BTS with Meg Donnelly for Grumpy Magazine

Some photoshoots you are given the luxury of spending several hours with a talent, while others you have just a brief moment to connect and get the images you want. I had an hour to work with Meg and I have learned in this industry to work fast. We were able to do four looks in the time that we had together.

She is truly an amazing talent and was so wonderful to work with. Here is some fun behind the scenes images from our shoot to tide you over until the series is released next month for Grumpy Magazine!


GETTING READY:

MAKEUP ARTIST :Anton Khachaturian @antonmakeup

Hair Stylist: Suzy Balderas @slayed.bysuzy

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THE WARDROBE

STYLING BY: Lo VonRumpf @stylevr

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THE STUDIO

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Extras

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Malibu Adventures with Emily Skinner

6 AM Monday morning; the California interstates are jam packed already and my glam team and I are in the thick of it. Why, you ask? Well, because we are on our way to spend the day with Disney star Emily Skinner and her beautiful momma Jennifer for an exclusive  one on one photo shoot for Saturne Magazine. 

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We all started our day off early in anticipation of the long morning commute to beautiful Malibu California. My glam team got to the park right on time to greet Emily (thank god) because my gps hijacked the route and put me on the complete opposite side of the park--apparently my GPS thinks I'm adventurous...Im not. Luckily my glam team is amazing and got to work on transforming Emily for our day of creating. 

When I finally arrived 45 minutes later (insert crying emoji here), my make up artist Hali McGowan and hairstylist Suzy Balderas were finishing up final touches on Emily and soon after, my stylist Nery Rodriguez arrived and started laying out all our clothing options! 

Hali McGowan

Hali McGowan

The mobile make up artist haha

The mobile make up artist haha

Hali McGowan

Hali McGowan

Suzy Balderas in action

Suzy Balderas in action

Suzy Balderas 

Suzy Balderas 

Unfortunately there was a mix up with film permits and we were asked to leave the park and find a new location. CRINGE! It was beyond embarrassing and I almost didnt include this in the blog because of how embarrassing the moment was, but life is real and moments like this happen--not often thankfully, but they do and you have to overcome them. Luckily, I knew of a location about 20 minutes away so we all drove one by one to the new park. I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason and l honestly think we got better images at the new location than we ever would have got at the original location. Happy accidents yall, happy little miracles.

When we got  to the new park and Emily did her fitting and choose five outfits to shoot in. Everyone grabbed various bags and props and we all started the mile and half trek though the Malibu canyon. 

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Emily's beautiful Mom Jennifer Skinner looking as graceful as ever

Emily's beautiful Mom Jennifer Skinner looking as graceful as ever

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Everyone helped carry the load, and yup even little Emily back there did her part haha!!

We finished shooting right around 4:30 pm..(talk about a long day, am I right!?) but I honestly, I could have kept going because this park just had endless amounts of beauty and historical charm.

 I am so excited to share this exclusive photo series with you all when it is released later this month in Saturne Magazine. In the meantime here are some outtakes and BTS to tide you over! 


Outfit 1 - Designer: Mustard Velvet Dress: Dumebi @atelier_dumebi                                                                              White Undershirt: Hottie + Lord @hottieandlord

Provided by @mannfolkpr

 

Sometimes you have to do a fitting in the car/parking lot. Thankful for my team of pros who can work under any condition. Stylist: Nery Rodriguez 

Sometimes you have to do a fitting in the car/parking lot. Thankful for my team of pros who can work under any condition. Stylist: Nery Rodriguez 

Cheesin' in Outfit 1

Cheesin' in Outfit 1

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Outfit 2  

Wardrobe Provided by: Latiste Clothing @latiseteclothing

 

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Stylist Nery Rodriguez in action for Outfit 2

Stylist Nery Rodriguez in action for Outfit 2

The hair wizard Suzy Balderas

The hair wizard Suzy Balderas

Cant with her! 

Cant with her! 


Outfit 3

Wardrobe Provided by: Latiste Clothing @latiseteclothing

Hali McGowan doing her thing to make Emily shine in Outfit 3

Hali McGowan doing her thing to make Emily shine in Outfit 3

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Outfit 4 

Wardrobe Provided by: Latiste Clothing @latiseteclothing

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Outfit 5 

Designer: Red Velvet Skirt: Dumebi @atelier_dumebi                                                                              Provided by @mannfolkpr

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Man, my hair hahaaa..it was a looong day. Dont judge    

Man, my hair hahaaa..it was a looong day. Dont judge 

 

Huge shout out to all five of these fabulous women for spending a full day hiking, laughing, swapping life stories, and creating art together. Make sure to follow them all at

 

 

Talent- Emily Skinner @emilyskinner__

Hair- Suzy Balderas @slayedbysuzy

Make up- Hali McGowan @halimcgowan.mua www.halimcgowanbeauty.wixsite.com/mysite

Stylist- Nery Rodriguez @campyvamp www.stylriot.com

Wardrobe provided by @mannfolkpr