Whenever I find myself providing makeup for photographers who are shooting in Red Bank, New Jersey I know the images are going to be absolutely phenomenal.
And my recent shoot with Leigh Grahill and Louise Santore was no exception.
The Location: Red Bank, New Jersey
Our model posed for the images between Front Street and Broad Street. All around us the riverside city was alive, from Bistro and Muan Thai Restaurant to La Bella Cucina and the Chetkin Gallery.
The quaint and local vibe restaurants really complement the elevated and fashionable stores in Red Bank and it makes it such a fun place to bring editorial and high fashion visions to life.
About The VisionFor This Red Bank Photoshoot
One of the first things I do when planning for any shoot is to speak to the key professionals involved. Whether that simply means chatting with the photographer or it involves connecting with the model, photographer, videographer, wardrobe stylist, or creative director.
When I connect with these experts and lend my own expertise to the conversation, the result is alchemy: Things come together because we’re purposefully deciding to combine visions and abilities to create something amazing.
For this shoot, I connected with the wardrobe stylist and photographer. And according to wardrobe stylist Leigh Grahill, the intention of the shoot “was to capture beauty and elegance and mix it with some movie star glamour”.
This vision led me to think about an elegant way to approach glamorous makeup so that one didn’t outshine the other and the interplay could really come through in the images just as the stylist intended.
About The Make-Up Techniques Used For This Monmouth County Photo Shoot
I chose a monochromatic makeup technique that used soft bronze and neutral shades to create a harmonious feel. This put the model’s makeup in perfect balance with the vintage-inspired wardrobe. And because the model’s hair and the backdrop for our shoot also lent themselves to a more vintage feel, the whole experience of the shoot came together beautifully.
I used a minimalist approach to adding foundation so the skin looked truly fresh and, as I always do, I prepped the skin first with a good skincare routine that lightly exfoliated, moisturized (Dior Dream Skin Moisturizer), and primed (Mac Cosmetics Prep + Prime Face Primer) the model’s face as the canvas for my go-to products. Then I moved on to the more traditional makeup application starting with foundation and concealer (Tarte Double Duty Concealer) a warm blush (Nars Cosmetics Tempted Blush) head-turning eyes (Mac Cosmetics Haux Eyeshadow and Mac Cosmetics Naked Lunch Eyeshadow) and perfect-pout lips( Mac Cosmetic Velvet Teddy Lip Stick).
“I think of my work as sculpture. The key design element is joy. My intention when shooting editorials is to convey that thought Working with Anna Olech ofAKO artistry is a guarantee we will accomplish just that by adding the empowering effect of a perfectly painted pout.
Anna always meets the challenge with enthusiasm, imagination, ingenuity, and a willingness to go the extra mile! She is part of a community of talented people behind the curtain who make the magic happen.”
Want To Bring Your Creative Vision To Life?
If you’re hoping to create amazing images in the Jersey Shore or New York area, whether that means an editorial shoot or some high fashion images, we should definitely connect.
To share your vision or schedule your makeup session, click here to contact me.