Friday, June 3, 2016

Gossamer Designs Welcomes...


Holly is currently finishing up her last few classes for the season at UBC, on track to complete her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in November with a focus on installation, photography and printmaking.  

Holly has over ten years of experience working with kids in outdoor and arts education environments.  She is inspired to combine her passions of watercolour painting and working with kids by joining the face painting team at Gossamer Designs!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Make up for on-camera work

Whether it be for still photography or for film, makeup can enhance or detract from the natural beauty of an actress or model on camera. As mentioned in my Headshot Makeup for Actors post, successful textures, colours and contours for photography don't always play by the same rules as day-to-day makeup. 

A great photographer understands textures and works with whatever they are presented with - but makeup specifically for the camera helps. Makeup artists and photographers who see eye to eye are a winning combo for the model/actor. That's why I'm excited to be working with Kristine Cofsky for headshot sessions. 

Kristine is a self-taught photographer creating gorgeous images here in Vancouver - headshots, editorials and occasion photography - this gal has got an eye for beauty and finds something in people that goes deeper than their skin with her camera. 

 Our latest work together was with the talented actress, Julie Lynn Mortensen. Julie Lynn is naturally one of the most radiant women I know but she wanted a look that was different from her last batch of headshots and aligned with the types of roles she is currently going out for. Check out the beautiful results of this shoot!

Kristine and I also teamed up for part of Orb Clothing's recent catalogue. Here is a taste of some of the fruits of that labour. 

To book Kristine for your next headshot, editorial or event session, contact her through or at 

To book a makeup session with me, drop me a line at

Check out the lovely Julie Lynn at