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Mrs. Fancy Is Back!!!

I’m so happy that after a 3-4 year hiatus I finally reconnected with my beautiful model friend Dominique. She’s so sweet and naturally beautiful I decided to post one of our shots without any editing. Posting unedited shots is not something that I do often, mainly because most of my clients really don’t like it. I know that most people are influenced by the unrealistic standards of beauty that we’ve all been conditioned to accept but, I’ve personally never been a huge fan of perfectly airbrushed images. The truth is, I only do it because I know clients and companies like a certain “polished” look to their photographs. That’s fine, but I love the details and textures of human skin and hair.

We as photographers spend thousands of dollars on high end cameras/lenses that have the ability to exact as much detail as possible, so why would we want to eliminate all of that wonderful information we capture?! In recent years I’ve cut back drastically on the amount of editing I do to my images, even to the point of losing some clients and turning fans of overly airbrushed images away from hiring me. Don’t get me wrong, when done right those images can be flawless and gorgeous, but in the real world nothing is perfect and I like it that way.

I love imperfections. It means that we’re human. It means I’m capturing exactly what was in front of my camera. So with all this being said, I encourage my clients more and more to accept themselves as they are, and to scale back on the over-edited, “perfect” look of the past decade or more. Besides, when you’re this naturally beautiful you don’t need photoshop! 😉

Dominique Grad HS 1 blog


Buttoned Beauty

Happy Throwback Thursday! This is one of my favorite concepts shoots from early January 2008. I love all the wonderful colors!

Model Angel McCray

Makeup By Micha Maldonado

Angela Buttons For Blog 1


Fly Gyrl

Beautiful Model DiAndrea Ash

Makeup By Tiona Chantel

Fly Fancy

fly gyrl di

Di Head-Shot 2

Fancy Head-Shot 3B

Fancy Flag 2


Happy 15th Birthday To My First Born!!!!

Happy Birthday my sweet angel!!!! I LOVE you with all my heart Ameera!!!!

Pooh Birthday Pic 2014


Happy Birthday Jocelyn!!!

Happy Birthday to my little angel Jocelyn Shartel!!!

Happy Birthday Jolly 2014 1B

Makeup By Nichele Washington


Tarnesha Head-Shots

Here are a just a few head-shots from my very first shoot with Mrs. Tarnesha taken a couple of months ago.

Model Tarnesha Robinson Small

Makeup Shon Sanks

Hair Ormond Bellinger

 

Tarnesha 3d

tarnesha bw 2

Tarnesha Fav 1d

Tarnesha Shon 3e


Dimitria & Keisha

Models Dimitria Burney  & Keisha Carter

Makeup By http://www.tionachantelmakeup.com

Dimitria Wrap 2B

Dimitria Leopard 1

Dimitria Wrap 1

Keisha Wrap 1

 


Stevie Head-Shots Continued

Here a few more head-shots from my recent test shoot with model Stevie. I love her androgynous look. She reminds me of one of my favorite singers of the 80’s, Annie Lennox of the popular group The Eurythmics. Maybe we’ll play around with that concept later???

Makeup by Tiona Chantel: http://www.tionachantelmakeup.com

Stevie 6b

Stevie High Key

Stevie High Contrast


Stevie Hedgecock

2 looks from my most recent test shoot.

Model Stevie Hedgecock

Makeup Artist Tiona Chantel/ http://www.tionachantelmakeup.com

Stevie Test Head-Shot 1b

Stevie Retro 1b


Lunacy

Another promo shot from my impromptu shoot with my cousin a few weeks ago.

lunacy


Happy 13th Birthday Nas!!!!

Happy Birthday to my son Prince Naseem! I love you!!!

Nas New Cut