Perfecting the everyday: My perfect day would be spent outside either in the mountains, or at the beach. The sun is shining and warming my skin. The air is fresh and pleasantly fragrant. I'm surrounded by the ones I love enjoying a mixture of great conversation and warm silences. Fresh fruits, and vegetables, and coffees are being served by handsome waitstaff. The pool is the perfect temperature and is soluble to the perfect degree for floating. I end the day under the stars in a lavish tent with a warm fire. The handsome waitstaff serves frothy cocktails and my favorite pasta dish, while a marathon of my favorite movies are projected on a huge screen held up by tree branches. I fall asleep wrapped in the arms of my love.
Undergarments are key:[are they really? whats your views] I am not a fan of underwear. I only wear them with a short dress.
Redress the mannequin:[how do you prep for a shoot/ the everyday] On days I shoot I spend the day primping and prepping. Nails, hair, and skin need to be clean. I always pack my bag with the basics, a black and a nude bra and panty set, dark skinny jeans, a black tank top, a little black dress, a nude and black pair of heels. I then add in all the special wardrobe items that the photographer requested. On normal days I like to dress comfy. I usually go without makeup and roam around the house in the least amount of clothing I can.
What's the most memorable pickup line you've ever heard? The most memorable pickup line i've heard was "Is that a mirror in your pocket? Cause I can see myself in your pants!" That one is so cheesy.
What's one thing you think all men should know? I think that all men should know that women aren't like microwaves. They need some time to heat up.
What's your idea of the perfect date? My idea of the perfect date always involves good food and something nerdy.
On an average Saturday night what are you doing? On an average Saturday night I am probably cooking with my favorite people, having a few cocktails, and watching a good movie.
If you could get to spend one day with someone who, why, when and where would you spend it? If I could spend one day with someone I would spend it with Liam Neeson. He is my absolute favorite actor. I would want to spend the day in a nice empty coffee shop on a rainy day in London. He has played some of the most epic characters in movies, and how cool would it to be spend a day with Aslan and Zeus?
Do you have a favorite behind the scenes story from a photo shoot? My favorite BTS story from a photoshoot is my shoot in Costa Rica with Playboy. One of the shoots was done on a beach right outside of this little beach town. It was so funny because we had a whole crowd of people watching. They definitely got a show.
The industry: This industry is tough. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. However I couldn't think of another career where I could meet so many amazing people and go to so many wonderful places. It's such a rewarding industry that with modern day technology allows an artist to leave a unique legacy.
BEHIND THE LENS:
Matt Taylor | @mwtphotog
I shoot with: A Nikon D750
I’m an: Artist, photographer and a data nerd
Something you don’t know about me: I've flown around the earth 81 times
How it began: Ive always loved photography and capturing moments to be forever remembered. This lead to the artistic side of photography, working with someone or a team to create a look, a scene a concept. Get that one shot that that makes you go "wow"! That is my white rabbit.
The best advice I’ve been given: The only way to get better is to practice. Find your own style My favorite thing to shoot: Pacific Northwest The industry: Requires you to know what you want out of it.
STYLISTS ARE ESSENTIAL:
Marcos Venegas | Delilah Hair
The industry: what does this mean?
Something you don’t know about me: I have a college degree from Baylor university. My passion for this industry doesn't come from the art of hair but raising the bar of business of the beauty industry
How it began: I didn’t know i wanted to be a hair dresser or do extensions till late in my 20s but they day i started hair school i knew i wanted my own salon, my own brand and do be a celebrity hair dresser
The best advice I’ve been given: there is no such thing as a right or wrong decision. you make a decision and every decision you make after that determines if it was right or wrong