portfolio test with jack

One of my favorite types of shoots is working with young models and helping them develop their portfolios.  I got to shoot Jack when he was just about 10 years old and now, he is almost a senior in high school and growing into a really handsome young man.  Here are some of my favorite images from our shoot.  Thanks, Jack for being such a great sport.

photographer:  Tanja Lippert   +   styling:  Tanja Lippert   +   model: Jack Randolph   +    agency: Scout Models

bridal makeup + hair on collette

Collette’s look is fresh and dreamy.  With a hint of peachy pink on her lips and cheeks and just enough smokey eye to make them really pop, this is a look that is gorgeous for both day and evening.  For her hair, I wanted a look that was not too “done”.  One of those updos that look tossed up, but still has shape and texture.  we incorporated a vintage brooch, but it would be beautiful with fresh flowers as well. With the bangs hanging down in front, it takes on a more casual shape, but pulled away from the face, it gives a more elegant, styled look.

makeup & hair styling:  Tanja Lippert    +   photography:  Tanja Lippert   +   model:  Collette   +   agency:  Scout Model Agency, SF

beauty + fashion test with Collette

A few hours in the studio with Collette from Scout Model Agency playing with makeup + hair styling + film.  Collette was such a pro and her movement was very graceful and soft, almost like a dancer.  She was such a joy to work with and I am excited to see what the future has in store for this beauty.  I wanted to get a variety of makeup looks for Collette and started with a soft, natural- almost nude face. I styled her very simple and clean with a simple taupe tank and white boy shorts.

For her next look, I wanted to make more of a statement with her makeup and went with a dark, smudgy eye.  I styled her wardrobe with a little rock n roll edge.  Because the makeup + hair + wardrobe were such a statement all by themselves, I left the background more simple and clean so that Collette was the focus.

For her third look, I wanted to do some low light, more gritty looks using kodak black and white and portra films.  The black bralette and high waisted panties was a perfect combo for this type of light.

model:  Collette   +   agency:  Scout Model Agency, SF   +   makeup & hair styling:  Tanja Lippert   +   photography:  Tanja Lippert   +   wardrobe styling:  Tanja Lippert

michele + baby sophie featured on cottage hill mag

I was honored when Cottage Hill Magazine asked me to photograph the talented Michele Beckwith and her beautiful daughter, Sophie to be featured on their blog.  We spent a sweet afternoon coo-ing and cuddling in Michele’s beautiful San Francisco apartment.  To view the post on Cottage Hill Magazine’s site, click {HERE}.

photography:  Tanja Lippert   +   makeup & hair styling: Tanja Lippert

Zhen + Francis wedding on Style Me Pretty

Zhen + Francis’s Nestldown wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty.  So great to have this beautiful wedding shared by such a great blog.  Nestldown is by far one of the prettiest places I have ever seen.  The venue is so mystical and magical and even though I have photographed there many many times over the years, it just never gets old.  Here are some of my favorite images from the day.  To view the blog post on STYLE ME PRETTY, click {HERE}.

Photography: Tanja Lippert   +   Cinematographer: JMarcMedia   +    Event Design: Kaella Lynn Events   +   Event Planning: Kaella Lynn Events   +    Floral Design: Huckleberry Karen Designs   +    Cake: Pretty Please    +    Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka    +    Catering: Culinary Eye    +    Makeup Artist: Camille Monique Makeup Artistry    +   Disc Jockey: Sounds In Motion    +    Wedding Venue: Nestldown    +    Bride’s Gown: Jenny Packham    +    Linens: La Tavola    +    Officiate: Mary Alice O’connor    +    Photobooth: Giggle And Riot Funbooths    +    Rentals: Classic Party Rentals