Dashing into Urbana between snowstorms, I had the pleasure of photographing another beautiful Model with Non-traditional color to cover her grey! Edith Peacock, owner of H2O Salon has taken covering up the grey to a whole new level of fun. Anyone interested should contact her at 217-337-1480. Its a great new way to add a little color to your life!
This years hair trends are softer, more casual and natural, even when they are updos. Here are two examples of beautiful soft messy updos from H2O salon located in downtown Urbana IL. Notice the incorporation of braiding as well as curls in the first series of photographs, and off-center swirls in the second series. A special thanks to these girls for allowing us to photograph their homecoming looks!
Sydney chose to explore the funky alleys and sidestreets of downtown Urbana, with a quick stop on Campus to get some awesome water and reflection shots as we lost light and the streetlights came on! Special thanks to Caitlin Cole for all of her help! Hair and makeup by Sarah Kellems.
Macy has this wonderfully classic 40’s film star look about her. She is very into music, singing in the chorus and playing saxaphone in the band. Seeing her, you can almost imagine her standing next to a baby grand, singing the blues in some posh jazz club! Hair and makeup by Sarah Kellems
Glam the Gown is such a fun photoshoot. All of the fun of dressing up in a gorgeous gown and having your hair and makeup done without the rush and the hassles. Taylor totally rocked this shoot to showcase one of her prom gowns from this last year. Gotta love a purple sparkly dress and mile-high pumps! Its the ultimate dress-up date for yourself! Wouldn’t everyone love more than just some snaps of themselves looking just freaking amazing?
I had the pleasure of taking these three beautiful Class of 2014 Seniors to Downtown Chicago’s Millenium Park this week for a Senior Portrait Mini-Session. It is so inspiring to go somewhere that you have never photographed before. It was a great adventure for all of us, and hopefully I will get the opportunity to go back for a full senior session later this year. Special thanks to Kathy Browning for driving, and helping to make this trip awesome!
This is JaNelle. When I announced that I was photographing Glam the Gown Portraits, she contacted me within seconds….”I have only one photo of me in my wedding dress, and everything else is blurry, scenery, or from the knees down. Can you make me beautiful?” Before leaving after her session, she told me that I had made her feel like a queen, and that every bride should feel that way. I think she is beautiful and I am happy that I made her feel beautiful too!
Proving that Glam the Gown Portraits aren’t just for brides. Caitlin wore this gorgeous dress to prom and wanted some amazing photos of herself in it. I think she totally rocked it! Can you say “not your average prom pix?” Check back later for some of the location photos! Hair and makeup by the amazing Tia Crum.
Serena, beautiful woman with amazing eyes. She has no idea how beautiful she really is. I hope I have shown her through my camera the true light that shines within her. Thank you for trusting me.
Life comes full circle. I first photographed Amy as a Fisher High School Senior. Then she met Matt and fell in love, so I photographed their beautiful engagement portraits. Last year we created gorgeous portraits of Amy with her Mom. And now I have the honor of photographing Matt and Amy anticipating their first child. Its things like this that make me so happy!
I am getting inquiries as to whether I shoot boudoir photographs. Yes, to me, boudoir is simply contemporary glamour portraits with less clothes, or at least very different clothes. Every photoshoot is about making women look and feel AMAZING. My hair and makeup stylists are the very best. I will direct you down to your eyebrows to insure that your posing shows off every asset and minimizes any negatives. And then I will sell you amazing photos so that you can always remember that you are an incredible woman! This is a sneak peek from a recent boudoir shoot. She came to me and said that she had always wanted to do something like this and with her 25th wedding anniversary coming up, she has a great reason! Anniversaries, gifts for a groom or boyfriend or just because you can are all great reasons to have a contemporary glamour or boudoir photoshoot! And when you decide, call me at 217-897-1166 and we will make it incredible!
We know a little bit about transforming women at Laura Trovillion Photography. This is what we do. The glamour photographs on my site aren’t models, they are real women. These are the same women that you see picking up their kids from school, stopping by the grocery, or in this particular case, enjoying spring break. Normally this process occurs over a couple of hours with 3 to 5 clothing changes, some tweaks to your hair and makeup and changing up the background and props. On April 20, 2013 we have raised the stakes – We are transforming one woman every thirty minutes for ten hours. Is 15 minutes total enough for hair and makeup? Can she be posed and photographed in 15? Will she look amazing? The answers are yes, yes and YES. Two weeks ago, we did a trial run and these are the results!
After 15 minutes in hair and makeup:
And here are 9 of 10 fantastic images photographed in 15 minutes:
And another before:
And after 15 minute of hair and makeup:
And 9 of the 10 amazing photos we achieved in 15 minutes of photography:
Call us TODAY at 217-897-1166 to reserve your 30 minute time slot and get transformed…Your $100 donation will make a difference in the lives of women at The Center for Women in Transition.
My very first official glamour photo session in my new studio. This gorgeous mom and her daughter were so much fun. I am so so happy to be photographing again, and in such an awesome space with such wonderful people. Hair and makeup by the talented and beautiful Stefani Smith!
I just love meeting and photographing women…especially when I see how beautiful they are and I know it will translate to images. Sue was an absolute riot and a joy to work with!! Hair and makeup by Sarah Kellems, assisted by Alleigh Rose.
Jackie is a beautiful woman, inside and out. She is also a ton of fun to work with! She was game for everything, and I like that we got a great variety of images from her session. Hair and makeup by Stefani Smith!
Sarah is one of my incredibly talented hair and makeup stylists, who just happens to be expecting her second daughter! When I had this idea for glam maternity shots, I think she realized I truly was crazy. But, I won her over and we did an absolutely amazing maternity photosession centered around feeling beautiful while expecting. We also included her darling daughter and hubby for a few fun photos as well!! Sarah, thank you so much, I hope you love these!
Lindsey and Faisal came to me for some beautiful couple photos to hang in their home…….except Faisal did NOT want his picture taken. People need to understand that when they tell me how much they hate having their photo taken, I consider that a challenge. Fortunately for Faisal, I got some fantastic photos of both him alone and the two of them together right away, so we could turn him loose to go do his thing, and the girls could get down to some seriously fun photography!!!!! Lindsey had no qualms about having her photo taken, and the camera just loves her! She is so full of life and laughter and color and fun! Hair and Makeup by Stefani Smith!
The Friedman family took advantage of our complimentary family session that is given to all of our Laura Trovillion Photography seniors. The Friedman’s and I headed to Lake of the Woods in Mahomet on a gorgeous Friday evening. We proceeded to have a lot of fun and got a little crazy too!
Amy contacted me way back in April about doing a mother-daughter photo shoot with her mom for Mother’s day….except with Amy and her husband graduating college and moving, it couldn’t happen till last week! Chris was totally surprised, and Amy showed us her girly side. It was a wonderful shoot with these two women! Hair and makeup by Sarah Kellems.
The Williams family took advantage of our complimentary senior family portrait session. We went to the Sangamon River Forest Preserve located south of Fisher. We got some great family photos and some goofy ones too! It was a beautiful evening for a photo shoot and an absolutely lovely family.
In a contemporary portrait, is it enough to just portray a beautiful woman? Or should the portrait convey who she is besides beautiful? This image of Kirsten was part of a concept shoot to illustrate who she is. Personally I think we nailed it. I would love to hear opinions from others who know her. If we were to photograph you, who would you be?
OMG!!!! Caitlin is a quiet, laidback, pretty 16 year old. Her mom Melinda decided to surprise her with a mother/daughter contemporary portrait shoot at our studio. And Caitlin came to life in front of my camera. She became this self confident, graceful, gorgeous modelesque person that had been lurking beneath that shy shell. And mom did pretty well too! Their images of them together are a real treat, as you can see just how much they look alike! The first image you will see here is what is referred to as a beauty shot. Its pretty much all about the face and not alot of people can pull this one off, but Caitlin totally rocked it. That shot says it all! Hair and makeup by the talented and wonderful Stefani Smith.
Crystal used her 25th wedding anniversary as a reason to indulge in a contemporary portrait session. She is an amazing woman with a unique sense of humor and we had a great time. I had several klutz moments, but we all survived, and there are some really wonderful images to show for it!
Wow! So much fun with this mom of 5 and her about-to-be-a-senior daughter! I am so glad we had the opportunity to create these amazing photos for them! I can’t wait to show them the rest!!! Can you say Awesome Mother’s Day Gift? Hair and makeup by Stefani Smith!
Last week I had the pleasure of photographing Paula and her daughter Jansyn as part of my series, Portraits of Women. This is my favorite of the images of them together. It speaks to me, reminds me of my mom, and makes me wish I had a similiar portrait for myself. Beautiful portraits are considered a luxury, but when the opportunity is gone, they become priceless. Hair and makeup by Sarah Kellems
Our portraits of women series include young women too! Can you imagine how much fun this would be getting hair/makeup and photos with your best girlfriends? Seriously though, Kirsten is a super sweet person and a beautiful young woman inside and out! Hair and Makeup by Sarah Kellems.
This beautiful woman is Sarah. Would you believe that she is mom to three very active kids? I just love how easy going and laid back she is, and her gorgeous hair…..don’t even get me started. I think sometimes as women, we get stuck in a mom rut and forget that we are beautiful and a little bit sexy!
First I should apologize for taking so long between posts, it has been a crazy few weeks, but I still feel like I should have gotten something posted sooner. This photo is one of our contemporary portraits of women. The model is Kat and she is absolutely beautiful! Hair by Jenn Foster and makeup by Toni Jackson
So sometimes I get these wild ideas for photoshoots and convince a bunch of people that it will be very cool…and it ususually is. Special thanks to Dakota – very patient model, Stefani Smith – hair and makeup extrordinare, Carly Wilson -video ( yes there will be a video) and lighting tech, dress from Karen’s Kloset. Photos by yours truly here at Laura Trovillion Photography! So without further adieu….I present …..THE MIDAS TOUCH