ! My monthly feature in Self Styled is one of my all-time-favorite portraits EVER taken!

I absolutely LOVE this image and I hope you do too! the COOL is this cover???

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May Issue of Metro!

I am soooo excited! This month's issue of Metro Magazine is on stands NOW and it features my favorite self-styled shoot yet! We are challenging ourselves with this article and trying new lighting techniques - and I couldn't be happier! Not only does it allow me to be more creative, but I think it looks...well...killer! C1 TCMP0509(2)1.jpg11_SelfStyled(2)1.jpg

Have a fabulous weekend!


Joynoelle Ad Campaign!

Haut Couture. Those are the first words that come to mind when describing the A-MAZING designs by Joynoelle! I first met Joy last year while shooting her fashion show with Monique Lhuillier and we we hit it off right away! I was ecstatic when she asked me to shoot her new ad campaign – and I couldn’t be happier with how these turned out!  

And YES! This is the fabulous Christian who I also used as my model for FFN 3! Can you believe that this shoot was her FIRST time modeling? I LOVE finding hidden gems!









If you are a bride, seriously check out getting a custom couture dress by Joynoelle! They are just FABULOUS! Also check her out If you want a kick ass coat or custom dress or hat or purse or….the list goes on and on!


March Maddness at Metro!

The newest and coolest issue of Metro Magazine is on your news stands! This month, I photographed the feature story on the amazing deals you can find in the Twin Cities - from fancy clothes to fancy food - it's totally worth your dime and time to read! Check out Self Styled's new and improved look as well!

Also, click around for more reviews on FFN3!

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WOW! What can I say? February has proven to be a WHIRLWIND of AWESOMENESS for me!!! I couldn't think of a better way to top off this month than Fashion Fight Night 3!!! The event took place at the Uppercut Boxing Gym and was put on by Metro Magazine! Our team assembled at 8 am (and we didn't go on until 10pm!) to begin running through hair, makeup, styles and test shoots!!!

First off - a HUGE and ENORMOUS Thank-You to my team! Brandon, Micah, Gabi, Trevor, Christian and Colin - THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! You all brought so much creativity and passion to this event, I couldn't have done it without you all!

The clothes we used for FFN3 were sponsored by Humble Fashion and Belle Reve Boutique!

 We BROUGHT the competition and ROCKED the event - and WON!


Colin joined our team last minute (literally the morning of!) and I am SOOOO happy he did! He absolutely brought the energy we needed and was amazing to work with - and the perfect addition to complete my DREAM TEAM!

Also, for all of you reality-show-lovers, Colin will be making his debut THIS TUESDAY on Bravo's Make Me a Supermodel!!! CHECK HIM OUT!  0002FFN3finals.jpg

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The place was SOLD OUT with 800 attendees!!!  0018FFN3finals.jpg

My awesome friend Olivia took these photos of our team in action!!!  0019FFN3finals.jpg 0020FFN3finals.jpg 0021FFN3finals.jpg 0022FFN3finals.jpg 0023FFN3finals.jpg 0024FFN3finals.jpg 0025FFN3finals.jpg 0026FFN3finals.jpg 0027FFN3finals.jpg 0028FFN3finals.jpg 0029FFN3finals.jpg

Round 1: Gangster - and YES - That is a TOMMY GUN!  0030FFN3finals.jpg 0031FFN3finals.jpg 0032FFN3finals.jpg 0034FFN3finals.jpg 0036FFN3finals.jpg 0037FFN3finals.jpg 0038FFN3finals.jpg 0039FFN3finals.jpg

Round 2: SEX BOMB!  0040FFN3finals.jpg 0041FFN3finals.jpg 0042FFN3finals.jpg 0043FFN3finals.jpg 0044FFN3finals.jpg 0045FFN3finals.jpg 0046FFN3finals.jpg 0047FFN3finals.jpg

Round 3: White Trash Wedding!  0049FFN3finals.jpg 0050FFN3finals.jpg 0051FFN3finals.jpg 0052FFN3finals.jpg 0053FFN3finals.jpg 0055FFN3finals.jpg 0056FFN3finals.jpg 0057FFN3finals.jpg 0058FFN3finals.jpg 0059FFN3finals.jpg 0060FFN3finals.jpg 0061FFN3finals.jpg 0062FFN3finals.jpg

Thank you once again to all of the fans who came out to support Team Photogen Inc and I last night! The energy was AMAZING!!! We have some AWESOME footage from the event that should be up soon so those of you who didn't make it can experience it!



A Little Update...

It's about time I updated my websites! I finally found a moment to do so and I didn't realized how much new stuff I had accumulated! It's awesome to look back and see what I have accomplished and what amazing images were made and produced in the last few months! Check out the updated Photogen Inc Commercial Site!

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I also updated the Photogen Inc Wedding Site as well! Check out the HOT new galleries!

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This week has been CRAZY busy! I'm preparing for many, MANY fabulous new things! This week also launches the beginning of the 2009 wedding season for Photogen Inc, a trip to Las Vegas next week - THEN Mexico! WHEW!!!!!

It's going to be a whirlwind of AWESOMENESS!!!!

FASHION FIGHT NIGHT 3! Tickets on Sale NOW!!

Fashion Fight Night 3: Photogen Inc Team from eliesa on Vimeo.

WOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! FASHION FIGHT NIGHT 3 is coming up and I am soooooo excited!!! We had our first team meeting last night and it is going to ROCK! We have some killer plans for this year, so make sure and BUY YOUR TICKETS!!


It is a LIVE photo COMPETITION between 6 of the TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS in the Twin Cities! The shindig is put on by Metro Magazine and the energy is AMAZING! The battles take place in 2 boxing rings and our photos are shown STRAIGHT out of camera for the judges to see!

The best part - proceeds from your tickets go to the LEAD Foundation, which is a SUPER awesome charity!

I will be defending my title from last year and it is going to be INSANE how much my team and I are going to BRING IT! Check out photos from last year!!

The event is scheduled to sell out, and I would LOVE to see all of my FANS there!! SO BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!


New Issue of METRO on stands - Check it out!!!

What a sweeeeeet way to kick off 2009! The first issue of the year kicks some major ass! I worked with the Metro team to shoot the METRO KEEPERS feature and I am sooooo happy with the way it turned out! Who are the Metro Keepers? It’s an award given out by Metro Magazine featuring 8 local up-and-coming artists! I had SO much fun shooting these portraits, so I hope you enjoy it!
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New Issue!

The newest issue of Metro Magazine is on news stands NOW!!! It features a sweet holiday guide and some things from you-know-who! Go get it NOW! Or even better - give the gift of a subscription to the mag this season! Also, remember to check out Metro Magazine online! 

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