This is what it looks like behind the scenes to create a stunning conceptual portrait. Make-up was done by Maralize brezler van Wyk, hair was done by Stacey Swanepoel and our model was Mia Erdman. It is always a team effort to create these portraits and at SA model services we pride ourselves in using world class artists.
We recently had a portfolio shoot in Jozi with the beautiful up and coming model Debbie. She was a pleasure to work with and she was dedicated to the look we wanted to achieve. All this translated into a fun afternoon. Her bubbly personality was contagious and we are looking forward to our next shoot with her.
Olivia posed for me for a hair shoot at SAMS studio. The idea was to have her hair to the right, as if in a very strong wind. We had to do a little trick, but it worked just fine. She was as always just her beautiful self. I can see a shot of her like this in a fashion editorial.
Do we need to say anything more? When I teach, I sometimes show these picture to photography students. The girls go ” O look at those shoes ” and the guys go ” O look at those legs “.
Being a model is a little bit like being an actress. You need to adapt a persona and be that for the duration of the shoot. Jessica is particularly good at this and it is always a please to work with her. I have posted thee pictures from shoots that we have done for her to illustrate this ability. Looking forward to our next shoot Jessica.
We wanted to create an innocent more fine-art look with this shot. The hair and make-up, including the styling was expertly done by Jonice of JDV styling. Our model Ancel Morgenrood gave us the perfect look to produce this final image.
During our practical portrait training session that I did for Digital Photography Courses, we photographed the beautiful Tanneth-lee, in the woods close to the Smuts house museum in Irene. The hair, make up and styling was done by Jonice of JDV Styling. After the training session, we stayed behind and had some fun trying out different ideas in the woods. There is more pictures to follow. These are the first two edits.
We were booked to do a full day portfolio shoot for Ancel. She is a beautiful model that I have worked with before and I enjoy her unique look. She is particularly good at conceptual work and Jonice, our make-up artist and stylist for the day, decided to push the shoot in that direction. She designed four different concepts of which we managed to get at least three different looks out of each. Without Jonice this shoot would not have been the success that it was. I have posted a behind the scenes picture whilst we were working on one of the concepts. I will post the final images soon. As promised the final result. All credit to Ancel Morgenroodt our model and Jonice de Villiers our make-up artist, hair stylist and stylist.