The other day, in my portrait photography class, we got the opportunity to work with a professional makeup artist. I invited my friend Mariah to come in and model, and asked Bernadette to do a soft smokey look on her. My concept was natural, sexy, supermodel.

The white oversized dress shirt will always be a classic. I used one strip softbox as the only light source, to not let complicated lighting overpower the alluring natural beauty of the model. The photos came out looking simple, natural, and gorgeous.


Huge thanks to Mariah and Bernadette for helping me make my vision come to life. I truly appreciate it!

Photography: Sophia Liu

Model: Mariah Okuna

Makeup: Bernadette Nelson