Final Fantasy Wig/Character Shoot Thingy

That's the title and I'm sticking to it!  XD Anyone remember Jazzmin (http://www.emilymcgonigle.com/2011/12/12/jazzmin-jolly/)?  Well I finished her images!

When I edited these, I sent them to her with straight up retouching and nothing more because she wanted to submit them to a wig company she wanted to become a model for... only to find out that they discontinued the wigs we used for her shoot.  :(

BUMMER!

I have to say though, that company certainly should hire her, because she's fantastic at what she does!  If you have a Facebook page, you should totally check out her other work:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003098278446 

After I sent her the "almost edited" images, which could technically be viewed as the final images, except for the fact that I wanted the coloring to look a certain way), I did some quick color changes.  I didn't want to sent those versions to the wig company because I wasn't sure that they'd appreciate the tint that was inevitably added to the wigs after my I was finished with editing work the second time around, haha, but now that I am done with the "normal" versions, I was able to put a little hint of flair into them.

These are those images... the FINAL final edits. ^_^

There are a few more shots that I would like to edit.  As always I work on what the client wants first and then if I have time later, I'll revisit my favorites and retouch/edit them.

Speaking of time... I'm sure I'll have a TON of time in the next month or so to do JUST that.

I'm going back out on tour again for a month starting on February 19th until April 2nd.

We'll be playing shows out west and there's quite some distance put between each show that we're doing, so I'm going to have PLENTY of time on the bus to work on things like editing previous images (as well as current ones, of course, which will *always* take priority!).

I'm also extremely excited to have the possible opportunity to be shooting a wedding with friend and great photographer, Krystal Mann of Life Strings Photography (click for the website), which is the new brand she just launched after previously working under her own name (http://www.krystalmann.com/) !  Krystal's photography has always been an immense inspiration to me and it would be a total honor to be able to work beside such a great photographer!  Krystal is located in Nashville, Tn, so if you live in or near the area, you should TOTALLY check her out!  (I mean you should check her out whether or NOT you actually LIVE there, but, ESPECIALLY if you live there!)

Getting back to the subject of Jazzmin's shoot... I also, once again, want to give a shout out to Kenya Lynn for being responsible for Jazzmin's makeup for this shoot (and doing a wonderful job)!  If you're in need of makeup services and you live in or around the Philadelphia area, check out her website at http://www.makeupbykenyalynn.com/CLICK HERE and 'like' Emily McGonigle Photography on Facebook!

Jazzmin Jolly

Hey everybooooody! It's been a little while since I've written an *actual* blog post... but before I get to the meat of it, let me just point out that I made 2 errors over the past few months.

1. While doing some maintenance to my website and blog, I accidentally deleted a "behind the scenes" blog post dedicated to April Piazza... or maybe it was the blog post for the FINAL images... I'm not really sure, but I deleted one and it was hers.  Which leads me to my next mistake:  I was just going through the posts to see which one was left (her behind the scenes post vs. the final image post) and I couldn't find *either*... which means not only did I delete the one I *wrote*, but I forgot to write the other. O_o

SO... even though that shoot was a while ago, that blog post will be coming in the near future because the lovely April Piazza deserves recognition!

NOW...

Jazzmin Jolly!

I was contacted by the lovely Jazzmin Jolly (http://www.modelmayhem.com/1806549http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003098278446 ) to do a Cosplay based shoot using some wigs she had for the various characters she was portraying.  Of course I said yes, because 1. Jazzmin is a lovely girl (inside and out) and who *wouldn't* want to shoot with her?  And 2. It just sounded like it would be a fun shoot!

Now, here in Pennsylvania we had about 2 weeks of "unseasonably warm weather", and OF COURSE the day before Jazzmin and I were supposed to get together, the temperature drops to "ridiculously cold".  It was probably the coldest weather that I've ever had to do a shoot with a model, and she took it like a TROOPER!

While she was more than enthusiastic and willing to do the shoot in the cold, I still wanted to make sure she was as warm as she could be during the shoot, so I found a pair of sweatpants, a fleece sweatshirt, and a fleece blanket for her to throw on while I was making my lighting adjustments.

The two characters she was portraying were Tifa and Sarah from the Final Fantasy series... and once my husband found out that she was a Final Fantasy fan, it was on!  The two of them went back and forth faster than I could keep up with, haha!  But it was quite an amusing conversation to witness for sure!

After we got the images we needed outside, we moved indoors to get some head shots to showcase the wigs a little more.

Jazzmin was a BLAST to work with!  Her fun personality and comfort in front of the camera made for a very smooth shoot and I really hope to get in another cosplay type shoot with her again in the spring once the earth starts to wake up from it's hibernation once again!

And before I forget, I like to give credit where credit is due, so I'd like to give a shout out to Kenya Edwards! (http://www.facebook.com/kenyalynn)  On her way up to meet me, Jazzmin stopped by to see Kenya, who is responsible for Jazzmin's awesome makeup for our shoot!  So a big thank you to Kenya!!! CLICK HERE and 'like' Emily Rose Photography on Facebook!