Back in December, I got a call from First for Women magazine about doing a commercial photo shoot in Virginia Beach for their February 2011 magazine. The entire experience was a blessing – from meeting an inspiring client and getting to work for a national magazine to working with one of the best stylists/makeup artists in Hampton Roads. Lisa Powell lives in Virginia Beach and is featured in the magazine for losing 94 pounds with hard work and a new lifestyle.

We photographed her session in and around the home of Kim Wadsworth, who graciously offered the location since we had a quick turn-around time on getting the photos in the can, so to speak. Kim styled the photography session and Lisa fell so in love with the clothing choices Kim provided that she was intent on heading to the store and buying several of the items! And if you don’t already know, Kim is also a fantastic professional makeup artist and did Lisa’s makeup that day, as well. Big thank yous also to Anthony Taflambas, hairstylist and Brittany Jerome, photography assistant.

Here’s a scanned copy of Lisa’s photo in First for Women – the magazine is on newsstands now – be sure to pick one up! And look for my photo credit in fine print at the bottom of the page – not shown here. 🙂

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the day:

Last photo of the day: Kim Wadsworth, left, Lisa’s sister Denise and Lisa Powell, right. And of course, Kim’s adorable dog, Pearl.