The gorgeous Lauren Cosenza (aka LDiva) of Divalicious blog asked me to take headshots of her as she needed one for Cosmo magazine where she will soon be a beauty contributor! I took about 200 photos and like every photographer, hoped that there would be that ONE great one. The One that would make her very happy. Well…she loved FOUR! And that made me swoon. :-)
She put a poll on her blog to get her loyal follower’s opinions and it’s still a neck-and-neck horserace! But not for me. I have my favorite and here it is:
I recently had the pleasure of photographing 5 lovely ladies visiting NYC from California. They came to town to run around a la Sex and the City complete with shoe shopping, Cosmos, and night time fun in the Meatpacking District.
One of them was celebrating her big 5-0 and at one point while I was photographing them on the sidewalk they started shrieking with delight – because they looked over and realized that the apartment they rented for their stay was number “50” – so that became the inspiration for the collage below.
They had a ball and did Sarah Jessica proud. I’m glad to have been a part of their special occasion!
(click photo for a better view)
Mission: a 2 week vacation in a beautiful part of Florida. Goal: do nothing.
It sounds easy, but it takes a lot of practice and a good, quiet place to do it.
It’s ok to do some shopping…if you can bend down to pick up priceless objects of art for no price at all.
And it’s fine to make a new friend, especially a native.
And if you see something that will amuse someone back home, go ahead and press the shutter button. Gently.
To truly get away and come home relaxed…see if you can try really, really hard…to just take it easy.
I am one lucky SugarCookie to be friends with the gorgeous and talented beauty expert LDiva and thoroughly enjoy providing her with my photography whenever possible.
She hosts the blog Divalicious; chock full of beauty tips (and not the same old tired ones) and product recommendations of only her tried and truly-tested best.
There is also plenty of fashion talk – 10 Commandments of Leggings is her most hit-up story for us perplexed females and her observations on city girls strutting their stuff (sometimes unwisely) are no-apologies accurate: it’s tough love from your spot-on beauty sister – not bitchy, just real.
LDiva is now providing house-call beauty makeovers; helping women to toss, retain and rethink their own cosmetics while introducing updated tips and tricks for making the most of the products and their looks.
We recently teamed up to makeover and photograph the lovely LK, a pretty girl with lots of personal style. If I saw her on the street I would think this girl didn’t need to learn a darn thing about looking good.
However, LDiva was able to teach her a completely new approach to her eyeshadow technique with outstanding results! LK went from pretty to pretty spectacular! Here you see 2 different looks, LK chose the neutral look.
And because I need to play too…here’s a glamour shot of Miss LK with her finished look…in much sexier lighting!
Ahhh…this is fun. My path through life has taken me down some very interesting roads – amazing experiences, profound teachings, loving relationships and…as the case with me and LDiva…beautiful friendships.
PS – all photos are property of SCB. But that doesn’t mean that I won’t share…please ask first. :-)
I visit Belmont Park every summer and I always have a great time!
For one thing, these jockeys are really intense. Just check out this guy’s expression, he’s really stressing.
And this jockey, look at that body language. Such focus…amazing!
This jockey didn’t too well in the last race…so sad.
I love to scope out the horses in the paddock – this filly caught my eye – Canadian Ballet. I love Canada and the ballet! She’s the one for me, lucky 7.
Hello Ma’am, $10 on Number 7 to Win please!
As you might have suspected, your girl is a very big spender. ;-)
And they’re off!!
Canadian Ballet is in a dead heat! And the happy ending…she won! And I’m $34 richer!
A day at the races with my good friends, the beautiful athletic horses, many lovely terminologies (quinella, exacta, trifecta – oh my) and all manner of racetrack characters to scream and cheer along with us – a perfect summer’s day. :-)