The making of /Behind the Scenes
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Last weekend I went to After Dark Gentlemen's Club and a Zombie outbreak was happening within their club!!!
Luckily I had my camera on hand and decided to take photos to document this gruesome event.
After a while, the owner noticed that people were really curious about the Zombie Strippers and were willing to pay to see them. You could even purchase body parts to feed them!
But the REAL money maker for this club owner was to have people pay to watch the Zombie girls EAT someone!
Unfortunately, no matter what they tried, they just couldn't contain the Zombies.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Location: After Dark Gentlemen's Club
Special Effects Artists: Andrea Saunders, Lacey Hunter & Hailie Nickels
Props: Haunted Hill
Models: Bernice Hem, Vanessa Mackesty, Jena Hurley, Kayla Reilly, JT Brcic, Jason Miller, Tracy Hevey, Joseph Gerber, Steven Henry, Mia Masui, Tiffany Rae & Matthew Wagner
Assistants: Sarah Alber and Tiffany Rae
Photographer: Kay Shea
SPECIAL THANKS TO MATTHEW WAGNER, OWNER OF AFTER DARK FOR ALLOWING US TO USE THE CLUB FOR THIS AWESOME SHOOT. THANK YOU TO THE HAUNTED HILL SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP ARTISTS FOR SOME AMAZING MAKEUPS. THANK YOU TO ALL THE AMAZING MODELS FOR LOOKING THEIR SCARIEST! THANK YOU TO MY ASSISTANTS FOR HELPING SET UP AND TEAR DOWN. THIS SHOOT WAS TO DIE FOR!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Archduchess, Marie Antoinette, inspired shoot.
A few months ago I placed an order for a few different colored tulle skirts and planned on a few shoots for them. This idea originated with being a dark, almost sinister look in the woods, but after working with the model, Mia Masui, on many dark, edgier looks, I decided to take it to a softer look switching the skirt to a pale beige, hand-made a wig from left over extensions and used some of the favorite Vixen props! (Sheer curtains, chandelier and white mask)
Ms. Mia braved the extreme cold and pulled off this extremely bare shoot to an iconic queen which was chosen to be published in Vogue Italia. (Vogue Italia link)
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013 at 8:30am
Sarah and Hubby were on KFLW!
Listen here -
Meet Sarah, a loving Army wife and mother.
She gave her husband the BIGGEST welcome home surprise.
This is her story.
|Sarah at over 275lbs|
A few years ago, Sarah made a BIG decision. Sarah wanted to become healthy. Healthy for herself. Healthy for her family.
She was at a point where her weight was taking a toll on her body and mind. Sarah had diabetes, high blood pressure, back problems and had undergone back surgery. She needed help.
After a great deal of trying to lose the weight on her own she began discussing options with professionals. After tons of thought and consideration, Sarah was approved for gastric bypass surgery. After about a year of classes and counseling, she went through with it.
|Pre surgery at just over 259lbs|
The first few months were HARD to say the least. She ended up in the ER time and time again. Surgery was not a quick or easy fix by any means but she was determined to be a healthier person to keep up with her energetic daughter and loving husband. She was not going to let the surgery define her. She wanted to become healthy, not just lose weight. She needed a lifestyle change and that's just what she did.
Sarah started running, doing 5K’s, going to the gym, eating healthier and in smaller portions. The weight started to come off.
Only a few months after her operation, her husband was due to deploy. She was heartbroken but decided she’d make a goal for his return home. She was going to surprise him with her new, healthy self.
|The day her soldier left.|
During the 9 month deployment, Sarah and her husband, Patrick, talked on the phone and video chatted… but Sarah would NEVER show below her shoulder/collar bones. He had no clue! No clue that is wife was becoming half the woman he had left months ago.
Sarah continued working out, doing 5K's, 10K's and eating healthy.
Sarah with daughter in her Patriot Guard vest. It never closed before.
There were hard days, days she sometimes felt she let herself down but she had come so much further than she would/could ever admit. Not only was she becoming healthier, she was inspiring people all around her, including her husband who took it upon himself to also get into better shape while deployed. Sarah was inspiring the world.
|Her husband doing her Virtual 5K in support of her in Kuwait|
Sarah's journey was hard and sometimes lonely, but she knew the end result would be AMAZING! She just couldn't wait to see her husband's reaction.
The day is here!!!!!
Sarah, as nervous as anyone would be in her situation, stood shaking, waiting for her husband to come marching in. Today was the day! The day she was going to see her soul mate, the day she'd show him what she had been up too.
Sarah continues her new lifestyle change of healthy eating and exercise and has signed up for her first half marathon!
(You're a true role model Sarah, and an inspiration to us all! Love you doll!)
|Hubby able to carry his beautiful wife!|
AND...... JUST IN CASE YOU FORGOT...
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Stay tuned for their daughter's surprise 'daddy's home'!
Story coming soon...