November 6, 2011

Hi! My name is Silke and my passion is making beautiful imagery with and for YOU!

My journey began in 2011 when I modeled briefly. I quickly learned that I preferred being the creative behind the scenes rather than the focus. I performed makeup services for some photographers I had previously modeled for and was inspired to create and shoot my own concepts. It was time to get my first DSLR!  Not long after that, I decided that I wanted to learn from a professional that I admired, so I flew to Woodland Hills to receive studio lighting and photography mentoring from beauty photographer Barry Druxman. After my first model session, I was HOOKED!

I spent my first couple of years focused on studio beauty because I love faces, but did not want to be a one trick pony. One thing led to another and I started making headdresses, buying more wardrobe, creating sets and learning more editorial retouching and compositing. I have been on a mission to keep learning, evolving and improving my craft ever since. I occasionally collaborate with other makeup artists, hairstylists and stylists, but most of my portfolio has makeup, hair, styling and retouching by me. I have been fortunate to collaborate with some really great people that let me run wild with my creativity and learn at the same time.  It’s so exciting for me to create custom looks for my clients and give them unique and special images.

I want to give you your dream session and have invested a lot in makeup, wardrobe, lighting, camera equipment, props, retouching software and education to make it happen. Send me an email and let me know what inspires you and let’s make magic together!

I shoot out of my home studio in Sunnyvale, California. It’s located near San Jose about 45 minutes South of San Francisco.

For a behind the scenes look at one of my shoots, check out this video by Liza Garibaldi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upjQ6E1uOqM&feature=youtu.be

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