Hana came to the studio to do a shoot with another photographer and I loved her look. So a few months later I reached out to her, a local clothing company (Swank Boutique) and my go-to hair and makeup girls and we created this look. The makeup in this series is one of my all time favorites I have shot. (Thanks Niki!) I have found that working with a great makeup artist is crucial to your efficiency and getting photos you really love. Plus, you save so much time in post-processing when even the details looks great SOOC. 


A beauty dish & gold reflector were used for the navy backdrop shots. For the white studio photos I used two soft boxes for the backdrop and a beauty dish on the model, and reflector.

All these photos have a golden sun-kissed tint to them that I am absolutely in love with. Seriously, a gold reflector is magic.

Equipment used: Nikon D810, Sigma 24-70mm 2.8, AlienBees B800 & B400, 30x60" softboxes, gold reflector, Profoto B1, beauty dish.

Collaborator Accounts:

Clothing: @swankgirl

Model: @hannastoddy

Hair: @mariahjoyhair

Makeup: @nwmakeupartistry