Photography, Photo, San Francisco

Pearl Look Model Agency Candytopia

When Look Model Agency contacted me to work with one of their “New Faces” I jumped at the chance. They sent me a photo of Pearl and I immediately had a specialized shoot in mind in San Francisco.

I had already done similar shoots for Fashion Forward Teens at the Museum of Ice Cream and the Color Factory. With Candytopia coming to San Francisco for a limited time, I knew I had to get this shoot together quickly.


I put together three looks that were, editorial enough for a magazine, could travel well from Sacramento, and still fit the theme. The first look was a modern Willy Wonka vibe. We decided to shoot downtown on Market Street near the museum and in the studio. The look was simple but impactful. A perfect start for her portfolio development.

Afterward, my team and I put together a more editorial look for inside the Candytopia Museum. We wanted something that would stand out and work with all the different colors and themed rooms.  Working with a professional hair & makeup artists like Sara Garcia and hairstylist Heather Grabin, we were able to put together three totally different looks throughout the day.

Shooting inside Candytopia was a great experience. We didn’t know what to expect as it hadn’t been open long and each room was a totally different theme. We went from neon lights and mirrors to jellybean portraits and ended in a pool of marshmallows!


After our adventure in Candytopia, we went to the downtown San Francisco Fashion District for the final shoot. The look changed as much as the shoot location, as Pearl was completely transformed from alien queen to city girl. Heather knocked it out of the park with a faux hawk, and Sara picked up beautiful tones that complimented Pearl’s eyes! We paired that with a denim jacket and some fun colors and stripes to tie in the other two previous looks.

Scouting spots in San Francisco is always fun because I was lucky enough to grow up in this beautiful city.  From rooftops & alleyways to fun and funky temporary museums I want my clientele to utilize and experience the city to its full potential.


Happy to report that this photo shoot got picked up by Dreamingless Magazine UK. Check out the bottom of this post for the tearsheets.

If you’re looking to become a signed model, or your agency needs more for your portfolio, check out my Portfolio Development Package in my headshot guide for models! Pearl now resides in Paris and is working as a model. Ooh la la!

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