This gold filled shoot was a creative collaboration with New Orleans’ own U Get Made, glam child of Monique Simon. I think we stalked each other on Model Mayhem for a good while before she reached out to me. Our model for the day was the beautiful Allyssa Winn. This was her FIRST actual photoshoot.
I learned a lesson during this shoot and it is that I shouldn’t stick so tightly to my shoot list and be aware of the sun creeping in to my shots through the blinds. I turned my strobes off and photographed the model with stripes of sunlight stretching across her face. Those shots ended up being some of my favorites.
Then, I shot with strobes while letting in the ambient light from the windows.
Monique made that amazing chest piece. That woman has endless amounts of creativity and a craft closet…no, TWO craft supply closets as deep as the wardrobe to Narnia.
Here are a few shots of Monique at work. What you can’t see is her purple hair. BRIGHT PURPLE HAIR. That’s a future post.
Here is Monique applying that amazing sequin chest piece onto Allyssa.
This was my first time using my gold sequin backdrop too! I absolutely LOVE it.. Just a few yards of sequin fabric from JoAnn’s. I wonder how the black sequin would photograph?
To see more of Monique’s work, visit her website at www.ugetmade.com
If you book her to do your makeup, be sure to ask her about Dave Bautista.