More Group Shoot Photos…

This is Joy…

I did her makeup as well for that group shoot in april (I did four models total… have no idea where the other two are… Kudos to the photographers for staying on top of that. *rolling eyes* Yep). I happened to find these on her model mayhem page, and have since asked to her provide the proper credit. Sometimes, you have to stay on top of these things.

Anyway, Joy was actually quite a ‘joy’ to work with. She’s very sweet and let me do whatever look I wanted for her photos. We love those kinds of models!

Here are some more of Montinique…

Fantastic! I hope I get to work with her again one day.

Group Shoot: Pictures!

I just got the first couple of pictures from one of the photographers I worked with. This is Montinique. She is just STUNNING and she was such a good sport…

Model: Montinique
Makeup Artist: Shahada Karim
Photographer: Nadirah Bahar
Location: Downtown Los Angeles

My First Group Shoot: Behind the Scenes

Here are a few shots I took when I remembered to pick up the camera. We were BUSY! But the girls looked amazing, and I think everyone had a really good time:

 Setting up.
Dari is busy cleaning up her station. She’s so much neater than me. My station was a MESS!
David Harrington finally convinced a model to let him use a crimping iron in her hair!
Makeup Artist Ruby putting the final touches on a model.
End of the shoot for this model… 5 hours later and her makeup still looks good!

Photographer Ken Koller busting a move to some random hip hop song that was playing. Turns out, dude’s got mad rhythm!

That’s it for my ‘behind the scenes’ photos. I didn’t get to take very many. I got a preview of some of the pictures, and they are STUNNING. I’ll share them as soon as I get them. Ciao for now!

My First Group Shoot


One thing happened, and then another thing happened, and someone said something to someone else… and the next thing you know:

I’m half of a team effort to pull off a Group Shoot in Downtown LA, in a record seven days.


Here’s where we’re doing it:

Does that picture look familiar? Well, it might be because I showed you before, when I gushed about Greyscale Studios. Same Place. New owner. And so it goes…

I’m teaming up with one of my favorite photographers, Bryan Frank, to make it happen. I have one other Makeup Artist and one Hair Stylist. I need AT LEAST two or three more. Two would be good, three would be perfect.

All this going on and on and I haven’t even told you the most important stuff.

A ‘group shoot’ is a promotional venture… this time we’re doing it to promote the venue. Sometimes, it’s to promote the photographer, or the model(s), or the makeup or hair people. It’s a labor of love; we tend to NOT get paid for this sort of thing (so all the folks who have fibbed to me a little bit and told me that you typically get paid for group shoots… you’ve probably forgotten that I’ve worked with you on these kinds of things before… but it’s all good). We’ll do it to help out a friend, or to help boost someone’s portfolio. Most of the participants in this particular shoot already have very healthy portfolios and typically get paid (a lot) for their work. They’re doing this as a favor to me, and I TOTALLY APPRECIATE THEM FOR IT. They know that I need help, and that I’ll happily return the favor if they ever need help from me.

So that’s it.

Lot’s of stress, planning, emails to send, and lots and lots of begging to do. We’ll see how this pans out.

Naturally, I’ll take a ton of pictures (and introduce you to some of the most awesome photographers, makeup artists and hair stylists that I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with)!

Ya’ll light a candle for me and pray that I don’t screw this up…