I have to admit I'm always looking at other photographers work. Sometimes it's to learn a style or technique and it's often a source of inspiration for new things to try.
I LOVE photographing weddings and families but it's important to me to have fun and create my own opportunities for growth. For several months I wanted to create a beauty session, inspired by great makeup and the color red. It took a bit of coordination to put together the right team of people for this special shoot, but I was able to make it happen with the artistic talent of Ashley at Give Me Glam and model Bailey Scott.
On a Monday morning we met at Ashley's new studio in Port Charlotte and got started. We knew we wanted to create different looks using makeup and styling. I wanted to create images that could be used for the 4th of July and Christmas but we didn't know exactly what that might mean.
Ashley started by creating a "Fresh-Cover Girl" look on Bailey and I used a simple white background and coached her through a variety of fun expressions.
Then Ashley added a graphic eyeshadow and a bold red lip and we tried some photos using different sunglasses loaned to us by Island Optical.
Then I switched over to the red backdrop that I bought specifically for this session. Bailey put on a red dress that she brought with her and we created more looks.
Although I put together this shoot as a chance to play with different styles and lighting techniques, I was surprised and happy when Venice Lifestyle Magazine chose to publish our photos and share our session with it's subscribers.
Thank you to the whole team that brought this day together!