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beauty photo shoot in Kingston with Yollanda Musa

Yollanda Musa in black and white

10 reasons I love working with Yollanda Musa

Yollanda Musa is a young model based in Hertfordshire. I was lucky enough to meet Yolly several years ago at at PortraitX photo shoot, and we have worked together several times. I jokingly say she is my “photographic Muse, er…”

Very funny, what.

I am going to put down in black and white 10 reasons why I love shooting Yollanda.

1. This is a soft look. Yollanda’s hair has been tied in a traditional style by Adonai Hair.beauty photo shoot in Kingston with Yollanda Musa

2. One of the things I love about photographing people is that very small changes create different images. They show the same thing slightly differently. And then we interpret what we see. Usually quite unconsiously.
beauty photo shoot in Kingston with Yollanda Musa

3. A simple elegant profile.
beauty photo shoot in Kingston with Yollanda Musa

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beauty photo shoot in Kingston with Yollanda Musa

5. Now Yolly has been given a new hair style and stronger make up (by @paintedbyrupz). She was wearing her puffer jacket for warmth when not in front of the camera, and I decided to include the jacket for some shots. So here she is with the jacket and a subtle smile…beauty photo shoot in Kingston with Yollanda Musa

6. And here she is without the jacket looking serious.beauty photo shoot in Kingston with Yollanda Musa

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11. Yes… I figured it would be hard keeping the number of reasons to just ten!beauty photo shoot in Kingston with Yollanda Musa

beauty photo shoot in Kingston with Yollanda Musa

The creative team

The hair stylist was Adonai Hair.

Eyelashes were by lolo lashes whom I have not met (the lashes were done earlier). But I did notice how good they are without anyone having to point them out to me! Whatever magic this is, it looks like Yolly’s own eyelashes, as opposed to large lashes above natural lashes, which sometimes gives me problems in post production. These lashes were perfect.

Make up was by Rupam Patel @paintedbyrupz. Rupam will have every right to throttle me if I don’t include a colour photo that shows the quality of her work!

Model Experience photo shoot with C Walé Beauty

Photos from a “Model Experience photo shoot”

But what is a “Model Experience” photo shoot?

The aim is to give a client a complete “model experience”, but without the pressure to “perform” that a real model might have to deal with. I want your experience to be relaxing, memorable and enjoyable. You can even bring your own music (speakers are provided). In addition of course we will create some beautiful professional images.

Because I only book one “Model Experience” photo shoot per day, I am able to spend as much time as necessary to create some beautiful images. I don’t like watching the clock too much when I am shooting, and I would rather spend a little more time (if necessary) to capture something excellent. In general I allow up to three hours shooting time, but if things are going well, and we both want to continue, I won’t necessarily cut off the shoot until we are happy. You would be surprised how quickly three hours disappears if you are working with different looks, especially if the shoot is split between the studio and a location.

What if I don’t know “how to model”?

Most people aren’t born knowing how to be a good model. Don’t worry, because I will guide you if necessary.

All my photo shoots also include a pre-shoot consultation, during which we will explore what you want to get out of your shoot. We can call upon all my experience, and work in various styles. Have a look at the “Fashion Style” section (with it’s submenu) on my website for inspiration. You can also show me photos by other photographers at your consultation.

Make up by C Walé Beauty

“Model Experience” photo shoots make use of the skills of a professional make up artist. I work with several professional make up artists, all of whom I know and trust. The make up artist on this particular shoot was Caroline of C Walé BeautyIt is always a pleasure working with Caroline. She is a very reliable make up artist, who works wonders with make up and hair styling. She also has a facebook page here.

In this photo shoot, Caroline created a traditional Nigerian look. Twice. And it should be obvious that in this particular shoot, the model’s hair was not the focus of Caroline’s attention! I did not realise how much is involved in getting those head scarves to look really good.

Would you like to book me for your own “model experience” photo shoot?

If you would like to go through the “model experience”, have a look at my “booking a professional photo shoot” page.

Professional photo shoots make excellent and unusual gifts

Click on this link for a short “behind the scenes” video clip

model experience photo shoot, Ian Trayner photographer, C Walé Beauty

model experience photo shoot, Ian Trayner photographer, C Walé Beauty

model experience photo shoot, Ian Trayner photographer, C Walé Beauty

model experience photo shoot, Ian Trayner photographer, C Walé Beauty

 

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