I really should have posted this earlier, but things have been up in the air – as usual.
I had a really great chance to work with a diverse bit of talent last month. Great people in the industry like photographers Clifton Saulnier, Adam Graham, and Jodi Spicer-Outhouse; models Jessica Atwood, Jessica Matthews, Holly Richardson, Ashley Goodwin, Kaleigh Pitman, Spencer Robertson, Kirk Fougere; stylists Shawna Jackson from Shawna’s Hair Studios (in Sodalicious on Main St., Yarmouth) and Jill Goodwin from Styles Unlimited (on Starrs Rd, Yarmouth); MUA Jennie Surette from Afterglow Spa; clothing from Sharon and Laura from Making Memories Bridal and Tuxedo (Main St., Yarmouth) and the great guys at the MacKinnon Cann Inn, Michael Tavares and Neil Hisgen who let us use their business for location.
I want to first off thank Adam Graham for inviting me to the event and Clifton Saulnier for assisting me with the gear to pull off my first test of my homeade beauty dish.
It went fantastic.
We had a number of models to work with, and a great selection of wardrobe, but a limited amount of time to capture everything. So I was only able to shoot with 5 different models between the two VERY LARGE homes, and I only used 3 rooms I believe – but that’s all I really needed.
Spencer, Kaleigh, Ashley, Jessica M. and Jessica A. were fantastic models. They followed direction easily and understood what I was going for in all of my shots. The wardrobe, hair and make up was done perfectly(Gods bless the MUAs/Stylists) and I had a great feeling the whole time. Anything was available to us. Our imaginations were the only obstacles we had – although it was cold.
I wouldn’t be surprised if some people got sick shortly after this shoot.
Luckily, I brought two space heaters to one of the houses, setting one up directly next to where I was posing my models(hey, it’s my heater, I can do what I want lol).
Let’s take a look!
|Spencer looking suave|
|How can you resist him?|
|Loved the colors, and how Ashley’s rose-like dress compliments the rosed wallpaper|
|Jessica A’s expression is so open and honest, love those eyes!|
|Here Jessica M’s great skintone is so flawless – like butter and her blue eyes go so well with the backdrop!|
|Jessica M is showing us a more sultry side of her|
|Did someone say sultry? Kaleigh is definitely working the sultry wagon here|
I think that everyone involved is in agreement to keep this an ongoing thing in the future. I’m planning on my next trip to Yarmouth to formally give my models copies of our work and talk some shop with my fellow photogs over some good food.
Next week you will see a special blog post of Adam and my coverage of the BMO Hockey Heroes Weekend 2012. It is going to be a blast!!
But until next time let me know what you think of my first DIY Beauty Dish test, was it a success?
ANSWER: YES. EMPHATIC YES.
Anywho, more posts coming soon!