Monday, October 5, 2009

Saiesha's Engagement Shoot

Hi Bellas!

Wow I can't believe it's Monday already. I had a four day weekend, taking off of work Thursday and Friday for my best friend's wedding. It's the first wedding in my friend circle and my first time as a it was a big deal. I have a lot of amazing pictures to show you all.

About a month and a half ago, my bestie and her fiancee commissioned me and my boyfriend to have an engagement shoot. The boyfriend took the pictures, and I did the makeup and light reflecting. Saiesha planned on framing the pictures and using them to decorate the tables during her cocktail reception. She wanted to incorporate a lot of nature shots so we headed over to Georgia's famous Stone Mountain park.

We first wanted to go for a natural, carefree look. You can double click on the pictures to expand.

For the second look, they wanted something more editorial. They dressed up to increase the contrast with the nature in the background. I also darkened the makeup a bit to go with the look.

Here are a few of the candid shots I caught in the car while we were waiting for it to stop raining! You can get a better view of the makeup here.

Here's What I Used (All MAC Unless otherwise mentioned):

-Nurturing Force Blot Out Offensive
-Face Atelier Foundation
-Cinema Secrets foundation
-Graftobian Powder Foundation
-MAC Sculpting Powder Definitive and Shadester
-Steelo Cosmetics Blush in Terracotta Spice (added another layer for the dramatic look)
-Bronzer in Bronze

-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Soft Ochre Paint Pot
-All That Glitters e/s
-Glamour Check e/s
-Warm Brown e/s
-Stars Makeup Haven Dominatrix e/s
-L'Oreal Liquid Lineur Intense
-Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes
-Spiked Brow Pencil & Espresso e/s on brows
-Eve Pearl Mascara
-Graftobian Black Velvet Kohl Liner (added to smoke out eyes for dramatic look)

-Cream O'Spice Cremestick Liner and New Spirit Lipglass (Natural Look)
-Ben Nye Lip Pencil, MAC Media lipstick, and OCC Lip Tar in Vintage (Dramatic Look)

Stay tuned for pictures of the Wedding Rehearsal and actual wedding day!


Amina said...

She looks amazing! great job Ren!!
They are such a beautiful couple!

Jamilla Camel said...

She looks absolutely beautiful and the pictures and gorgeous!

jassydevil said...

gorgeous photos Ren Ren!

Milena said...


Natakue said...

beautiful!! the makeup and photography are amazing! you and the bf make a great team in more ways than one, it seems =)

Gemma said...

Wow-the first pic of the second set seriously looks like a Vogue magazine editorial pic! It's so gorgeous-stunning work by the both of you!!!!

Jamie @ Rural Glamour said...

the photography is Amazing!!!

Linda said...

Hey Ren,

YOu guys did a wonderful job with the photoshoot. It looks absolutely beautiful. Your bestie and her fiance looked so gorgeous. I wish them many blessings and happiness!

Tysh said...

Just beautiful, you and your boyfriend did a wonderful job, he takes great pictures.

MakeupByAmberRashid said...

they are such a cute couple!!! congrats to them! i cant wait to see more pics

Crystal.S said...

You guys did fantastic!!

rockSTARbeauty said...

you & mike killllled that shoot girl! dope!

KissyFace Artistry said...

Gorgeous make-up and photography. I love it!

Ms. Miche said...

Wow! Great Work! Congratulations to the happy couple!

SepiaAngel78 said...

You and the bf have outdone yourselves! What a gorgeous couple! The pics are just awesome! :o)

yummy411 said...

they look amazing! fab work per usual!!

suzie wuzie said...

i like that white dress and beautiful makeup!