“Modified” Series – Rapid City, SD Photographer

Modified Model Call Rapid City SD Photographer

We need models!!

We are looking for “modified” people in our series! I want to see your tattoos, I want to see your piercings, your stretched ears, your amazing mermaid colored hair!

My goal here is an attempt to normalize body modifications. The reality is that we live in a very conservative area, and so many of us have faced backlash over tattoos, stretched ears, purple hair, etc. So many people make assumptions about those with body modifications without ever getting to know the person. I see assumptions frequently about poor work ethic, no ambition, poor parenting, etc. All because someone chooses to use their body as a canvas for art. Generally representing things that are very meaningful to them!

What we want you to do is write about yourself on the application link. Tell us who you are, what you do, why you’re awesome, and what the inspiration behind your body modification is! Every week until the last week of 2018, we will feature one or two of you on our blog, and we will feature that bit that you wrote about yourself! We will also share it on Facebook and Instagram so you can share it as well!

With this being a “free” session for you, more or less, you will be receiving 3-5 photos via digital download. You are welcome to print those photos up to 8×10 and share them with whoever you want! There will be no physical product offered with this session.

Click HERE to fill out our questionnaire! We will be in contact with you via email ASAP! I can’t wait to capture your pure awesomeness! Also, if you have any friends or family in the area who want to participate, send them the link to this blog post!

-Samantha

Black Friday Special – Rapid City, SD Photographer

Guess what?!?!

Luna Sol Photography is having a BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL! I bet you’re super shocked….. Probably not! So what’s the deal?

Well, discounted sessions!

Sale Dates:
11/16/2017 through 11/27/2017
**All invoices must be paid by 11:59PM Mountain Time on 11/27/2017**

Standard Sessions:
Senior Sessions – $200[+tax]
Couples/Engagement Sessions – $200[+tax]
Boudoir – $200[+tax]
Lifestyle/Documentary – $250[+tax]
(Must be paid in full by the end of the sale)

Weddings:
Elopement – $800[+tax]
Collection One – $1250[+tax]
Collection Two – $1500[+tax]
Collection Three – $2500[+tax]
(Weddings will need a $500 deposit to secure special pricing)

Disclaimer #1: Boudoir special cannot be used towards the Boudoir Marathon in January.
Disclaimer #2: All sessions must be used in 2017 or 2018, including weddings.

Click here to view what all of our sessions and collections include!

I cannot wait to make 2018 an amazing year, and I can’t wait to capture your memories!

-Samantha

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Erica & Jake – Rapid City, SD Photographer

Sunday we had the opportunity to work with Erica and Jake to capture their lifestyle maternity photos! They were so amazing to work with! I really hope they come back to us once their sweet baby girl is born for a newborn lifestyle session! Seriously, they were too cute! (Scroll down below the collage! I wrote more!)

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This is their first baby, and they are planning on naming her Amelia Lynn! Erica and Jake are also both active duty Air Force stationed at Ellsworth AFB here. That just sets Amelia up for a whole childhood full of adventure and traveling! They are also some pretty legitimate Vikings fans! There are photos of that for proof. 😉

We shot at two different amazing locations. The first was in town, so the weather was wonderful. The second location was absolutely amazing as always, but we didn’t expect a 20 degree temperature drop, I only checked the weather in Rapid, I didn’t think there would be that much of a difference up the road in Piedmont. I also didn’t realize that there were quite so many miles worth of gravel roads! Even with those circumstances, these two rockstars stuck it out with us, and I couldn’t be more thankful!

Congratulations on your first baby! I know literally every parent out there tells you this already, but enjoy every second that you can. Before you know it, they’re 7 years old and sassier than you could ever anticipate!

-Samantha

Boudoir Marathon – Rapid City, SD

In January, we are hosting a boudoir marathon! There will be 8 slots available only!  Included will be hair and make-up by a professional stylist and make-up artist! Hair and make-up does not count towards your 60 minutes. We will be booking a beautiful hotel room to shoot in!

Details:
January 13th, 2018
60 Minute Session
Hair & Make Up Included
Unlimited Outfits
All Edited Photos on USB Drive
Leather Bound Photo Book (20 Photos)
$400 [+tax]

Bonus: Book with a friend and get $50 off!

To book, contact us:
Samantha – 605.863.1113 (call or text me!)
LunaSolPhotoSD@gmail.com
Our Facebook page (message us!)

Worried about privacy? Well the room we book will have a completely separate king bedroom from where others are getting dolled up! After the session, your photos go onto a USB drive, we don’t deliver them via download! Once we get the photos to you, you pick out your top 20 to make up your book, and then let us know which photos (if any) we can use in our boudoir group and for advertising! You don’t have to let us though, I promise!

I know so many mom’s and ladies in general who aren’t happy with a little bit of pudge on your stomach or stretch marks on your legs. Guess what? Most of us have it! We promise you, we will make you feel gorgeous as all get out! Because you are. You’re drop dead gorgeous, and you’re going to feel like a rockstar! Don’t let this deter you! Even if you have a part of your body you’re not fond of, we can give you flattering poses and use the sheets to make you look and feel hottttt!

This day is for you! You don’t have to have a husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend. This is for you! If you do have a significant other, bonus! (Right before Valentine’s Day!) But this is for you. 100%!

We love you! Let us make you feel as sexy and beautiful as you are!

The money details: To book, a non-refundable initial payment of $150 is due to hold your slot, and the remainder will be due 7 days before the session (January 6th, 2018.) If you decide you don’t want your slot anymore, we will keep the $150 unless we can fill your spot! (Don’t worry, we will advertise the slot opening as soon as you cancel!) We will refund you if we are able to fill the slot by the 12th at 5:00 PM.

-Samantha

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Epperly Family – Rapid City, SD

Last Sunday, we got to work with the Epperly family! They were so amazing to work with, and we had so much fun!

I will very much be a happy camper the next time we get to work with them! Logan is such a sweet boy who had loads of fun! Even when we stuck mom and dad under a bridge and he got to hang out with Jordan!

On top of them being a fab family to work with, the weather was seriously perfect. South Dakota is notorious for ridiculous weather patterns. We never know what to expect until a few days prior! I’m so very happy that it was perfectly sunny and bright out during their session!

-Samantha

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Checking In With Myself – Rapid City, SD Photographer

Every now and then, it’s important to me to check in with myself. Every few months to a year, I sort through old sessions, and I recognize how I have changed. Sometimes, this gives me inspiration to change how I do things now as well.

Today, I pulled photos that I took one year ago, and re edited them. I just pulled the RAW file back up and edited them the way I edit now. The difference was just crazy! And to think, I really loved this session when I shot it last fall!

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The clarity is the number one thing I immediately see! I also edit with colors so much more true to life now than I did even a year ago!

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While the original photos weren’t “bad”, but fresh editing made a huge world of difference! Especially going back to edit those files in the same style and manner I do for every session now.

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This is always the change that gets me the most. The change throughout the years. I love the top photo, I always will. That’s my baby girl! That photo was taken about 6 months before I took on my first client professionally. The bottom photo was one I took in July.

I just like to remind myself that everyone does start somewhere, and I have made huge progress in the last 10 or so years in this craft! Adding moving humans to the mix definitely felt like a set-back to me when I first started as a business, as odd as that sounds. Unlike trees and landscapes, and even architecture, humans move, humans can’t truly be controlled.

Now, I am at a point where I know what I love to photograph, I know what gives me my spark when I’m taking photos. I am so beyond excited to see where I am, even in ten years!

-Samantha

Gage | Rapid City, SD Photographers

Last weekend, Jordan and I had the joy of shooting a session for Gage’s first birthday! Of course there were some family photos in there as well.

We spent an hour at Canyon Lake Park wandering around and then we found a beautiful green little shaded area. Considering it was his nap time, he did a stellar job giving us smiles! Of course, mom’s shark song had a little bit to do with it.

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Peace,

Samantha