Hey everyone! So I got to shoot with one of my favorite photographers, Bill of WH Studio, recently. I've been very fortunate to shoot with him as I've built my portfolio. I can look at my work over the last few years and see how I've grown and how my looks have evolved. And I am grateful that I was able to go through all of this "growing" with a tight knit group of photographers that I work well with.
Anywho, this was one of my first shoots with my new kit set up so I was kind of test driving my new way of organizing my products as I work. See my organized chaos? That is also my chair and my light. Trust me, with my new organizational method, I could pack all of this up in about 5-7 minutes flat. It also makes it much, much easier to work. I know where everything is.
I did hair and makeup for this lovely model named Lola. She was truly beautiful inside and out, funny, professional and a breeze to work with...always makes things so much easier. I knew she had the depth and face to pull off several distinctive looks that I wanted in my portfolio, so we went for it.
The first look was a "clean beauty" look. I wanted her to appear as though she had no makeup on. For this shoot, my foundation of choice was Mehron. I lurve Mehron. Mehron is a professional brand (catered towards makeup artists) that sells its foundation as a set of 20 colors so that a makeup artist will immediately have a very large range of colors. I have the Mehron set and it gave a beautiful finish to her skin. I love its ability to make it look like someone's skin is just great. Not looking like they have makeup on, but just looking like they have great skin. With the Mehron and a few minor enhancements, we were ready to go!
Here are the professional pictures with her clean look. It looks like she has no or very little makeup on, on purpose :)
For Lola's second look, I wanted to give her a neutral toned smokey eye that would be accented by soft coral colors on her cheeks and lips. I used Naya Rivera's most typical red carpet makeup look as inspiration for this look. Although I used dark brown and black colors to create her eye look, I balanced it all out by keeping her cheeks and lips very soft.
I took a picture of her second look in really bright light and then in a really low light, so you could see more of the color contrasting used in the makeup scheme.
And here are the professional photos...
For Lola's third look, we wanted to do something a bit bold and daring. I switched her to a black lip color and I used OCC lip tar in pure black (the color is called TARRED). I really built up this color on the lips so that her lips would be completely saturated in the color. I also slicked her hair back to give her a different look. This gave her a completely different feel and she really rocked it! She how the whole mood that she conveys changed? She was great at going with the flow.
Lola upped the intensity on this look...
She got into a character and really had fun with it! It was truly a pleasure working with Bill and Lola and I am very happy for the new additions to my portfolio :)