Since most people (myself included) have no idea what to do when they get their pictures taken, it’s always fun for me to photograph a professional model — someone with lots of experience who knows what they’re doing when they step in front of a camera. Margarita, a Latvian native who has been modeling for almost 10 years, is definitely one of those people. She is super fun to work with, and we both let our creative sides go wild. In addition to modeling, she has acting experience in both commercials and on TV shows, appearing in commercials for Chevy, Axe, JCPenney, Clean & Clear, McDonalds, AT&T, and Moto X to name a few. She also landed a role as a model for an episode of New Girl on FOX. Above all, Margarita is a fun, carefree, and warm-hearted person, with a lot to offer this world. The last time I photographed her was about a year ago on her wedding day, and I’m grateful we got to work together again.
In Category: ‘Commercial’
October 15, 2013 Margarita Kallas
October 8, 2013 JESwear Designs Swimwear | Los Angeles
In September I photographed two beautiful souls who modeled suits for the elegant JESwear swimsuit line. JESwear Designs is one of the leading producers of ladies swimwear in Trinidad & Tobago, owned and managed by Jillian Salandy. Both models were incredibly dynamic and animated to work with. Lily J Molina (below left) is a dancer/choreographer and was extremely charismatic in front of the camera. Nika Williams (below right) is a model, actor and producer with a strong personality. With a great deal of experience, she knew how to work it in front of the lens. They both rocked it, and we all had a fun time making JESwear swimsuits look their finest. Not to mention our shoot took place in the Hollywood Hills with an infinity pool and a phenomenal view of the Santa Monica Mountains, Hollywood sign and all. Makeup by: Joseph Adivari.
October 11, 2012 World of Erin dot com
Erin Muir is an extraordinary woman. A talented singer, composer, actress, author, this beauty does it all. (Not to mention she studies Italian and lives with a small rescue puppy named Henry.) This particular shoot was for her upcoming website, http://worldoferin.com/ where we combined our creativity and set the scene in a tub full of roses. It was a pretty sweet experience, to say the least. Be sure to check out Erin’s fan page as well: www.facebook.com/erinmuirmusic.
March 20, 2012 Spoiled by Hande
These images are from a recent shoot I had with makeup artist and stylist, Lesli Matta, for a new clothing line in Laguna Beach called Spoiled by Hande. Hande is an incredibly driven and creative Turkish woman who also co-owns a Mediterranean restaurant in Laguna, GG’s Bistro. I love the simple elegance of style combined with subtle, earthy tones of her clothing line. Her dazzling jewelry also adds that final touch to any outfit. She is having a grand opening soon, so be on the lookout if you’re ever in the Laguna area.
March 15, 2012 Rock Your Hair by Michael O’Rourke
Here are images from the Rock Your Hair shoot I recently did with awesome makeup artist, Carolina Pineda, and incredible art director, Lesli Matta, in Topanga Canyon. Rock Your Hair is a combination of amazing hair products created by Michael O’Rourke designed to increase hair volume and voluptuousness. What can I say, it pretty much ROCKS!