My shoot with Mallorie Danielle Photography & Makeup session with Rachel Reid
by Ashley,posted Jun 20 2013 8:46PM
This past weekend Kyle and I had the opportunity to have a photoshoot with one of our good friends Mallorie Byrum.
Working in the media, I’m use to having my picture taken, or pose for many photo opportunities but never have I scheduled an actual photoshoot! So I was really excited about it! I’ve always wanted candid photos of Kyle and I.
Not only did I get to share this great opportunity with Kyle, AND Mallorie, but I even got to have my make up done professionally by one of her friends Rachel Reid, who has her own business Rachel Reid Make-up Artistry. I’m usually picky about makeup, I don’t wear much and if I do I always end up messing it up from playing outside haha, but Rachel went all out!! I even got to wear fake eyelashes! At first it felt funny but I got the hang of it after a while haha I’ve never been more satisfied before in my life. I’ve had my makeup done for prom, you know, occasional high school dances, way backkkkk then, but I always hated it so I never tried it out again, but she knows exactly what she’s doing!
She’s so incredibly talented. She really gets to know you and creates the vision you are going for! She is such a friendly, funny and honest person. Wonderful, talented and amazing. She made me feel like a princess; talking about girly things, clothes, where we were going to take photos.. all while kyle watched fishing shows and drank beer haha
Once my beautiful face was on we hit the road to Fort Boykin! Again, another first for me, I’ve never been there but boy was this place beautiful! It’s located in Smithfield.
Atop a bluff overlooking the James River, the site’s commanding view makes it a keen place for photography. There was a beach, as well as trails and cottages throughout that gave it some southern charm. It was the perfect place to take photos.
We walked all throughout the park; down on the beach, changed outfits many times, and had an amazing time! Not only is Mallorie incredibly gifted, and has an eye for beauty, she got me and Kyle to just relax and be goofy infront of that big ol’ lens!
Her personality/demeanor/down-to-earth vibe was a HUGE factor. She made sure Kyle and I were both comfortable and we genuinely had an overall fantastic time!
One of my favorite things about her photography is that it’s not ‘classic’. She goes above and beyond! Its not your usual cliché couples photos that you get from her, we did all kinds of posses, stunts, faces, everything! Haha You know those pictures you see on pinterest or online of the most cutest couples or kids or weddings?! Yeah, she can make that happen with you, shes not afraid and she will crack that shell of yours if you have one!
I was sent a few previews from the shoot I’d like to share, and I cannot wait to see the rest. Below is an upclose shot of my makeup to show you the work of Rachel Reid, and a few photos of kyle and I on this very fun day. As well as a photo of Mallorie, myself and Rachel.
You can also check out Rachel Reids blog post where she interviews Mallorie! Such a great team together. And most importantly, I know exactly who im going to for makeup from here on out, and I know just the person to capture memories for me… We’ve sealed the deal! It's a commitment!
Mallorie Danielle is an upcoming photographer located in Suffolk Virginia with a sweet touch of southern charm. Specializing in Maternity Sessions, Senior and Engagement Portraits, Weddings, Boudoir and Female Portraits.