Nicole recently visited me in Somerville, New Jersey for a commercial that we’re currently filming. After we wrapped filming for the afternoon, we took a spin around downtown Somerville and got some modeling work knocked out. These were shot using only the available sunlight.
My good friend Vin was with us and operated the reflector. Thanks, Vin! After we wrapped up shooting, we rewarded ourselves with an all-you-can-eat feast at Kumo on Main St. in Somerville.
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The Beauty Bar in downtown Somerville, NJ was home base for hair and makeup for Lily’s shoot for Cleri Models. Five individual looks were accomplished through Kelly and Elise’s cosmetology wizardry and I’m always impressed by the results.
The weather on this particular day was all over the place. We went from overcast skies to bright warm sunlight. It appeared to be different days completely as we changed looks. Worked in our favor for this particular shoot!
One of my favorite locations is a narrow alley next to The Beauty Bar. It’s just wide enough for a person to stand comfortably with their arms bracing them between the walls.
Another fantastic shoot at Salt Studios in Asbury Park. Elise and Kelly from The Beauty Bar in downtown Somerville, NJ did a wonderful job producing three distinct looks for this shoot for Cleri Models. Yumin was one of the best models I’ve worked with because she had a lot of poses already on lock. You can tell she’s serious about it. The Beauty Bar helped craft three individual looks. Business casual, casual and a high fashion look to wrap it up. Always impressive work from them.
I used a combination of light sources and modifiers for this shoot including ring flash, soft box and natural sunlight. One of the best parts about shooting at Salt is all the natural light that is available. However, if you want to shoot using only flash they have blackouts for the windows. Really handy to create a more controlled environment. Lighting has to be carefully considered when doing a model shoot with different looks. Calling attention to the great work of the hair and makeup team is paramount in tandem with showcasing the model’s versatility and body type.
Model: Yumin (represented by Cleri Models)
Hair and makeup: The Beauty Bar
Assistant: Lew Monty