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a young woman who loves photography, conceptual art, teas, and animals

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Free BirdModel: Hannah MarieMUAl/Styling: Me~Photography: Me~
Had a girls day yesterday with my close friend Hannah.  She and I have been doing “photoshoots” together since we were.. I don’t know, 13? 14?  Back when we had our first point-and-shoots and didn’t really know anything about the craft.
Sometimes we still don’t know what we’re doing, but we have so much fun just spending the day putting together last-minute styling and trying to figure out what poses work and which don’t.
So, here she is!  Yesterday was all about the hair, haha, and the peacock-style makeup.

Free Bird
Model: Hannah Marie
MUAl/Styling: Me~
Photography: Me~

Had a girls day yesterday with my close friend Hannah.  She and I have been doing “photoshoots” together since we were.. I don’t know, 13? 14?  Back when we had our first point-and-shoots and didn’t really know anything about the craft.

Sometimes we still don’t know what we’re doing, but we have so much fun just spending the day putting together last-minute styling and trying to figure out what poses work and which don’t.

So, here she is!  Yesterday was all about the hair, haha, and the peacock-style makeup.

Ahh, planning the details of a photoshoot.

Few things are as exciting or nerve-wracking at the same time.

Am I ready for agency work?

A MUA I worked with recently got me some information about a local agency she has worked with.  I’ve looked into it and I really think that working with an agency might bring a lot more to my portfolio and broaden my network in the industry.

But am I ready for it?  I’m not really sure.  I’m still a bit nervous with new people and I don’t have a large body of work.  So I’m contemplating whether or not this will be a good venture for me.

Maybe after I’ve got my September shoots finished?  I’m not necessarily looking just to get paid, photography is my passion (I have a full-time job for my bills, y’know) but if I were offered more money for my work, I would welcome it.

Some things I need to think about… hmm…

Networking is my weakest skill.

Anyone who has met me in person thus far probably knows this, but social situations are not always my strong point.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t shake and stumble over my words (unless there is a considerable crowd) but I do tend to be a bit reserved at first, but can be really passionate about the things I love or the things that upset me.  I just try to keep a lot of that passion on the down-low because I’m not always sure how people will react.

But I’ve met a few really interesting people already, and I know that networking is starting to pay off.  It’s just not my strong point, and so I feel like I should apologize to everyone in advance who must work with my weirdo-ness!  But I promise I’m not all that strange, and I’m serious about what I do and that’s why I am so cautious not to come off the wrong way.  =]

How I would love some blooming tea right now…

Would you like this as an art print?  =3

How I would love some blooming tea right now…

Would you like this as an art print?  =3

Oracle/Urban Goddess

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MUA&Styling:  Lauren ElisabethModel:  Lauren ElisabethPhotography:  Alexandrea Lee (moi)

Oracle/Urban Goddess

More from this set on my Facebook page.

MUA&Styling:  Lauren Elisabeth
Model:  Lauren Elisabeth
Photography:  Alexandrea Lee (moi)

Oracle/Urban Goddess
My personal favourite of the shoot~!
More from this set on my Facebook page.

MUA&Styling:  Lauren ElisabethModel:  Lauren ElisabethPhotography:  Alexandrea Lee (moi)

Oracle/Urban Goddess

My personal favourite of the shoot~!

More from this set on my Facebook page.

MUA&Styling:  Lauren Elisabeth
Model:  Lauren Elisabeth
Photography:  Alexandrea Lee (moi)


Oracle/Urban Goddess


Lauren and I collaborated on this idea, originally with another model for her to style.  But said model dropped out a week before, and Lauren offered to stand in for her!

This was my first time having a stylist at a shoot, as well as my first time working with an MM model since I went on hiatus.  It was also my first time using the new studio that I’ve signed on to, that I share with a few other photographers in Milwaukee.

Overall, this shoot was a great experience, and I’m looking forward to future projects.

[ more from this set on my Facebook page ] 

MUA&Styling:  Lauren Elisabeth
Model:  Lauren Elisabeth
Photography:  Alexandrea Lee (moi)

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Sally’s Song - set photos

A Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired shoot requires a unique set.  It took me a little while to figure out how I wanted to do this, but one thing I always remembered about Sally was the scene of her mixing potions.  I wanted to do a more “realistic” portrayal of that.

These are all things I already had in my house, oddly enough.  I hadn’t realized my decor was so “witchy” until I put it all in one place….


Sally’s Song

A friend asked me to do some photos of her looking like Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas.  But we didn’t want it to look too “cosplay”.

So here is the finished result.  I have not done any photography projects in what feels like forever, but I finally bought a new camera body and intend to change that.

MUA&Styling:  Moi
Model:  Ashley Reitz
Photography:  Alexandrea Lee (moi)

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