Raleigh NC Modeling Session - A nomad in corporate america

Across the street from my office is a pile of rocks.

They look like ordinary rocks - or so I thought.

Up close, they look like something that reminds me of the mountains of Afghanistan. And it didn’t hurt that Mecca dressed the part.

2019.6.23 Mecca by StanChambersJr Photography 10 small.jpg

Photographers are always looking for cool spaces to shoot, especially those that don’t require special access or come with the risk of arrest. And especially those that can make it seem you’re in another country.

But who knew that one would find such a cool space that’s surrounded by corporate buildings?

As we most things in western Wake County these days, I’m sure this space will be another corporate building in a year or two. But for now, I’m enjoying the space, and the imagination it has given us.



Here's why you don't want boring senior photos

2018.11.10 Tai'na Ortiz by StanChambersJr Photography 8 small.jpg

There’s nothing wrong with railroad tracks, water fountains, fields of green and country bridges, but who looks back at those senior pictures and says that’s who they were at that point in their lives?

Senior photography should reflect one’s personality, but they should also be creative. After all, you’re only a high school senior once, right?

Tai'na, a senior at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School, has a lot of aspirations, including modeling. So I wanted to turn her senior session into a mini modeling session.

And I knew just the spot.

This was my first photoshoot since returning to North Carolina, and plenty has changed in the three years I was gone - especially Raleigh’s Warehouse District.

The area was already popular for photoshoots, but with the building of Raleigh Union Station and The Dillion Raleigh, both of where we took pictures, I’ve seen multiple photographers the few times I’ve been in the area.

And I don’t blame them.

As for Tai’na, we were able to capture some pretty cool pictures despite the early Saturday morning wind and cold.

Want to do a creative senior session? Let’s talk about it!