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4.16.2011

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!












6 comments

  1. Gorgeous shots and gorgeous friend! :)

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  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!

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  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!!

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

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  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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