8/17/11

Lucky 7 Artists in Augusta - Georgia Boudoir Photographer



I had a chance to step out of my own comfort zone with this super sexy and super cool shoot in downtown Augusta with Lucky 7 Tattoo. It's ironic that about half my clients have at least one tattoo somewhere on their body, but until doing this shoot, I had never actually stepped foot in a tattoo shop before. Walking through the Lucky 7 door stretched my creativity and challenged me in so many new ways.

It was great meeting the staff at Lucky 7...they are artists like me, although I think my subjects sure are a lot sexier than theirs...



I think it's pretty amazing that Lucky 7 has been in Augusta, Georgia for only 3 months, yet they have evidently built a pretty good client base already. It is jointly owned by R.J. and Chris, who is the main tattoo artist and grew up in the industry. He has been tattooing in Augusta for over 13 years. R.J. came to Augusta from New York and has helped establish a great work environment for the home of some of Augusta's top tattoo artists. I thought it was interesting that they've also managed to attract an artist all the way from Las Vegas!


This shoot was little bit edgy and a whole lot of fun!


I hate to ruin a tattoo shop's rough around the edges image, but I actually found that I have a lot in common with the staff at Lucky 7. I felt right at home there partly because they are parents like me. Don't tell anyone, but I even saw a mini-van parked out front of the shop.

I don't have any tattoos, so I went into this viewing it as a an educational field trip of sorts. I came out of it with a softer heart because I made some very touching discoveries. I learned that people get tattoos for many reasons, including reminding them of someone they lost or celebrating a victory, or both.

You see the vine on her mid-section....she lost her mother and grandmother to cancer so each year that she is cancer-free, she adds to her vine to celebrate another year of living. Whew...here come the tears in my eyes!!



When I'm doing an on-location boudoir session, I don't like bringing many of my own props because you just never know what you're going to find on-location that will add fun to the session and make it truly unique.

While I was exploring the Lucky 7 shop searching for props, I came across this guy and asked him if he'd like to join us. Are you kidding...he wasn't about to turn me down for the chance to be part of this "bare bones boudoir" shot. You can tell that this is the most excitement he's had in quite a while...he kept that devious little grin on his face the whole time!!



The Lucky 7 space is HUGE!!!!!!! I mean, HUGE!!!! I loved exploring every inch of it, which had all sorts of options for completely different looks. It really is a great place, and I hope that you'll stop by and say hi or even get some ink if you're ever in downtown Augusta, Georgia! You might even see some of the Augusta Boudoir artwork on their walls...along with other art from local artists!

9 comments:

Steve Vogl said...

Wow, sounds like this shoot was a blast! Great work, love the captures.

Kim Hill said...

What an awesome time you had. All of these shots are really well thought out and your attention to detail is amazing. WOW!!!

Kim Mallory said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! These are STUNNING. Great concept with the tattoo sign in the background!

cathy said...

What an awesome session! I adore the first image! Love the perspective!

Scribbletime said...

Awww thank you so much! It was definitely F-U-N...I love on-location stuff! xoxo, Sharon

Danea Burleson said...

These are awesome shots and I love your writing style, made me feel like I was there- and want a tattoo! LOL.

Lynn Clark said...

Have you gone back for your tattoo yet? ;)

i love the light in these images, and I love how sexy knee socks could be! I have to keep that in mind!

Kirsten said...

Awesome! I want a tattoo.
I love the stairwell shot and the kneesocks! so great.

Jenny said...

What great images -- and that story about her getting a vine for each year she's cancer free, very moving. Great job!