Author Archives: Kerry Loudenback

Compelled to make images. I can't draw, I can't paint, so a camera is my tool of choice.

Ariana -a Throwback clip

#vivavideo

Just a short clip from our session with Ariana.

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Moving Day…

moving Well, it looks like we have successfully moved our Blog, (cough, hardly updated, cough, cough) from our old host to the new one. We were with Hostmonster, (a ghetto bastard step-child of BlueHost) but their service was painfully s l o w. We’re now living on Inmotion and I can already see a dramatic improvement, in both the way the site is served up (speed) and from their customer service. So far, it was the right move. Maybe this will motivate me to blog more,(quietly doubts this).

Big things happening on my main gallery site too. That host, SmugMug has done a significant upgrade to the UI and back-end. I was just preparing to make a move away from them when they announced the upgrades. So we’ll stick around for a while. Now… back to tweaking.

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Victoria’s Dare – BTS

A BTS video from our recent session with Victoria Dare. We targeted three distinct looks with lighting changes throughout the session. Make-up by Nataly Fosberry and hair by Paige McClure. Victoria’s full image gallery can be found here.

Victoria's Reel

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April Lynn at Light & Sand Studios

We recently shot a new face in the studio and mixed in some editorial looks too. Our model was April Lynn Neuman and “M.U.A.H by Taryn” supported us with looks. You can find our BTS video here.

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Marissa

Marissa

Every once in a while, we’ll have one of those photo sessions where we get a broad spectrum of looks from our model and make-up artist. Our session with model Marissa P. and make-up artist Jazzmene was one of those sessions. We started off with a girl-next-door nude make-up look (with a hair fan thrown in for good measure). From there we moved to a high key beauty look with Marissa’s hair pulled back and tight to her head. Then the hair came back down and we added a men’s white dress shirt with two different lighting scenarios. Gorgeous natural North light and a studio set-up. From there a ballerina sequence (Marissa was a dancer) again shot first in natural North light then with a different studio light configuration. Rounding for home, we had Marissa in several gowns as we shot a Hollywood 30’s/40’s noir look, finished in both color and b&w. Our last look almost didn’t happen as we intended on shooting this look but had forgotten to include it and the participants had all packed up and were leaving when we remembered. We had a beautiful blue scarf, which Marissa wrapped around her head and we placed her against a jet black felt in front of the natural light we have streaming into the studio.

To see our work visit Marissa’s gallery comment on your favorite from the series. We’ll have a BTS video from this session up soon.

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Looking for a great MUA – TF session

We’re looking for a great make-up artist for our “TF” session this Wednesday in Yorba Linda. Watch this recent bts video of Susanne and MUA Jessie at work at L&SS. If you’re interested, contact me for details.

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What came first… the video or the soundtrack?

Ok, so this is a real short piece I put together. The ONLY reason produced this short clip was because of the song I stumbled on at ccmixter. You can find various generas of creative commons music there for your productions. They have different CC licenses so pay attention and make sure you get the appropriate license for your project.
This clip, “A Tail of Tug and War” has a catchy little diddy I used called “Robbie Don’t Eat My Underwear” by Scomber.

I swear, once you hear it, you won’t be able to get this damn song out of your head! Enjoy.

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Scarlet at Light & Sand Studios

Here’s a behind the scenes video from our recent session with Scarlet. We had fantastic hair & make-up support from “CJ” Jetphukthai. This was the first time I had worked with CJ and I was very pleased with the results we achieved. That’s Scarlet’s mother you see hovering in the background. It was a real family affair! This was only Scarlet’s second attempt at modeling. She was a little nervous at first, but by halfway through the session she loosened up and started having fun.
You can see Scarlet’s complete gallery here.

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Behind the scenes with Susanne & Jessie

Here’s a BTS clip from our recent session with model Susanne Peterson and Jessie Marie – Make-up Artistry on H&MU. Susanne’s gallery can be found here.

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Susanne

We had a great studio session with a new model today. Susanne came down from Los Angeles to shoot a beauty concept. We had fantastic support from a new make-up artist – Jessie Marie Bealer. I’ve just started post on the images, but the full gallery can be found here. Here’s a teaser image. We’ll be adding to the gallery throughout the week. Stay tuned…

 

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