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MAKEUP | TEACHING TUESDAY

Guest Contributor | Jenn Wyeth

With my sitting fee comes professional hair and make up. It’s hard to find someone you like in both of the categories but once you do, it’s amazing.  I’ve heard placing an ad on Craiglist works.  I just asked around.   I have found some really talented girls just out of Cosmotology School do help me out with hair.  They go to my clients home and use enough product so that, even at the end of the shoot, their hair looks amazing!  For make up, I have settled on the Clinique counter at Dillards Department Store. I think a lot of different places would work but we are a little limited down here in Colorado Springs. Because I use the Clinique counter (FREE!!) I am able to give the girls a $25 gift card to spend while they are there.  That one seems to be a home run every time with the Senior girls!

I have been very lucky to work with some naturally beautiful girls. However, the camera eats make up for lunch!  You need to go a little heavy on the make up to really notice it. I have done it both ways, (with/without hair and make up), and let me tell you, I will NEVER go back. I am also one of those photographers that believes that Seniors should look 18… not 25.  They can look 25 in their engagement pictures!  ;)

Check out these “before” and “after” pictures. These girls go from natural beauties to complete knock outs!  (Thank you Facebook-   - and my beautiful seniors- for the “before” images!)

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Sara is finishing up Cosmetology School so she was lucky enough to be able to do her own. And it turned out beautiful.

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Stacia… she’s just so beautiful. The make up did just what I wanted it to do, bring out what was already there.see-before-and-afters-make-up

Riley did her own hair (since it’s short) but went for it with the make up!

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This stunner was all about getting her hair and make up done. It enhanced her natural beauty!

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Taylor is stunning even without the make up…

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Sarah, one of my senior spokesmodels, was my hair and make up guinea pig!

 

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CRIS PASSOS | CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER

We are excited to have Cris Passos of Cris Passos Photography, as one of our Celebrity Photographers for the month of November.

Sign up to get your images critiqued by Cris Passos this November.  Only 7 Spots Left!

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Cris Passos is a natural light photographer located in South Florida and specializes in newborn, babies and maternity. Since launching her business in 2011, she has rapidly gained growth and respect throughout the photography community. Cris has been featured on various well regarded blogs and photography magazines. Magical settings, golden light, hand crafted props, all set the tone for her whimsical and romantic sessions.

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I think an honest critique truly helps improve your work and master your art.
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I remember when I was starting my business and was doing a mentoring class on editing and my mentor told me to always be consistent with my editing style.
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Romantic, Whimsical and Fresh.
I find my inspiration everywhere; when I am watching my kids playing, my friends interacting with their families, reading magazines, watching tv shows and movies and of course following my favorite photographers.
I try to have a little of discipline and set time limits when checking email or making phone calls, things I can do when the kids are at school. I think is important to have quality time and make memories with my family.
Be true to yourself, work hard on finding your style and don’t follow trends as they will pass quickly.
To say “no thank you, I cannot do that”. It’s very hard for me to say no, especially to my peers. People often take advantage of my kindness and I end up in sticky situations. I’m working on being more assertive.
There is competition in every industry and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. On the positive side it makes us better at our jobs since we are constantly comparing our work to that of our colleagues and striving for that perfect shot that will impress our peers and our clients. On the other hand there are many so called “photographers” without proper training and consideration for the profession that come into the business and advertise products and services far below market price and of poor quality. These people really hinder our profession but they generally don’t stay in business for a long time.   Because photography is my art I try to stand out by perfecting my signature style and doing a lot of my props and outfits, giving everything my personal touch. I think my customers really appreciate that.

Google search and Facebook.
Julie Paisley Photography, she was always very open to me and have helped me a lot during my journey, I can’t thank her enough.

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Sign up to get your images critiqued by Cris Passos this November.  Only 7 Spots Left!

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SPARKLE SUNDAY

Guest Contributor | Leslie Vega 

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“Baby steps are ok. They got you this far.”
Sometimes we feel the pressure to grow fast. To be the same as that photographer, to post as much as she does, to attend every conference she goes to, to offer more services than your schedule can handle and so much more to keep up with the crowd. But sometimes growing too fast is the worst thing we can do. Embrace the small steps. You started with small steps and they got you this far. Before you know it, they’ll take you farther than you ever imagined. Go at your pace. Do you. And sooner or later you’ll be amazed at where you are.
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Inspiring quotes by Leslie Vega for Chic Critique Form
Leslie Vega is a seasoned brand designer for photographers and wedding professionals. She founded Leslie Vega Design in 2008 and has been creating breathtaking brands for clients across the globe ever since. From logos to stationery and beautiful web presences, her passion exudes in her work and in her client experience. View her work at www.leslievegadesign.com
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Owner/Designer
Leslie Vega Design, LLC
Brand Design for Photographers & Wedding Professionals
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Cake Smash Photos | Contest Winners

It’s the Final Day of our week-long Birthday Celebration.

Thank you to everyone that participated in this fun contest!

Here are our 5 Faves from our Cake Smash Contest on Facebook:

They each won a 1-year membership to Chic Critique Forum {$78 value!}

Email us at chiccritiqueforum@gmail.com to redeem your prize

THE WINNERS:

1. Sweet Life Photography

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2.  Courtney Sacket Photography

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3. Karen Savignon Photography

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4. Stacie Hart Photography

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5. Southern Made Photography

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CHECK OUT ALL THE FUN WE’VE BEEN HAVING FOR OUR BIRTHDAY BASH: 

DAY 5- FAT FREEBIE FRIDAY!

Go download tons of gifts for YOU here

DAY 4- PHOTOGRAPHY IDOL 2013 COMPETITION KICKOFF

Wanna be a Celebrity Photographer & be featured in Chic Magazine? Enter our Photography Idol competition HERE

DAY 3- FLASH SALE: 50% off Chic Memberships for 24 hours only! SALE IS OVER

DAY 2 – CAKE SMASH CONTEST: OVER 

DAY 1 – HUGE GROUP GIVEAWAYS EVERY DAY THIS WEEK:

Oh and don’t forget to stop by our Chic Giveaways site to enter the HUGE Group Giveaways ($200-$500 value !) that are going on EVERY DAY for our Birthday week!

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Then & Now, Part 4 | See How These Photographers Have Evolved

We asked our blog readers to send in Then & Now photos to see how they’ve evolved. The slides below show photos of 5 photographers’ photos from when they first started out compared to where they are now.

We wanted to show how much you can improve with hard work and persistence. Thank you everyone who was brave and sent in photos for us to use.

WANNA SHOW OFF YOUR THEN & NOW PHOTOS?

Simply send your Then & Now images to chiccritiqueforum@gmail.com. We’ll be featuring of 5 different photographers each week.

Alba Soler of http://albasoler.es/
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Jamie Bard Dube of http://bardphotography.com/

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Ashley Wendt of https://www.facebook.com/blushingfawn
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Alexia Wardell of https://www.facebook.com/alexiawardellphotography 2013-10-04_0004

Debbie Koehler of https://www.facebook.com/DigitalMemoriesbyDebbieKoehler
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Don’t forget to send us your Then & Now pictures! administrator@chiccritiqueforum.com

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Cream and Coral | Fashion Friday

by Kelli France | Editor-in-Chief

I loooooooooove fall because it means I can bust out my cozy sweaters and boots! This look is perfect for October right now with all the vibrant Fall colors.

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SHOP THE LOOK:

cream sweater | Target | similar

coral jeans | Forever 21 | similar

Arturo Chiang riding boots | Amazon

leopard clutch | Forever 21 | similar

cream and gold studded bracelet | Forever 21

rose gold watch | Target

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