Portrait: Tatianna

I walk over to the Starbucks nearby work almost every day for a decent cup of joe. The trip partly satisfies my caffeine addiction, and partly is a way to stretch my legs after sitting for too long at my day job. Tatianna is a barista there, and I was struck by her unique beauty the very first time I saw her.

Tatianna

Tatianna getting make up applied

Tatianna

Tatianna with makeup by Make Me Up Davi

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Tatianna in front of hand-painted background in Artful Cleveland studio

I asked her about coming into the studio and doing a shoot where the guiding idea would be to make a set of images of her that go from depicting her natural beauty with almost no makeup to depicting a glamorous and fashionable model. Tatianna doesn’t actually need any makeup to strike one as a fashion model. Thankfully she was interested in the concept, so I made arrangements with makeup artist Davia Prince of MakeMeUpDavi to participate. The three of us met at the Artful Cleveland studio and had a fun time working on various backdrops and poses.