VLC Photo: From Production to Promotion

Some may know me from my book trailers and photography and the mass panic I can cause over a book online (in a good way). But here you can get to know me a little differently. Though you'll see a lot of fun and nonsense on here, click on the tabs for the more important stuff-my photography, book trailers, and my newest endeavor, social media strategy.
Basically: how can I use social media and help you to use it in order to engage your audience.

vahala-trio:

Double Trouble: 107/365

by Vania Stoyanova

One of the perks of my job is that I get to bring a story to life in this small but totally fun way. When Kat came to me with the idea of shooting for her book I started thinking about what kind of fun ways we can visualize her characters and scenes. 

The image above is from that shoot, and fittingly portrays her character who in a way has two people living in one body. To learn more about Kat Zhang and her book check out her website: katzhangwriter.com

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Persephone & Hades: 110/365

by Vania Stoyanova

I have been dying to shoot this famous couple for such a long time and am so excited that I finally have had the chance to do so. I love Persephone & Hades’ story and so I wanted to find just the right kind of models to portray them. I’ve had Chandler in mind for Persephone for quite some time but it wasn’t until after I did a test shot with Damien did I realize he’d make a great Hades, all stoic, brooding and tough. 

So here it is ladies, and gents, at least the first of this couple. I got so many great shots that I am sure you’ll be seeing more of them soon. Also, check out THE OTHER GREEK GODS I’ve shot so far like Poseidon, Artemis and Aphrodite. 

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Check out one of my new photos for a chance to win one of Kat Zhang’s books!

katzhangwriter:

ECHOES OF US release giveaway!

I’ve been interested in photography for a while now, and I was really excited these past few months to get to work with vlcphoto on some shoots. In particular, we took a series of Hybrid Chronicles themed photos with two lovely models to play Eva/Addie and Ryan/Devon.

I’ll be releasing a new photograph or two (and accompanying quote from ECHOES OF US!) every Friday and Monday until we run out ;) Help me celebrate by re-blogging and I’ll enter you into the contest to win:

EITHER:

- 1 signed copy of WHAT’S LEFT OF ME (book 1)

- 1 signed copy of ONCE WE WERE (book 2)

- 1 signed ARC of ECHOES OF US (book 3) 

I wanted to give you guys options so new readers can win whichever book in the series they need. :D

I’ll choose a winner at the end of each week and message you.

Everyone go check out vlcphoto's other work! She was really awesome to take these pictures <3 (Thanks, Vania! And huge thanks to Meredith and Brandon for modeling for us)

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Red: 104/365

by Vania Stoyanova

This is was an outtake shot from the elemental shoot we did (remember AIR?) but I wanted to edit it since I loved it so much. 

My model Briana is just so good! I love her to pieces! 

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Midnight Affair: 101/365

by Vania Stoyanova

Let’s get it on….let’s get it on…

okay so maybe not but obviously this couple’s up to naughty things. lol 

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Crepe Myrtle: 95/365

by Vania Stoyanova

I love working with models more than once. Claire studies in AL and I am so glad she called when she was in town for the summer to shoot. We had fun coming up with a simple, laid back shoot concept. Wait till you see some of the other images.

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Sunny Dream: 98/365

by Vania Stoyanova

AH! I just drool over this image. Maybe it’s because  I am at the beach and all this heat has me running for cool AC indoors but this image screams summer, cool and relaxed. 

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Magic Fairy of the Forest: 89/365

by Vania Stoyanova

This is  a portion of a larger fairy inspired kids shoot. It was a bit more technical than I usually shoot since I used a flash off the side slaved to my pop up one on the camera. Overall, I’m so thrilled with it, even the impromptu dogs that waltzed in at just the right time. 

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Water Nymph: 92/365

by Vania Stoyanova

I wanted to play with composites and here’s the latest creation. I am not sure what I think of it, and I might play with it some more.  

What do you think?

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Elements-AIR: 86/365

by Vania Stoyanova

Recently I asked Twitter for ideas for shoots and someone (cough Heather Brewer cough) suggested maybe doing the elements. 

Today’s image is my interpretation of AIR. We had a lot of fun jumping and floating and getting eaten by mosquitoes. Gotta love the south and those mutant creatures. 

Can’t wait to share with you the rest of the three elements coming soon.

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