BEHIND THE SCENES with LISA JOHNSON MAKEUP + HAIR
HERE ARE A FEW BEHIND-THE-SCENES unedited iPhone SHOTS @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS WHERE I DO MAKEUP + HAIR + sometimes WARDROBE FOR ARTISTS, MODELS, BRIDES & EVERYDAY PEOPLE LIKE YOU & ME!
A lot can be said about social media. I happen to love the fact that you meet some of the most amazing creatives and good people. I met photographer extraordinaire today for a shoot JASON MYERS, up from West Palm Beach, FLA - and I had originally met him on Twitter - just reaching out to creatives. He was not only gracious, but coming to town soon! I was so thrilled to have met him and worked with him today. We had a tremendous time at Studio Berry Hill then Traveler's Rest for some killer shots with a wonderful singer/songwriter, Emily Earle from The Voice. She was a NATURAL in front of the camera. Here she is looking pretty for my iPhone, unedited. Can't WAIT to see the finished product from Jason and his mad skills, too. Assisting me today was Sara Beehive herselve, a consumate pro. Daniel Williams was on board as well to assist Jason. What a gorgeous day out too! Winner Winner :)
Recently, I worked with the uber talented photographer Brenna Gentry - she requested a "cotton candy" makeup and hair theme for her upcoming shoot. The collaboration began on my Pinterest board with the inspiration from the remarkable jewelry designer Elizabeth Cooke who provided all the jewelry. Our killer wardrobe stylist by the name of Hannah Riles, whom Teen Vogue has highlighted traveled a bit with her rather expansive wardrobe to work with us all. A few of the dresses were also provided by House of Stella in Franklin TN. We shot a lot on the streets of downtown Franklin that day - with our GORGEOUS model Nila of MACS/AMAX - ever the trooper in the cold. SHE is simply divine. Everyone was on their A GAME :)
Busy season of bridal and commercial editorials afoot! This is from a recent collaboration with the amazingly talented photographer Derek Martinez - we were lucky to have time to shoot at a new wedding venue (new to the wedding biz, anyway) at the gorgeous O'More College of Design in Franklin TN - this is one of the interiors of their beautiful building on campus. Don't you love Alecia's wedding dress?! You can picture yourself on that couch, can't you?
More to come when this is available on www.weddingchicks.com online blog - check them out - they are all things bridal!
Check out the blog on Derek's site http://www.derekmartinezblog.com/nashville-bridal-portrait/
I'm always thrilled to be invited to do hair and makeup with young and incredibly talented creatives. I feel like an invigorated dinosaur when working along side people more than half my age, with incredible potential and effortless joy. Price Stone is one of those young, gifted ones - he's a talented photographer shooting fashion and beauty in Nashville - and is definately one to watch. I suspect he'll be a big international fashion photographer in the near future - no doubt.
A little behind the scenes snapshot of the lovely model McKenna Martin of MACS AMAX - behind the scenes of our shoot - makeup/hair me - wardrobe provided by House of Stella - waiting on the final images to be published soon!
!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 !!!
I am really looking forward to 2013 - new and exciting projects in the hopper, new creatives to work with, new horizons for us all - keep your eyes on the prize, friends. This will be truly a year of transformation for not only my clients, but for me. STAY CALM!
The last few days of 2012 I had the opportunity to work with some divinely-led people - namely a beautiful songstress by the name of Susan Ketron - for her EPK Session - shot at Daywind Recording Studio by the talented director Billy Brown of Evidential Productions. My good friend and partner in crime, uber-talented hairstylist Jenna AlHayek was kind enough to include me as makeup to this project. I'm looking forward to the finished project soon - stay tuned...
NOTE: One of my very favorite things to do in life is to take someone (artist, mom, teen, bride, anyone that will have me) get to know them and their vision, and help produce a polished, modern look for them - i said from the beginning to Susan that it all starts with the hair - Jenna took Susan from boxed medium blonde to this ombre brunette with bangs - transformation is putting it mildly - I just added the finishing makeup touches to bring her into 2013 and beyond. I love my job and the very talented people I am constantly surrounded by!
It has been QUITE the busy busy wedding season - I have had so many beautiful brides and their entourage these past few months. One of my specialties is beautiful bridal makeup and Women Over 40 makeup makeovers - and weddings are perfect for this service - your mothers and grandmothers and aunties will all be pampered and look amazing. Please have a peek there and don't delay in booking me, because 2013 is quickly filling up - I may have some April and June dates left if you catch me quick ~ www.bridesbylisa.com
An EPK sesh with one of my favorite female singer-songwriter, guitar slingers, Ashley Robertson and her incredibly talented friend and dobro dude, Josh Matheny - Ashley is on tour in the UK currently - shot by the multitalented Steve Harman of 4050photo - hair and makeup, me
Pink Elephants Design by Truly Alvarenga - Liv as a brunette - looking forward to the finished images by Michael Howard Photography - makeup/hair, me - unedited iPhone image - Nashville Fashion Week
Beautiful Liv - behind the scenes of a fabulous fashion shoot with Ani & Ari Custom Corsets - see the final product soon :) Makeup, me - unedited iPhone image
private viewing of ACT OF VALOR - active-duty Navy SEALs - and Keith Urban - his first foray into movie soundtracks - his awesome song "FOR YOU" is featured - what a wonderful night - more here www.actofvalor.com - Grooming, me
Lieutenant Commander "Roarke "interviewing for ABC Nightline Event and HDTV Grooming, me
One of my favorite things is working with other creatives. This is a little before & after preview of beautiful model, Scarlet. Isn't she something? They all were this day. Makeup: Yaby, Illamasqua & NARS.
What a way to go out for 2011 and ring in 2012 - working with an incredible L.A. crew and Trace Adkins. What a BLAST! A true professional who delievered his lines on the first take - of course. He's quite a gentleman and FUNNY too. Grooming, me.
Some of my beautiful L.A. ladies who came out to the CMAs in November 2011 - we dolled em up and sent em out to walk the red carpet - literally in 6" Jimmy Choos - it was one party filled night! Red Carpet beautification by Jenna AlHayek, hair - makeup, me
Working with some YAHOO folks I was put up nicely in The City by the Bay - my old stomping ground, San Francisco - and had a few days to play.....well, of course I went to an old haunt or twelve. This is one of my favorites. The Stinking Rose (garlic) Restaurant in North Beach. We actually shot a bit of commercial footage here.
Dobro Playin' in 6" heels #YOUMIGHTBESONASHVILLEIF - shooting with the amazing Ashley Robertson for her upcoming CD - on location in Leiper's Fork @ 4050photo studio - next stop Ryman Auditorium
Hurry up and wait! The life of a model on set for the most part. On set with photographer extraordinaire Jefferson Dorsey testing new lighting.
On set with the hillarious and legendary Gary Muledeer - talking about his incredible career - truly a wonderful story and man - with Rounder Records
Stunning Callie Stydahar shot on my little iPhone on our shoot. She is PERFECTION with or without makeup, trust me! We were going for a "California girl - bronze goddess" look. She's so gorgeous
A little snack - James Wesley with Fresh + Broken Bow Records for lunch - YUM...
A beautiful and lovely bride, Julie on her trial day. She is just beaming! I LOVE Illamasqua blush, lips and well everything they make!
A little "CONCEPTUAL" shoot with amazing and gorgeous photographer Jenn of Griffith Imaging and our stunning model, Kendra. Sometimes you like to color outside of the box... can't wait to see these!
At the pool with Cliff Brunk, Michael Howard (photographers), and our beautiful models Rachel Wood and Lisa Panknin for our Underwater World shoot!
On set shooting with Lauren/NEXT Miami and Steve Harman for Shima Mojouni Designs clothing - Gorgeous! The girls got legs for days, yes?
On location with sweet & stunning Veronica Ballestrini + Fresh for "Don't Say" music video - Nassau, Bahamas - on a very windy day!
On the farm working with Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2011, Kaitlin White + Van Hoang Designs + 4050photo
Makeup for the Nicole Miller Runway Show - Nashville Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis - GLAMAZONS! -
Behind the Scenes with the incredible Mr. Clint Black and Andrew Zuckerman for the book MUSIC - check out the critically acclaimed book and series!
The Incredibly beautiful and uber talented songstress, Kimberly Paige on set at Scarpati Studio, Nashville - she has such a powerful voice!
Model Virginia on-set scrutiizing my work before our shoot at 4050studio in Leiper's Fork, TN
In the dressing room with designer Van Hoang + 2 gorgeous models before our shoot
Going NUTS with Burns & Poe + Ed Rode Photography - Nashville, TN
On top of the world with Fresh & Eric Durrance @ Reba's Starstruck Studios - Nashville, TN
Behind the Scenes at Reba's Starstruck Studios, Nashville w/ Pear Band & Fresh
Dana Parish & Art Alexakis of Everclear before their Legends & Lyrics set - Nashville Masonic
a little creepy concept shoot w/gorgeous Kelly Kizer + Lotus Blossom Photography
on-location w/Chip Coffee at the haunted Bonaventure Graveyard - Savannah, GA
MUCH MORE TO COME - STAY TUNED
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