Essence Latifah

Photographer Female New York, New York, US
Albany, New York, US

My MM URL: AbstraX PhotoZ
Mayhem # 1834136

About Me



Are you looking for a great and experience as well as amazing, unique, affordable, and professional images that enhance your natural beauty? Then AbstraX PhotoZ is perfect for you. Whether you need executive head-shots, personality photos, model portfolio images, performance images, to capture that special day in your life ( your wedding) or family portraits, we will work closely with you to find out exactly how you want to be portrayed and produce the best possible results. Plus, you'll have a good time doing it!I am a photographer with a love for storytelling and bring out your true beauty.

I am a highly organized, enthusiastic and motivated photographer with a passion for fashion and a good eye for composition and detail. I would like to be able to conduct a test shoot with a few of your new faces that still need development. I will be working with a full production team consisting of a MUA, hair stylist, wardrobe and wardrobe stylist, and designer.

I want to make sure that you are able to add exceptional photos to your model books, therefore I ensure that everyone is relaxed by providing a comfortable, whimsical, and fun environment, with music, great conversation, and an even better team. My all female team consist of up and comers, like myself, however I can ensure you that we are exceptional at our craft and extremely professional. Unlike other photographer I will take care of your models. I provide a variety of healthy snacks and refreshments to ensure they are at their best. I will not only produce great photographs but I provide a great session experience.

The way I work: I mostly communicate through email because of my crazy work schedule. As my schedule gets more routine I would set up a pre meeting before the shoot so that we can get a "feel" for each other and decide the direction of the shoot that will benefit all involved. As for MUA nad hairstylist i have to meet with you to make sure that you can pull off the look the i invision. I am laid back and easy going, but at the same time a bit of a perfectionist. I want to make sure that not only I get great pics but you too.

My shoots: fun, unhurried (usually 3-4 hours, 4-5 looks), zero attitude - please come in the same frame of mind!  Arrange H/MU yourself or else otherwise noted, or I can arrange (not free - we'll split it if there's a fee.) Wardrobe will be talked about during the "booking" I might have an assistant on the shoot; might not. 

Escort: for our introductory meeting and the shoot please feel free to bring mom, brother, boyfriend, bodyguard, Secret Service, Silver Surfer, whatever, however please make sure they understand that while their opinions are valued especially if you are a minor but it is my vision and shoot.

Deliverable: Once the shoot is done you can expect an email with the link to the proofing gallery within 48hours after the shoot. I will also provide the best 5 edited photos of the day for each of the models' looks. I will then edit three additional photos of choice.


Some of the amazing people I've worked with:

Rudi Rea MM#2936409
Jessica MM#3118458
Suzanne Suzanne MM# 2862353
Annoula D MM#578878
Alexandra Frolova MM# 3071266
Amani MM# 2853486
Kimberly Divad MM# 2818886
Che Wazner MM# 2403000
Emilie Alpert- Freelance
Noelle- Basic Model Management
Jah- Basic Model Management
Kei- Basic Model Management
Alisa Wade- Freelance
Alexandra- Smart Model Management
Crystal - Freelance
Jackyln Phillips- Freelance

Wardrobe Stylist:
JaneN AccessoryDesigner MM# 3046952
Demanti O'Bryant MM#2434055
Jackyln Phillips

Make-Up Artist
Ariana Draper- AriJadeMakeup MM# 3120398
Monique- MAAMA MM# 212363
Cara Silverman- MM# 2533012
Mika Micha MM#2646921
Felicia York
Desiree Delia- Desiree Makeup MM#3127476
Natanya Wilson MM#2819628
Tirres Ward

Hair Stylist:
Amanda- Hair by Ambroise MM#2963636
Anike- akR Styles MM# 3139025

Saboroma MM#2403138
Candy Rock Couture MM#1188251
Swarey Designs MM#1844119
Aimee Cheshire- Madison Plus
Jackyln Phillips

Basic Model Management
GMT Models
Smart Model Management
Couture Models

Featured in the Following Magazines:
October Issue of Ellements Magazine
Fresh Faces Issue of Beauty Look Magazine
Photographer Feature of Rasputin Magazine
Couple/Duo Issue of Rasputin Magazine


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