Bella PhotoshootPhotographer Female Chino Hills, California, US
My Website: BellaMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/lauriesimages
Mayhem # 2241605
*December, 2014: I love to touch base on MM daily and usually do. However, right now I have pressing medical family matters to tend to with my folks back east. Might not be here daily but am trying for 2-3x per week right now.*
BIO: Experienced beach photographer. I love Beauty and Glamour Photography. My passion is to make every image as perfect as possible in order to allow the model to look her/his very best....in short, Im going for bomb-a*s beautiful (or handsome!)
I've been lucky in that so far, through collaberation, we get very pretty shots-- striving for a feel for what the model is really like. That's the miracle of it for me: Capturing personality along with using tools such as lighting, styling and and a trained eye to allow each subject look as beautiful or handsome as possible.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me. I feel like at least I'm off to a good start in learning a difficult lighting technique. I've been lucky to meet some caring, fun, sweet people along the way who have helped me tremendously. I will try to return that kindness. And thank you again.
I retouch my own work and my bestfriend in NY helps me tremendously. He's a renowned fashion photograher in his own right and a card carrying member of Adobe's Certifications for Retouching and Accredations. He's very private and is a true professional. He is teaching me his style of Photoshop from the East Coast as I also learn a complicated beach lighting technique with the amazing Beach Photographer Drew Santos here in Orange County.
Its been challenging but very rewarding. Have been fortunate to have images published in FHM.com & 208magazine.com. I'm always open to shooting for publication. It depends on the concept, model and the magazines available.
Animal rights/rescue: I'm very involved in the rescue community, placing dogs & cats..trying to keep strays out of the pound & reunite lost dogs w/owners. Recently, I also became involved in wildlife rescue. If you're reading this and share the passion of helping animals, please send me a FR or PM.
~If you or a parent have questions about modeling & want to discuss options, concerns, etc., feel free to contact me. I'm by no means an expert but am happy to share my experience and try to direct you to people (Photographers, MM mods, Sr. Members, Agencies) that can provide more experienced options.~
The MM community has been an impressive blend of friendly, intelligent, creative people. Thank you to everyone who has left a message/tag or has taken the time to read my bio and check out my portfolio. My prior Model Profile # 710891 Best, Petie the Chihuahua & Laurie @ Bella Photoshoot.com
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“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” ~ Karl Lagerfeld
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MM Forum Contests:
Winner, Dec. 5th, 2014 Best Female Contest, Model Joselyn Cano #421608
Winner, Nov. 29th, 2014 All Male Contest, Model Todd Hughlett #2835300
Winner, Dec. 13th 2014 Picture of the Day Contest, Jenn Kathleen #1501102
Winner, Dec. 15/14 Picture of the Day Animals "Gucci" & Joselyn Cano #421608
BTS: Leenah & Chrissy:
*Art Piece of Model Chrissy Marie by NeoRacer MM#199848