Avalon Dawn - City Siren


Styled Shoot

Tampa, Florida

Model - Avalon Dawn

Hair and Makeup - Style Hair & Makeup

Styling and Photography - Samantha Lee Photography

Today I want to share a session with you that was done just because. My favorite type of session, is one that I get to plan and style and shoot with a wonderful team who loves what they do as much as I do! Anna from Style Hair and Makeup did an incredible job styling hair and creating a stunning makeup look for our model Avalon. Working with Avalon is always amazing, she is one of the most talented models I have ever worked with, and is a photographers dream! She knows what to do before I even ask her, and takes direction like a champ, if you ever get a chance to work with her I can't recommend her enough! 

You might recognize her from one of my most popular sessions awhile back, the Modern Mermaid Mangrove photoshoot that took place last year? It involved a handmade mermaid "tail", gold glitter, and some killer outfits??? If you're curious I'll link it HERE

For this session I really wanted to get deeper into the city and explore a few of Tampa's landmarks. We went for a completely different vibe and I love it! 

Anna from Style Hair and Makeup did an amazing job with her hair and makeup. A pigmented red smokey eye and criss-cross fishtail updo to die for, she completely outdid herself! 

For our second look we wanted to keep it glam, but also a little grungy. Anna had actually found this location and offered it up to us, and it couldn't have been more perfect. The underbelly of an old garage with great natural light and an old spiral staircase, it was awesome.

For our last look, we went rooftop... and I couldn't be more in love with the results. There's something just so freakin cool about being on the rooftop of a building in the middle of a city. It makes you feel invincible, and when the sun it setting and the sky lights the whole city on fire... it's spectacular. 

This entire shoot was amazing from start to finish, it came together flawlessly. Each look is so different, and works so well in it's own way... definitely one of my favorite styled shoots I have done yet! Working with Avalon and Anna is always SO much fun, we all three work together so easily and are always on the same page. If you're a photographer, or in the creative industry at all you know this is a hard combination to come by. 

Thank you SO much for stopping by the blog and taking a look at this post! I hope you enjoyed what our little team created. 

Have a GREAT day,