I recently photographed Carolina Houser, an extraordinary teen from Odessa, Russia, now living in East Tennessee. She hopes to begin a modeling career and to this end she is taking classes with Gage Models and Talent in Knoxville.
It was her first time in front of a camera, so I made sure we scheduled not only time for hair and makeup, but also time for her to gain comfort and confidence, especially when given direction by me. I do that for most client shoots, as the more at ease a person is, the better their images.
Speaking of hair and makeup, Carolina was styled by Tatyana Wilcox. I cannot recommend enough Tatyana's services - she has worked in several European fashion houses and is a consummate professional. She and I collaborated on how Carolina would be styled and photographed for a headshot and then for her shoot.
A word on headshots for an aspiring model - this is the time for the plain brown wrapper. What I mean by this is that the agency or casting director needs to see what they have to work with. Accordingly, any makeup or retouch must be done very sparingly.
I look forward to watching this beautiful teen mature and advance in her career.