On February 5, 2011, Christopher Edmonstone and I collaborated again for a photoshoot, which took place in the model’s 2-storey loft. I did the makeup, provided some jewellery for a few of the shots, and helped with the lighting/reflectors.
On December 12, 2010 I was asked by Christopher Edmonstone to do the makeup for a photoshoot. I also acted as his assistant, helping with moving lighting and reflectors. Lots of fun, and the photos turned out really well!
I was involved in my first commercial photoshoot a couple of weeks ago, courtesy of Shaun Stander (www.shaunstander.com). The shoot took place at a restaurant in Vancouver which could provide you with a sugar/fat-overload of just about any type you could possibly imagine – everything from donuts, to cheeseburgers, to Chinese takeout. The combination of smells was quite… interesting. The restaurant was open for business and several customers were curious as to what we were doing. One of them asked Shaun what the shoot was for, and who the model (Kevin) was. Shaun replied, very seriously, “We’re shooting for Donuts Weekly. He’s a Donut Kingpin.” The customer totally bought it, saying “Oh really?! Never heard of it.” I could not keep a straight face!
I orchestrated my first photoshoot on March 24, 2010. My model was a co-worker, who has a fair complexion and fine almost stick-straight hair cut into a layered bob.
My original plan for her hair was to create a smooth vintage finger-wave style (somewhat along the lines of Nicole Kidman in The Golden Compass), but when I took out the pins and started combing the hair with my fingers, the resultant look with sassy ‘big-hair’ curls just looked too great to pass up.
In addition to doing the hair and makeup, I added one of my necklaces to complete the look.
I took a few photos myself while we were waiting our turn with the photographers. I think she looks a bit like a 50’s pin-up girl – I wish we had had a martini glass and a long cigarette holder to use as props, but the little bouquet of tulips I made that afternoon were just fine for the original “bridal” theme.
The shoot itself went very well, and although I haven’t seen the photos yet I think they’re going to be great! I can’t wait to see the final results.
Another article from the same site gives a few tips on how to deal with your guest list (ugh!). I particularly like the last item which suggests having two lists – the “must haves” (A-List) and the “wish we coulds” (B-List), which allows you room to add people from the B-List as you receive regrets from any A-List people. It might mean a few more headaches and/or agonies during the initial process of compiling the A-List, but I’m thinking that in the long run it would definitely be beneficial in terms of keeping the final list down to a reasonable level, which means your bank account will thank you! http://www.momentville.com/wedding/ideas/wedding_guest_list_tips