Oct 2020 Newsletter

Hi friends,

First off, thank you for joining my newsletter. I'm so glad to have you here! It's been a while, and our lives look a whole lot different! I live in Tennessee now! 


The one thing keeping me sane during the pandemic has been making pictures. I've been shooting a lot more for myself this year and I wanted to share my most recent test shoot with model and actress Sandy Tejada. After a long season working remotely, it felt fantastic to be back on set and getting creative -- for no one other than ourselves! Full shoot here.

windswept hair
jean jacket on model

Sandy and I first met on a shoot for 90 Degree by Reflex, and her passion was instantly memorable... plus, she's hilarious. I knew I had to collaborate with her one more time before leaving New York! 


We lined up a great crew (Norah Salazar on makeup, Nycayen Moore on hair, and Derek Reed on production) and booked a few hours at FD Studios in Astoria.

white blouse off shoulder
dramatic sunlight

We decided to get a variety of shots to either work together, or act as stand-alone images, to help support all of our portfolio needs. With a simple wardrobe plan, the beginning of the shoot focused on a commercial look, and as the sun set, we amped up the drama in the hair and makeup to match the mood.

Behind the scene hair and makeup masks

That being said, creating safely during the coronavirus pandemic has and continues to be a huge priority for me and the people I work with. We had plenty of masks, access to hand sanitizer, and booked a studio with plenty of space for social distancing when we weren't working directly with our model.

A HUGE thank you to everyone involved for keeping each other safe and for working hard to make this shoot come together!

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Just to cover my bases, I'll include a photo of my cat. See below.


Okay, xoxo, love to you all, until next time. - Laura

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