We had blast with this collab and our model, Courtney, was an angel with incredible expression. I don't share client boudoir shoots for the most part (privacy). Model shoots though are all to share! Courtney brought a bunch of great…Read More
Test shoot with with Amy Lewis and Desiree Lacole! These two women are incredibly talented and fun to work with. We did several looks for this shoot varying from light and natural to dramatic with a dark red lipstick.
And the addition of... dry ice! This was so much fun to do. I've worked with dry ice several times outdoors, but never for anything quite like this. (Inspo- the magical Sue Bryce, photographers you can check her out on creativeLive.com! She's a portrait master). This last look, expertly blended with gold and bronze shadows, was my favorite.
A few tips..
*dry ice will burn your skin, so use oven mitts or some very thick gloves to avoid touching it. You may need a hammer or mallet to break it.
*we used rubbermaid tupperware to put the water/dry ice in, which is both low to the ground, and somewhat sturdy. Glass would probably break from the rapid and dramatic temperature changes. I've also used empty ice cream buckets.
*hot water produces more fog than cold
*plan your poses and shoot fast! Fog only lasts a few minutes so knowing what you're doing ahead of time can make a huge difference. For bigger stuff or outdoors shoots, I always end up compositing layers of the fog from different photos into the image.
You can check out more of Amy's makeup artistry at www.makeupbyamylewis.com. She and her team do everything from bridal makeup to special effects, film, photo shoots, runway, and personal lessons.
For more of Desiree's modeling work, check her out at www.facebook.com/DesireeLacole
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