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Beauty Photography

One of my personal projects I have been working has been to learn and practice beauty and head shot photography. I have picked up a lot from working with photographers and even getting some one on one help with the post production of an image. Aside from that, there is so much information available online to learn just about anything. 

I thought I would make a post sharing some of my favorites from my recent mini photo shoot sessions. All makeup, hair, photos, editing was done by me. I love the entire process that results in the final image, and I find that improving one of these skills helps give me insight about another. As always, I will continue to learn and grow and maybe my next post like this will show marked improvements. For now, enjoy these photos!

Model credit (in order): Sunny Yoon, Sarah Calle, Nicole Poyraz, Brittany Binder

Hugo V workshop in Houston, TX

I had a great time participating in a photography workshop held by Hugo V at our studio in Houston, TX. It was a two day event and photographers flew from across the continent to learn from Hugo himself. The event was hosted by my friend and creative partner, Rapheal from Digital Icon.  I did the makeup and hair for the models both days. Here are some of the finished results. I love seeing the different styles of the photographers!

Hugo V Photography
Hugo V Photography
Toxic Lace Photography
Toxic Lace Photography
White Moth Photography

If you would like to follow any of the models click the links below to see their pages!

Jessica Rabbit

Holly Savage

Ashley Boston

Beautiful Outdoor Wedding in Victoria, TX

Makeup for Outdoor Wedding

I had the pleasure a few months back of doing makeup for Brandi and her bridal party. Everyone requested airbrush makeup. The wonderful thing about airbrush makeup is that you can achieve a super sheer to an absolutely full coverage face without ever looking or feeling like there is a thick layer of makeup sitting on your skin. The airbrush makeup I use is Kett Hydro foundation, which produces a natural matte finish to the skin. For those who prefer a dewier finish, I use an additional spray to give the skin a nice sheen. The setting for Brandi's wedding was absolutely gorgeous, and took place in Victoria, TX. Photos by Studio Eleven.