I submitted couple of the images from this set to Photovogue Italia and this last image was accepted - this marked the 15th image on my portfolio which I am very excited about, looking forward to making more.
Last weekend we had lunch with Josh’s cousin in H Mart (Grocery store) and during the conversation they requested if we could shoot them for a quick set for their upcoming baby shower. Luckily I had my camera with me so we found an empty lit wall and shot this set quickly in the grocery store.
It has been a while since I worked on a creative editorial style makeup, this was for a hair salon competition with Eufora and unfortunately we did not get to be selected. Each model was supposed to represent an element such as fire, earth, water etc you know the drill hehehe . . my main goal as a makeup artist working on hair competition contests is to not over shadow the hair styles as this is supposed to be hair focus event. When designing the makeup I make sure I speak to the hair stylist clearly to understand her/his vision and the overall concept. Since I try to take inspiration for the makeup from the hairstyle itself I usually try to do the makeup last and when the hair is completely finished or if we are in time crunch I would start the base makeup and finish the makeup when the hair is completed.
I had the opportunity to do the makeup and photograph one of my bride's grandparent's 50th anniversary in June. I did the makeup for my bride Courtney two years ago, her family reached out and asked if I could do the makeup for her Grandmother and photograph the ceremony. I am always so grateful for the opportunity to work with the same family multiple times and be part of their happiest moments. This anniversary was filled with love and happiness, Courtney's grandmother was so caring and took care of everyone even me, Josh was my second shooter for this event and we truly had a fantastic day - if weddings and events could be this laidback and fun I'd photograph them all the time.
I met Oddy through a group collaboration photoshoot, she is a fantastic dancer with so much talent yet very humble. When we shot this session she was in the middle of audition season and wanted to use these images for her applications. We shot this session on a Tuesday afterwork, right in front of the Long Center in downtown at sunset time. I have always been wanting to shoot dancers. However to be honest I didn’t have the heart to set up a shoot for myself, because of how quick things moves and it’s a matter of fractions to capture the perfect shot or capturing nothing at all. But looking through these images, I have to say I am very pleased with the final result, and I am also proud of myself for capturing some sharp images of dance movements the way I did, the only thing I wish we do differently was if we shot this session at sunrise. That way we could capture more brighter light and less people in the background.
Ingrid reached out to me asking if we could do a studio glamour shot, needing the images for Miss Nicaragua Pageant auditions in her native country. Thanks to Josh’s studio lighting background we were able to capture these images right in our kitchen, we used a ring light for the main light and two light bulbs with umbrellas, one on her left and one for the hair light in the back. Josh bought the backdrop for $5 in a garage sales couple months ago, I think the textures really worked great with this shoot. Since our house celling is not tall enough, shooting a full body image was limiting, so we mostly focused in waist up images. After shooting some, I felt like I wanted to see her in a dress, I went upstairs in my closet and I picked out this green dress that I thrifted a while back. I have always wanted to wear it for a photoshoot so here is it's first of so many to come :)