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Nicole's photo shoot

Hi lovelies! I am so stoked with how great the shoot with Nicole turned out! It's one thing seeing her 3-4 times a week in workout clothes and sweaty, or in a speedo and swim cap, but it's a completely different experience taking this naturally beautiful girl and turning her into a knock out!

For this shoot I wanted a a very pretty, understated and natural look with the hair and makeup, but with just a little more pizazz and panache {<-- love those words, yeah?} Nicole more than cooperated. She was hands down one of the easiest and most fun people to work with. Maybe it's because I love her so darn much already, but we just had the greatest time and I am so glad we did this project together!

I shot this series using my Olympus Pen camera without a flash in natural light on the high key scene setting. {read: easy mode without adjustments necessary} Two locations, six outfit changes and four hairstyles later, we had almost 200 photos. I edited about 50 of them {only very minor adjustments like fill light and saturation etc, nothing big editing wise because I only have Picasa to work with, no special software for me} and of those, these were my favorites. I wish I could just upload every shot I took, because I LOVED pretty much every single one.   Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Look, I managed to sneak into a photo!


  1. Gorgeous shots and gorgeous friend! :)

  2. Nicole is so pretty!! and you did a beautiful job taking photos of her! you should check out Picnik for photo editing as well... it works in conjunction with Picasa and it's free! it gives great results!

  3. Beautiful lady & great photographer/stylist/hairdresser/makeup artist!!

    I am soooo jealous of your nice weather!! I would kill for some leaves on the trees right about now!!

  4. visiting from Mingle Monday. The pictures are wonderful! Beautiful girl and good photography.

  5. You sure know how to make a girl look good and you really are a wonderful friend/hairstylist/makeup artist and photographer!


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