Kassia Reedy Photography... The Blog



Hi! Thanks for stopping by the blog. I'm a portrait and lifestyle photographer in the Hampton Roads area of VA. I absolutely love photographing families, couples, children, and newborns. Here you'll find sneak peeks from my latest sessions, images from my own family, and the latest news from the studio! So come on in, grab a cup of joe, and stay for a while... ~ Kassia

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

All Done Up... | Portrait and Model Photography

Several posts ago I mentioned that I was in need of a few models for a little project I was working on... Today, it all came together.

I've been wanting to get together with a make-up artist/stylist to do a shoot that would both showcase her abilities and let me have a little fun with posing and post-processing.

I met Megan via the Peninsula Mommies forum. We met for breakfast one day and, amidst the chaos of chasing our kids around the Chik-fil-a jungle gym, we managed to get the beginnings of this shoot planned out. Several facebook chats and one very successful model call later, today happened. Everything went off without a hitch and the result is stunning.

The ladies and one sweet little girl met up at Megan's Salon, Razzle Dazzle, in Yorktown for some hair and make-up...

This little one was beyond thrilled to have her hair and make-up done... I mean, can you just see the excitement in her expression?! THAT would have been ME at her age... totally.

Once the ladies were done, we made our way out to historic Yorktown for a quick shoot... and it was unbelievable.

All of the beautiful women in this shoot are REAL women, not professional models... most of them have children... and all are absolutely stunning. Megan, you did a fantastic job enhancing these ladies' features and making them look and feel gorgeous.

I'll give you all Megan's contact info in a minute... but take a look at her work first:

'M' here was a natural in front of the camera. She LOVED it!

Megan does Princess Parties for little girl birthdays. Moms & Dads, do you see how happy little 'M' is...!! This could be your little girl :) I love the fact that she had her "make-up done", but looks radiant, cute and still sweet and innocent. None of that overdone make-up on little girls... this is absolutely perfect.

You know... princess parties don't have to be JUST for little girls... I'm going to have a party, invite my friends over and hire Megan to come and do us up... 'Course, then we'd all have to GO somewhere... and DO something... hmm...that probably requires a social life. Eek. Must rethink this...

Next up, Lindsay...

When Megan and I first started talking about this shoot, she said right away, "I have a friend who would be PERFECT!" And right you were... Lindsay, you are absolutely beautiful. I kept drooling over her hair at the salon, "Gosh, I love how you've done her hair!" "You're hair looks so good!" Can you tell I'm growing mine out?! I looove that long hair...

Lindsay is actually engaged... so we brought her fiancee along for the ride :) For the pictures... just the pictures...

They are adorable together...

And... meet Whitney.

Well if you read my blog regularly, you've probably already "met" her. She's been on my blog several times before here and here.

Whitney is probably one of the most photogenic people I've ever met. She looks so sophisticated here... very Anne Taylor!

And last, but certainly not least... Alina... You may recognize her too.

We are channeling some classic 1940's actresses here... Megan went a little more extreme with her make-up... a little more "runway" she called it.


The color, the lashes, the drama... I knew she'd photograph well because she's also naturally photogenic. But the dramatic make-up kicked it up a notch and was a dream to shoot!

So. If you're booking a session with me and want someone to take care of your hair and make-up so you don't have to, please feel free to call on Megan and see if she can work you in... And she does it all... hair, make-up, manis and pedis. Seriously, she's amazing. AND, she's a busy girl. So get in touch with her soon!

Here's the salon number: (757) 898-6374. She does special event make-up too (weddings, etc) and will travel to you... and those princess parties!

Thanks Megan for lending us your talent! I'll have the pictures to you shortly!! :)

Until next time,
~ K


Patti Brown said...

Vavava - voom! Go Alina!! And Go Kassia - very pretty.

I've been meaning to email you all week to pick a time to get together. If you don't hear from me until January, blame it on busy season. But I'm tryin...

:) PB

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