This month's PORTRAIT magazine cover shoot was the first time I've shot an emotional piece since high school. The month of February is full of both love found and love lost. Last year I did the "cute/sexy red lingerie with angel wings" session. But this year I decided that I wanted to go to the opposite end of the spectrum and showcase the pain that comes with heart break. And man! What an incredible team of professionals to have worked with!
The model: Angela Walker. Absolutely phenomenal!! With her background in dance and gymnastics, this girl was able to give me the emotion that I was looking for through her facial expressions and the way she posed her body. And did I mention she is a neuroscientist?? Like holy cannolis Batman! Brains and beauty!!!
The hair & makeup artist: Megan Bankhead | Megan Renee Artistry. If Angela's expressions weren't enough to get you in the feels, then Megan's special effects makeup sure did! It wasn't the original vision that I had in my head, but it came out SO MUCH BETTER! It's just goes to show what happens when you trust your team to give their best! I love the different palettes of red, the special effects of blood on the gauze, the crying mascara running down her face. It's an absolutely masterpiece!