One of the many great things about having a lot of younger girl cousins, is that they are always willing or volunteering to take pictures when I ask them! I recently did a little shoot with my two cousins, Mylissa and Cheyenne, with Mylissa doing the make up and Cheyenne standing in as the model. Mylissa is an esthetician at Code Salon in San Francisco and is usually my go to make up artist when I'm in a pinch! Cheyenne is an aspiring actor, who did a lot of theater in high school. I had been wanting to do something with Cheyenne for a long time now, but schedules never aligned, as you come to realize more and more when trying to schedule shoots with people. But we were finally able to get something set up!
Cheyenne has a classic look about her. I had always envisioned doing something classic with her. The three of us discussed the direction we wanted to take and it was all very clear we were drawn towards a "classic" theme. With the make up, hair, and clothing, we took inspiration from the 40s and used that as a focal point, to interpret that in our own way. This is one of the aspects I love when doing photoshoots with other people. I love the collaborative part of it all. You get to listen and see what kind of ideas others have. I enjoy working with other creative people and seeing what we all can come up with.
The looks back from the 40s are timeless. And that is something that I am always drawn to when looking at photographs of that time. Even nowadays a lot of inspiration is taken from those times. And you can see it in the fashion today. I think that is what makes those decades timeless, is the fact that we still draw inspiration from those time periods today.
We went classic, yet subtle route with the make up. A classic red lip, slightly pinned backed hair on one side, and clothes that gave off a classic touch. After we were done with the classic theme, I wanted to take a few pictures with a more relaxed up to date vibe. It was almost like an urban theme. It was quite the jump from one genre to another if you think about it. But I liked that we were able to pull it off with the same make up. Again, showing that the make up in this instance, was timeless and could be used for both themes. Cheyenne changed into something more comfortable and as the sun was setting we had that perfect golden hour lighting! We just walked down my block an took some pictures around my block. I really like how they came out!
Overall the shoot was fun! We showed our versatility. I feel like I have this aggressive focused energy when shooting lately. Ever since I got my camera back there is defiantly a drive there to shoot more and get better. And I think that is coming off in my photos lately. And that makes me quite excited for what is to come! Here are the photos down below! Hope you like them!