Second shoot of the day and this time the model is one of Merrick talent's. Nicole Cooper is not naturally a red head but she colored her hair for the shoot. It did not come out the color she had intended, it was too dark and mostly brown, but it still worked for the theme. This time makeup was done by Laura Baltzley and hair styling was provided by Ruby Riewer who I had previously worked with on set with Kimmi Self. The setup was very similar to the last but we started with hair up and then later let it down. Nicole was very easy to work with and we all had a great time. Photos turned out great and I made some new contacts which is always a great thing.
It has been a while since I last posted here due to a lot going on over the holidays. In December I started planning for a concept that I really wanted to explore. I had an idea of working with high contrast high key subjects to really capture the beauty of this type of person. Red hair and pale skin almost lend themselves perfectly to this style of photography and so I began my search. I posted an ad on craigslist for red haired models. I received almost 100 responses from models who were interested in this shoot. I decided on three of them and got to work organizing the shoot. I found a makeup artist and a hair stylist for each shoot and started planning out the shots. Few people understand the amount of work that goes into this profession.
After weeks of planning shoot day 1 had arrived. The model was Lacie Eastlick, a biologist and stunning red head, and her hair and makeup were done by Alicia Ray, a newly transplanted talent to the area. Alicia arrived quite early which gave us time to plane out the shoot. We discussed hair styles and came up with the shoot plan. Alicia did a great flowing style and we started on the first set. we did several shots on simple sets of a white futon and white sheer curtains. Then we moved on to a brown couch and a very shallow depth of field. Next Alicia changed Lacie's hair to be slick and clean. We shot some lifestyle shots and some beautiful window light shots as well. The shoot went by well and all of us got along great. I am really happy with the performance of everyone.