Jessica’s Portfolio Shoot – Plus Models
Plus Model Portfolio
I had the pleasure of working with the sweet and beautiful Jessica Likas of IPM Model Management recently. Jessica and I shot together last year and I loved working with this girl – she was so confident with her curves and has amazing red hair. You may have seen Jessica on TV, as she is a regular on-camera model for QVC. Jessica had volunteered to help me out with a new project and it was also the perfect time to catch up and update her portfolio.
Jessica met me at my studio and we took most of the photos of this beautiful Sea Green Seamless Paper from Savage Universal. I felt that the neutral green really made her features pop, especially with this beautiful royal blue top! This shoot was definitely more commercial and lifestyle over an editorial fashion shoot. We wanted to showcase Jessica’s personality and character as she is diving into the acting world! Throughout the shoot we were going over different characters and ages she could represent.
When Jessica brought out this fun jumpsuit, I was excited to photograph some more images that showed off her body. Jessica has beautiful curves and I was happy to see how confident she is in front of the camera. I love that designers like Lane Bryant are heading up campaigns like #PlusIsEqual to truly represent the majority of women in the US (67% to be exact) who are sized 14 – 32! The #PlusIsEqual campaign has a kick ass commercial that highlights six plus models of various sizes and body types.
I’m so happy for this shift in the fashion industry because have so many clients who hold off booking their own photoshoot because of their clothing size. A size is nothing but a number printed on your clothes and it should not hold you back from loving yourself and being able to wear clothes that make you feel like a rockstar!
After shooting in the studio for a bit, we ran outside and grabbed a few shots to capture the magic light and wind of the afternoon! Thanks so much to Sam Sands who did Jessica’s incredible hair + makeup for the shoot! I had a blast with you ladies and we created some stunning new photos!