Master Pioneer Awards 2019
Natural Hair Industry Convention 2019
Dapper Dan at Unbound by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Cox Family Vow Renewal
5 years into marital bliss, these two loves birds decided to renew their vows and have the ceremony of their dreams in a beautiful vintage barn in Oswego, NY! FacebookPinterestTumblrTwitterGoogleStumbleuponLinkedinDiggitRedditEmailPrint
Lifestyle Headshots with Artist Will Focus
A creative visionary at heart and spontaneous developer of all things ingenious, Will Focus is a New York-born Graphic Designer and Satabu/Mwenaa Illustrator who seeks out content to work with that requires him to engage content/production on a more visceral level. Using the visual to emote and connect with the
Product shoot for 3 ROOTS in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Yes, the drinks and food taste as good as they look!! See for yourself! 159 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Follow them on instagram at @3roots_juicery and hit Like on facebook at 3 ROOTS! See images from our photo session below… Owwwwwwwww! FacebookPinterestTumblrTwitterGoogleStumbleuponLinkedinDiggitRedditEmailPrint
Phenomenal Women Paving the Way for Our Girls produced by Marsha’s Makeovers
On March 31st 2015, Marsha’s Makeovers and her team flawlessly produced “Phenomenal Women Paving the Way for Our Girls”, #MMPhenomenal on IG, that featured a panel of beautifully inspiring women and a performance of Makeda by Les Nubians! On the panel was award-winning producer and host Tati Amare; NY based attorney and
Know Your Roots: Redefining Beauty Standards by Locs Revolution
On Sunday, February 8th, 2015, Locs Revolution invited guests back to Harlem’s Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for their second annual Know Your Roots event! This year’s Know Your Roots event’s theme was Redefining Beauty “Standards.” We examined the way that society portrays beauty standards and reflected on what that means for us both
Tidbit Tuesday: 25 Creative & Angled Hair Cuts!
My knees become weak every time I see a perfectly angled hair cut, heaven forbid there’s some crazy color added… “I’m coming Elizabeth!” I’ve collected some edgy and angular cuts that are sure to make you drool. Be inspired! 😉 I love to see how creative the stylists are with
Tidbit Tuesday: Photo Licensing Debunked
“Images are the intellectual property of the creator, but for that property to generate income, photographers have to know their production costs, the value of their work, and the value of the usage their client is licensing.” Most photographers view photography as the art form it is. Those of us
Tidbit Tuesday: 25 Phenomenal Special Effects Makeup Jobs/FACE OFF
So the SyFy channel is giving me a super dope birthday present… the return of Face Off on August 13th! I absolutely love this show! I love mystical creatures, aliens, monsters, fairy tales, all of it. I especially love when they have human characteristics, dramatic wardrobe, and/or dope prosthetic. Hence
Tidbit Tuesday: Why I Am NOT A Shoot & Burn Photographer
I could not have found a better video on the subject, and I am also not surprised that it comes from one of my awesome photographer friends, Tracy Lynn Deis of TLD Photography in Chicago, IL! As a boutique photographer, I constantly have to explain to certain clients why I
Tidbit Tuesday: 30 Creative & Shaped Afros!
From perfectly round to abstract and angled, the shaped ‘fro is always a show stopper! I’ve pooled some edgy avant-garde with cool classics and even threw in a few celebs sporting their afros with style. Be inspired! 😉 I love to see how creative the stylists are with razors and
Tidbit Tuesday: Don’t Insult Your Brand
If I had $1 for every great artist I’ve seen with horrible branding tools, I could put down a sizable amount on a condo… Business cards formatted for hedge fudge executives – black or blue Times New Roman text centered on a matte white or cream 3.5×2″ card. Websites designed
Tidbit Tuesday: 25 Creative & Killer Shoes!
It is no secret that I am a shoe whore (apparent in my second blog entry: http://naymarie.com/photography/shoe-therapy-i-the-higher-the-better), but I don’t get hot and steamy just for any ole heel. I’m attracted to unique construction. The architecture, the color coordination, the material texture… all bound into wearable artistry. This month’s post is
Tidbit Tuesday: Increase Your Reach
As creatives, it is imperative that we take steps to increase our reach. Whether it’s new clients, venues, sponsors, or other like-minded professionals, we survive due to word of mouth so it’s best to have as many people speaking positively about us and our work as possible. A great way
Tidbit Tuesday IS BACK with 13 Creative & Inspiring White Queen Photos!
It has been almost 1 year and 1 month to date! Yes Tidbit Tuesday is officially back, but now on a biweekly basis (unless I have something dramatically awesomely important to share, which is likely lol). Moving right along to this week’s tidbit: Ever search online for photography inspiration and
Tidbit Tuesday: No Call/No Show
The epitome of unprofessional is not showing up the day of a job, paid or unpaid. I have heard tons of tales and even experienced this myself in this industry by models, makeup artists, and hair stylists alike. There is nothing worse than having a large staff arrive to realize
Tidbit Tuesday: The Craigslist Scam
I’ve heard endless stories from my models, especially the ones that are natively from overseas, about predator photographers. Whenever I’m browsing Craigslist (CL) for the few and far between quality gigs, I make it my duty to flag the predator posts and have started a photographic campaign against them. They’re
Tidbit Tuesday: Would You Allow Someone Else to Take Credit For Your Work?
Let’s say you’re an assistant or you’re learning from your mentor, or YOU are the mentor providing an example, would you allow your boss, mentor, or protege to claim credit for a photo you’ve taken? Tricky question? Ok let’s expand the examples. – An assistant, in my opinion, should never