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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Beauty by Terri, Terri Lodge – Blush Premier Makeup Artists, Portland OR, Beauty, Fashion and Special Occasion Makeup

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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)
Joel Bechtolt on Twitter
Joel Bechtolt Blog

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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Beauty by Terri, Terri Lodge – Blush Premier Makeup Artists, Portland OR, Beauty, Fashion and Special Occasion Makeup

Terri Lodge of Blush Premier on Nationally Televised Better TV Friday, Mar 12 2010 

So, a year and half ago (assuming by the hair cut I’m sporting), my friend and tv personality Nicolle Camarata asked me to do another segment for nationally televised Better TV. Nicolle had a local spot on the show and she wanted to show viewers a new way of doing eye makeup for going out. I loved how she wanted to celebrate the silver screen icons with their “bedroom eyes” so we focused on more of a soft smoky eye.

Nicolle and I always had so much fun doing these segments together. I was sad to hear that Better was cutting costs and moving the show to NY only.

Today Nicolle surprised me by posting this on my facebook wall. I was delighted since I don’t have any of the 3 segments on disc. Yay!!! 🙂

Enjoy “Bedroom Eyes”!

Bedroom Eyes

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Beauty by Terri, Terri Lodge – Blush Premier Makeup Artists, Portland OR, Beauty, Fashion and Special Occasion Makeup

Oracle and a rad music video Tuesday, Mar 9 2010 

I got the pleasure of working on another music video a month or so ago. It was for a band called Oracle. I had never Orianna Hermann but she is a good friend of mine, actress Katie O’Grady. James Westby was going to be directing Oracle’s music video and @Large video’s Heather Harlow and Katie O’Grady were producing the video. An all star cast destined for greatness… I had to do it! 😉

Drumroll please… here is Oracle’s video for wake!

Wake by Oracle

I’m delighted with how it turned out. I used hair extensions to add length and fullness and a form for the additional volume on the top of her head. I loved that she gave me complete freedom on her eye makeup! 🙂

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Beauty by Terri, Terri Lodge – Blush Premier Makeup Artists, Portland OR, Beauty, TV/Video/HD Makeup

Kyle Goldie, Bronze Body Paint, and a day to remember… Friday, Mar 5 2010 

I went up to Seattle a few weeks ago to work with photographer Kyle Goldie.  I had only been bugging him to work together for 6+ months and I was excited to finally have the opportunity to make it happen.  🙂

Kyle decided on doing a body shoot so we picked a model, I purchased a bunch of bronze body paint, we loaded up and trekked North for a day of fun and photos.  The body paint was a Mehron product and was better than the Kryolan I had purchased a few days earlier.  It was thicker but it also dried faster.  The benefits is that is takes less time and you don’t have to do layers.  The bad part is that it dries fast and can get streaky and its really hard to do a 2nd layer as the first layer lifts off.

We had a few surprises and setback but I think we got a couple of good shots…

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Beauty by Terri, Terri Lodge – Blush Premier Makeup Artists, Portland OR, Beauty, Fashion, and Specialized Makeup Artistry

Advertising Campaign for Bishops Barbershops Wednesday, Feb 24 2010 

A few years ago I met a hair stylist that I think is simply divine. Her name is Julie Ruckman and she was working at Bishops Barbershop as a stylist.

Through our years of working together I was hired to do an ad campaign for Bishops in 2008. As the economy went down, they stopped doing ads for a while so I was excited when they started back up and I was hired for another year of ads.

I met with the Art Director and we brain stormed on photographers and they ended up hiring the outstanding Carl Evans. I knew we were in for great things this time around. 🙂

Bishops likes to use “real” people for their ads so they put out a call for people who were willing to come in and let the stylist do whatever they felt like to get an “original” do. There was some phenomenal hair there. Holly wanted to do 2 shots… a day look and a night look so we were booking it to get all 17 models dressed and changed twice, with both hair and makeup changes. The results have been really cool!!!

Here are a few of the ads so far…

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Beauty by Terri, Terri Lodge – Blush Premier Makeup Artists, Portland OR, Beauty, Editorial, Commercial and Advertising Makeup Services

New video for Amai Unmei Wednesday, Feb 17 2010 

My friend owns a boutique here in Portland called Amai Unmei. It is a high end, upscale store featuring posh coats and divine dresses. 🙂 She really does have amazing stuff! I love it so much that I’ve purchased a beautiful fuschia and orange silk coat, a brown dress, and 2 blouses. Did I mention I love her stuff??? 🙂

Recently, Allison contacted me asking me to do hair and makeup for her upcoming pre-fall advertisting reel. I jumped at it!

Check it out…

Amain Unmei Summer / Pre Fall 2010.

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Beauty by Terri, Terri Lodge – Blush Premier Makeup Artists, Portland OR, TV/Print/Film, Editorial and Commercial Print Makeup Artistry

Sexy Nurd Tuesday, Feb 9 2010 

A few months ago I did a shoot with Scott James for stand up comedian AuGi Garred. The concept was FAR different from most of the things I have been doing lately. 😉

It involved AuGi stripping down to his underwear and me spraying him down with Pam cooking spray. It involved me grooming his back hair. It involved me transforming 2 models into 80’s throwbacks. All the while, not making a noise as there was a film screening next door and we got yelled at every time someone said something. 🙂

There were a ton of AuGi’s friends who showed up so it was a real party by the end. Good times! 🙂

Here are a few pics from the night…

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Beauty by Terri, Terri Lodge – Blush Premier Makeup Artists, Portland OR and Los Angeles, CA, Beauty, Editorial, and Media Makeup

I made the cover of a book!!! Sunday, Dec 27 2009 

Today was a lovely day. I log on to find a posting by a photographer friend of mine, Pete Springer, who had posted some great news. He had been chosen to be part of a collaboration in a book on Professional Commercial Photography. Not only was there an editorial on him, but many of his images were chosen, including 3 of mine. 🙂

What I found even more exciting is that one of our images from one of my favorite shoots was featured on the cover. See link!
Amherst Media, Professional Commercial Photography

There were some amazing images from this shoot. This is also where I met the amazing hair stylist Kira Pinski, and lovely clothing designer Holly Stalder.

Cover pic

makeup by me

The other images included were:

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Beauty by Terri, Terri Lodge – Blush Premier Makeup Artists, Portland OR, Editorial and Commercial Makeup Artistry, Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA

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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