Lily Ling and I connected about two years ago. She is a fantastic makeup artist and hair stylist that always shows up with a smile on her face and ready to work. On set, Lily is an attentive perfectionist and my clients love her. Off set, Lily has done some modelling for several photo shoots in Canada and Asia. She was the perfect subject to try out new lighting and a concept I had seen on Instagram. I also wanted to get a portrait of her to add to the team page on my website.
The benefit of shooting a makeup artist and hair stylist is that they arrive in full hair and make up, ready to walk on set. Lily had brought a few fun wardrobe options but first up was her head shot. We wanted to do something that reflected the spirit and sense of playfulness she brings to her work.
Next we tried a more dramatic lighting set up that gave more shadows and sculpting to the face. We added a leather jacket to complete the edgy look.
For some colour we went with the floral top and grey background.
Another sample of our main reason for setting this shoot up.
You can check out Lily’s work here, Lily Does Makeup
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