Can I just start with gushing about the incredible people we get to work with?
Julie B is Medicine Hat’s premier Make-Up Artist. She not only runs her own shop downtown, but she’s also a Make-Up instructor and teaches for Paramita Make-up Academy where she proudly preaches the good ol' hastag mantra of #communitynotcompetition. She’s incredible at what she does, and she is one of the most kind people you will ever meet. She works with Becca Cosmetics primarily, and has a TON of them for sale in her shop. (She even offers make-up lessons for those of us less skilled folk like myself!) Follow her on Instagram at @juliebmakeup
Sarah H & Mandy O from Chamber’s Salon, are the type of ladies you want at your shoot, and in your LIFE. They’re so complimentary, super social, and hilarious t’boot. Sarah is THE fastest hair stylist I’ve EVER met in my life. She doesn’t sacrifice quality either-she’s just THAT GOOD. She comes up with an idea, and BAM. There it is in all it’s glory. Its AMAZING and we always have her on hand during the shoot process to touch up and change looks. Mandy isn’t as fast as Sarah...haha...(thats not to say her work isn't ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE). It is 100% because Mandy’s everyone’s biggest fan-she’s doing hair, she’s dancing to music, and she’s cheering everyone on and bringing the laughter-and we love her for it. Feel free to follow their work at @chamberssalon
The MODELS: Lennon & Haley were two of our 2015 Graduates who had booked their photos with us. While shooting their Grad Shots, we just clicked! When we looked at the images later, we were blown away by how natural, and stunning these two ladies were. We for sure knew that we wanted to do a “Vintage/Classic” style with Lennon, she has such stunning, timeless features and we wanted to emphasize that. And Haley-we actually weren’t sure-we just knew we wanted to do something with this girl! When we shot her last year she had one dread in her hair peeking out from time to time in the shots, and her freckles were begging to be photographed…so we decided to run with it. Bohemian/Coachella/Festival Style was where we ran. And boy did she ever rock it!!
Michelle Gall is someone who excels at what she does. This woman LIVES her passion. Design and conceptual art has a NEED for this gal. She is overflowing with creativity and we cannot wait to work with her in the future. For this shoot, she was so helpful in responding to my call out for “vintage dresses anyone?” on a local Facebook Group. I laughed when Michelle said she just pulled them all from her closet...then she showed up to deliver them to me, and I was shocked...she looked like she’d just walked out of a vintage magazine shoot herself! She lent me a few of the dresses/tops you’ll see in upcoming photos of Lennon. Check her facebook out here: Diva Dolls Facebook
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Here’s some images of the shoot from behind the scenes, and in a future post you’ll see some of the final product! I’m so excited to share them with you! We are beyond excited to be able to work with such talented people here in our own city. (Michelle's an honorary local.)
Thanks so much for popping by and checking out our blog. :)
We'll have some of the final images from this blog posted in the following few days! If you can't wait-head over to our INSTAGRAM and I've already posted a few…because well- I couldn't wait. haha!