Even though this is an old picture of Jenelle, taken before I knew her, I remember seeing it on her old website's About page and I loved it!
Now, there's lots of things I can say about Jenelle -- as a person, as a friend, and as a photographer -- but I'll spare all of that for the sake of this post and go with ONE thing.
ONE of the aspects I love about Jenelle is her love for making art. Period. Art in photographs. Art in life. Art in friendships. She's an artist in her words, her actions, and how she thinks.
As I was putting this book together, I realized it needed some "stock" makeup photos and instead of buying generic ones you've seen 1000x or ::gasp:: trying to take them myself, I casually asked her, friend to friend, if she'd do some boring product photography for my book (even though she's an artist, as I stated above).
As any good friend does, she said sure, and her Type A went into full gear, scheduling the session all official-like and arriving way more prepared than I was to to make some magic out of makeup.
Of course she didn't do bland, "easy" and predictable makeup flat lays. She managed to give static makeup movement and life. It's so crazy!
So run, don't walk to follow her page @jenelle.botts & check out the amazing photography in my book.
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