Professional Makeup Artist Photoshoot

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Alexa is not only a talented makeup artist based in San Antonio and from Mexico. She is also the owner of her own hair and makeup company, Milani Agency and surprise!! a pharmacist. This woman blows my mind! She was the brilliant makeup artist for my promo video (releasing around the end of this month!). Alexa came to me wanting super glamorous but professional makeup artist portraits for her brand new website and promotional materials. I photographed her in my downtown San Antonio, Texas studio to achieve that editorial, fashion look. She did her own makeup and had one of her trusted ladies on board for hair.

Alexa is one of those people that you just feel so comfortable with the second you meet her. Being with her is like getting an amazing hug, she just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I’ve even had the privilege of having her do my own makeup and she is the type of artist that is not only professional but instantly puts you at ease and brings out only your best.

Alexa totally rocked every second of our photoshoot. She and I absolutely love windblown hair in portraits and we kept the fan on the entire shoot. That’s how we got that beautiful hair movement!

Professional Makeup Artist Portraits

For this photoshoot, I shot our first look against my wall of studio windows and used only natural light plus silver reflectors to throw light back at her. In the second look in the gold dress, I used two strobes, one above her as key for drama plus a large fill light behind me to fill in some shadows and add more catch light. In our final look on the gray canvas background, some of the images were natural light and other were natural light supplemented with a few strobes in a similar set up to the second look.


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professional makeup artist portraits in downtown photography studio

professional makeup artist portraits in downtown photography studio

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Here’s what Alexa had to say about our photoshoot –

“When I found Lexi’s work online without a question I knew she was the right person to photograph beautiful portraits for my website. She has this unique “elegant & natural” touch to capture the best factions of you, without mentioning the amazing skills to teach you how to pose to balance your body and face for a perfect picture. She made me feel very confortable when she did the consultation, she took her time to talk about everything she thought I needed to know. I was very confident when I showed up to get ready and she started shooting. I highly recommend Lexi if you’re looking for amazing pictures, professional atmosphere and of course a beautiful person to work with.”

Location

My downtown San Antonio, Texas Studio

Hair & Makeup

Milani & Co

Retouching

Rotondo Retouch

Do you need professional headshots and personal branding images for your business? Check out my headshot gallery here. Or do you want to experience a magazine-style transformation and photoshoot? Get in touch with me by calling 210-460-0908 or emailing lexi@leximurzea.com.