This was a shoot of firsts!
First time I’ve asked a woman to be photographed sans make up of any kind.
First time I’ve videoed part of the experience.
First time I’ve shot in The Loft Studio.
ANNND it. was. amazing.
Lately I’ve kept feeling like I want to have part of what I do to be photographing women just as they are. There is SUCH beauty in being vulnerable in that space and SEEING themselves outside of looking at a mirror and picking themselves apart.
So I asked Madison if she would be willing to let me photograph her without any make up on. Then the second part would be to add just basics. Mascara, little cover up and some lips.
annnnd to let me video parts of the experience.
I can’t even explain how amazing it was to have the opportunity to capture Madison, completely raw. She’s beautiful and I wanted HER to reaalllly SEE it.
So we shot, we stopped, worked through and released feelings and emotions coming up, shot some more.