Makeup Artist Rachel Lane

It's pretty cool how the first makeup artist I started following when I moved to the DC area now only lives 10 minutes from me! I was very pleased when  Rachel Lane agreed  to come help me test lighting in my new "studio" space.  Really it's just our guestroom/ my office with a single window and no overhead lights. But we did a lot with a little space. 

Even when my cat crashed our shoot, she rolled with the punches. Honored to be working with Rachel on a few upcoming projects. Keep your eyes peeled and check out her work in the link at the top of the page. 

Vintage Vagabond Wardrobe House- Washington D.C.

A couple of weeks ago I got to pop into Vintage Vagabond Wardrobe House for their fall preview event. I was lucky that they had a live model that I could shoot with, as she served as the main focal point for the evening. I generally shoot in natural light but brought out my new flash and such to practice.

It was awesome to meet the styling team and see all of the great pieces in store. I really look forward to a planned shoot with them. If the impromptu images ( literally only let them know I would attend the event an hour before hand) turned out this great, then I am sure a little planning could make things epic. I showed up barely introduced myself to the model who was already posing on the store roof top,  I started snapping and directing immediately.  We started shooting around 6:30 and wrapped at 9 pm. 

For the second look we left the roof top and hit the crowded streets of D.C. I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful golden light and the loud colors of the street. We found a greenery on the sidewalk across from the store and used that as an additional backdrop. 

For the third look we had a vintage velvet black dress to shoot and the sun had gone down. Time to bring out the flash and make some popping imagery. Most of these were shot in black and white in the halls of the store for a real vintage feel. 

The last look we made our way into the store itself and set up shop in what I kept referring to as "the pink room." They had a beautiful vanity that provided plenty of beautiful light for us to work with. 

A huge thank you to all the wonderful ladies at Vintage Vagabond Warehouse for inviting me to your event and welcoming me to the area! 

Model: Andrea 

Styling: Team at Vintage Vagabond Warehouse - 1833 14th ST NW 3rd floor (D.C.)

Hair: Alix founder of The Unicorn Tribe in Alexandria VA

Huntsville, AL- Boudoir Client

So unfortunately Huntsville, AL is not a town with romantic hotel rooms or B&B options. Everything is about business in that town. So we found a hotel room that had plain white details, little modern pops of color, and black and white art so it wouldn't be so distracting. There was one chair in particular I was worried about, its a green and cream hounds-tooth print but we made it work by shooting in black and white. 

Another thing. This session has no retouching! This client was super fit! She ran a race that morning in Nashville before the session. Her back is insanely awesome! 

Major shout of to the hair and make up artist Tiffany! If you are interested in booking her, contact me and I will get her info for you. She can also be found via facebook at MUAH by Tiffany (Huntsville, AL)

I will share a few images here but for the most part the images are private. 

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Sorry the rest of these images are kept behind closed doors, and you're not invited :p

 

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!