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Model Mee X’s 3

The beautiful ladies representing Model Mee Clothing by Nadia Jenkins. This image was taken for a campaign we shot over the summer.

The Models: Ariane Webb, Alize Muhammad, and Michelle Oates

Model Mee Group 3 blog

 


Styled By Elle #1

Men’s fall fashion preview.

Model: Chris Terrance

Stylist: LaShaundra Elle Morgan

Chris T 4-Edit blog


Beautiful Aura

When you’re this beautiful you should always smile 🙂

Model: Dominique Thomas

DD Downtown Grass 1 blog


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


Alize

The first image taken from my latest shoot with the beautiful new model Alize Muhammad. I can’t wait to work with her again!!! She’s amazing!

Alize Dress 1b-Edit blog

 


Lakita Maxi Dress

My latest shoot with my model friend Lakita. It’s been about 4 years since our last outing and she’s just as beautiful as ever! I’m happy that I was able to reconnect with her and shoot her in this colorful maxi dress because, I love the way maxi dresses look on women. Makeup by the talented new mommy Nichele Hardge. Congratulations Nichele!

Lakita Maxi Dress 5 blog

Lakita Maxi Dress 2c blog

Lakita Maxi Dress 4 blog

Lakita Maxi Dress 3b book

Lakita Maxi Dress 1 blog

Lakita Maxi Dress 9 book

Lakita Maxi dress 6 book


Queen Vey!!!

The first shot from my latest test shoot with one of my favorite people to shoot, the incredibly gorgeous Vanessa Cobb, aka Veyonce!

Vanessa 1b