This is the continuation of my session with Hannah. This session was a nice little portfolio builder, giving Hannah many different looks to add to her portfolio. This set is the dark and casual looks.
Hannah brought a lovely wardrobe for our session. One of the things I loved the most with her wardrobe was her use of color. I enjoyed working with her to put together the different looks. This color palette is not the usual palette that I work with. It is bright, cheerful, and fun.
I enjoyed planning the the backdrop and lighting to suit each look. We moved from high-key and cheerful, the moodier, darker looks, and finally to casual, laid back looks. Today's post is about the lights cheery looks. In future posts, there will be more dark and casual looks.
I don't normally post before I have the entire set complete, but I had to post this sneak peek. Windsor is incredible. I described the characters, the rest is all her. Michelle nailed the hair and makeup.
Model: Windsor Nell
MUAH: Michelle Busch
Photograph/Concept/Styling/Retouching: Donna Macauley
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all"
Corian has worked hard to obtain his current physique. He has changed tremendously since the first time we met and worked together. I am proud of him and all he has accomplished from his new physique to his modeling and to acting career. What he's achieved shows that hard work and dedication pay off.
I saw this dress and knew I had to do something special with it. I didn't think twice about purchasing it. It was perfect for a soft, dreamy concept.
Emily was perfect for it. She moved and floated around just like a Disney princess.
This is a series of fine art poses. It also studies lights and darks. Emily did a great job taking direction so that I could guide her into these different poses. I'll let you interpret the emotion and stories behind these.
Hair and makeup: Emily
I know. I know. I'm on a flowing fabric kick. I'm going to run with it until my clients or I are sick of it.
Emily and I had a lot of fun working through several different looks this morning. We decided to throw the flowing fabric, ethereal look in on a whim. It was not our original plan, but sometimes you have to go with the moment and flowing fabric just felt right.
Emily did a great job with expressions to fit the look. She is very expressive. I think I love some of the bloopers best because she's got the cutest smirks, smiles, grimaces...you name it, she's got a lovely range of expression.
I wanted to explore the feminine and masculine in all of us. I don't believe we should stifle one's expression by imposed societal gender roles. Growing up, I was what people called a tomboy. I wore rock t-shirts, jeans, and running shoes. I didn't wear makeup, and I loved sports and roughing it. My parents let me be me and I am eternally grateful to them for it.
When my son was young, he wanted My Little Pony toys. I let him play with them all he wanted. There is no shame in expressing yourself or exploring your imagination and your reality.
This concept is something a little different from my usual. I had a lot of fun planning and creating it and I think Asha did, too. We had a lot of fun with the masculine look. Checked back for the continuation of the masculine look.