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Updated: Aug 11



Who says fashion photography has to be boring? Well, photographer Michael Mulligan of Summerville SC, says not fashion does not have to be boring. His speciality is weddings but he can pretty much capture anything you can imagine or create a concept to bring to life through photography. His photos below show a variety of different ideas that were created, executed and resulted in a great photo finish. in his work, you can also see the many different poses by the models, their facial features, and the character they play when being photographed. Taking a picture is like painting a Picasso, you want to get it as close to perfection as possible. Michael has quite the resume and he has the photo's to back it up. He is super easy to work with, and is a perfectionist who will shoot until he's captured that one shot that will seal the deal.

Michael and I are both retired United States Air Force Veterans and both share a common interest which is our love for fashion and photography. I first met Michael at a fashion show that I was invited to participate in and he was the photographer, who's professionalism and presentation captured my eye. After the show we exchanged information and later contacted one another to work together on some projects which I was very excited about because this would have been my very first time working in a studio setting. Taking a look back on some of the collaborations that we've done, I must say that they've been pretty creative, quite unique, and lots of fun. We've worked with some of the best makeup artist, models, promoters, stylist, and designers in Charleston SC and surrounding areas.


We've also had the opportunity to work with International Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist, The Legend, Junior "One Blood" https://youtu.be/eUJfj1I9zss Reid who was also the lead vocalist for Black Uhuru, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Uhuru one of the most successful groups to hail from Jamaica. https://www.visitjamaica.com/


I could talk about Michael Mulligan and his photography all day but i'll let his work speak for itself. Attached you will find contact information for Michael if you're in need of a great photographer who is a professional and doesn't mind going out of the box.




Photographer: Michael Mulligan


https://www.summervillesc.gov/


https://www.facebook.com/Michael-Mulligan-Wedding-Photography-926464097418994/


https://www.weddingwire.com/biz/michael-mulligan-photography-summerville/c271971f5e0555c6.html

Updated: Aug 7


When I first arrived on the fashion scene in Charleston SC, I thought taking a good picture was using my camera phone but I learned real quick as a fashion designer that it took much more. In order to market your brand to the world, you have to sell your brand which means you have to catch the eye of the audience. In order to catch the eye of the audience, you need professional, crisp and clear photos that represent your brand at the highest level possible. Taking pictures is an art and it takes a good eye, steady hand, attention to detail and a great photographer to make a great photo. Jason Cordes was one of the first photographers I had the pleasure of working with at my very first fashion show in Charleston. He is most professional, and quite knowledgeable about his craft, and that makes a customer feel confident that they'll receive a good end result. Jason has been in the industry for about 8 plus years and works with a star studded team from designers, models, makeup artist, and stylist in bringing your vision to life. As they say "It takes teamwork to make the dreamwork. While the photographer is focusing on the photo and lighting, the rest of the team is making sure that there is no hair out of place, the lipstick is the right color, the dress is fitted with no loose stings, and so many more factors go into a great photo for the final outcome.

About the photoshoot above, the vision was to tell the story of a fashionable young lady enjoying her afternoon, poolside at a swanky downtown Charleston SC, hotel. In these photos, Jason was able to capture everything from the hinges on the door in the background of the photo, every angle and pose that the model presented him as well as having the proper lighting and positioning the model in a great spot with a nice and clean background. Although he may not have been focusing on the makeup or jewelry, you can see details of design in the bracelets and rings as well as the pop of color on the eye lids. While I am not a photographer, I was able to see what the vision behind this photoshoot was. There are lots of amazing photographers in Charleston SC but as I stated earlier, Jason Cordes was one of the first professional photographers, that I worked with and was extremely pleased with his work. Attached you can find contact information for Jason in the event that you are in the Charleston Area or out of town, I'm sure he would travel if you're in need of a photographer.


The Little Black Dress Project

Models from L-R

Zandrina Dunning, Jessica Starr-Clemons, Emily Zuri Williams, Marie,

Arnesha Parker, LeAnn Breshers


Stylist: Shirley Daley


Make Up Artist: Nivi Grimball & Candance J



Photographer - Jason Cordes (On Right)


Website: Website:

http://uimagesphotos.com/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/jason.cordes.50


Photo Credits for Opening Picture Gallery

MakeUp Artist: Nivi Grimball

Model: Jessica Starr-Clemons

Stylist: (The Late) Renee Lipsy - RIP

Designer: She She New York



Show Producers: Calvin Brown, Delman Drayton, Quinton Collins



In 2006, I was serving in the United States Air Force at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. I was living in Charleston with no family or friends, just my coworkers who knew I was alone and that I was into fashion. A co-worker suggested that I volunteer for the upcoming Charleston Fashion Week just to meet like minded people who were into the same thing as I was. It was at Charleston Fashion Week, that I met with designer Shirley Daley of Brand Lauren DeVaughn, who was the Fashion Designer Coordinator & Producer of a Fashion Group named Low Country Exposure. Shirley, asked me if I was a fashion designer, I answered yes, and she then invited me to participate in an upcoming fashion show that was to be held at the North Charleston Convention Center. I agreed to meet with Shirley and the and the rest of the team of Low Country Exposure and it was then She She New York Runway was born.

My very first fashion show that I participated in was in high school but this was the first time that I had done a fashion show on a big stage at a convention center. I started sewing in my high school home economics class where the very first garment I made was a green reversible vest that I will never forget and the reason I'll never forget that vest is because on the outside of the pattern it looked to have had about 5 or 6 pieces but turned out that it had about 20 pieces. It was a little tough to follow the pattern but I made it through. After completion of the course, I taught myself to make my own patterns out of newspapers to create and sew garments that were more of my style and later on attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and the Art Institute of Charleston, SC to further educate myself about the Art of Fashion.

Mr. Darryl Goodman - CEO & Owner

Shirley Daley - Fashion Designer Coordinator & Producer

Dana Colleton-Gipson - Fashion Show Director & Media

Thettra Brown-Shugart - Photography & Makeup Coordinator

Ray Harvey - Technical Director, Music & Media.


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