Monday, April 28, 2008

ashley & justin, april 24

here are some of my favorites from ashley and justin's wedding last thursday. they were sealed in the bountiful temple, and it snowed like crazy, but it was a lot of fun.

Monday, April 21, 2008

some pictures of anne

anne kindly let me take some photographs of her for my final assignment in my portrait class.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

myth and moral

i just finished the next image from my mythology series. this one is my friend/coworker braden's wife as demeter--the goddess of fertility and the harvest.

Friday, April 4, 2008

megan's mock bridals

i shot these for a bridal assignment in my portrait class, and had originally planned on doing something similar to andreas laszlo konrath's my generation series, except with a bride instead of skaters and hooligans. sweet,right?
but then when megan and houston told me about the style they're going for on their engagement photos, i was so enamored with the idea that i decided to use it for the bridal assignment. even though megan doesn't have her dress yet, she graciously agreed to be my model. i went to d.i. and and found this incredible wedding dress for $10: massive amounts of lace, puffy sleeves, and a huge train. i doubt i could have bought the fabric for that dress for $10.
the theme was kind of a de-saturated sepia-ish high fashion-y look with modern/victorian influences.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

personal work and assignments

from my myth and moral series, still a work in progress




the beginning

i suppose i should start at the beginning because ( julie andrews would agree) it is indeed the best place to start.
my name is claire marika goussard, and i'm a photographer.
i am currently based in provo, utah, working on a bfa in photography at brigham young university.

i've been photographing since my dad gave me my first camera, probably when i was fourteen or so. it was an old 35mm slr he decided was too bulky and impractical for him to run around with, a minolta x-370s, that i still shoot with.

i've worked as a photo assistant for two summers with tom addison of afsi in st. augustine florida for two summers, and for brad slade--the photographer for seeing the everyday and most byu publications--since january.

i decided to create this blog as more and more people have asked to see my work and have shown interest in my wedding photography. i also plan to start working on a website this summer.

thanks for checking this out, i'm sure you'll be hearing from me again.