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Today I have a very special Beauty Portraiture blog post for you. It features Taya & Leslie, who are sisters-in-law - two stunning and elegant women who were a blast to work with again!
We met at Deja Vu Salon the morning of their session to have the talented Kelse Woodrow complete their looks with professional hair and makeup! We all got to hang out and relax while they got made over, then we headed to my photography space for their photo shoot!
Taya and Leslie brought several different outfits for the shoot and I loved them all! Taya rented two dresses from RentTheRunway.com, which I always highly recommend for this type of session! That site allows you to rent amazing, high end dresses from designers for super reasonable prices and really allows my clients to get fancy with their wardrobe for the shoot! Taya's green sequins dress was from the site. Isn't it fantastic??
I asked Taya a few questions to help share her experience with others who are interested in doing a Beauty session for themselves:
Q: Were you nervous about anything the shoot beforehand?
Taya: Yes, I was nervous that the shots would look like 80s glamour shots! I was also nervous that I would not look or feel like myself and I had some body insecurities. But I was actually comfortable from start to finish. It was so relaxing to get my hair and makeup done, and Gretchen put me at ease with the actual photo session. When I had ordering session, I was pleasantly surprised with how beautiful the photos turned me out. They looked like me, but a confident and glamorous me! I mostly feel pretty confident, but I still have body insecurities. My first thought was "Damn, I look hot!"
Q: What advice do you have for others getting their beauty portrait taken?
Taya: Do it! I have photos of my grandmother when she was my age and I can't help but think how beautiful she is. These will be the photos that my future grand children will have of me some day!
Without further adieu, here are some of the images of Taya and Leslie!