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Hey Pretty! Beauty Season Start Up Session, Roosevelt Coffee Shop, Columbus, February 2019

You guys hear a lot about Hey Pretty! Beauty on my social media accounts and on the website. And for good reason! HPB is a wonderful resource for me as a photographer and I am their staff photographer. So, when they are doing something cute, I am there for that!

The team has expanded over the past year. And because of that, Sam wanted to make sure her whole team was on the same page as their spring season amps up.

The girls met up at Roosevelt Coffee Shop Downtown, around the corner from their studio. It was pretty cold, which is expected in early February in Columbus. We got some quick shots before they headed to the the studio for the educational portion of the day.

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With some professional development to get the day started, the girls also scheduled the next several months of weddings!

This team is super creative and they are all ready to provide exceptional service for your wedding, or photo shoot!

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The HPB team has been featured on The Knot and has won the Best of Weddings award several years in a row!

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Stylized Bridal Trial with Hey Pretty! Beauty, Columbus, Ohio, July 2018

Did you know Hey Pretty! Beauty has their own skincare line? You can contact info@heyprettybeauty.com to get your hands on it!

When Hey Pretty! Beauty gets new team members, they put them through a trial and I was there to photograph this one!

Erin and Kirstin got to practice on a real trial for HPB bride! Then, we went out downtown to shoot some bridal portraits.

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Transformation Tuesday- Model Maegan, 10 years of shooting and sneak peak Hey! Pretty beauty Shoot

I have mentioned it before, but in light of some awesome images I have recently captured of her, I had to mention it again. Maegan Furst was my very first, and long time, fashion model. We started shooting in 2007 and she didn't even blink when I asked her to do weirdo things, like wear a bridesmaid dress into a pond or wear an evening gown pumping gas (all on film and a story for another time, haha). This girl has never second guessed a concept, nor turned down an invitation to shoot. I am very thankful that she let me practice for so long on her. She is a chameleon, and even more so now that she is honing her makeup artist craft with Hey! Pretty Beauty and on her own, as well. She has always been an artist; clay, paints, makeup. She is also the one who helped me become the artist I am today, both indirectly with her encouragement, and directly with her influence and ideas.

 I wanted to share some of the first images we EVER shot together. I am not even sure of the event, but we were at a birthday or something like that at Blendon Woods Metro Park and I happened to have my camera. And so we shot. And traipsed through the woods. And probably got a tick or two. We thought they were SO good. Ha. Ha. They were an interesting first try, that's for sure! And to contrast them with what we are both capable of nowadays? Forget it! There is no comparison!

Maegan was my one and only exclusive "model" until about 3 years ago. I only otherwise shot weddings, seniors, and families up until that point. Now, when I shoot Maegan, I am confident we will get images more intuned with the artists that we are now! 

The images above are of a stylized shoot we did together with Hey! Pretty Beauty recently to celebrate their feature in The Knot's Best of Weddings 2016! The feature on The Knot website will be out this spring and I'll be sharing the images we shot of the feature model soon! Maegan has grown as an artist in the makeup artist world and I am very proud of the work she is doing. It was also her 30th Birthday over the weekend, you should probably tease her for it! (I give you permission!)

 

The gown Maegan is wearing is from Columbus couture designer, Cierra Lauren. Maegan did her own makeup, but does do makeup with Hey! Pretty Beauty. Sam Antics, founder and owner of Hey! Pretty, did Maegan's hair. 

Short Hiatus- Throwback Thursday- Vanity in the Woods Audubon Shoot

Being a photographer is sometimes a lot of hurry up and wait. It is certainly that way when it comes to publication. Sam Antics, the owner of Hey Pretty Beauty!, styled this amazing bridal shoot in the middle of the woods back in the summer. We carted, well carried, a heavy wood vanity and tons of props into the woods alongside the Scioto Audubon Metro Park in Columbus for a beautiful setting. But it was ungodly HOT. There was the slightest breeze and thankfully most of the models had at least one lingerie look in their wardrobe for the day to try to stay cool! 

The light coming through the canopy was quite nice but was a challenge at times, too. The shoot turned out beautifully, but unfortunately, not many people have seen the resulting images because of delay in publication. 

But I couldn't hold out any longer on this one particular image. This edit wasn't going to make it into a bridal magazine, but I love it anyway! This is a "Dark Beauty" type edit and is a merge of two separate images. Let me know what you think!

Psst.... this image was released exclusively on Tumblr earlier today as a "first look." If you're not following me over there, you might be missing out on exclusive/early content!