Wishing Queen Terri a very special and Happy Birthday today!!! I Love You!!!
Happy Birthday to my first born. I can’t believe that you’re 20 years old today! Where did all this time go? Sometimes I sit back and think, it really trips me out that you were actually born in the 90’s. I’m so proud of the woman you’re becoming. As a father you make me so happy! I wish you all the best going forward in your life. You’re one of the sweetest people I know and I pray you’ll always stay that way. Oh yeah, you may look just like your mom but, you act just like your old man! 😉 I love you so much!!!
My ethnic princess series was created to depict a more realistic image of princesses to young women of color. The idea is to show girls of color that royalty looks just like them, as opposed to the traditional notion that we’ve been conditioned to accept throughout history. The series is meant to convey the message that you are beautiful and important just the way you are, so be proud of the skin that you’re in. Having a daughter myself, my goal is to get more people involved and have more representations from children of all different cultural backgrounds.
This first set of images feature Princess Madison.
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I remember the day you were born. That day was my very first lesson in learning how to let you go. Having to leave you at the hospital to go to work that night was hardest thing I’ve ever done. I wanted to stay with you, to hold you, look at you, let you become familiar with me. My first child. But I had to let you go…
When you finally came home, each night that I left for work I would be so sad driving away, because I didn’t want to let you go.
When we put you in daycare, it was the first time that I had to leave you alone with strangers, and everyday that I walked out of that door I had to let you go. I would stand in the window and watch you until I didn’t have any time left to give.
Your first day of school, I was so happy for you, but so nervous. When the bus came to pick you up and carry you off I cried like a baby. I stood in the street and watched as the bus became smaller and smaller, until it eventually disappeared. There was nothing I could do, I knew I had to let you go.
Since then, there have been so many moments, so many times where the only thing that I could do was stand by and let you go. It never gets any easier.
Now here we are already, senior prom! Look at you. You’re so beautiful! You look just like your mother…
Once again I have to see you off and let you go. I’m so proud, but so hurt.
I know soon you’ll go off to school, or move out on your own and I’ll have to set you free.
Eventually you’ll meet someone, fall in love, get married, and that’s when I’ll lose you. That’s when my heart will truly break…that’s when I’ll really have to let you go.
I always knew these days would come, yet I’m still not prepared.
I love you so much!!!
You will always be my baby, sometimes I wish you could stay that way.
Why do I have to let you go?…
I never want to let you go!
But I know I must…
The lovely fall colors help accentuate the many colors of this stylish dashiki worn by the beautiful Latrice.
Model: Latrice Hicks
Makeup: Nichele Hardge
Featuring Alize Muhammad
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
Men’s fall fashion preview.
Model: Chris Terrance
Stylist: LaShaundra Elle Morgan
When you’re this beautiful you should always smile 🙂
Model: Dominique Thomas
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!
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!
My latest shoot with the gorgeous and talented fashion stylist/blogger Elle Morgan. To see more of her work please check her out here: http://theellemorgan.blogspot.com
Model: Elle Morgan (@ellemorganstyling)
Makeup: Calii Couture (@caliicrazii)
Hair: Raven Searcy (@thefvshionkiller)
My second test shoot this year with the beautiful Adrian Sellers. This was one of the most fun and laid back shoots I’ve had in years! I wish they could all be this relaxed and enjoyable.
My first test shoot of the year was yesterday with the lovely Ms. Taleor Moore. Makeup provided by the talented Nichele Hardge. More to come from this shoot later.
For the Past 6 Years I’ve Been Responsible For Creating Some Of The Most Popular And Most Memorable Images Of The Beautiful Women Of Columbus. In Recognition Of Throwback Thursday, I’d Like To Remind Everyone Exactly Why!!!
She’s growing up so fast!!!! I’m both happy and sad… These were taken last year around the time she was to compete in her first beauty pageant. I think it’s time I make her take some new ones? Hahahahaha!!!!
Makeup provided by Nichele Hardge
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
Makeup artist and model Tiona Chantel looking sassy as ever in our last shoot.
Model Taelor Moore
Makeup Nichele Washington
Model Taelor Moore
Makeup Nichele Washington
A test shoot from last summer with the lovely Vanessa Cobb.
Selections from my shoot yesterday with the beautiful and multi-talented makeup artist/photographer/model Tiona Chantel. She’s a little bombshell!!! To see more of her work please check out her official website at: http://www.tionachantelmakeup.com
I thought I posted pics from my very first shoot with Ariane but, I guess maybe I didn’t? So, here’s a shot from our first meeting last year.
Makeup by Shon Sanks
Beautiful Model DiAndrea Ash
Makeup By Tiona Chantel