An inseparable romance of modeling, makeup, photography and art.
Hello, my name is Melissa Leah and I am a fashion design graduate originally from New York. Currently in Tucson AZ.
PHOTO RETOUCH - Professional experience in Adobe Photoshop CS6 CC & Lightroom:
Maggie Sottero http://www.maggiesottero.com/collection.aspx
Sottero & Midgley http://www.sotteroandmidgley.com/collection.aspx
Flirt Prom http://www.flirtprom.com/collection
I also work with photographers or models.
I am able to work on anything from an entire shoot, to just a few selected images.
My rates depend on the assignment and how much retouch will be involved for the photos you need retouched. I work on either an hourly rate basis for any adjustments needed, or on a per-photo basis where you decide whether you would like simple or advanced adjustments.
Simple adjustments include:
- blemish removal and teeth whitening
- overall color changes of temp/tint, basic one color photo filters/vignettes
- exposure, contrast, clarity and blur changes
- light shadow/highlight enhancement
Advanced adjustments include:
- beauty airbrushing and makeup fill & reconstruction,
- removing hair fly-aways, re-color or style changes
- clothing re-color or clothing fit changes, and clothing reconstruction
- multi color photo filters, gradients, adding bokeh, smoke, etc.
- background replacements and any images that will require compositing 2 or more images together.
RUNWAY SHOWS & FASHION INSTALLATIONS:
Hillary Flowers Fashion Shows and Events
Rebel Heiress Clothing Fashion Show
Elissee Furs by Andrew Ellissee - NYFW Fashion Show
Eric Vega Events Fashion Shows and Events
Westchester NY Bridal Expo
Camille La Vie Westchester/Palisades NY Fashion Show
Nolcha NYFW Events & Fashion Installation
If you have an idea for a shoot you would like to do, message me for details.
I enjoy dressing up, and can provide a variety of wardrobe requests if no stylist is available or no wardrobe is provided.
I shoot swimwear/lingerie/implied on selection basis, only. Will shoot one piece swimwear anytime.
Trained in Makeup Artistry from bareMinerals NYC. I can do my own makeup if requested, and can bring full makeup to shoots for touch ups and changes, please let me know prior to the shoot/event.
Trained in nail artistry for beauty shoots including acrylic, soak off gel manicures, and 160 bottles of polish :)
Please view my portfolio for the images that I did hair and makeup for.
Will work as model, MUA, or retouch, or combination as needed/requested.
*I am accompanied on ALL shoots*
*Currently I am looking to have a pinup shoot with a 50s vintage car, and a retro pinup poolside shoot* Please contact me for further details if interested & have access to car or poolside location*
Beauty is a curse on the world.
Vivian Lanzarone - Vivian Photography
Marc Santos - MM#1978543
Gerardine Vargas - G Vargas Photography - MM#3123177