As a local fashion photographer every project excites me - but when it comes to putting my heart and soul in to a project, the best work comes from the creative collaborations of my industry friends. These projects always have so much passion, dedication, and heart behind them.
Twice a year, Holly Decker (my business partner, best friend, and makeup artist extraordinar) put together a creative collaboration with a team of hair, models, and wardrobe. With these collaborations, we create a collection of images based on a creative concept, and compete in national beauty competitions across the country. We have been so fortunate to place in the top 10 across Canada 4 times, and the top 5 twice. These projects are the result of a team of passionate people coming together with a collective and cohesive vision, driven to push boundaries, create something new, exciting, and beautiful.
Our latest collection, we shot back in November 2015. The awards were this past weekend in Toronto on February the 27th. These collections have to stay private until the awards are announced months later - which as a creative professional can be agonizing, as we live and breathe to show off our work! - but once the wait is over it is all worth it.
This collection was a step away from some of the more dark and emotionally driven collections we have done, we teamed up with an incredible group to create these images; the Paper Dolls.
2016 TOP 5 CANADIAN MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR - PAPER DOLL COLLECTION
MIRROR AWARDS - CANADIAN HAIRDRESSER MAGAZINE
MAKE UP by Holly Decker
WARDROBE DESIGN by Laurie Brown
HAIR by Cheryl Regel
MODELS represented by EDGE AGENCY // Hannah, Jade, Brianne, Jenna
PHOTOS & RETOUCH by Erin Crooks
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