Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hartley Botanical Gardens and Padre Serra Bridal Show

On April 10th I did a bridal fair at Padre Serra Church in Camarillo. Hartley Botanical Gardens co hosted the fair along with Command Performance Catering. I set up my table and was able to demonstrate  my airbrush make-up to the future brides and their families.

The reception hall at Padre Serra was light and airy and I did not need my light this time.

The floral theme was yellow.

As the brides tasted the delicious food from Command Performance, they were also able to check out the rest of us vendors and talk to us about their weddings.

Belle of the Ball Florals provided some of the decor they rent as well as the 1/2 of the floral designs around the room.

There were several members of Women of Weddings there: Belle of the Ball Floral Design, Reverend Barbara Laughray, Pastries by Vreeke, Mia Bella Wedding Coordination, and me Beau Ideal Beauty. I tried to get better picture of the other vendors tables, the doors opened and I soon got busy doing makeups.

I booked several weddings!

One of the perks of doing Bridal Fairs and knowing the florists is getting to take home gorgeous floral arrangements!

Retro Pinup Makeup and Hair Photo Shoot

Saturday, April 9th, I was asked to work again with the gorgeous Chantelle Jackson on a shoot she organized. (This is the same beautiful model I worked with at the Mountaingate Bridal Fair and for the P.A.R.T.I. (Positive Alternative Recreational Team-Building Impacting) program fashion show. However, I misspelled her name and called her Chantal. Sorry Chantelle!)

The theme was a retro 1940's pinup feel with cars and a gritty garage as the background. Chantelle and her sister, Starr, equally beautiful, modeled some fun costumes that stylist Haven Howell pulled for us. Haven couldn't be present at the shoot because she had to work so we were left to figure it out ourselves. I'm sure Haven would have done magic with the clothes, but we did OK I think.

Chantelle and Starr, making a garage look glamourous!

It was cold, but the ladies made it look hot!

Photographer Ty Hart (bark@atomicpetportraits.com)


Starr and Chantelle's new puppy, Pebbles
B'nard Allen assisted me with the hair and provided his great energy and helped wherever and whenever he could.

We did a quick costume change and found another area that had some fun things to use as a backdrop.

B'nard had to leave to go to work and since the light was quickly changing to early evening we did one more quick change into cute racing costumes.
I did a on the spot hair change and took down Chantelle's and Starr's hair to give them a more modern look.

Finally we finished up with a tricked out Z.

Anyone need some long legged beauties to make their cars look good?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Jill and Dan, Sherwood Country Club

Last Sunday, April 3rd, I had the privilege of working on Jill and Dan's wedding at the gorgeous Sherwood Country Club in Westlake.

The vegan feast!

I was hired to only do Jill's hair, so I only needed my hair kit.
Sherwood is class all the way, from the fantastic spread of food for the bridal party to the gorgeous room to get ready in.

I did Jill's hair while the other girls did their own.

The bridesmaids did their own hair and make-up, and the atmosphere was really fun and upbeat. There were curling irons and cords everywhere!

This was a great group of lovely women! Jill and most of them are triathletes,
and they all did a race the day before! Amazing! They were a very close knit group and everyone gave gifts to Jill, completing her borrowed, blue , old , new tradition. Jill gave her bridesmaids beautiful pearl bracelets.

It was a lovely bridal party. This is what good health and exercise looks like:

One of our fantastic Women of Weddings members, Lori Andrews of Jazz Harp Records, performed on her harp for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Amazing and beautiful!

Reverend Kimber Wilkes, another friend in the wedding business performed the marriage ceremony with her usual grace.

It was a wonderful wedding and fun to work on!

Congratulations Jill and Dan!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sophistafunklife Clothing photo shoot

On Saturday March 26th I again had the opportunity to work with Marquisa Jones,the designer for Sophistafunklife Clothing. We shot in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park in Los Angeles.
We all worried about the impending rain and worked as quickly as possible to get the shots before it came!

The photographer, TaShanique, tashanique@alasiphotography.com, Marquisa, and the beautiful Chelley  and I worked as a great team as we did make-up and hair on a park bench and ran around the park. Sometimes on photo shoots, especially with location photo shoots, it becomes this kind of on-the-run type situation.
Chelley changed clothes in her car!

I love working with Maquisa because I get to use fantastic makeup colors and her models have beautiful skin!

Our inspiration was Japanese street fashion.

We finally finished it off just as we felt the first sprinkles!

Gorgeous Chelley!