• Cobalt Studios Fashion Shoot Collab

    • August 12, 2022
    • Author | Celena Rubin

    The Art of Makeup School partnered up with Cobalt Studios PDX to create some incredible pictures during two of Cobalt’s photography workshops!

    Cobalt Studios is one of Portland’s favorite and popular photography studios, which isn’t surprising, as the owner Michaela couldn’t be a nicer person.  Michaela consistently brings the local fashion community together by offering fun and creative photography workshops where models, hair and makeup artists, photographers, and designers and stylists come together to create art.  When we reached out to Michaela to see if we could get in on the action, she was excited to have an exclusive team of hair and makeup artists come from The Art of Makeup for her next workshop!

    Models, photographers, and The Art of Makeup hair and makeup team at Cobalt Studios PDX

    The workshop taught photographers how to use split lighting among other types of lighting with special filters. As you can see below split lighting creates multiple colors around the models.  Our team of makeup artists had to learn how to match and adjust the makeup colors to achieve the results they were looking for in this new type of lighting they hadn’t worked with before. Not only was it an educational experience, but it was an opportunity for students to work in a real studio with 6 professional photographers and a professional model.  All 6 photographers took turns shooting each model, so the students got to receive tons of amazing and professional picture options for their portfolio.

    Photography by Justin Norris
    Makeup by Trysta Lee Kelley
    Model Zoee Shearer
    Photography by Justin Norris,
    Makeup by Esmee Brown & Isabella Rust Models Tina Marie Kohler & Alia Takashima
    Photography by Justin Norris
    Makeup & Hair by Betsy Zapien
    Model: Alyssa Hammers

    AND…the shoot went so well that Michaela invited the team back for the next workshop, Old Hollywood Glamour!  Students and grads of The Art of Makeup School returned to Cobalt for 1920’s makeup and hair.  Since students also learn modern and vintage hair styling skills during their program, they were able to incorporate their skills into this fun glamorous look.

    Makeup & Hair by Trysta Lee Kelley,
    Photography by Jdada Productions
    Model: Meghan Daaboul
    Makeup & Hair by
    Trysta Lee Kelley & Christina Khuu
    Deedra Stephens Photography
    Model: Bunny B
    Deedra Stephens Photography
    Hair & Makeup by Betsy Zapien
    Model: Alexis Caton

    We look forward to more shoots at Cobalt with our upcoming new students this fall!

    Photo by Jdada Productions
    Bunny B, Alexis Caton, Jeff Brosy, Erin Bickler, Reba Sparrow, Meghan Daaboul