Norma in da house

Catchy title aside, it’s crazy how long I’ve been friends with Norma. I’ve actually lost track of how many years. If only real life had this reminders of friendship anniversaries like on FB. But I’ve recently moved into a new(well new to me) house, and having shot in Norma’s apartment before, which could possibly be another post we decided to shoot in my new place.
As often is the case with my work we kept it simple and minimal(i know, i know). But I tend to find I don’t really like too much to distract from who I’m shooting with. Maybe later this year I’ll dabble in some more elaborate looks. Maybe.

I hear tie dye is coming back strong.

I hear tie dye is coming back strong.

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There are three things I really love about my new digs. 1. There’s a ton of natural light 2. The kitchen and 3. there’s an archway leading from the living room to the kitchen, so of course I had to use it in this set.

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Throwback post with Grace Nguyen

So here we are once again. I haven’t shot much so here’s another post from way back. Like maybe four years ago. I’ve only gotten the honor to work with Grace just this one time. But schedule and her moving out west had a large part to do with that. But to this day I’m still proud of what we created together.
One day I made the drive downtown to what is now a pretty upscale high rise, and Grace had access to a pretty sweet apartment near the top. As you can see form some of the pics. As far as looks go we went for a very minimal look. Nothing over the top, but with Grace that’s all you need. Enjoy

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this view has changed a lot over the years

this view has changed a lot over the years

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For the second look for this set grace changed into a simple gray tank top and underwear. Which I think fit the vibe we were going for pretty well.

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I know it’s kind of a lot of pics, but not only is a chance to see some of my older sets but also a great way for me to archive photos as well. Hopefully one day in the future me and Grace will find ourselves in the same city again and get to greta together once more. Follow Grace on IG @graciebabyx0

A throwback set w/ Quyhn

Recently I’ve been going through all my old hard drives archiving photos from the past years. And I had a little idea to do a series of like throwback posts. First reason is because it can be kind of fun going back and looking at your progression(if any) and it’s just kind of nostalgic.
This set is actually the first time I got to work with Quyhn. I drove out to Spring on an invite to shoot and hang with another Houston photographer whose studio at the time was there. Me and Quyhn had wanted to shoot together for a pretty good while before this, but schedules kept getting in the way. Luckily we happened to be at the studio on the same day! And I think the results were pretty epic.

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Quyhn brought an awesome lingerie set to shoot in and with the dressing room/make up room I wanted to go for a bus getting ready type of vibe.

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The studio was actually located in this business park that had a speed and body shop right next door. So there was a old stripped out hot rod that we just had to shoot next to.

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It’s pretty interesting looking back on old photos and remembering my thought process as I made them. How I searched for intriguing angles and ways to photograph Quyhn with the car. For example shooting through the window like in the shot above.

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I think I may have been a little more creative back in the day. lol
No, but seriously. A lot of it does come down to Quyhn just being awesome. The few times we’ve shot together have produced epic photos that are some of my favorites I’ve ever taken. I’m thinking of doing more of these archive/ throwback posts. Let me know what you guys think. I have hard drives full of old shoots.
And be sure to follow Quyhn on IG @_moonchildrose_ and for more of my work follow me @corychrry

Hailey Beth Austin

As I mentioned in the post featuring Agatha a couple months ago I got to make a quick trip to Austin and while I was there I got to shoot once again with my good friend Hailey Beth. I know I’ve shot with Hailey quit a few times, but that’s ok. Sometimes you build up a good relationship with someone and it just makes the creation process so much easier.
For the first look I simply took one of my old Chrry tiger tees and cropped it, and it made for a great minimal yet still sexy look. Maybe I should make a small run of crop tees for the ladies??

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With a simple change of top and location in the apartment we were able to make some more great shots. This is one of the things I love about working with Hailey and really anyone that I get the chance to know and work with quit a bit.

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the plant coming in clutch

the plant coming in clutch

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As it started getting late in the evening we shot one more look. Hailey changed into a swimsuit and as it has been well established my love for reflections and mirrors… there was a closet in the bedroom that was full length. So… of course I had to use it!

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I know this post was kind of long, but I wasn’t sure if it would be any better to break this up into multiple posts for each outfit. So we’ll see how just one post works. And if you want to see more of Hailey be sure to follow her on IG @haileybethh. And I look forward to the next time I get to create with Hailey!

Hailey Nicoson

For today I bring you a set from a couple months ago now when I got to shoot with my awesome friend Hailey! Yes! I have two friends named Hailey lol. I don’t know why I haven’t done a shoot yet with both Hailey’s XD, maybe one day. Hailey drove down from College station(congrats to her on graduating! Whoop!) and as you’ll see Hailey has awesome platinum blonde hair! Which of course I thought would make for some epic black and white photos.

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While the black and white photos were epic, of course we took some in color as well lol.

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This is easily one of my favorite photos that I’ve taken in 2019

This is easily one of my favorite photos that I’ve taken in 2019

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I haven’t been shooting much this year, or over the past couple years if I’m totally honest. But I’m finding a little more joy in just shooting for the fun of it and finding and working with super chill and awesome people. And Hailey is one of such people! I hoped you all enjoyed this set as much as I enjoyed creating with Hailey.

Polaroids

Let’s just face it. We live in a digital world. Our movies are digital, we stream music instead of listening to a physical cd, and the way we take and observe photos is usually through a screen. Hell about 90% of the photos I take are with some form of a digital camera, whether it be my dslr or my iPhone. But that’s not to say I don’t love the look and feel of film. I actually own Nikon F100 film slr that I’ve run a few rolls through. But ultimately my current form of film to shoot is polaroids.
Funny story about my polaroid camera is I got it for free. I was cleaning out my parents’ garage one day and found it stashed back in some old locker and fortunately it still worked!!! The thing I love about it is it gives a different feel to all the other photos from a set. It also can lend a different perspective and change your thinking process mid shoot. And with the resurgence of instant film it’s great that I can just run into Best Buy and pick up new packs and there’s no dark room or sending your rolls off to a lab to be developed involved.
Recently I finally started scanning and archiving all of the polaroids I’ve taken as of late so I thought I would share some of my favorites in a single blog post. So without further ado…

sometimes taking a pic of a polaroid on your phone is a great way to past time while you wait for your model to change. lol

sometimes taking a pic of a polaroid on your phone is a great way to past time while you wait for your model to change. lol

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Hailey Beth Pt.1

I decided to break up this photo set with Hailey just for the sake of saving you guys from endlessly scrolling lol. As previously mentioned in my post with Stevie, she came to Houston with Hailey. So if some of the background seems familiar… it’s because it’s the same apartment. I think it just shows how different of shots you can get in the same place.
I’m no stranger to shooting with Hailey and having shot together a few times now I think we both now how to work together to get images we both love. Or at least I love them. And it’s always easy going and fun to shoot with her.

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I like shooting into mirrors and reflective surfaces

I like shooting into mirrors and reflective surfaces

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Also shooting through objects

Also shooting through objects

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That wraps up part one! I’m not sure whether I’ll just do two parts or go ahead and break it up into three.
But regardless feel free to follow me on IG: @corychrry for new content and follow @haileybethh.

Stevie

Sometimes the people you meet happen through others. Stevie is a prime example of of someone you meet through others. At the time she lived in Austin which is a couple hours north of Houston which is also where my friend Haileybeth lives. It just so happened Hailey and I had not shot together in a while and she was coming to town and she told me she was coming with her friend Stevie. I had already wanted to shoot with Stevie prior to this but just could never seem to find time to try and set something up and make the trip to Austin.
Turned out to be great timing as Stevie was preparing to make a move to Los Angeles! Which she’s since done. So if you happen to be in Los Angeles look her up @sarahstevimusic and support her music as well!
Through Hailey and Stevie we had access to a pretty nice apartment near the 610 loop that had a very nice balcony and decor. This turned out to be a real blessing as it turned out to be a gross rainy day outside. But what else can you expect form Houston, Tx in November lol. But the clouds made for some great soft lighting for the shots on the balcony. So can’t complain too much. Hopefully I’ll get to make a trip to Los Angeles soon and link up with Stevie again soon.

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It’s always awesome meeting and shooting with new people! Especially when they’re as cool as Stevie! Seriously don’t forget to give her a follow and support her music! And until the next post, be well.

Moonchildrose pt3 (finale)

We finally find ourselves at the last post for this series with Quyhn. I can’t thank Quyhn enough for shooting with me and being such an awesome subject. And a huge thank you to those who follow my work and have interacted and left your thoughts. And I look forward to creating more content through out the year and onward.
For the last look we once again kept it pretty simple. But thanks to Quyhn’s awesome ability to pose and move naturally we made some pretty epic photos. Honestly some of my favorite that I’ve made… period.

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This wraps up this photo set, but remember to be on the look out for future posts. And feel free to follow me on IG @corychrry for more updates. Hope you are all well and to hear form you! Cheers!