Back in April, I spent an evening photographing some of the talented musicians who improvise at Ava Lounge every Monday night. One of those musicians was young singer Änna Ciaccio, who dazzled the audience with “My Funny Valentine.” (Today’s social media world is just too much, I’ve just found that you can listen to Änna and the Interval trio performing “My Funny Valentine” at youtube.) Änna has also composed and recorded some of her own songs, also available online. Check them out – her voice is all at once soothing and soulful and I’ve been walking around singing her songs in my head for days now! Here’s that link to her songs again – go ahead, open a new tab so you can listen while you scroll through here.
Änna is also considering pursuing modeling, so we set out to get some portraits for her portfolio. I am sure she will be getting work in no time – she’s gorgeous, and has a powerful attitude and presence. In “Birds-Eye View” she sings “I am here to stay… ain’t nothing gonna get in my way” and you’d better bet I believe it.
Many thanks to Randi Voss for accompanying me on this shoot, offering wardrobe and location input, and tirelessly holding a reflector and umbrella. And then buying me a fine hoppy ale!
Are you ready for Änna?
Randi captured this next image.
I love the intensity of this next image captured by Randi.
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Änna, you look amazing! I knew that there would be so many great photos. I love your wardrobe choices and your hair looks great! Good luck!
Christina, great job! Thanks for inviting me along.
These images are KILLER! She is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. And you, Christina, you rock!
WOW!WOW!WOW! :) Those are gorgeous images for a gorgeous girl! I love your use of natural & ambient light and your processing — so clean and natural!
Wow she’s beautiful!! Great photos! Nice work making use of your size and getting an awesome perspective :)
Wowsa! She is amazing! Her hair!! I want her hair! Wonderful job on these, her personality just shines through in your shots!
These are fabulous!! She is amazingly beautiful!!
She is an absolute stunner. Great style too!
She is gorgeous! Great work Christina!
These are awesome!! I especially love the night shots!
Wowza!! These are amazing! Beautiful work!! I love tham all! <3
stunning girl! 2nd shot is my fav!
beautiful girl…wonderful shots and composition…love the photo of you too :D
These are amazing! Your work is fabulous, and your subject is gorgeous. I love her hair!!!
These are absolutely beautiful. The night images are really nice.
These are really gorgeous- such a great job on them!