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I met and tested with model Chelsea and wanted to share more with you about her. I've asked her to put together a little introduction about herself. She was fun to work with and I can't wait to capture her again. I'm building a little editorial to shoot with her and I can't wait to share those images with you!
"Hi I am Chelsea Lawrence! I am a recent Graduate from University of Northwestern with a Theatre major and a Music Emphasis. I have been a model and actress most my life but now since graduating in December I have picked up to full-time as a freelancer.
I love all forms of this industry and have experienced many sides. My main focuses are as a director for stage work, Acting on camera, Modeling in all aspects (I will never do crude or suggestive photography in the nude or lingerie or swimwear) And I love to be involved on the production side in all of these venues!
In my free time I love to use all forms of art mediums and I also do my own photography on the side. My short term goal in life is to continue to focus on marketing my business and profession in this industry. My long term goal is to become an internationally recognized director of film and theater. My passion is to use art as a tool that elevates humanity by drawing upon classical mediums combined with the modern. My life mission is to spread love, life, and joy into the world and I will do this with one smile at a time."
Half room show live from the Triple rock social club
I photographed a half room show last night at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis. Four great bands played last night! I thought I would share some of the images captured with you!
Dead End Age
This punk band hails from the streets of Saint Cloud and consists of members Chris Pitz - Steve Broadhead - Jake Mitzel
Free download at www.deadendage.com
Tiger Blue Death Squad was formed in the spring of 2005. After a number of line up changes the Tiger Blue EP was finally completed and released in March of 2012. Combining elements of thrash, punk, pop, and rock (punk meets thrash meets Zeppelin.) After a successful summer tour in 2013, Tiger Blue is writing more tunes and playing more shows...
Members are Tom, David and Jake
Give them a like on Facebook here Tiger Blue
Surco "is a band from Minnesota".
That's their bio, but maybe you can just give them a listen and decide how you'd like to classify, or describe this band as.
I really enjoyed their set!
Class of 86 is a progressive punk band from Minneapolis made up of five young professions that have been friends since they were in grade school. For well over a decade now the sound of the band has evolved from Iron Maiden inspired metal riffs and Band Religion-esque wordplay to something more akin to Propagandhi's open chords and riffing and, well, Propagandhi-esque wordplay. Not afraid to wear influences on their sleeve I suppose you could say. They are set to release a new LP titled Future on Fire in the summer of 2014.
Andy Mathison- Lead Guitar, Vocals
Ryan Tate- Lead Gutar, Vocals
John Rude- Bass Guitar
instantly take the years off
There are just 6 simple things you can do to ensure your make-up isn't actually aging your face or appearance in photos. A lot of my clients opt to do their own make-up for their portrait sessions, follow these tips to get maximum impact from your beauty products.
1) Shimmer shadows. Chelsea to the left has on a gold tone shadow that only extends to the crease. This highlights her eye without overwhelming her face. Full shadow application in high shimmer or pearl colors only make you appear older if the shadow isn't properly applied with a good base and falls into the fine lines around the eyes.
2) Loose Powder. I'm not sure why anyone would use colored loose powder anymore. Not the kind you push into the pores of the face with a fancy Japanese brush but you remember... the kind that you would just dust over your thick chalky foundation? This really adds the years to the face. To set your concealer or foundation try a very light dusting of translucent "photo finishing" powder to ensure that your make-up stays on through your portrait session. Better yet is to get a "dewy" NOT matte finishing spray to lock in your application and still have a fresh youthful glow. I recommend a tinted moisturizer only in summer months and a setting spray again in "dewy". This will prevent overly clogged pores and summer breakouts. Make sure whatever you're using has at least an SPF of 10 or higher!
3) Frosted Lipstick. No. Just please don't. Please. In fact if you show up for a portrait session with frosted lipstick on I will actually hand you a tissue and ask you to please wipe it off. I'm doing this because I care, and I like you.
4) "Scouse Brow". This is a term used by the British to describe overly darkened brows. To properly darken your brows select a shadow or pencil (matte of course) that is one shade LIGHTER than your NATURAL hair color. For Chelsea in the photo above I used just a shadow... Urban Decay's "Buck" found in the original Naked Palette to fill in her natural brow line and extend it down to meet the reverse cat eye. This frames her face and accentuates the eye without aging her appearance.
5) Cool toned lipsticks. These are lipsticks with color bases in the blue family. They look good on no one. If you don't know how to tell the difference, ask someone at a make-up counter to assist you. They may be able to recommend other brands even if you're unable to throw down $18-$36 for a lipstick. A good lipstick however is worth the investment, if only you FEEL prettier - you'll look younger too.
6) Messiness. Make sure you're in order when you've got a full face of make-up on. Practice a few times prior to your session with your application and experiment with products or colors that you typically wouldn't. You want to look like yourself for your portrait, only better. Giving yourself a proper once over correcting little smudges that occur over the day also ensure you're looking your best.
Saint Paul based photographer offering Headshot and creative portraiture focusing on Commercial needs.
I worked with Elle Halls of Nouvelle Design Studio for my business profile picture (used for LinkedIn, email, website, business cards, etc.) and she was amazing! She really listened to what I wanted, and made me a part of the process, stopping many times throughout the shoot to show me how the photos were looking. What I thought was going to be a "business errand/chore" ended up being a lot of fun! I highly recommend using Elle for your photography project.
Excellent experience. Elle was able to coach out the "model" in me and provided many shots I can pick from. She went well above and beyond me expectations and the final product is excellent.
Working with Elle was wonderful! I was doing a fashion shoot and it was so fun! She's very nice, funny, and professional, the shoot went like that! She has a very keen eye and did wonderful work! Very happy with my photos. Thanks, Elle!
I love the photos of myself and my daughter. We were given excellent direction so we could get the best shots. I couldn't be happier with the results! I highly recommend booking a session for any type of photography you are looking for!