Friday, December 31, 2010

Feature Friday by Lindsay Milan - Bring on Spring...Smith, that is!

Happy Friday, JF Beauties!

And Happy New Year's too!  

With all this snow lately, I thought, what better way to ring in the new year than with a feature on Spring Smith, a fantastically talented, up-and-coming photographer I had the pleasure of working with back in November.  Originally from Maine, Spring was in town for new headshots with Justin and Mary for her website, and yours truly provided hair and makeup for the shoot! 
Photo courtesy of Justin & Mary
Spring reflects everything her name says about her.  She has such fresh, vibrant energy, and yields an incredible passion for her work.  She's also a delightful conversationalist, and within 5 minutes of meeting Spring, it felt like we'd known each other for years.  While I had the hair dryer and curling irons going, we laughed and commiserated over our quests for the "perfect pair" of jeans (Spring and I bonded over our height - we're both over 5'10"!)  
Photo courtesy of Justin & Mary
For her headshots, Spring knew that she wanted clean, natural looking makeup, with a bit more emphasis on the eyes, so we added a few falsies to those open up those peepers, along with some champagne shimmer eyeshadow, and brown gel liner for precise definition.  You'll notice that Spring has insanely rockin' cheekbones, so we played them up by dusting a bit of highlighter on over her peach blush.  Check this gorgeous gal out!
Photo courtesy of Justin & Mary
For her hair, we blew it out, left it down, and then added movement with organic waves and curl.  For an added detail, we french braided a small section of hair to bobby pin back.  Loving the 'retro' vibe of these two photos!

Well, beauties, that's it for now!  Sending my best wishes to you all for a happy and healthy new year!

Cheers to a fabulous 2011!


  1. so pretty, lindsay! sounds like you and spring had a blast! =) can't wait to meet her!!

  2. Lindsey, It was a fun morning watching you work your magic on Spring!