summertime, sunsets + sunflowers

Hey all!

I wanted to release some photos from a shoot I did a few weeks ago with photographer Sydney Manuel. This shoot kind of fell together, location and style wise; as Sydney and I have similar aesthetics, we decided to go with a very relaxed boho look. 

I came into this photoshoot with several goals:

1) Take advantage of the beautiful sunflower field at the Neuse Greenway Trail. As the sunflowers bloom seasonally for the summer, I wanted to get a very summery, golden boho look incorporated into my portfolio.
2) Incorporate more women of color in my portfolio. Vaeda McGarr is such a beautiful and talented model. She fit the bill perfectly. Her skin complexion is perfect and close in tone to mine. I felt that she was the perfect muse to practice on.
3) Experiment more with executing natural/glowy looks, as I tend to be more heavy-handed makeup wise and needed to branch out of my comfort zone.


photographer // Sydney Manuel
model // Vaeda McGarr
mua // War Paint Artistry