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Nashville Arts Magazine - Editorial Fashion Photographer
Nashville Arts Magazine - Editorial Fashion Photographer

Nashville Arts Spring Fashion Editorial Photograph by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio.  Shot for Nashville Arts Magazine. Features model Aliene Brooks. Hair Stylest and Make-Up by Jenny Garner. Stylist by Alex Lipman.

Aliene Brooks - Nashville Arts Magazine - Fashion Photographer
Aliene Brooks - Nashville Arts Magazine - Fashion Photographer

Nashville Arts Spring Fashion Editorial shot by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio.  Shot for Nashville Arts Magazine. Features model Aliene Brooks. Hair Stylest and Make-Up by Jenny Garner. Stylist by Alex Lipman.

GRACIE YOUNGLOOD / SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO
GRACIE YOUNGLOOD / SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO

Gracie Youngblood's senior portrait session had some seriously great styling! Gracie is a recent Graves County High School graduate. She definitely brought her game face for her senior photos. We shot both indoor and outdoor locations for her session. Photographing against the vine wall was probably the highlight of the day. I love it when things just come together so organically. The way Gracie's eye color almost perfectly matches the tones of the Ivy is what makes these spectacular for me as an artist. The complimentary red lipstick makes the color harmony of the pic even better. 

ETHAN MILLER / SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY / PADUCAH PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO
ETHAN MILLER / SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY / PADUCAH PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Ethan Miller from Community Christian Academy High School Class of 2017.

YBARZABAL / SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO
YBARZABAL / SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO
MADELYNN HARPER / SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO
MADELYNN HARPER / SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO

Madelynn Harper did a phenomenal job during her senior portrait session. Almost every photo we captured was fantastic! Madelynn, a McCracken County student, loves being on the water and we wanted to get some great shots showcasing her hobbies and interests. We photographed the outdoor session at Kentucky Lake. When we were scouting the location we found an area where the water was almost entirely still and only a few inches deep. It made the perfect setting for the shot of Madelynn with her skis shown above! It ended up being one of my favorite photos.

ALASKA FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO
ALASKA FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO

This fashion photography shoot is top contender for the most elaborate and well planned shoots we have done recently. The shoot itself took place just outside Anchorage, Alaska, at Beluga Point. It's a very easily accessible bluff right off the highway, less than an hour from the city. That should give you a decent idea of how breathtakingly beautiful the landscape is in the final American frontier. Needless to say, we shot landscape photography on our visit, although fashion was our primary focus. 

The concept for the photos was fairly simple going in. I wanted to create movement that complimented the clothing, jewelry, and accessories. We used the wind to create that movement, along with lightweight sheer fabrics.

ALASKA FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO
ALASKA FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO

This fashion photography shoot is top contender for the most elaborate and well planned shoots we have done recently. The shoot itself took place just outside Anchorage, Alaska, at Beluga Point. It's a very easily accessible bluff right off the highway, less than an hour from the city. That should give you a decent idea of how breathtakingly beautiful the landscape is in the final American frontier. Needless to say, we shot landscape photography on our visit, although fashion was our primary focus. 

The concept for the photos was fairly simple going in. I wanted to create movement that complimented the clothing, jewelry, and accessories. We used the wind to create that movement, along with lightweight sheer fabrics.

BRENDAN ROBINSON / ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO
BRENDAN ROBINSON / ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO

Pretty excited about this commercial advertising portrait we took of Brendan Robinson! Brendan is an American actor based in Los Angeles, California. Some of his more prominent roles include acting parts in popular television shows like Pretty Little Liars, Weeds, and Bones.

We took this portrait on a photography assignment covering an event for one of our commercial clients. The background we used was part of the location for the event photography, which worked out great with Brendan's All Saints shirt. Have to give a shout out to Brendan for being so easy to work with.  He even liked our portrait enough to make it his Instagram profile picture!

2016 Ford Focus RS - Photography - Brad Rankin Studio
2016 Ford Focus RS - Photography - Brad Rankin Studio

We decided to photograph the new Ford Focus RS in a warehouse setting. This vehicle is a track car disguised as a practical hatchback. Suitably, it's our new studio vehicle. We're taking getting to our photography sessions very very seriously. The color is appropriately coined "stealth grey" so when it came to the photography we wanted it to kind of emerge from the background. Keeping the visuals true to it's namesake.

Automotive photography offers it's own specific obstacles. The biggest pitfall being that it's a large reflective object, and it can be frustrating trying to get that perfect lighting I strive for, without getting reflection from the lighting equipment. After some pushing and pulling to get the car properly lit this ended up being our final shot.

Cynthia Wilson - Graves Co High School - Senior Portrait
Cynthia Wilson - Graves Co High School - Senior Portrait

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Cynthia Wilson from Graves County High School Class of 2017.

Marissa Todd - McCracken Co High School - Senior Portrait
Marissa Todd - McCracken Co High School - Senior Portrait

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Marissa Todd from McCracken County High School Class of 2017.

SCORE MAGAZINE / PADUCAH EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO
SCORE MAGAZINE / PADUCAH EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO

I was excited when I was asked to work on the photography for a magazine cover for Paducah Symphony Orchestra's Score Magazine. The cover story and feature article are about the PaBREWca Beer Festival hosted in downtown Paducah, Kentucky at the riverfront.

With the opening of local microbreweries, like Dry Ground Brewing and Paducah Beer Werks, I'm sure that most of you have had craft beer on your mind at one point or another! PaBREWca is about these breweries, and others coming together to in support of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra.

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JT Weber - Hunting Senior Portrait Photography
JT Weber - Hunting Senior Portrait Photography

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior JT Weber from Massac County High School Class of 2017.

Jerry Hines - Marshall Co High School - Senior Portrait Photography - Brad Rankin Studio
Jerry Hines - Marshall Co High School - Senior Portrait Photography - Brad Rankin Studio

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Jerry Hines from Marshall County High School Class of 2017.

Claire Kelly - Paducah Tilghman - Senior Portrait - Class of 2017
Claire Kelly - Paducah Tilghman - Senior Portrait - Class of 2017

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Claire Kelly from Paducah Tilghman High School Class of 2017.

Ethan Murphey - Graves Co High School - Senior Portrait - Brad R
Ethan Murphey - Graves Co High School - Senior Portrait - Brad R

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Ethan Murphey from Graves County High School Class of 2017.

Hallie Poat - McCracken Co High School - Senior Portrait
Hallie Poat - McCracken Co High School - Senior Portrait

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Hallie Poat from McCracken County High School Class of 2017.

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Carson Beckett - Marshall County High School - Senior Portrait - Class of 2016 - Brad Rankin Studio - Paducah KY
Carson Beckett - Marshall County High School - Senior Portrait - Class of 2016 - Brad Rankin Studio - Paducah KY

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Carson Beckett from Marshall County High School Class of 2016.

Being an avid cyclist myself, I was super excited to do some action oriented sports photography for Team USA mountain biker, Carson Beckett! Carson is currently riding U23 with the Brevard College Cycling Team and is travelling globally to race.

Our photo shoot started with a very long hike into 'The Canal Loop', a trail located in Grand Rivers, just off Kentucky Lake in LBL. (We almost didn't make it, haha!) We took a variety of different photographs ranging from portraits to action photos. Most of the photos were created in camera, although we did do one composite using a background photograph I took earlier that summer in Alaska.

Bentley Caldwell / Advertising Editorial Photographer / Western Ky
Bentley Caldwell / Advertising Editorial Photographer / Western Ky

MUSICIANS PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAHY BY US PHOTOGRAPHER RANKIN OF BENTLEY CALDWELL

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Will Denton - Paducah Tilghman High School - Senior Portrait - B
Will Denton - Paducah Tilghman High School - Senior Portrait - B

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Will Denton from Paducah Tilghman High School Class of 2017.

Erin Byassee - McCracken Co High School - Senior Portrait photography
Erin Byassee - McCracken Co High School - Senior Portrait photography

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Erin Byassee from McCracken County High School Class of 2017.

Justin Eckstein - McCracken Co High School - Senior Portrait - B
Justin Eckstein - McCracken Co High School - Senior Portrait - B

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Justin Eckstein from McCracken County High School Class of 2017.

Joshua Maclin - Paducah Photographer - Senior Portrait
Joshua Maclin - Paducah Photographer - Senior Portrait

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Joshua Maclin from McCracken County High School Class of 2017.

Alaska
Alaska

Landscape shot in Alaska by Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio

Jacob Curry - Paducah Tilghman - Senior Portrait Photographer
Jacob Curry - Paducah Tilghman - Senior Portrait Photographer

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Jacob Curry from Paducah Tilghman High School Class of 2017.

Jerry Hines - Marshall Co High School - Senior Portrait Photography - Brad Rankin Studio
Jerry Hines - Marshall Co High School - Senior Portrait Photography - Brad Rankin Studio

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Jerry Hines from Marshall County High School Class of 2017.

Carson Beckett 2- Marshall County High School - Senior Portrait - Class of 2016 - Brad Rankin Studio - Paducah KY
Carson Beckett 2- Marshall County High School - Senior Portrait - Class of 2016 - Brad Rankin Studio - Paducah KY

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Carson Beckett from Marshall County High School Class of 2016.

Kendel Ponchock - McCracken County High School - Senior Portrait Photography
Kendel Ponchock - McCracken County High School - Senior Portrait Photography

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Kendel Ponchock from McCracken County High School Class of 2017.

ALASKA FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO
ALASKA FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO

This fashion photography shoot is top contender for the most elaborate and well planned shoots we have done recently. The shoot itself took place just outside Anchorage, Alaska, at Beluga Point. It's a very easily accessible bluff right off the highway, less than an hour from the city. That should give you a decent idea of how breathtakingly beautiful the landscape is in the final American frontier. Needless to say, we shot landscape photography on our visit, although fashion was our primary focus. 

The concept for the photos was fairly simple going in. I wanted to create movement that complimented the clothing, jewelry, and accessories. We used the wind to create that movement, along with lightweight sheer fabrics. This all sounds much easier than it ended up being.

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Taylor Poindexter - Athlete Sports Senior Portrait Photographer
Taylor Poindexter - Athlete Sports Senior Portrait Photographer

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Taylor Poindexter from McCracken County High School Class of 2017.

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Kobe Gillespie - Marshall Co High School - Senior Portrait - Bra
Kobe Gillespie - Marshall Co High School - Senior Portrait - Bra

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Kobe Gillespie from Marshall County High School Class of 2017.

Madeline Ybarzabal - Paducah Tilghman High - Senior Portrait
Madeline Ybarzabal - Paducah Tilghman High - Senior Portrait

This portrait was taken by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio. This photograph features High School Senior Madeline Ybarzabal from Paducah Tilghman High School Class of 2017.

ALASKA FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO
ALASKA FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO

his fashion photography shoot is top contender for the most elaborate and well planned shoots we have done recently. The shoot itself took place just outside Anchorage, Alaska, at Beluga Point. It's a very easily accessible bluff right off the highway, less than an hour from the city. That should give you a decent idea of how breathtakingly beautiful the landscape is in the final American frontier. Needless to say, we shot landscape photography on our visit, although fashion was our primary focus. 

The concept for the photos was fairly simple going in. I wanted to create movement that complimented the clothing, jewelry, and accessories. We used the wind to create that movement, along with lightweight sheer fabrics. This all sounds much easier than it ended up being.

Fashion portrait shot by photographer Brad Rankin of Brad Rankin Studio.

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FLIPPIN TOADS / PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO
FLIPPIN TOADS / PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO

One of the most exciting things we have the opportunity to work on are photography projects where we are able to fully develop a concept. Fleshing out an idea from start to finish. When we were contacted about this product photography shoot, for cell phone case designer Flippin Toads, we knew that we needed to create a portfolio of photographs that stood out against a backdrop of many competitors. Simultaneously we needed to showcase the functionality of the case itself, which is designed to have a retractable ergonomic grip. allowing for atypical viewing angles and added security for the device.

This product was absolutely amazing to work with from an advertising, branding, and photographic perspective. It all fell into place very nicely as I had very recently been playing around with dripping paint in the studio for some personal work.  I have a serious affinity for serendipity! The case itself is mainly designed for functionality, by turning your phone into a physical extension of your hand. We wanted to convey this extension visually in a simple and powerful way, with the hand becoming one with the case.

FLIPPIN TOADS / PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO
FLIPPIN TOADS / PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY / WESTERN KY PHOTOGRAPHER / BRAD RANKIN STUDIO

One of the most exciting things we have the opportunity to work on are photography projects where we are able to fully develop a concept. Fleshing out an idea from start to finish. When we were contacted about this product photography shoot, for cell phone case designer Flippin Toads, we knew that we needed to create a portfolio of photographs that stood out against a backdrop of many competitors. Simultaneously we needed to showcase the functionality of the case itself, which is designed to have a retractable ergonomic grip. allowing for atypical viewing angles and added security for the device.

This product was absolutely amazing to work with from an advertising, branding, and photographic perspective. It all fell into place very nicely as I had very recently been playing around with dripping paint in the studio for some personal work.  I have a serious affinity for serendipity! The case itself is mainly designed for functionality, by turning your phone into a physical extension of your hand. We wanted to convey this extension visually in a simple and powerful way, with the hand becoming one with the case.