Tagged portraits of women

More Non-traditional Color by H2O Salon

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!

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Glam the Gown – Taylor

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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?

Bridal Glam the Gown – JaNelle

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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!

Contemporary Maternity – Amy and Matt

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!

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Boudoir….Glam with less clothes!

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!

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Because you are amazing!

You.Are.Amazing.

As. you. are.
Stronger than you know.
More beautiful than you think.
Worthier than you believe.
More loved than you can ever imagine.
Passionate about making a difference.
Fiery when protecting those you love.
Learning. Growing. Not alone.
Warm. Giving. Generous.
Quirky. Sexy. Funny. Smart.
Flawed. Whole. Scared. Brave.
And so, so, so.much.more.

Be Strong. Be Confident. Be You.

~ Copyright: Tia Sparkles Singh, 2011

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Glam Maternity – Sarah K

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!

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2013 Fisher Senior Girl – Alex

I knew Alex was going to be alot of fun. We did all kinds of fun photos in little out-of-the-way places on the University of Illinois Campus. Flowers, grasses, architecture, scupture and a drop dead gorgeous senior girl, its a recipe for AWESOMENESS!!!! ( and I love her freckles!!)  Hair and makeup by the amazing Sarah Kellems

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Baby makes Three!

I love photographing 6 month old babies; they sit up and have lots of expression and are just too cute for words. Hadley with her beautiful big eyes was no exception! She brought her mom and dad along, so we got some beautiful family photos and a couple of extras with dad. Since mom is gorgeous and all done up with her hair and makeup, we did some contemporary portraits of her as well! Such a fun family to work with! Hair and makeup by Sarah Kellems!

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Photostory – Andrea and Luke, a lovestory

This photo lovestory is about Andrea and Luke.  They met thru the internet, fell in love, acquired a house, three dogs and a cat. Their wedding is in August.  Andrea is so beautiful and vivacious and just plain funny. She danced and laughed and snuggled with Luke. Luke considered himself more of a handsome prop. He was anything but a prop, rubbing noses and slow dancing with his soon-to-be wife. And he got a big smile on his face whenever he talked about Andrea. Theirs isn’t a conventional fairytale, its a beautiful lovestory. Hair and makeup by Leah Brown.

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Who are you?- Kirsten

Portrait of a woman who loves children

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?

Contemporary portrait of a woman and her children

This mom went a step beyond what we have done thus far in that she wanted pictures with her daughter, but also her son.(much to his dismay) Boys and later Men, as a rule aren’t much into pictures, but I think this time we pulled it off. We got some abosolutely gorgeous shots of Tiffany, and then daughter Grace and son Landen. Then we put them all together and had a little fun! I hope she enjoys these images as much as I loved taking them! Hair and makeup by Stefani Smith.portrait of a beautiful womanPortrait of a womanPortrait of a young girlPortrait of a young boyportrait of a mother and daughterPortrait of mother and children

 

Portraits of Women – Mother-daughter

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

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