One of the Richmond rising seniors was selected for the teen stylized photography shoot. It was for the Kim Brundage stylized teen photo shoot was nothing short of a success; largely in part to the role that the teens played in carrying out Anetra’s (NeeChic) vision. One of the teen beauties was Elyssa Alberti from Godwin High School.
I had the pleasure of knowing Elyssa because I worked with her father. I’ve seen pictures of her for years before I ever met her at the photo shoot.
The photo shoot was a dream of Elyssa’s, due to her aspirations to be a model. The professionalism she showed and the wonderful job she displayed in front of the camera proves she has a bright future in the modeling industry.
I am fortunate to have witnessed her natural modeling ability and look forward to seeing her grow and strive towards her goal.
Elyssa’s makeup was clean, yet glamorous. I opted for earth tone colors on her dark brown eyes because the colors really made them ‘pop’. I opted for clean, natural-looking foundation because the majority of the photo shoot was conducted outside. Also, Elyssa is a teenager with really good skin, so there was no need to overdue her makeup. I wanted her skin to look like skin and not to appear that she was wearing heavy makeup, which would have been accentuated in the natural lighting. All-and-all, the finished look was perfect for the theme of the photo shoot and perfect for Elyssa.
To give Elyssa’s face a flawless, yet natural look, I suggest Younique Cosmetics BB Flawless. Also, to give her the appearance of false lashes, but with an all-natural mascara, I suggest Younique’s 3D fiber mascara. Their cream eyeshadows were perfect for extra, long-lasting staying power, even while shooting in humid temperatures for hours.
The Kim Brundage teen stylized photo shoot was a wonderful opportunity, to allow Elyssa, as well as the other teen beauties, to get a glimpse of the expectations of modeling. Kim, Anetra, Brittany, myself and our assistants had a wonderful time helping the teens achieve one of their goals. It’s an opportunity we hope they will remember for the rest of their lives! To share in that memory is a huge blessing.
Each and every time they think about the experience I hope it reminds them of our mission “Empowering you to feel Beautiful and Confident.”
Holly Byrd Miller
Makeup by Holly
Gown from: Lex’s of Carytown
Here is what Anetra of NeeChic said about Elyssa:
I started with Elyssa. When I arrived for the fitting, one of the associates had picked out this beautiful number. It was one of their newer gowns and it fit her beautifully. I decided to keep it for her because of the great fit, the color and how it looked on her skin and complimented her eyes. It was as if the dress was made specifically for her. I wanted to complete the look with glamorous accessories – which included tear drop earrings, a rhinestone bracelet and ring. The dress also had a dramatic train which added to the silhouette. Elyssa was ready for her close-ups!