The Outstanding Kyle Goldie Wednesday, Jul 21 2010 

If you know me well, you will know I oft times lament about the lack of really strong photographers here in Portland. Now, Portland has a lot of photographers. It has a lot of good photographers. It has a handful of great photographers but that handful is small and I’ve shot with most of them. I was really excited to get a chance to work with Mr. Kyle Goldie.

Kyle is a young newer photographer but his work is simply outstanding. I have watched his work for the last few years and have waited, not so patiently sometimes, for my chance to work with him. His images are stellar and very very strong. 🙂 A model by the name of Lola contacted me via referral from Kyle to do hair and makeup for a shoot they were doing. I jumped at it. It meant loading up at dawn thirty to go to Seattle but I was excited!!! 🙂

Here are some images…

I’m looking toward working with him on future projects. My book would definitely love some Kyle Goldie beauty shots! And Fitness! And Men… and swimsuit… and beach. 😉

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Glamorous model and makeup Wednesday, Jun 2 2010 

I finally got some images from a shoot I did a few months ago. I was excited to work with photographer Dustin Rowley and one of my favorite models, Morayma. We had styling done by the owner of the Gilded Closet and there was a hair stylist there which I always appreciate. 🙂

I had fun with this shoot as I got to play and do a little bit more glamorous makeup.   I tend to only get to do beauty makeup so I always appreciate the chance to stretch myself and do something new or different.

Here are a few shots…

A few of these will be used in a charity event for Wyden and Kennedy in July. I’m pretty excited to be featured in that!

A 2nd shoot – more beauty – was just done and images are forthcoming!!!!

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Introducing Portland designer Claire La Faye Wednesday, Apr 14 2010 

I was browsing the net a few weeks ago, looking for a designer’s clothes to use that have NOT been used a hundred times over already. I wanted something new… something fresh… something inspired. I love Sarah Seven and her designs but pretty much every makeup artist and photographer has shot her dresses. I didn’t want to be part of the masses.

I saw some of Claire La Faye’s designs and I just had to smile. It was everything I was hoping to find. Her stuff is creative, beautiful, and unique.

I immediately looked her up and found she was a recent transplant from CA and so I wrote her and asked to borrow some of her clothes for an upcoming shoot. Claire was very open and soon I had a photographer and some beautiful models, an amazing hair stylist, and an outstanding wardrobe stylist. It was to be perfect! 🙂 Makeup by me, of course! 😉

Here are a few images from the shoot…

More pictures to follow with beautiful model Sarah Shroeder. 🙂
Photo by the fantastic Brandon Witzel
Hair by the talented Kira Pinski
Styling by amazing Rebecca Westby

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Beauty En Pointe Sunday, Mar 28 2010 

There is a model in Portland that I have wanted to work with for a few years now. Her name is Megan and rumor had it that Mode International was shipping her off to China for fashion week and she would be gone a big chunk of time. I conversed with some creative peeps and we set up a shoot with her and photographer Brandon Witzel. I have been admiring his work and the softer feel of his images and thought he would be perfect for this shoot with Miss Megan.

He agreed and so amazing hair stylist Kira Pinski and I started dreaming up a shoot concept. We really wanted something to do with ballet so Megan got her pointe shoes, Kira rented a studio, and Megan got a designer dress from Sarah Seven and we were off.

Here are a few of the best images from the studio…

I went for a really simple beauty look. Soft and clean. I wanted her face to blend in and accent the rest of the scene, not dominate the shot.

The next look was more edgy and will be showcased later… 🙂 I love working with a great team!!!!

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Joel Bechtolt the best web designer in Portland! Friday, Mar 19 2010 

A year and a half ago I decided I needed a new web site. My Blush site had been made by some clever kids at Cal but with all the changes I was making with my company, I thought it needed a new “face.”

I had worked with a web guy briefly during my time at an agency and I had remembered how helpful and nice the guy was. I had his card buried somewhere in my desk and went on a hunt to find it again. Luckily it was readily available…. Joel Bechtolt was his name. (macpdx@gmail.com)
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I contacted Joel and we begun discussing ideas for both sites. I ended up only being able to change one site but I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED what Joel did. He created the perfect web site for Blush Premier Makeup Artists. The intro video is beautiful! 🙂

The best part… Joel spent a better part of an afternoon training me on how to be able to make changes on my own site. That was worth every penny I spent plus some! I could now add, delete, rearrange, and change content without having to contact a designer and then wait.

The next best part… Joel has been available EVERY time I have had a question or concern or a glitch or simple user error on my web site. I needed to make a big change today and I was struggling with it. I emailed him and he tried to walk a very computer unsavvy girl through the process and ended up having me stop by so that he could do it like 2 seconds. He’s a dream to work with and I can’t imagine a better web designer in Portland.

If anyone needs a new web site or a spruce up, Joel Bechtolt is the way to go. He’s simply amazing and incredible to work with!!!

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Another Editorial… yay! :) Saturday, Dec 12 2009 

I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Jaime Ibarra, a fantastic photographer here in Portland, OR a while back. It was just a fun creative shoot or so I thought. He wrote me a month or so later letting me know that one of our images was chosen by Prime Magazine in China.

Jaime was chosen to be the subject of an editorial spread and they featured 10 of his images. Luckily, one of our collaborations made the cut. I was so excited! Another tear for me and an international one to boot! Yay! 🙂

Here is the image and layout….

International Editorial image

We did a follow up project a month or so later. It was a clothing shoot for an Afghanistan clothing company. Kind of random how we ended up shooting it but I’m really excited to see the edited versions of Jaime’s masterpieces.

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Carl Evans and Kira Pinski… an amazing team to work with! Sunday, Dec 6 2009 

I recently did a shoot with the most amazing team.  Carl Evans, an amazing local photographer,  and Kira Pinski, a very talented local hair stylist. I wasn’t really clear on the concept when I got there but as the day started, I was astounded at how things just feel together. Rio Wrenn brought her incredible clothing creations, Kira produced her beautiful wigs, and added with the styling of Rebecca Westby and beautiful models and me, we had a truly out of this world day.

Below are just a few of the images I have received so far…

I’m so excited to see what other incredible and breath taking images Carl has to produce. Kira’s work on the hair pieces was outstanding and I’m so proud of our team! 🙂

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Blush Premier Makeup Artists gets a brand new “Makeover!!” :) Tuesday, Mar 24 2009 

Wow… It has been a long time since I have updated this blog. I get so busy…being busy…that this is forgotten. I have vowed to update this at least once a week now. 😉

I’m so incredibly excited to announce that Blush Premier Makeup Artists has gotten a brand new “makeover”. A new web site, with a new look, and a new feel. Its simply lovely!!

Please feel free to check it out and let me know your feedback! 🙂

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I have also included Blush’s sister site… Beauty by Terri for your viewing pleasure. 😉

Beauty by Terri

Again, thank you so much to everyone who has supported me personally and Blush these last 3 years. Your support, encouragement, and cheering has meant the world to me. 🙂

Terri Lodge, Beauty and Fashion Makeup, Portland, OR, Los Angeles, CA

A Brand new Blush!!! Tuesday, Oct 21 2008 

HI Everyone

It has been a long time since my last post on here…I have been so busy.  I have made a lot of changes to Blush Premier Makeup Artists in the last 6 months.  Specifically, the biggest change is that I assumed sole proprietorship of the company and have since added on a team of brilliantly talented artists and hair stylists.  They are each amazing people and incredibly gifted in their fields.  I feel honored to have them aboard.

I have also been blessed enough to meet up with some very talented photographers from the LA area who have decided to mentor me and help bring my skills and abilities to a whole new level.  I am so lucky to have their input in my life and in my profession.

Let me introduce you to my new team….

Arienne White (first photo) is an amazing makeup artist and hair stylist, Julie Ruckman (2nd photo) is a gifted hair stylist, Sunny Fire is wonderful mua, and Nanette Marx (4th image) is new to the makeup side but has been doing incredible hair for years.

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Test shoots Thursday, May 31 2007 

I did a test shoot last month with a new photographer and I finally received the images today. I will often do a test shoot for TFP (trade for print) with a new photographer so that we can “try each other out.” Sometimes it turns out fabulously and I’m thrilled, other times, I get the images back and (sigh) I’m just sad. There has even been the occasion where the photography was so bad that I couldn’t use a single image. Luckily, this time that was not the case.

Overall, a majority of these images turned out well. The photographer is just starting out, kind of getting his legs so to speak. The model is a sweet girl who dabbles in modeling for fun. She was really nice and easy to work with. She was also very petite…5 foot 2 to be exact which is tiny in the modeling world.

We met on the river in downtown Portland and I brought my new kit…in a shoulder bag. That would have been fine if we had done makeup in one location. What I didn’t realize is that we were going to walk along the majority of the river and back for our shoot. I think we were all worn from packing our/my stuff!

Here are some of the better pics:
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I did both makeup and hair which is a nice change. I’m not so confident in my ability to do hair so this was a good chance to practice and play. All I had with me was some clips and hairspray. Not bad if I do say so myself. 🙂

The photographer, Chris from Intelligent Designs, loves to play with angles. I really like some of his ideas but I didn’t care for a few of these pics. The concept was cool but I don’t think they ended up showing the best of the model or of the photographer.

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Overall, I’m pleased with this shoot and with my images. Anything that expands my portfolio and stretches me to be a better artist is what I’m going for.

~Terri
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