A few weeks ago I photographed Erika
She is approached that wonderful age of 50+ and fabulous! As she was getting hair make up done she talked about, how she says normally she doesn't do hair and make up that often so this is a real treat for her.
Throughout her shoot we applied make up 3 types of make up. One was every day normal make up for the business outfit. The second one was going going out to eat or to the club for the white cocktail dress. The final look with the ball down, I wanted was a full out glamour. Dark smoky eyes red lips. Erika felt like she could walk the red carpet.
Erica talked about how her only little girl just turned 10 years old and is starting to like to play dress-up. Erika says that she can see how her daughter is starting to have so much fun. Who doesn't want to get any ball down and twirl around and look pretty for a day.
The white and gold dress is my favorite of this shoot. Erika definitely knows how to rock that clubbing going out and having fun feel. In the series of photos you can see the dedication towards her body. You can definitely see that she had the most fun in the dress. In post production I wanted to create a organic feel to the photos and what I came up with what I like to think of as a ice affect.
When we move to the last outfit, her great evening down. I wanted to capture movement. Because this dress was also formfitting so I had a coral chiffon wrap that we had fun and played with during this portion of the session. Erica had fun dancing with the chiffon wrap in creating lots of nice movement. I was able to go Into post processing and edit the wrap by hand painting it.