So because my first shoot with Randi was such a success, we decided to do another one! This time we got together with the one and only Miss. Madelyn (my amazing hair partner in crime) and Tess who happens to be an INCREDIBLE florist. And when I say incredible, I mean incredible as in do yourself a favor and check out her magical insta page the minute you finish reading this! Randi came over bright and early and we headed over to The Cave to meet up with the Hair Whisperer herself (well technically Jamba Juice but that’s unnecessary information). A couple braids and brushstrokes later… Madelyn and I completed our model! Randi looked stunning, as if she just stepped out of a magazine! We gathered our things then headed off to our destination to begin shooting. We found a grassy field covered with huge rocks and parked it. Randi and I spent the rest of the evening shooting. We had so much fun and were so happy with the way the pictures were turning out. The shoot couldn’t have been more magical. Between the beautiful flower pieces Tess made us, Madelyn’s gorgeous hair work, and Randi just being Randi, the pictures couldn’t have turned out more beautiful! Today was definitely a success!
So today’s shoot was fun! I got to doll up my friend’s beautiful daughter and shoot her, simply for the heck of it! I met Arianna briefly at work one day and immediately was taken back by her beauty. I mean can we talk about those eyes? They are by far the bluest eyes I’ve yet to see! And those eye brows?? Those eyebrows? They’re like Brooke Shields and Madonna’s lovechild! Believe it or not, but this was Arianna’s first styled shoot. She was so easy to photograph because she didn’t even have to try to look good! She would just look at the camera and boom, it was magic! I love shooting young girls who’ve never modled or done anything like this before. It’s such a great feeling to boost a young women’s confidence by simply getting them in front of a camera.
I met Randi almost a decade ago when she was just a little girl shopping at the MAC counter with her mom. She used come to the counter wearing every color of eyeshadow on her eyes, spending all her money, buying anything I showed her. She was absolutely in love with makeup and was so interested in learning how to apply it. I was always happy to be an influence in her passion for makeup and someone she looked up to. Throughout the years of Randi being one of my number one customers, we developed a very sisterly relationship. Not only did I teach her everything I knew about makeup but I would also advise her as a big sister would do to her little sister about anything and everything she came to me for.
Throughout the years, I’ve been lucky enough to watch her grow into a beautiful and confident young woman. It's been so gratifying to have been a part of shaping the person she is today. I wanted the concept behind the shoot to embody everything Randi is: young, wild and free.