This was a fun day at the studio, with a really cool team.
When shooting for a beauty story obviously the key element has to be either the hair or the makeup, whatever you do with your lighting or your composition, those elements have to remain clear.
Since the focus on this day was the hair, the makeup was easy. Makeup artist Sandhya Shekar had to give Diana glowy skin and a touch of mystery with the eyes.
Michel Baltazar was the hair stylist and he showcased the 5 trends, wavy/straight hair, parted hair with embellishments, bun with loose hair, a 70’s inspired blowout style and cornrows.
I especially loved the way Priyanka Parkash styled this story. Each look had a different styling story to tell but she kept a gorgeous autumn-leaf palette of warm browns and khakis throughout keeping the story together.
I chose to light this directly above Diana’s head with a beauty dish and I wanted a very directional sharp-ish light that would light everything beautifully but would also give me a strong directional contrast. I shot from a low angle because I loved how the light fell on Diana’s beautiful face structure making her look almost statuesque.