Behind the scenes images by Ruthless Images
(Article main image by Juan Neira of One Photography Studio)
Cover story shot by Mai Tilson
Hair and Makeup by Beauty by Mallory
& Lisa Davis (cover model)
Although we started off with a beautiful afternoon, we were quickly rained out from our outdoor location.
But we weren’t going to let Erin’s hard work go south so easily! We managed to save the gowns and most of the props (rip gorgeous cake that the storm blew over!) and found an indoor location to finish the shoot.
Photography: Erin Woodgate Photography
Planner/set styling: Unmistakably You
Cakes and treats: Every Occasion Cakes by Martha Zacharias
Flowers: Time 4 Flowers
Gowns and accessories: Once Upon a Time Weddings
Decor: Found Decor Company
Invitation: Smitten Paper Design
Fabric Banner: Past Present Pretty
Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Mallory
Model: Tia Tamburri
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Continuing on into my week, I had an opportunity to assist with the supremely talented Deanna Ronson of Deanna Ronson Style & Image Consulting for a 4 part series called “Wealthy Women Leaders” with Pat Mussieux for Rogers TV.
Well first off I was so excited to work with Deanna, whom I’d only chatted to a couple times at our area networking group. She trusted my work ethic and skill set, and because of that so did her clients. My job was to basically make sure she was able to perform makeup duties timely and efficiently prior to taping.
It was inspiring to meet these women who are just full of love for life and entrepreneurial spirit.
photo source: Pat Mussieux
This was my first time on a film/TV set. My prior experience has been on photoshoots and back stage work. It was so fun!
Building working relationships and friendships is important to me. I believe that while we are in a competitive field. There is always enough work for all of us. The only way you lose is when you chose to stop learning and helping others 🙂
Makeup by Deanna Ronson. Assisted by Mallory Antone
Hair by Wright & co.
This past week I was lucky enough to be asked by not one, but TWO industry professionals whom I admire to assist or provide hair and makeup services for their daytime tv debuts on Rogers TV (London, Ontario).
On Wednesday morning, I got to glamify my amazing friend Stacey of Stacey Hanlon Photography
Stacey is a photographer from the Ingersoll area who specializes in glamour and boudoir portraiture. I came to know Stacey in June 2013 through a woman’s business network that we both belong to, and I took the chance and reached out to offer my services to her and her clients. BEST decision ever.
After meeting her and seeing how she interacted with her clients – I was awestruck. Never before had I seen anyone with the ability to connect and disarm the guards of a woman who is about to have photos taken of her in her delicates. It’s was all natural and genuine. The environment is a safe and secure one. Since then I have become somewhat of an assistant to Stacey on set. The comfort level she creates for the client produces mind blowing images that usually has the client in disbelief that they could “actually look like that”.
So it’s only natural that Stacey has words of wisdom when it comes to tapping into the world of self esteem and confidence. This is what her Rogers TV interview will focus on.
Please be sure to visit her facebook page as well.
Well September & October sure snuck past me, my apologies right now for not bringing you any new content. SHAME!
Alas, as a creative being I struggle with something called “focus” 🙂 It’s not that I can’t do it. I just cannot force it. Sitting down and piecing together a well written article just isn’t my forte. If I have a canvas (face) in front of me, and my artistic mediums (makeup), then I could teach and demonstrate all day!
After these last 5 years of freelancing and building the business & company that is *ME*, I realize it’s time to push myself a lot more into the areas of education and teaching. It’s one thing for me to sit with my client and give a thorough 20 minute consultation on skin, facial structure and complementary colours. But I realize this can be so much better on a question and answer basis. I am paid to take over and just do what will look good on the client. So this alternate to directing the session, rather turning into a lession, will benefit both client and myself. Client will leave with an added confidence in knowing exactly what they are doing and why when it comes to their application. I will take from it the experience of hearing all kinds of concerns, questions and make “wish lists” of clients ; which will give me more material to educate myself on.
I can promise you that my agenda does not involve pushing product, my kit is comprised of what works – not based on brand recognition. You may also notice my clients don’t leave my chair looking like they came off of a production line either. Everyone’s eye shape, bone structure and skin texture/tones/etc are unique to them. My intent is to have you leaving my chair as a more radiant and confident YOU.
So stay tuned and I will be sure to continue to share my stories, client pics and more!