I came across a wonderful photograph of a beautiful model who had freckles and it immediately struck a chord with me and gave me the motivation to do my very own shoot with a freckles model. Now I had the idea, but where would I find a model with freckles to execute my ideas? I posted the photo I saw on my Instagram calling for a model with freckles. this proved fruitful as one of my followers and friend responded with the Instagram handle of one of her friends, Trudy, who had amazing freckles! I immediately contacted Trudy via Instagram, we worked out a date and all was set for a creative beauty shoot!
The concept for the shoot was to highlight the model’s lovely freckles and to use other objects in the shoot that depicted freckles. My creative assistant Tanisha and I sourced freckled bananas and quail eggs for two looks, but were unable to source the third item for the forth look. So i still have another shoot in mind once I can source that third item. I brought on board the very talented Jamaican makeup artist Ariel who pitched it to complete the third look. On the day of the shoot I did a quick conversion of a living room to a small woking studio for the shoot. I opted again for a simple lighting setup for the beauty shoot due to the very limited space that we had to work with. The lighting included a beauty dish with a Alien Bees B800, silver Fotodiox reflector and my Nikon SB-910 to light the backdrop. You can view the diagram below to see how I did the lighting setup for the shoot.
It was Trudy’s first beauty shoot, but we pulled it off and she did a great job resulting in some amazing images! We got four great looks which were submitted to the New York based Elléments Magazine and was later published in their October 2014 Beauty Issue! Below are the published images as well as the outtakes from that amazing photo shoot!
Photographer: Joel Finnigen
Retouch: Joel Finnigen
Models: Trudy-Ann Coley
Makeup: Ariel Samantha Hitchener
Creative Assistant: Tanisha Ennis
Location: Saint Andrew, Jamaica
Published in: Ellements Magazine [Buy Copy]