This shoot was so inspiring! The gold accent color and wet hair moment was giving me Medusa vibes. Nohemi The Photographer shared a mood board with the model and I to review the concept she was looking for. The dark mood make up and wet hair details gave the idea to emphasize areas of the models features. I admire balance of color and shape around models face for a gorgeous design. The photographer has a creative mind to capture the elements of the models energy and theme of the shoot. It’s important to study and develop on shoots for future reference if the opportunity is given to you again to collaborate with a photographer or model.
Next is to prep your model to shoot! In this case, the model in the photo already had applied her own make up. Having a model who can apply their own make up or hair is a PLUS! The model was already well experienced with makeup to comfortably have makeup done before arriving on set. Majority of the time a makeup artists will be on set to perform makeup services. Finding a well experienced makeup artist is important to have at photoshoot.
My job as a stylist was to prep the hair for the inspired look! Side note: ALWAYS come prepared with a lot of hair products! You never know what you may need certain hairstyles. This shoot actually inspired me to stock up on more foam and gel products. Usually my hair kit consists of more standard hairspray, powders or styling cream. I never knew I would need certain products until I had a different task on this shoot. Fortunately I managed to use the perfect products that were already provided at the shoot to set the models hair on set PERFECTLY!
While I was setting the hair in place, the photographer added gold accent makeup to the model. Fun fact: The photographer is also a makeup artists! So, she knows how to place the gold make up in the appropriate areas of the models face and to retouch makeup if necessary.
The fun part! Observing the outcome and taking a behind the scenes content. Taking lots of pictures is helpful at the end of the day to recap what you learned about the shoot and how can you use that experience for future reference. No matter how many times I’ve worked with models or behind the chair, I always love talking about my day to my family, clients who value your time. Sometimes I ask myself what I can do better or to think back how fun it is to take on an opportunity with people who appreciates one another.
That’s the most important part of any shoot or if you work behind the chair is to promote yourself. The beauty of networking is conversing with people who appreciate your craft. Not only is it resourceful to others but that also builds confidence and focus to continue learning how to grow your business. The more you put yourself out in your industry the better you can reach future clients!
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