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Photoshoot: Michele Walters

3 Sep

Yesterday I had the pleasure of working with an awesome model, Michele Walters, for a long-awaited photoshoot. After much delay and scheduling conflicts we finally got together to do a shoot.
I did her make-up, as well as the photography.

We trekked out to Discovery Park in Seattle, makeup, wardrobe and photography equipment at hand (not to mention my handy reflector-holding boyfriend), and got to working. After doing some hiking we found some sweet locations. One of which was this sandy alcove on the edge of a cliff overlooking the water, it was awesome. Definitely a location to keep in mind for future shoots. Although it was sandy, with the wind whipping hair in our faces, we got some amazing shots and I’m so happy with the outcome.

We did a variety of looks, from summery “At the beach” to magical “Alice in Wonderland”.

Here’s a sneak peak shot from our first location on the sand…

Keep your eyes peeled for more to come.


From the Vault…

3 Aug

Last week I went to visit good friend and photographer Sean Watson to catch up and peruse some of his photography.
Not too long ago, my external hard drive for my laptop crashed, and although I was able to recover most of my files, many of my photos were unfortunately lost for good.

Sean and I pulled some great images from our past photo shoots together. Some older, some newer, so I thought I would share a few…

Here’s to many more years of shooting with Sean. 🙂

When Delirium Sets In

14 May

This past couple of weeks have been especially busy.

On top of photo shoots, working, and the every day hustle, my boyfriend and I recently moved in to a new apartment just blocks from the ever-exciting Broadway on Capitol Hill. Going on an average of about 3 hours of sleep a night, we moved all of our junk into our new place and are finally settling in.

Needless to say, I’m exhausted, but so glad for the weekend.

Last time I posted, I was discussing my most recent creative project with friend Sean Watson, we had one shoot under our belt then, and now we’re up to three and a half (half because we had a sick model and had to send her home). Things are really getting rolling, and the creative juices are flowing. I’m tired, but so very excited for the direction this project is going. Here’s a most recent sneak peek of what Sean and I did with model Taylor Hook last week, I think this image is just beautiful.

Taylor is half African-American, and Caucasian, and has a gorgeous facial structure. I wanted to create a greek-goddess look with her so pulled her hair up loosely and inserted white origami lilies into her hair. Then I tore up sheets of plain muslin to create the ragged look of the fabric and draped it around her. For make-up I lightened her skin and added a golden shimmer to it as well as a light dusting of  coral color to her cheeks, the same coral for her lips and gold cream shadow for her eyes.

This is by far one of the most beautiful set of images I’ve had the pleasure to help create, and I’m so happy with how this shoot turned out.

I can’t wait to do even more, keep tuned for more images and sneak peeks during the next two weeks!


In other news, I’ll be heading over to Ouch My Eye Gallery in SoDo tonight at 7 for the STIFF premiere of the short film I worked on called Teething, as well as several other shorts. You can find more info on it here! See you there?


27 Apr

Nice new blog layout huh? There have been many changes occurring lately, and all very good and exciting…

After months and months of talking about it, planning, more talking, and planning, my creative project with Sean Watson is finally coming together (Check out the latest issue of his magazine Peer Pressure, here).

Following a very busy few weeks (and weekend) of working on filming projects, we came together last night to create some very awesome art.

Our first model for the project was Anton Sloboda, a very cool guy, and a very good sport. We worked for a pretty solid 4 hours last night doing a little bit of everything, some casual, editorial, and avant garde. For the more editorial type shots I painted Anton’s face in metallic gold and silver and also to go with my “Origami” theme, I attached pieces of ripped and crumpled metallic origami paper to his face and neck. It took a bit of time to get it looking right, but  I think the photos turned out amazing. It really is out of this world.

Here’s a little sneak peek of his editorial look…

Anton - Silver and Gold

Pretty cool huh? By having Anton move in front of the camera in addition with the reflective nature of the paper, it created the strobe affect you see in the image.

I know, it’s pretty sweet.

I can’t wait to get shooting again later this evening with our next model Mahsa.

Now that the ball is finally rolling, I am so excited to see what else we will create. So keep tuned!

Another Quick Update – Vlogcast 12

13 Apr

A short little update on what I have been doing lately. Photoshoots, movies, job hunting, apartment hunting, so much fun!

Another Overdue Update – Vlogcast 11

23 Mar

Here’s to another long overdue video update! Changes, projects, and so much to look forward to!

A New Direction – Photo shoot with Craig Thomson

23 Feb

In keeping with my promise to get you up-to-date on my recent adventures and changes, here are some of my favorite images from my photo shoot with Craig Thomson last December.
I did my make-up and hair myself, and Craig and I collaborated on my wardrobe.

I stayed pretty simple with my make-up, I wore a gold smoky eye and natural glossy lips paired with some va-va-voom curls and some newly found attitude.

We shot in a chilly downtown Tacoma, and I think the images turned out beautifully. (The coldness might have even helped!)

I’ve come quite a long way with Craig, and I can’t wait to see what direction we go in the next time we shoot.