Richmond has absolutely stunning architecture in many parts of the city. It has really been able to inspire me to achieve some regal looks in a lot of my most recent shoots, especially with Christina in our Faberge inspired session. The ALWAYS talented Ashlyn and I were brainstorming ideas for a cool concept and she showed me this photo of a Faberge ad. She loved the makeup and styling and I loved the lighting and art direction and we both fell in love with the rough glamorousness of the model who we decided looks like a pouty little Czarina. Mario Testino always blows me away with his work.
So we took away the beautiful makeup inspiration and general stylistic guidelines and found ourselves Christina for our lovely model. Watching Ashlyn work her magic is amazing and she’s always able to add that special touch and glamour factor to all the work she does and I love it. Every model we have worked with together looks stunning. She needs to work with the fashion magazines but I don’t want her to leave!! And Christina completely blew me away. She has this really great look and really great angles and was a natural! The fabulous dress she wore was actually her prom dress!
Our concept became a little cleaner. I just can’t make myself shoot a grungy chic glamour shot just yet…I like my clean look too much! But I think Ashlyn’s makeup artistry created a very regal and beautifully haunting palette for Christina to work with.