May 25, 2010

Chalkboard Charades

When photographer Angela Y Martin tweeted that she needed some bloggers to cover a photoshoot for 125 Magazine, I jumped at the opportunity.

I met Angela when we both interned at FASHION Magazine a few years back. She was the photography intern and I've always admired her work. She can shoot beauty and fashion with a flare that definitely has been noticed by professionals and fans alike.

I met some great talent that day including fellow fashion blogger Dejana who runs Shopsterium, as well as makeup artist Vanessa Melanson and hair dresser Mike Baronowski from Greg May Hair Architects. Gorgeous Ford model Jeannine Smith rocked the shoot while stylist Claudia Da Ponte chose the outfits.

It was interesting to see a photoshoot come together from beginning to end. It takes an entire team of people to make the final product work. I enjoyed listening to the artists talk about beauty and retouching. They all seemed to come to the same conclusion. They want their art to look its best, but not too stiff or perfect. It takes a lot of patience, hard work and waiting around before the polished photograph meets the thirsty for fashion eyeballs. Enjoy!!

The shoot turned out amazing and I can't wait to see the professional photos. Until then, check out Angela's website & follow her on Twitter at: @AngelaYMartin


  1. Hey Amanda, it was great meeting you, too! I'm sure I'll bee seeing you at another fash event soon.