I had the chance to photograph 8 different models; all with different hairstyles and makeup applications thanks to the amazing talents of Susie and Rejeanne Maurice; owners of Changing of the Garnet.
First up in front of the camera was beautiful Melanie! Here’s a little info about Melanie’s look:
Susie Says: “Melanie has the most gorgeous curly hair so I knew right away that I wanted to enhance those curls and showcase them as the main focal point of the up-do. Natural curls have a texture that you can’t re-create with an iron – it’s not very often you meet someone who has hair this fabulous! Melanie has great cheek bones and killer eyes so I knew that I wanted her hair to be swept back so that we didn’t lose focus on her gorgeous face. The loose curls that were gently swept back resulted in a soft, romantic up-do that you can either dress up or dress down depending on the occasion.”
Rejeanne Says: “Makeup application for this romantic look was a no-brainer… I took one look at Melanie’s amazing eyes and knew that her lashes were going to be the main focus. After applying some light foundation I used cooler purple tones to create a slight drama in the eyes but made sure to apply several coats of high quality mascara to accentuate the lashes but keep them separate. When you want your focus to be on the eyes, you need to keep the lips lighter so I chose a light pink; something only a shade or two lighter than her natural lips to finish the look.”