In August 2019, Lerro Photography sponsored two fundraiser photo shoots to coincide with the annual World War II D-Day reenactment in Conneaut, OH, in which 1,700 reenactors depict the D-Day invasion of Normandy Beach on June 6, 1944. It’s actually considered one of the biggest WWII reenactments in the world. The beach at Conneaut, OH offers similar terrain to Normandy Beach with Lake Erie, a wide sandy beach and a large hill. During the main event, the GI’s offload on the beach in real Higgins boats and storm towards the hill. The German reenactors are entrenched on the hill and… [Read More]
Liberty Ship Photo Shoot 2019 In September 2019, Lerro Productions sponsored a photo shoot on the Liberty Ship “John W. Brown” in Baltimore, MD. Originally the plan was to have our photographers and reenactors ride the public cruise and then ride the overnight deadhead run to Norfolk, VA. Because of issues in the Norfolk harbor and Hurricane Dorian, the ship had to remain docked for the weekend. Instead of fully cancelling, the photographers and reenactors opted to spend the day on the ship and make the best of the situation. We spent the first two hours in the engine room,… [Read More]
In August 2019, Lerro Productions was hired to run the night session during the “Thunder Over Michigan” airshow near Detroit, Michigan. During the night session, we lit up a P-51 Mustang, a F4U Corsair and a B-25 Mitchell. Each plane was lit individually and ran it’s engine(s) for five minutes. An airport firetruck also sprayed water in front of each plane before the engines were started. Click on the images below to enlarge
The USS New Jersey (BB-62) is an Iowa-class battleship that features 9 x 16 inch guns and is 887 feet long. She served in WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and other engagements in the 1980s. In 1991, the New Jersey was decommissioned and became a museum in 2001. Lerro Productions sponsored a WWII era reenactment photo shoot on the USS New Jersey in August 2018 and featured two separate shoots. The morning session was a classic pinup shoot and the afternoon shoot was a Navy crew shoot. Our morning pinup shoot featured Jenny and Rosalyn and they posed in various… [Read More]
Lerro Productions has been expanding the themed and reenactment photo shoots to include the WWII era. This includes the Rosie the Riveter and the military ground and air shoots. In order to find more reenactors, I’ve been attending large WWII events that draw in thousands of reenactors from across the country. In the process of attending these events, I become friends with many of the reenactors and have actually participated in a couple of the events at a “WWII War Correspondence” photographer. In the future, we hope to offer a variety of WWII military type photo shoots. Below are photos… [Read More]
Monument Valley is one of the most unique and photographed locations on Earth. The Navajo Nation preserves the Navajo way of life and helps keep the most striking and recognizable landscape of sandstone buttes, mesas and spires in the entire Southwest from destruction. The majestic buttes and red sandstone colors portray an unearthly appearance and have been featured in dozens of movies. Lerro Productions organized a photo tour in April 2017 that featured a mixture of both landscape and portrait opportunities. During our trip, we had the fantastic opportunity to spend three nights in a hogan, which is in the… [Read More]
In April 2016, Lerro Productions organized a photography workshop at Monument Valley, which is located on the Arizona Utah border and is one of the most unique and photographed locations on earth. The Navajo Parks & Recreation preserves the Native American tribe “Navajo” way of life and helps keep the most striking and recognizable landscapes of sandstone buttes, mesas and spires in the entire Southwest from modernization and destruction. The majestic buttes and red sandstone colors portray an un-earthly appearance and have been featured in dozens of movies. The initial weather forecast for our first day did not look good but… [Read More]
The Boeing B-17, nicknamed the “Flying Fortress”, is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930′s for the United States Air Force. During its production, 12,732 B-17s were built and of these, 4,735 were lost in combat. For our photo shoot, we photographed the B-17 “Yankee Lady” with a number of reenactors from local and regional groups to help portray a number of WWII era scenes. For the first hour or so, we had three gals dressed as Rosie the Riveter. Two of the gals, Alaina and Devin, have been seen at previous photo shoots in Owosso. The third gal,… [Read More]
Heres a few shots from the 2nd Rosie the Riveter photo shoot.This shoot was not a publicized event. I wanted to try out different shots to see how it could work for a future public shoot. During this shoot, we shut off all the regular shop lights and allowed the sparks and hot rivets light up our actresses. I also used a little fill flash to help emphasize the contrast in tones and colors of the blue clothing.
In August 2015, the repair shop at the Strasburg Railroad was transformed to a 1944 industrial factory for our small group of photographers. During WWII, a large portion of the male work force was overseas fighting against Germany and Japan. In order to keep up with the demand of tens of thousands of planes, tanks, ships, guns any everything else needed, women stepped in and took to the factories.