What do the Boston Tea Party and 1940′s Newsboys have in common? Friends and photographers Justin and Mary Marantz….one look at these portraits and their talent speaks for itself, but in addition to being great folks and photographers, they’re also generous teachers and share their vast knowledge and experience with other photographers in their “Walk Through a Wedding” workshops. I had the pleasure of doing hair and makeup this year for two of their workshops. And here are a few of the sneak peeks! The rest of the shoots from their workshops were just featured on Style Me Pretty…the site for all things stylish…and pretty:)
The “Boston Tea Party” ….I have to say, I loved having a little bit of fun with this one. First of all, I even amazed myself at how big I managed to get that hair! All those tricks from my youth (South Carolina circa 1984…uh…yeah…) sure paid off here…and I’m sad to say that my “mall” bangs in 1984 were about that big (thank you Aqua Net)…but in any case…it think it totally worked here. And what’s a classic “American Revolutionary” look without a little white face makeup? Our forefathers (or mothers) all should have been so glamourous…
You can see the rest of the shoot, on Style Me Pretty here
And workshop number two..“Newsies and Knickerbockers” was classic vintage, one of my all time favorite looks to re-create…and just for authenticity…I used one of Revlon’s very first shades of lipstick from the time period…Cherries in the Snow. PS: You can still buy this shade and it’s a winner if you’re looking for a bluish red.