Shooting Aleks.

We wanted to do another shoot…..Something very different from anything we had done in 2010. So when makeup artist Maria Ortega sent me a message it was perfect timing. I loved the simplicity and creativity of her makeup, now we just needed the right model to make it work. As Avaloni Studios we are pretty new to the model agency scene so it was quite nerve racking approaching a reputable agency and being confident enough to request a model, but we did it.

MC2 model Management was kind enough to take us on and they let us shoot one of their amazing models Aleks Malkin. The next step was to find the right hair stylist and believe it or not I let Maria the MUA pick the right one and we were quite happy with her choice. Hair Stylist Jachelle Whiting did a great job and it went perfectly with the styling.

Our first look for Aleks was natural and clean and I must say it turned out better than I expected. The whole Idea for us was to have the shots perfectly lit with less drama as we could afford. I used 3 key lights believe it or not but made sure not to have the wattage too high to enable us have more options in photoshop.

The second look was a bit more dramatic……but not too dramatic. If you have noticed we like to keep things simple; trying to change that by the way. The makeup artist and hair stylist did a great job with the makeup and hair. For beauty and Fashion shoots it’s important to have the right team on set to get the best results possible.

The last look, which is my favorite, has been something I have been dying to do for some time now. Mentioned it to my partner a few times, but I doubt he will remember. Maria asked what I wanted and I explained it to her in just one phrase (dramatic smoky eye) and she understood perfectly. The Hair Stylist, Jachelle suggested we put her hair up and it brought the whole look together.

Thanks to Model Aleks Malkin of Mc2…………MUA Maria Ortega and Hair Stylist jachelle Whiting for helping us bring this all together. Hope you all are having a wonderful Presidents day and stay extraordinary.


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