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Fashion Photo Shoot Part 1 – Life is for Celebrating!

fashion photoshoot, Nomo Akisawa, simply sweet photography, scarlett makeupMake every year your milestone year! If we only were as confident in our youth as we are when we get older. I have done makeup on many photo shoots with women getting Boudoir photos done or are being photographed for a variety of different reasons. Most of these women, unless they are professional models, are over age 35. And I can say from personal experience too, that every year older, I am a little more confident, appreciative of my health and happy to be celebrating another year on this earth. And even if I am 20 lbs heavier, or not feeling in the best health, celebrating my successes and doing a little time in front of the camera makes me feel pretty damn good!

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Hair and Makeup by me, Ms. S provided her own dress, Stella & Dot Sutton necklace in Silver, Stella & Dot Portia bracelet (discontinued).

Ms. S is a friend of mine that was in town from Montreal for work, and she had the opportunity to stay over the weekend. Since she was going to be in a beautiful spot (White Rock, BC) and is a sports photographer herself, she asked if I would do her makeup and help coordinate a fashion-styled photo shoot. Given that she is from Montreal, Ms. S has a lot of style, finesse and an eye for fashion!  She brought a variety of outfits with her, and gave me free reign with her hair and makeup. We worked with two different photographers, with different styles and in different locations. Part 1 was shot by Nomo Akisawa from Simply Sweet Photography. Nomo has a variety of fashion styled photo-shoots in her portfolio, and I love the style and her edits of some of the following photos she captured during our time together.

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Hair and Makeup by me, client’s own vest, bracelet, Stella & Dot Tempest (discontinued).

For her hair and makeup, Ms. S was really open to me using whatever colours and makeup that I wanted to use. It is a challenge sometimes to create a makeup look that stands out, and doesn’t look like you are creating some ridiculous fashion-y look that could replicated or is even inspirational. Especially when you want your client to look and feel pretty too! So I concentrated on her eyes, using Kevyn Aucoin eyeshadows, and wetting the darkest purple and dragging it across the upper lid, close to the her lash line. I used the light green and highlight colours to blend, also using also Tease from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. On her lips I used OCC Lip Tar in Ophelia and MAC Lip Pencil in Dervish. I love the way her eyes looked…and I added false lashes, of course too! Ms. S had her own eye pencils with her so I rimmed the top of her eye with her own deep purple, and then inside the lower water line with her own black pencil.

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Beautifully shot along the train tracks – always be careful when shooting on the tracks!

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Simply gorgeous! To create the soft wave in her hair, I curled it with a flat iron.


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Beautiful smile! Stella & Dot Tessa Fringe necklace. And just FYI, Ms. S is 51 years old! Yes, you can do a Fashion Photo Shoot at any age – and look just as good as someone half your age. #ageisjustanumber. Stay tuned next week to see the photos from Part 2!