KLinh Evelyn Grace Photography

June 18, 2013

In the photography studio with Kodak Tri-X 400 35mm film and a Model in 2013

Recently we were loaned a 35mm canon camera to test out some expired kodak film. Long story short on that one because the film was clearly expired and the scans were less than satisfactory to post. Well – our 35mm journey did not stop there ūüôā – One day last week I was out and about at the local Rite Aid and I stumbled across some of my favorite black and white film which is Kodak Tri-x 400 35mm film. It was a whopping $10 per roll, but I purchased 2 rolls of it anyway. When I got back home I asked Evelyn if she would put in a call to the modeling agency we have been shooting with this past year and asked them if they had any models that needed to update and possibly test with us. ¬†They were more than happy to send a model by the name of Spencer to us for a Saturday session to see what we could do with Kodak Tri-X 400 35mm film. We are more than extremely pleased with the results. Here are some of our favorites. We only used one roll of ¬†Tri-X for Spencer, the other roll we used on family.

Fashion photography Session with Model: Spencer Green of TouT Modeling and Talent Agency (Charlotte Division)
Camera: EOS Canon Elan 7NE 35mm provided by: Forrest Clonts Studio
Lens: Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS
Lighting: Profoto D1 1000ws and Canon 580exII on outdoor shots.
Developer: Ilfotec DDX (1+4) 8min at 68C


There you have it!! ¬†— Kodak Moments!!!

KLinh Evelyn Grace Photography
Fashion Portrait Photography


May 29, 2013

It’s been quite some time since we blogged

We just did a check and the last time we posted a blog was March 18th. That is good in a way that we don’t oversaturate your time, but also bad because it makes it appear that we are inactive – which is exactly the opposite of why there was such a lapse of time since our last post. We are going to try to catch you up within the next week or two.
In short we’ve been busy doing several fashion editorials, test shots for a talent agency, and various other projects.
Here are a few test shots we did with a model for Tout Agency in Charleston.

For our photography friends:
Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID
Leaf Aptus 65
Capture One Software
Profoto D1 Monoblocs 1000ws
Thunder Gray Paper Backdrop
Canvas Backdrop

Thanks for hanging in there with us!!

KLinh Evelyn Grace Photography
Fashion & Portraits



March 12, 2013

Emily Pageant Portfolio (our way)

We have recently had a string of Pageant models in our studio.
We don’t advertise for pageants, but have received some calls to for some portfolio work. Each client expressed a desire to have something different than what was already available in the pageant world. We looked up a few images on google to follow suit, but¬†decided to do things our own way as we were unimpressed. So, We suggested using our Makeup and hair artists who are grounded in the fashion industry and not pageantry to our client and went from there. We got appropriate head shots and full body. Emily is 7 years old (almost 8) and has a charming personality. She reminded us of what Marilyn Monroe may have been like as a child. Here are just a few to show you.¬†This is how we shoot our pageant models.

Head shot. Notice we do not blur or paint the skin. Just a beautiful natural look.

We love this one so much that it made the front page of our website.

All the outdoor shots where done with Kodak Portra 160 film for a softer look. We hand develop all our film and scan them in. We love the wonderful skin tones it gives.

Thank you for viewing.

Klinh Evelyn Grace Photography
Shops at Flight Deck
109 Old Chapin Rd.
Lexington SC 29072

March 2, 2013


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We did this shoot a few weeks ago and just got a chance to Blog and Post today:) Thalia is an aspiring teen model and well worth the attention she is getting. She is not only beautiful but fun loving and fresh. Here are some of the photos from that shoot.

She showed up basic and our makeup and hair artist did their magic. (Amy Shaming and Tyson Keanum) She has a natural beauty.

Wow! Love the pink shoes.

Interesting thing….she is wrapped in one of our backdrops.

What a Beauty.

Just Casual.

Beautiful in Black and White.

We would like to thank our team and Thalia. Keep in mind….we don’t just take photos of professional models. We also help develop a look for aspiring models as well.

Klinh Evelyn Grace Photography
Shoppes at Flight Deck
109 E Old Chapin RD
Lexington SC 29072









February 8, 2013

Current Promotion

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In Studio Portrait Session Promotion

July 26, 2012

A Couple of New Additions

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These past two months at KLinh Evelyn Grace Photography are not going to dwindle into the back of our minds without stamping its footprint on our business first. We’ve made some choices that have caused serious transitions within us personally as well as the way we operate. First of all, we have integrated several new tools into our workflow. One of them being a Mamiya medium format camera system which is capable of shooting film as well as digital. Our experience with the Mamiya camera is plain and simple: We feel that it’s a better fit for our portrait sessions and yes – it does take a much better precise photograph than our 35mm Canon system. It would be unfair to compare the two – they both have there +’s and -‘s, so we are using both.

Another addition that we our proud of is in our staff.

Meet Brittney:

Brittney will be running our In Studio Portrait Sessions.

Brittney will be starting here at the studio on Friday August 10th. She will be running our In House Portrait Sessions starting on Fridays and then adding additional portrait days after her Friday’s book up. We are now taking appointments for Brittney. The Sessions have no sitting fee thus enabling you more freedom in purchasing only the prints and print sizes that you want. There are no high pressure sales, no membership or subscription requirements and there are absolutely zero catches ¬†– just great photographs. ¬†This is perfect for New borns, Seniors, Headshots, Holiday Cards, etc. For more information click here: In House Portrait Sessions¬†read on…….

With the addition of Brittney comes the bonus of new technology to make her and your experience all around wonderful. We are introducing wireless tethered shooting into our workflow. What…huh? This simply means that while Brittney is photographing, ¬†you (the customer) will be able to sit back on our couch with an iPad or iPhone and view the pictures live the moment that they are shot. You will be able to rate each picture with a one to five star rating. While you rate each picture – the photo finisher (Evelyn or myself) are notified of your favorites. Magic

We have noticed that within the Lexington SC area there really is no portrait studio besides the Olan Mills studio in Kmart. No offense to Kmart or Olan Mills but, this is our “Professional” solution for the people of Lexington. Go to our site by clicking here: Website¬† ¬†— We think you’ll be very pleased with our high level of skill as professional photographers.


Thanks Everyone for your current and continued support.


KLinh Evelyn Grace Photography
located in:
The Shoppes at Flight Deck
109E Old Chapin Rd.
Lexington, SC 29072
Portrait photography in Lexington SC




March 15, 2012

Amanda & Charles

It has been quite some time since we’ve posted anything new on our blog. Although a blog is supposed to dive somewhat into the personal lives of “the blogger” we like to keep our personal lives somewhat guarded and away from our lives as photographers at times. Recently we suffered a loss in the family and needed time to regain ourselves before reentering the virtual world of blogging. So – here is the scoop: ¬†We have been shooting a tremendous amount lately and right now as I (KLinh) compose this “blog entry” Evelyn is 20 feet across the studio trying to play catch up on a photo session due tomorrow morning.

Last weekend we had the pleasure of photographing Amanda and Charles engagement session. They are one of our new couples, so needless to say you will be seeing bits and pieces of their coverage throughout the next year. We decided to have their engagement session in the southern town of Newberry, SC. Like most of our sessions we like to shoot at the end of the day and into early evening. Stories just seem to be better told when they transition from light to dark.  A technical note to photographers out there: All background was lit via natural light and the subjects are lit via Pro-foto D1 strobes, Ettl-flash (580exII) or tungsten video light. Yep Рwe use them all!!

Off we go:

Let's start off with a "hero" shot

Don't you just love spring time fields.

Bradford Pears bloom once a year and only for a short amount of time.

Romance doesn't just happen - you have to look for it - then you have to photograph it.

Amanda is not a model

Charles is not a model either

Amanda & Charles are......

Fashionably in love

We told Charles to give us his most protective look....We ran away shortly after this photograph.

Every photograph tells a story......Here, the pages unfold within those pearls

Have you noticed that this photograph is the first kissing picture of the series? --- and it's not on the lips.

And then the night began to fall upon them

Can't let them get away without a silver tone hollywood style photograph.

Heroes always get the girl. Who says good guys finish last?

KLinh Evelyn Grace Photography LLC
Located in the Shoppes at Flight Deck
109E Old Chapin Rd.
Lexington, SC 29072

February 1, 2012

Neither Bride nor Model

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I, KLinh was really hesitant about blogging this week. Then I thought Courtney’s photo session would be a nice way to finalize her shoot. Before you view these photos I want to mention that Courtney is neither a bride nor model. In fact, Courtney is a teacher. We met her during a wedding we were covering several years ago. Well, to make a long story short, we ran into her at church a few months back and Evelyn approached her about doing a photo session with us. She agreed, although I do not know how guarded her mind was at the time regarding us shooting her, one would never know about any reservations after seeing her photographs.

***Side note alert***  Make up and hair artist: Kimi 

Kimi is not a stranger to KLinh Evelyn Grace Photography, we have worked with her on a previous wedding and we were so impressed¬†that we are now in the process of possibly having her join our team on a more permenant basis. ¬† More in a different blog……..

On to the Photographs ¬†— you will be able to view these via our website soon — this book is very elegant.

The theme of this book is the 1940's - by Evelyn Grace

Lately we've been really enjoying cropping in really tight

Taken right outside where our Photo Gallery and Office is.

These two are a combination of ambient and flash (for all you photo fans)


Love the finishing work on this particular set

Such a Doll - Classic-

What's a classic photo session without your classic monochromes

Evelyn was obsessed with getting these particular shots just right. I didn't know why until I designed this layout. I now tip my hat to you, my dear!

How cute is this!? - We barely got her in the frame. The wall we were using as a backdrop had limited space. Great crop, Just made it!!

Just loving this particular pose - So Dainty

Every now and then things just click - lighting, posing, mood, tension - this was one of those every now and then moments.

We say this because we take great pride in our work: "This is Classical Photography."




Thank you so very much for viewing and becoming a fan of our work
Thank you for considering us for your fine art photography needs
Thank you for helping us grow
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to share with you.

KLinh and Evelyn Grace

KLinh Evelyn Grace Photography
The Shoppes at Flight Deck
109E Old Chapin Rd.
Lexington, SC 29072



December 3, 2011

Finally some photos of our Photo Gallery / Studio

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Up until now we have only taken photos of our store via our iPhones.
Well, tonight after we closed we finally were able to take some higher quality photos.
Evelyn’s desk (Work Station) has not arrived yet – that will be placed toward the front of the
Gallery against the wall (same wall mine is on)


Taken from the back of our gallery - we haven't adjusted our lighting yet - one thing at a time right?

View from the front of our gallery


Our Family / Senior Portraits wall

Evelyn's Work Station will go on the far left.




October 25, 2011

Couture Bridal “Kim”

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Do you know what we love to do? We love to encourage our couples to spoil themselves during this wonderful time in their lives that they are experiencing. Why wouldn’t we love that? When our couples spoil themselves, it allows us to spoil them. Which brings us to Kim……..

Kim is allowing us to do just that, “Spoil her.” She is that discerning bride that knows photography, knows what she wants, knows what is timeless and knew that we were the perfect fit for her. In earlier posts you have seen her engagement shoot with Brett and then several days ago some selections from her Boudoir session.

Here are a few of our favorites from her Couture Bridal Session inside the State House located in Columbia SC and finishing off at the Lace House on the Governor Mansion’s grounds.

Remember we shoot for quality and not quantity. When we photograph we are looking for that one beautiful fine art print. It just so happens that most of the time, we have several to choose from.

Not to often do you have negative space in the middle of the portrait. Kind of cool huh?

Kim's mom assisted with the veil and really had to book out of the photo fast. LOL!

This one deserves a Metal Print with all the glorious colors in the stained glass. Which is now proudly displayed in our gallery.

To think she used to run around here as a little girl. In the Senate Room! Who does that?

Well her Mom has worked here for years so I suppose it's OK. This is why we were permitted to photograph here.

Recognize the magnitude of history in this photo. Cool!

Very old timey Hollywood.

We don't know why but this almost looks like a bridal from a disney movie. Where are snow whites birds and chipmunks?

The happiness look.

Wow! Nice ring and beacon of light. LOL!!!!

All photos taken by:
KLinh Evelyn Grace Photography LLC
Classical Wedding Photographers in Columbia SC and Lexington SC
Offering Fine Art Wedding Photography for the Discerning Couple.

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