Studio Collab with Aurelia & Olivia

Our second studio collaboration of December features a talented Singer/Songwriter from Long Island, Olivia Balboni. I discovered Olivia thru Instagram believe it or not and really thought she had a great look to shoot. I was skeptical reaching out given the fact that we had no other mutual connections on instagram but I figured the worst that can happen is that she just doesn’t respond.  But fortunately, Olivia loved the idea and was excited to make it happen.  I then reached out to local Hair and Makeup Artist Aurelia Morelli-Dileo (who is talented beyond words) and thankfully she was available and on-board to work together with us on this shoot.

After speaking with Olivia and Aurelia about themes, we settled on a look that would feature dewy glowy skin, a smokey eye, and a raw undone (but still beautiful) wet hair look. Aurelia came to the studio with her friend and makeup artist Briana Barone. Together, these ladies absolutely killed this look. It was amazing to see it all come together.

There will be many more images to share in the coming weeks but for now, I will leave you all with a few highlights to show what we created that day. Special thanks by the way to my main guy Jeremy Rios for coming through and helping in so many ways. Not only with lighting but also with Behind the Scenes (which I’ll be sharing soon). It’s always helpful to just have another creative mind present as well to keep things running smoothly and to bounce ideas off of.

Here are some behind the scenes shots from the shoot:

 

You can see more from each of us on Instagram:
@jesserinka_portraits
@jesse_rinka
@jrem_pictures_it
@aurelia_makeup_hair
@_beautybybria
@oliviaa.music