Hana Zielinska Belanova's picture

Sandra with flowers

I was working in the restaurant one Christmas and there was a table of 5 ladies dinning. As a photographer I always notice if somebody has a face ready for camera ! One of them women was Sandra. When she was about to leave I could not help it and I gave her my business card saying that I would love to take portraits of her.
I actually then found out she is a makeup artist and was having a Christmas dinner with her colleagues.

We organised the photoshoot. Sandra was supposed to model along with another 3 girls. I had a makeup artist who unfortunately could not join us in the end so I asked Sandra if she would want to do the makeup as well as model.

Obviously, she said yes! So after New Year we met up in my home studio and a whole day session started.

She crushed all the looks and I was very very pleased. In the end she managed to do a light makeup for herself and finally got in front of the camera.
We were all pretty knackered by then, but we managed to get some lovely portraits.

I submitted some to the magazines and we got published in few. Girls could not be any happier.

I just can't wait to work with Sandra again and I am sure we will make a day out of it. Her skin is just to kill for and I would be really lucky to photograph her again.

92mm · f/11.0 · 1/125s · ISO 640
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Chris Jablonski's picture

Well, she is a beautiful woman, Hana, but this image does something special. The profile of her head with the hair pulled back, her head tilt, and the angle of the flower stems (how DID you think of using the flowers this way???) combine to give the image a jaunty air, yet it portrays Sandra's dignity or carriage