Did you know fashion photography makeup was the type of makeup I did, in the early years of my makeup career? I never intended to work in theatre. I just fell into my lap. It’s been a wonderful ride.
A few weeks ago, on a Sunday, I got to revisited my first love. I did a fashion photo shoot with SoCal Fashion Photoshoots. It was a nice change from doing wigs, hair and makeup for stage. It felt as if I was visiting and old friend.
SoCal Fashion Photoshoots is a group that is headed up by Tawny Horton. She is a fabulous photographer that puts together creative photoshoots for photographers, models, makeup artist and hair stylist so they can refine their craft. I didn’t know what to expect, since this was my first time with this group. The shoot took place at Soka University. The makeup and hair were done at a home of one of the photographer’s, Frederick Vang. With the time that was allotted, I only got to do 1 model’s makeup, Vlada K, and ended up doing 2 other model’s hair, Shayla Jennings and Madison Hopkins; only because, the makeup artist that took care of them didn’t do hair. Doing those girls hair was just like doing a theatrical production; because, I had only ½ hr. of time to get their hair done. I theatre it is common to only get 1o to 15 min per person to do their hair or put a wig on before curtain (start of the show).
I decided not to go to the location, Soka University, because I wasn’t feeling good. My blood sugar dropped, on me unexpectedly, and needed to get some food into me immediately. I was a little worried that my model’s makeup and hair wouldn’t turn out ok in the photos, since I wasn’t there. I normally would be there checking on things that the photographer or model would overlook. When I view all the photos of my models, some of the photos, I would have tweaked a bit. For example, I saw some hair that needed some adjustment. Overall I am happy with the quality of the photography and the models. Everyone did a fabulous job. I definitely have photos that I can use for my portfolio.
Here are some of the backstage photos of the shoot and photos at Soka University. All backstage photos are taken by Frederick Vang. I also attached Instagram links of Frederick Van, Tawny Horton, Madison Hopkins, Shayla Jennings and mine for you to check out their and my other photography work.
Photographer: Frederick Vang https://www.instagram.com/theartistroom/
Photographer: Tawny Horton https://www.instagram.com/tawnyhorton/
Model: Madison Hopkins https://www.instagram.com/alohamaddie/
Model: Shayla Jennings https://www.instagram.com/missymissshayla/
Hair & Makeup: Donna Levy https://www.instagram.com/beadafuldesigns/