Yale University Photoshoot with Shaina Lee Photography


I am so excited to share these photos from a recent portrait session with Shaina Lee Photography. Our models, Shannon and Jamie, are a real life couple and their chemistry truly made the shoot that much better. Oh, and the rain did not stop us from capturing so many beautiful images around the Yale University campus. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do! 

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Knowing that the rain was coming, I decided to create this look with Temptu Hydra Lock Airbrush Foundation. Temptu's Hydra Lock foundation has a water-resistant formula, perfect for hot or rainy days. 

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For Shannon's eye look, I chose a very light and ethereal design. The combination of peachy, champagne tones and barely-there winged liner leaves Shannon's beautiful features to be the star of the show. 

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Finally, I think I was able to create the most perfect bridal lip color with the combination of these two products: 

MAC Cosmetics Satin Lipstick in 'Faux'

LORAC Alter Ego Lip Gloss in 'Bae'

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Photographer | Shaine Lee Photography

Makeup | Beauty by Chelsea Dae

Hair | Styles by Allyssa

Florals | Flowers by Danielle

Dress Boutique | Bella Bridesmaids

Dress | Monique Lhuillier

Natural Makeup and Hair for Branding Photoshoot

Last month, I had the privilege to work with two amazing women on a personal branding photoshoot! Jodi is a psychotherapist and life coach and she needed new photos for her New Haven based business. Samantha is the photographer who captured the amazing, bright, and fun images of Jodi. I love working with strong women in business so this was definitely a fun shoot for me! 

The two images below are ones I captured on my cell phone in the studio, before the actual photoshoot commenced. Here you can see all of the makeup details up close.


Here are some of the products I used to create this look:

  • Sonia Roselli Waterbalm
  • Becca Cosmetics Backlight Priming Filter
  • Temptu Perfect Canvas Foundation, Bronzer, Blush, and Highlight
  • Loreal Gel Eyeliner
  • Sonia Roselli Drop Lashes
  • Hot Tools Curling Iron

And now for the best part...Samantha's Photos!

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As you may have guessed, this first photo is my favorite. First off, can we look at that latte?! YUM! Second, I feel like this photo really shows all of the makeup details up close! 

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Don't you just love how happy and friendly Jodi looks in this photo? Samantha did an amazing job of capturing her true spirit. 

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I hope you enjoyed this post! I truly enjoyed working on this shoot. If you are ever in need of makeup and hair for your personal branding shoot, or any shoot for that matter, I'd love to work with you! Please click here to send me a message!

Below I have linked both Samantha's and Jodi's websites:

Samantha Annette Photography

Jodi Erin - Psychotherapist and Life Coach