Published ~ Status Magazine, Callan McAuliffe from The Great Gatsby

I got to meet and work with an up and coming young actor, Callan McAuliffe, who will be seen this Christmas playing the young Leonardo DiCaprio in the highly anticipated movie The Great Gatsby.  He was super sweet,  totally hilarious, and super charming with is Australian Accent!!  I loved working with him and the beautiful Celebrity photographer Amanda Aelkins.   

Here is more info on his background:

Callan Mcauliffe started his US acting career as the lead role in a Rob Reiner film (“Flipped“). You may also recognize him for his character, Sam, in “I Am Number Four” (starring Alex PettyferTimothy Olyphant and Teresa Palmer). In 2013, he is starring in “The Great Gatsby” (by director Baz Luhrmann) playing Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) when young; as well as “Blue Potato” by directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly (starring Aidan GillenCarla Gallo and Michael Mcgrady).

Below is his feature in the October issue of  Status Magazine both in print and online. Oh and the behind the scenes video of what went on during the shoot! Enjoy!

Published ~ Dream Florida Inspired Wedding

I had the amazing opportunity to work with some of my favorite people on this project that was featured on  &  Click here to see it in the magazine! Here's the Dream team:

Stylist: Summer Watkins

Film Photographer: Ryan Ray

Assistant Photographer: Erich McVey

Makeup: Amy Clarke

Assistant to Makeup Artist: Piper Michelle

Hair: Lady Dianna

Stationary: Paper Made Design

Wedding Dress: The White Dress

Florals by: Oak and the Owl

I hope you enjoy the images:












PUBLISHED ~ MTV's Cast of The Buried Life in Glamoholic Magazine

The Cast of MTV's THE BURIED LIFE  for GLAMOHOLIC MAGAZINE was among one of my favorite shoots. Not only because we had rad, burned down house in the woods as our shoot location but because these guys were hilarious and made the day go by fast. Ben told Dianna upon seeing a concrete wall and gate with a huge drain on the bottom....“I have good news and bad news…. The good news is that the electricity on the velociraptor gate is at full strength. The bad news is that there is a hole in the gate. Now, go, and do with that information what you will.”

Photography: EMILY SOTO





Published: VERILY MAGAZINE – The Teaser Issue

VERILY is a NYC based Magazine for the modern day woman. Today women more are educated, influential, and affluent than ever before. Verily Magazine is a fresh take on life and an honest message that relates to real women’s experiences.




Photography: TREVOR HOEHNE






Models: Chloe Hallinan of FORD models and Dominique Sharpe of No Ties Models.

My Better Half ~ Kerry & Summer Bellessa featured on Amanda Jane Jones

I got the opportunity to work with one of the host of The Girls With Glass Show; Summer Bellessa, and Writer and Director of the up coming thriller Amber Alert, Kerry Bellessa.  Not only do they make a handsome couple but they are extremely talented, funny, creative, and down to earth couple. I seriously enjoyed every minute of our shoot. Here is their feature on My Better Half on Amanda Jane Jones

To get to know them a little better, here are some excerpts taken from the blog, Amanda Jane Jones:

SUMMER 1) Eats ice cream for breakfast. 2) Is an eternal optimist. 3) Obsessed with Audrey Hepburn.KERRY 1) Was the fastest 6th grader in the state of WA. 2) Likes to eat sunflower seeds. 3) He dreams big.THEIR STORY There was a guy living on Kerry's couch in Pasadena. There was a girl living on Summer's couch in Santa Monica. The couch dwellers went on a few dates, that went nowhere, but it delicately entered us into each other's orbits. After a string of casual meetings, we had an accidental double date (everyone else ended up bailing). It was at the batting cages in Sherman Oaks, we consider it our first date. We both knew, and were married 4 months later. That was almost 10 years ago.

At four years old, Summer Bellessa started her modeling career and by 17 had the opportunity to work in fashion capitals that include: Paris, Hamburg, New York, Miami, London and Tokyo. Summer had clients such as Clairol, Sears, Target, Shiseido, Secret, Glamour, AT&T and Vidal Sassoon. Those experiences as a model opened her eyes to the world outside her hometown of Chicago Heights, IL. Her metamorphosis from model into entrepreneur began as she effortlessly brought creative and talented people together to do great things.
Today, Summer produces and hosts The Girls With Glasses show, an online variety talk show about fashion, entertainment and heart. She continues to nurture creative minds as teh editor of women's fashion and lifestyle magazine ELIZA.
Kerry Bellessa was born and raised in Seattle, WA, which effeted his taste in music (90's grunge forever) and his demeanor (he always thinks it's going to rain). As a boy, he grew up watching Goonies and Spaceballs, wishing one day, he too could make movies. He took that dream to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he earned a degree in Film and Television and started directing commercials and music videos.
This year, that dream will come true, as Kerry's first feature film, AMBER ALERT, will be released later this year. He also shoots theGirls with Glasses episodes. And in Summer's unbiased opinion, he is pretty talented and charming and clever and cute.
Photographer: Trever Hoehne

Makeup: Amy Clarke Hair: Dianne Lopez Dress: Kate Spade Bracelet: 31 Bits Suit: H&M Tie: Vintage


Using Fashion to Empower Woman ~ 31Bits

Introducing the 31Bits Summer Line!!  Today was it's release!! You must check their beautiful pieces!!  Here are some of my favorites from their ad campaign.

Styling ~ Summer Watkins

Makeup~ Amy Clarke

Hair~ Dianna Lopez

Producer/Set Design~ Jessie Simonson 

Photography ~ Trevor Hoehne

Jewelry ~31Bits
















Bo Stanley

I got the opportunity to work with pro-surfer and real model Bo Stanley.  She was super cool and down to earth.  She is all about being healthy instead of striving to be "skinny".  She is a huge inspiration to me and many other girls who struggle with trying to fit the "norm" when it comes to our body image.Here are a few shots Michelle Moore got of her on our fun shoot in Santa Monica:


Hair & Makeup by me.


Join me and Hairstylist, Lady Dianna for our First Annual Summer Beauty Event; A Seasonal Hair and Makeup Tutorial.

Lady Dianna will be sharing fun hair styles including beautiful beach waves and a simple updos you will be able achieve yourself.  She'll also be revealing her favorite hair products for the summer.

I will be demonstrating how to achieve a glowing face in 5 minutes or less, the secrets to contouring, and this summer's hottest makeup trends.

We will also be having a silent auction! You will have the opportunity to bid on items from 31 BITSSEVENLY,KROCHETT KIDSBBX, an array of professional hair products and tools, an amazing makeover & photography session with me, Lady Dianna and KRISTIN ROGERS, and so much more!!

Complimentary Appetizers and Beverages will be served.

The cost is just $40 and all proceeds will benefit Global Outreach and their efforts to bring faith, hope, and love to impoverished countries. This event will be held at Alexander’s Salon in Corona, California. Everyone who attends will receive a free gift!

If you have any questions or would like to attend, please comment or message me. See you there!

Message me for details on how to purchase your pre-sale tickets!



31 Bits Shoot with Jasmine Star

I got the chance to work with Jasmine Star for her collaboration with 31 Bits  to launch their new line of wedding jewelry.  Their jewelry is not only beautiful and stylish but will help the women in Uganda by providing them with the freedom to overcome their financial struggles. To learn more about 31 Bits and the women behind it click here.  


See it published on Green Wedding Shoes


Producer: Jessie Simonson, Allie Swanson, and Kallie Dovel of 31Bits Styling: Summer Watkins Makeup: Amy Clarke Hair:  Lady Dianna Location: Community Church, Newport Beach, California Photography: Jasmine Star


31 Bits Spring 2012 Catalog - Behind the Scenes Video

Here is a behind the scenes look at the making of the 31 Bit's Spring 2012 Catalog - Chasing Daylight.  Enjoy!

Chasing Daylight – Behind the Scenes from 31 Bits on Vimeo.


Check out the 31 Bits Spring Catalog 2012 HERE!
Filming and Editing: DIRK DALLAS
Photographer: TREVER HOEHNE
Models: BRAND MODEL AND TALENT AGENCY: Maddy Dingsdale, Vanessa Shotwell, and Jade Corinne


People Of The Second Chance - LABELS LIE.

I got the opportunity to join forces with Mike Foster and his cutting edge organzation called  People of the Second Chance for their LABLES LIE campaign.  The shoot was designed to push the envelope and expose the horrible labels the we place on other people and on ourselves.  My job is usually to make people look even more beautiful but, in this shoot, I had to make them look worse. Here is a look at behind the scenes look at our shoot for the LABLES LIE Campaign.


Here are some of the moving results from the shoot:


Ed McGowan: Photographer/Design

Amy Clarke: Makeup

Dianna Lopez: Hair

Megan Foster: Special Effects Makeup

Aaron Kim: Video