The day before Los Angeles went on lockdown I had the fortune of participating in a photoshoot orchestrated by the amazing Bria Betrice.
There was another photographer, a videographer, and a make up artist on set, in addition to our gorgeous model for the day, Bria.
It was very clear from the get go that everyone already knew each other, that I was the newbie on the set, but not one single person made me feel that way. I walked in and every single person was welcoming and wonderful. It was a joy to work with every single one of these people.
Bria Betrice is a staple in the Los Angeles music scene. She has done every job possible for the bands that she loves and supports from light/sound tech, to merch booths and behind the scenes magic being a roadie and a manager. Somehow, she has become a master of all things music, and is the nicest, most genuine and sincere person you will ever meet.
The other photographer, Matt Martinez of Red Hare Images, also specializes in live music and to say that he is amazing at what he does feels like too small of a description of his work. Did I really just say that about my "competition"? Yes! Yes, I did! And I meant it! You can check out his work at www.RedHareImages.com. It will be worth your time.
The videographer, Jayden Braley of Grey's Multimedia, was so comfortable and confident with what he was doing that it all seemed so effortless. The final products that he produced confirms that he is a force waiting to be unleashed on us all. I am very excited to see that day come. His work can be found here: www.jaybrayley.wixsite.com/greysmultimedia. Hire him for all your multi-media needs. And then hire me so we can all have friendships.
The make up artist, Ashley Rose Kamali-Jones of Ashley Rose Artistry and FX, is truly a master of her craft. Every time Bria would walk out of the make up room with a new look, all of our jaws dropped. Every single look that Ashley created on Bria's perfect face was stunning. I can't even articulate how amazing her skills are.
Even though this was all brought about by a crazy idea for a hilarious April Fool's Day joke, I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to work with such talented and wonderful people. I hope I get the opportunity to work with any and all of them again.