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Christin the Koi Fish

The series is back and BIGGER than ever, you guys. Oh my gosh.. I can’t even explain how excited I am about this. About a month of work went into this shoot today.. we are stepping it up a notch on the series and incorporating designers and wardrobe into our artistic animal shoots. I am so happy and excited and inspired!!!

Today’s shoot features Ms. Christin Sorensen rocking a killer dress made by Candace K Styling and sporting makeup by Subreen Davis Makeup Artistry. I am so so so lucky to have such a talented group of girls on my hands… It is an incredible thing!!! Ok Ok, now I’ll shut up and show you the goods!

We will start off with a few behind the scenes photos just for fun. The getting ready process is always a fun time to spend with the girls. We were all constantly snacking on donut holes which made Christin quite jealous… You see, she was glued to her chair as to not mess up her body paint while it was drying.. So in the below pictures, you will see some generosity as we feed her donut holes. ┬áCandace helped Subreen with the body paint to help pale out Christin’s complexion. Final touch: paint her nails black!

Once to the location in the University Area, Subreen was able to put the finishing touches on Christin’s back and Candace got her dress all set. We got the occasional funny stare from spectators.. I’m sure they were wondering what was up with the koi fish in the river. My favorite, though, are the people who pretend like that don’t notice. You can see a look of confusion on their face but they don’t want to be rude and stare… Gets me every time.

Happy Birthday again to Laura, the set decorator!

And now, I give you…. *drum roll*… Christin, the Koi Fish!

Credits:
Photo: Alexa Poletti Photography
H/MU: Subreen Davis
Wardrobe: Candace Kualii
Model: Christin Sorensen

The full shoot may be viewed at:
http://alexapoletti.smugmug.com/Portfolio/Animal-Series/christinthekoi

Series Photography
Charlotte, NC


Panda panda.. nom nom!

Animal #3! Sooo excited to shoot our panda today!!! She is SO cute! I have been looking forward to shooting this fluffy, cuddly little bear from the beginning of the series when it was just a little, far-fetched idea in my head. We’ve had a busy weekend working on the series, and the next two are doubled up weekends as well… so you guys have a lot more coming! I’m really loving the flow of the series so far, and how fast we are cranking them out. It makes our future plans for the series seem not so far in the distance. That’s so important and wonderful!

Wendy Li was our model for our cute panda! The minute I saw her, she was immediately casted for panda without any other competition for the spot. She was the first of the series to be cast because she is SO FREAKING CUTE. She’s got such a cute smile, and warm face.. We wanted to make the panda a cute animal, to balance our evil bee. I love how it turned out! The bamboo forest and the green leaves in her hair (Thanks Subreen!) were a perfect touch! As always, great work by my team, Gen & Sub!

Photo: Alexa Poletti Photography
MUA: Genna Poletti
Hair: Subreen Davis
Model: Wendy Li

Also- hehe… I might add, Panda’s fun ANIME EYES:

Makeup Photography
Charlotte, NC