The Meditative Make-up Artists

This is part of my Forever Grateful project.
As I was selling my home and placing my business on hi
atus for a period of time, I took portraits of about 30 people who influenced my career over the past 12 years. This was my way of saying “Thanks” and letting everyone know that I couldn’t have done it without their support.

Hilda & Jenna,

When Veronica referred Hilda to work with me when she wasn’t available, she said “You’re gonna love Hilda.” And she wasn’t just right, she was doubly right, because working with you Hilda also connected me to your housemate Jenna… and the two of you are the best. You’re both great with make-up and hair and you’re lovely human beings as well. You’re both super sweet, fun, and you laugh at my lame jokes… over and over again.

It has always been a joy to work with both of you. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to your craft.

Forever grateful,

Blake

The Story Behind the Shoot:

Over 5-6 years of working together, Hilda and Jenna were also living together but I never saw them in the same place at the same time. They have both been integrating different forms of meditations into their daily practice and finding a lot of reward in that. We shot this in my living room towards the end of the day, backlit with the remaining sunlight behind them and candle to represent the single point of focus in meditation.

Hilda Levierge & Jenna Keller - photo by Blake Gardner Photography
Hilda Levierge & Jenna Keller – photo by Blake Gardner Photography
photo by Blake Gardner Photography
Hilda Levierge & Jenna Keller – photo by Blake Gardner Photography

Check out more of my Forever Grateful project HERE

3 thoughts on “The Meditative Make-up Artists

  1. Hilda I met on a job she was assisting me on a target print job. it was friendship at first site and through her came Jenna who is equally talented and lovely. I am so glad to see them as a part of this series.
    Love you both. V

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