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Creative Collaboration: Edgy / Romantic

On Friday March 16 I had the pleasure of collaborating with Lauren Cormack Photography and Berna of Botanical Roots Floral Design, at Lauren Cormack’s stunning Geelong-based property and studio.

The aim was simple: create beautiful images of our work we could share with you.

And I for one am very proud of the images we created on that day in March.

I was on hair and makeup, Lauren Cormack behind the camera lens (she also edited these amazing photos) and Berna was there to fit the beautiful floral head pieces she created. The outfits on our model are all props in Lauren Cormack’s studio. And yes, you can definitely wear the sparkly blush gown if you book a photo shoot with her!

I feel so lucky to do what I love and be a makeup artist in Geelong, and when I get to work alongside other talented individuals the feeling of gratitude doubles!

I truly believe the creative talent in Geelong and surrounds knows no end. What I loved about working with Lauren and Berna was that while they both have that wicked creative streak, they are both so personable and calm in nature.

When you’re working on photo shoots, weddings and other events, it’s important to maintain a sense of calm, bring an element of fun, and always strive to get the job done to the highest standard. These women deliver on all fronts and together we had the best day!

A big shout out to our incredibly stunning model, Lauren Wiggins (yes, there was Lauren x2 on this photo shoot!). Lauren is actually a nurse and close friend of mine. I had previously done her hair and makeup for a masquerade ball and photographer Lauren Cormack mentioned that her look would be perfect for our Edgy / Romantic photo shoot. I think you will agree this was a wonderful suggestion! Lauren Wiggins was the most adaptable, flexible and gorgeous model we could have hoped for.

As small business chicks in Geelong, we’d all love you to stay in touch. Feel free to follow us on social media to see other images of our work and get in touch when you need a makeup artist/hair stylist, photographer or florist. We are happy to come as one creative team, too!

Find us /

  • Hair + makeup: Colour by Courtney / @colourbycourtney on Facebook and Instagram
  • Photography: Lauren Cormack Photography / @laurencormackphotography on Facebook and Instagram
  • Floral design: Botanical Roots Floral Design / @_botanicalroots_floraldesign on Facebook and Instagram

Please enjoy these photos xx

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