This post requires a tiny bit of explanation. I was *supposed* to partner with Beauty Parlor Chicago to shoot on Valentine’s Day. And then I ended up deathly ill and didn’t get out of bed the week of Valentine’s Day. So we rescheduled. We ended up hosting “Gal-entine’s Day” in March instead!
Miss Vida Ambrose, Kitty la Royal, and Rosie Quartz came down to have their hair and makeup done by the Beauty Parlor, and then get a mini pin up photoshoot from yours truly. Revisiting these images, I have mixed feelings about them. Some of them aren’t up to my standards now, but this was also one of the earliest shoots that I used more extensive photoshop editing techniques for.
Beauty Parlor Chicago holds events of this nature periodically through the year, where you can get pampered with hair and makeup styling, and also have a fun photoshoot! Contact Beauty Parlor Chicago for booking.
Right about now, you’re probably starting to get the impression that the only people I ever shoot with are glamorous showgirls. And, well, for the most part, at this juncture, you wouldn’t be wrong. The vast majority of folks I’ve been working with in the past year *have* been sparkly showpeople! But I do occasionally get the opportunity to do some other neat things.
Case in point: This is the second year I’ve gotten to shoot Halloween portfolio shots for The Beauty Parlor Chicago!
The Halloween setup, at Vaudezilla’s studio space.
Awesome demon makeup, courtesy of Mr. Krist Neumann
Another fab makeup job by Mr. Krist, Hair by Ashley of The Beauty Parlor
Yet another makeup job by Mr. Krist!
Captain Jack Sparrow makeup by Ashley of The Beauty Parlor Chicago
…And this was *my* Halloween look. I have a genderbent Benjamin Linus cosplay that was just low-maintenance enough for me to spend 10ish hours in. Apropos of nothing, this is also how I test my lighting setups. With awkward selfies.