Yesterday I had the incredible honor of visiting Christi Williams, the makeup artist and photographer of one of Minneapolis’ most incredible boudoir and pinup studios. If you’ve known me for more than two minutes you know that I love modeling and having my photo taken. I’ve been lucky in many parts of my life and working with my friend and photographer Shannonlee from studio Fotofida as been one of the best things that has happened to me.
I’m always looking for a fun experience and this opportunity seemed too fun to pass up. I’m waaay too shy to do anything in a boudoir style, but who can resist the fun, flirty dresses of a pinup girl?
Before the visit, I had a makeover with the incredibly talented Corrie Dupay of Midwest Makeup Supply. I’ve been blessed to know Corrie for a little more than a year now and even had a makeup lesson with her recently. She always does *amazing* work, but this makeover was dynamite.
When I walked into Christie’s studio, I was blown away by how…cool it was. It felt like I was stepping back in time as I was surrounded by vintage furniture and props.
I was impressed with the wardrobe options, of course. What t-girl wouldn’t be?
The shoe selection was to die for.
Christi is also ready to provide hair styling.
After picking out a couple outfits, Christi and I got to work. She helped me pose, showed me where to point my toes, how to position my hand and kept things light, fun and playful. After we were done shooting, we sat down and looked over her work and picked out the best photos.
Once the photos were picked, Christi and I sat and chatter about beauty, fashion and of course, the transcommunity. Christi works with a lot of transgender clients and does some remarkable work. She does gender transformations and I can absolutely testify to her talent and support.
I am dying to see the final photos and I will post them when I have them. Until then, I hope you enjoy this preview.
Thank you to Christi for an unforgettable shoot. If you’d like to experience this yourself, drop her a line.