Bella PhotoshootPhotographer Female Chino Hills, California, US
Laguna Beach, California, US
My Website: BellaMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/lauriesimages
Mayhem # 2241605
June 26, 2015: Update re Mom: I'll be leaving on the 28th for a month. Will check in, albiet less often on my Ipad or even Iphone. Thanks.
BIO: Experienced beach photographer with a love of 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 to 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 (hopefully!) a trained eye to allow each subject look as beautiful or handsome as possible.
Learning outdoor (esp.: beach) lighting while studying Photoshop is challenging but rewarding. Have been fortunate to have images published in FHM.com & 308magazine.com. Always open to shooting for publication. It depends on the concept, model and the magazines available.
I retouch my own work unless a rare collaberation is noted. It is important to me that my vision remains 'my vision' from the type of lens I choose to the look of the the final, sized image. Some images I use straight from the camera. Some I prefer to work on in Photoshop. My work practice does not include exposing the model or client images to random, non-vetted photographers or retouchers. That being said, for certain projects, I am fortunate enough to have joined forces with a graphic artist (retoucher) whose vision matches up beautifully with mine. More importantly, he is well-known, well-respected and dedicated to the integrity of his field. I should also mention that he is wildly talented & produces crazy-beautiful work.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me. I've been lucky to meet some caring, fun, sweet people who have helped me tremendously. I will try to return that kindness. Thank you again.
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.
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. Silly 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:
Painting of Chrissy Marie by Neo Racer, MM#199848.