Wow. I have become so used to being behind the camera and doing make up, that it was so much fun to get in front and be the model again. I used to get in front of that damn camera every chance I could, but started to get more interested on what happens on the other side! If you haven't heard, I've picked up the camera myself and have done a couple photo shoots! Which all thanks go to VVS and Bobby Deal.
VVS holds workshops usually once a week. Its a place that you can find me doing make up or attending these workshops. The workshops offer professional models and make up artist. Not to mention an awesome studio where the imagination can run wild! You can even hit up Bobby Deal and have him take your picture. Whether it's for your own personal keepsake or for professional use.
No matter what age I am, I will always feel comfortable in my own skin. I do have insecurities with my body, but its MY BODY. The stretch marks and what not are MY WAR WOUNDS. I kinda fuss about them, but in the end, I wouldn't exchange them for anything. THAT IS WHY WE HAVE PHOTOSHOP! Don't let VANITY get in the way of your being carefree and ALIVE. Trust me, after having twins, I do not look like a perfect 10 model. You can still be sexy and beautiful without taking off your clothes.
There aren't any photographers that I trust enough to do photo shoots like this with. That is why I have Bobby take my photos. I feel comfortable and I don't feel like he is one of those creepy, perverted guys who take pictures just to look at girls.
For those of you that are inspiring Make Up Artist, how exciting!! If you haven't already started taking pictures of your work, START NOW! Simple face shots with a digital camera are just enough. You are starting off, not everyone can afford professional shots! Or you can try and find a photographer on craigslist (but be careful) that is looking for a make up artist that is willing to give you a couple edited images so you can print. Its called "TFP" Trade For Print. Basically working for free. But not really. As a make up artist, you should have a "KIT FEE" Mine used to be as minimal as $20. "KIT FEE" are given because you are a make up artist. You use product that costs money... You have to replenish that kit every so often.. hence, "KIT FEE". Now when you are more established, don't be afraid to bump up your prices! Keep the bar raised for all of us artist!! Charging cheap just downgrades us. Ya feel me!?
Everyone has to start somewhere. You gotta pay the cost to be the boss.