Archive | August, 2010

My shoot with Wilhelmina model and America’s Next Top Model 08 winner Whitney Thompson w/Chenese Lewis for Love Your Body Day – Hollywood Now

25 Aug

This will be my 4th year covering Chenese Lewis’s annual Hollywood Now – Love Your Body Day.  Every year there is a new celebrity host and I’ve been the lucky one to shot those promo photos.  Past celebs I’ve shoot for LYBD are Mia Tyler, Kim Coles and Lisa Ann Walter, Excutive Producer and Creater of Dance Your Ass Off.

This year we are all excited to have Wilhelmina model and America’s Next Top Model 08 winner Whitney Thompson.  Today the photos from our latest promo shoot were released.  Chenese woke me up this morning saying the response from the photos exceeded her expectations and that major news outlets are requesting photos and interviews with both Chenese and Whitney.  How exciting!

Here are a few links where the photos have been published.

E Online

CBS News

New York Daily News

Lifetime

Huffington Post

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The Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women kicks off Love Your Body celebration October 22nd through October 24th
Los Angeles, CA (July 8, 2010)- Hollywood NOW, the local chapter of the 44-year-old national organization working to bring women and men into full equality, has announced Whitney Thompson as the 2010 celebrity host of Hollywood NOW’s Love Your Body Day.
Produced by Chenese Lewis Productions, LLC and co-sponsored by the city of West Hollywood, Love Your Body Day is an annual event where women of all sizes come together to celebrate a day of self-acceptance to promote positive body image. The celebration has expanded to a weekend full of events, which includes a launch party, festival, comedy show, and body image panel discussion. The Love Your Body community celebration will unfold October 22-24, 2010 in West Hollywood.
Whitney Thompson will host the festival which will take place Saturday, October 23rd at West Hollywood Park Auditorium from 12-4 pm. Admission is free and open to the community. West Hollywood Auditorium is located at 647 N. San Vicente in West Hollywood. The festival will include performances by various singers, actors, dancers, and spoken word artists. The pinnacle of the festivities is the “real women” fashion show where models will be flaunting the styles of various plus-size designers and retailers.
For complete schedule of events or to get involved visit the event website at http://www.loveyourbodyday.com
About Whitney Thompson
Whitney Thompson is the first-ever full figured model to win America’s Next Top Model and a 2010 ambassador for the National Eating Disorder Association. Since winning the reality competition she has landed major campaigns with Forever 21, Saks Fifth Avenue, Torrid, and Converse. She is also an entrepreneur and has launched her own jewelry and candle line called Supermodel. Whitney is currently signed with Wilhelmina Models.
About Hollywood NOW
Hollywood NOW is a local chapter of the National Organization for Women. The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
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The Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women kicks off Love Your Body celebration October 22nd through October 24th
Los Angeles, CA (July 8, 2010)- Hollywood NOW, the local chapter of the 44-year-old national organization working to bring women and men into full equality, has announced Whitney Thompson as the 2010 celebrity host of Hollywood NOW’s Love Your Body Day.
Produced by Chenese Lewis Productions, LLC and co-sponsored by the city of West Hollywood, Love Your Body Day is an annual event where women of all sizes come together to celebrate a day of self-acceptance to promote positive body image. The celebration has expanded to a weekend full of events, which includes a launch party, festival, comedy show, and body image panel discussion. The Love Your Body community celebration will unfold October 22-24, 2010 in West Hollywood.
Whitney Thompson will host the festival which will take place Saturday, October 23rd at West Hollywood Park Auditorium from 12-4 pm. Admission is free and open to the community. West Hollywood Auditorium is located at 647 N. San Vicente in West Hollywood. The festival will include performances by various singers, actors, dancers, and spoken word artists. The pinnacle of the festivities is the “real women” fashion show where models will be flaunting the styles of various plus-size designers and retailers.
For complete schedule of events or to get involved visit the event website at http://www.loveyourbodyday.com
About Whitney ThompsonWhitney Thompson is the first-ever full figured model to win America’s Next Top Model and a 2010 ambassador for the National Eating Disorder Association. Since winning the reality competition she has landed major campaigns with Forever 21, Saks Fifth Avenue, Torrid, and Converse. She is also an entrepreneur and has launched her own jewelry and candle line called Supermodel. Whitney is currently signed with Wilhelmina Models.
About Hollywood NOWHollywood NOW is a local chapter of the National Organization for Women. The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

###www.loveyourbodyday.comwww.hollywood-now.org

Kim Coles tonight on Plus Model Radio with host Chenese Lewis

9 Aug

Radio Personality, keynote speaker, plus model and good friend Chenese Lewis was one of the first people to help me break into the Plus Model World.  She host the internets #1 blogcast for plus woman, Plus Model Radio.  Don’t miss this weeks show with actress, comedian, author, playwright and TV personality Kim Coles! Kim will gives the scoop on her latest venture, Open the G.I.F.T.S. and her upcoming appearances!

Model Portfolio shoot – Editorial Style w/Inez Lewis Photography

1 Aug

Updating or building your portfolio?

You want editorial work?  Be a step a head of the pack.

You can be the model that looks like she could pull it off or you can be the model the client is looking for.

Editorial Portfolio Builder Summer Special – $450

What is included?

3 looks or clothing changes

makeup and light hair

3 magazine quality retouched photos

proofs on disk and/or online gallery

Where: downtown Los Angeles or at a location you provide

How to prepare?  If you are local we can first meet to brainstorm on what kind of look and feel will work best for you.  Be prepared to work!  Your ideas are important.  My best shoots come out of collaboration.   At the shoot I help with posing but the work you put in before the shoot will make all the difference.

How to reserve your shoot?  A deposit is needed at the time of booking to hold your place.  You are welcome to pay in full or in 2 or 3 installments.  Payments are accepted online through PayPal (PayPal account not required), cash, western union, money gram or money order.  The balance must paid in full the day of your shoot.  Deposits are non refundable but your shoot can be rescheduled with in 48 hours of the appointment.

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Offer good through September 30, 2010

***Deposits must be in by Aug 26, 2010***

Plus Model Magazine cover & editorial with model Denise Bidot – Aug 2010

1 Aug

This has to be one of my favorite editorials to date.

The team….

model: Denise Bidot

styling: Kristen Turner

makeup & hair: Jeanna Sabatino

plus model mag west coast style editor: Reah Norman