Natural Light Studio Shots

July 2, 2017

 Model - Shayna Laughman @shaynamarie


Isn't she GORGEOUS!? Shayna is always such a good model for me. She's natural, tall, funny and to top it off- sweet! This is the first time her and I were able to work together since I received the new camera. When discussing what we wanted to do for hair and makeup, Shay expressed her desire for a more natural (Calvin Klein) style. With that in mind, I kept makeup light and focused on the tan tones in her skin. Here is our final product and the breakdown of how we got it! 



The Set Up: 

Location : Paper Bag Beauty Studios, Las Vegas 


Our set up for this shoot was actually in a doorway. Harold (my photography bestie) and I snapped away! I was loving the white backdrop and Shayna's position in front of our main doorway. The later hours of the day, 3pm- ish, brings the best light for this type of shoot. 


The Camera: 

Camera- Canon 5D Mark IV

Lens - Canon 70-200mm 2.8 L 



The Makeup: 

Makeup is a funny thing and to be truthful up until now I've had a more aggressive application style. It seems that a lot of the photos I love have natural components however are still very refined and clean. It's a balance that I strive to understand as much as I can each day. Below are the necessities you'll need to achieve this look. 

(click the links attached to each product, no affiliation codes or profit from links)


Airbrush Compressor and Gun 

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops - Sunlight 

RCMA No Color Powder 

NYX Natural Lip Liner 

Becca Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector - Opal and Moonstone mixed around the face. 



The Hair 

The natural texture was retained in her hair. Ouai wave spray made some texture and separation for a cool "beachy" look !




I hope this post helped some of you out. I always appreciate when photographers and artists share how to get some awesome work!  I really love to share. Make sure to leave a comment, subscribe or be inspired! Sending lots of thanks and love from down here in Vegas! 


Cheers till next time.....








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