Photography Archives - Amy Paffrath

A to B Style

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My sister Brittany and I started a fashion blog! She’s new to the Golden State and I’ve been firmly cemented in Los Angeles nearly a decade so we clearly have different perspectives on Tinseltown! We also have 14 years separating us so you can imagine how different our senses of style are. Although, you’d be surprised how often our tastes collide. Hello, 90’s! I experienced that fashion the first time around. It’s fun to do it again with a fresh twist! Follow us on Tumblr. We post every Monday. Everything from style tips, to good eats, to cheap treats, from two fun loving MIdwestern girls trying to make a name for ourselves in Hollywood.
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Photo by Renee Farias
Hair and Make up: Sara C Hernandez

Amy is now Mrs Seeley!

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Here’s a first look at some pictures we got back from the ceremony! They were taken by our wonderful and talented friends, Marc and Stacey Blackwell. If you’d like to repost/share photos, we just ask that you please always include photo credit (Marc/Stacey Blackwell), and include their website http://www.blackwellphoto.com. Thank you!

Ceremony was officiated by our buddy, Josh Skinner. He made both of us cry with his honest, original program – so grateful to him for bringing it all together while we were going nuts.

Big thanks to everyone who helped make this possible! My dress was designed by Anne Barge, satin wedges by Aruna Seth, sapphire and diamond earrings by Blue Nile Diamonds. Drew’s suit was courtesy of Indochino. Bridesmaids dresses were from Simply Bridal, and groomsmen were rocking Dockers pants and Creative Recreation shoes.

We couldn’t have had a clearer, more beautiful day for a wedding. We were truly blessed. Scroll to the bottom the of pics to see what Key West was like TWO DAYS after our wedding!! Haha Whew!!


Escorted by my brother, Matt Paffrath


Kiss the bride


And, cue the sailboats!



And, again, please give photo credit if you use them anywhere, http://www.blackwellphoto.com. Thanks!!! Amy


Vanilla/almond cake, raspberry/strawberry filling. This went QUICK!


Stealing a kiss at dinner


Cruise was best idea ever. 96 friends/family sailed with us.


This might be my favorite


M’lady


Dance with me..


Time to party


The party


I take my love on the rocks.


GQ moment


B&W

Amy in Gladys Magazine

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I’m so excited about my EIGHT page editorial in Gladys Magazine! Its honestly a dream come to true for me. The shoot took place in Malibu last month with the fabulous Joshua Klein behind the lens, Amy Nix taking care of the fashion and Keri Cottom making sure my make up was flawless. I’m so happy with the photos. Grab your copy of the Hot Issue here or at your local Barnes & Noble! If you’d like, I’m happy to sign your copy! Just send it, along with a self addressed stamped envelope to:

MLC PR
C/O Mia Hansen
7080 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 903
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Check back soon! I’ll be posting some shots that didn’t make the issue!

Amy’s Assassin Photo Shoot

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For my latest sexy shoot, I teamed up with Jay Sharron, a talented director/DP whom I adore. He had already done 2 shoots for his Assassin series and I was so impressed by what he showed me. Jay had the crazy awesome idea for me to assassinate my fiancé. To my surprise, Drew was game. He liked the dark humor of it. It also felt right to do since we have I kissed a Vampire coming out, which stars the two of us as a devilishly in love couple. No deeper meaning than that. Just a creative interesting series of photos, all for the sake of art.

Check em out, and enjoy!

Assassins: Longing

Amy is Maxim’s Girl of the Day

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My first exposure to the entertainment industry came at the ripe age of 13 when I BEGGED by parents to let me go to Barbizon modeling school. They were reluctant, but somehow I got them to agree to enroll me. I was thrilled. “I’m going to be a model!,” I thought. I dreamed of strutting down the runway in designer duds and posing for the covers of magazines. Little did I know, petite models have no place on the runway and soon, celebrities would be gracing magazine covers. By the time I was 14, I was 5’4 and that’s as tall I was going to get.  I would always cite Kate Moss as the exception but even she was 5’7.  My studies at Barbizon were not in vain, though in theory I was learning the art of vanity.   However, I found that it was more about confidence building and self esteem than booking high paying modeling jobs.  I did learn a lot about posing, walking, make up and etiquette though.  I will always be grateful to my parents for investing in what proved to be a very worthwhile experience for me.  It was the validation and motivation I needed to know that the dreams I had, could come true.    

All these years later, I still love modeling.  So, it wasn’t like I asked for an expensive drum kit than never played it.  I have done many photo shoots in my day and I absolutley love it.  To me, it’s just like acting.  I’m just playing in front of the camera.  It’s about conveying a story.  I love having my hair and make up done and slipping into slinky clothes.  Its all about the metamorphosis.  Whether I’m shooting with Marc Blackwell, Stacey Blackwell, Marco Infante, my longtime St. Louis agent Kevin Long or most recently, celebrity photographer Giuliano Bekor, its all about mood and story telling.

I learn something new each time. With Giuliano I found I still have a lot to learn.  Us petite women have to work a little harder to accentuate our small frames.  Posing is hard work.  I’m not being sarcastic.  It hurts.  You have to contort you body into painful positions to get the shots right and hold it there, all the while relaxing your face and channeling an inner sexiness.  By the end of my shoot with Giuliano my body was cramped but my mind was overwhelmed with joy.  I saw the photos and was blown away.  He made me feel like a goddess and I got to live out a little fantasy of being a cover-girl for the day.  This man has shot big stars like Jessica Alba and now he was shooting little ole me!??  It was an honor to be in front of his lens.  I learned very quickly that he is very loving with each of his subjects, superstar or not.  We are all works of art to him.

When the photos were selected for Maxim, well that was just the cherry on top.  People have varying opinions about men’s magazine.  Here is mine:  God blessed me with a functioning body.  I work hard to maintain that body.  I eat right, I work out, I honor it as my temple.  So I have no problem showing it off in an artistic fashion.  It doesn’t take away my Journalism degree or erase my IQ to be photographed in hot pants and see through top.  It makes me feel empowered and sexy.  It is an artistic expression that is very freeing. I did the shoot for me.  If you don’t like it, don’t look.  

By Guilano Bekor

 

 

By Guilano Bekor