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Hair and Jewelry Modeling - June 2008 - Courtney


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My friend Courtney and I decided to do a day's worth of modeling recently. We spent most of the day running around, getting fun outdoor shots.

This is an overpass walkway near my apartments which connects my street to the street on the other side of the freeway. The lighting is always great up here later in the day, since we're way up in the air.


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I liked how the curls in this half-up style show off the definition in color caused by Courtney's highlights and lowlights. I accented her blonde pieces with a rich warm brown tone, adding contrast and depth.


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This view shows the different sized curls, the larges made on a 1 1/4" curling iron, the tiny ringlets made by spiraling small sections onto a metal tail comb and then lightly pressing with a flat iron while wrapped around the comb end. This creates the effect of a tiny curling iron barrel.


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This location really was fun to shoot. We had the space to ourselves, and it overlooks not only the freeway but a section of pretty trees as well. I love the contrast between industrial and natural.


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Earlier in the day, we shot at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden. The light was a little harsh, but I still managed to get some pretty shots. Here's Courtney with my favorite roses in the whole garden, an ivory and peach tone blend. So pretty.


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The great thing about the rose garden is that there are so many textural backgrounds to shoot against. I love the contrast of the hard brick against the soft lines of the upstyle.


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Fun and playful ends poking out from between the curls lighten up the seriousness of this style. Swooping angles create lift and visual movement, and a little height in the style helps add glamor.

I had a lot of fun working with Courtney for this shoot. It's not very often that I do hair, makeup, and photography all myself, and I also had the added bonus of getting to show my jewelry during this shoot. Every piece of jewelry in the shoot was a HomeGrown Fashion piece.

Thanks for looking!

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