Super Saturday Isn't Always About Sports.

Recently, I was invited to help shoot a wonderful event for a fantastic cause - The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's annual Super Saturday Sample Sale at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. Even though the sky was threatening most of the day and we got a little damp from the rainfall now and again through out the day, the sale was a huge success, bringing out fashionistas looking for great deals, celebrities and guests from all over to take advantage of the amazing discounts - all to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. 

The event was hosted by celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe and her dear friend, actress Molly Sims, both of whom brought their families and were seen having a great time checking out booths and enjoying all the event had to offer. 

At the end of the day, shoppers went home happy with their purchases, myself included! Even though I was busy shooting all day, I took a few minutes to grab a couple pairs of amazing yoga pants by local shop Zobha for a steal! 

If you have a chance to check out this event next year, I would highly recommend it! 

Happy Holidays! New Store! And New Work Coming Soon!

It's the holidays! Now that we're all done stuffing ourselves silly with turkey and pie, it's time to look forward to Christmas and Hannukah. And I, for one, am excited. 

I have a few things going on at LaurenElisabeth - not the least of which is some new work that's just around the corner. But for now, I'm taking the next month off. I won't be sitting on my butt doing nothing, but unfortunately I will be sitting on my butt; surgery to repair a damaged knee is going to put me on the bench for a few weeks. While I'm on downtime, I'll be working on some new pieces to show. 

In the meantime, be sure to check out my Etsy store for prints of some of your favorite pieces we've done in the past. Each of these prints is the last of it's kind - limited run signed prints are only available until they sell out. Once they're gone, they won't be sold again. We're currently running a special. Fifteen percent off everything in the store until Christmas with coupon code "lastrun." 

The good news is that you'll still be able to get my pieces through our new store at RedBubble. Our storefront is ready and open for business, with a variety of fun and unique pieces that are perfect for Christmas. Cell phone covers, laptop sleeves, journals, and even pillows with our prints on them - great the person in your life who is hard to shop for. I've got four different collections currently for sale with more coming soon. Have a look at the shop here

Please be sure to tell all your friends about it! I'll be updating and adding items and products in the next couple of weeks - all will be ready for Christmas delivery. 

And of course, be sure to check back with me after the new year for new work!

Happy Holidays! 

Aquababy and His Mom

After my recent shoot with Kristen, the Vampire Queen, for Halloween, I was contacted to do a series of portraits of a cosplayer, known as Adella, and her son in costume as the character Mera (Aquaman's wife) and their son Aquababy. The lovely Adella has a 2 year old son who is just as cute and blonde and precocious as the character and had no issue being dressed up to go play on the beach for the day with his mom. 

After a slightly frantic few minutes chasing down Adella's mail courier to retrieve the package that had her key prop (her trident), we headed to El Matador Beach in Malibu a couple hours before sunset to get some gorgeous shots of Mera and her son playing in the waves and surveying their domain. 

Once we were done with that look, I'd asked Adella if she'd model for me for another look I'd been wanting to do - one of a more editorial summer surfer girl look. With her huge blue eyes and long dark hair, she's perfect for that look. And catching her right at sunset we were able to get some absolutely stunning images of her in the warm light. 

More to come when the final edited shots are ready, but in the meantime, here's a few teasers images. 

The Vampire Queen

Recently, my friend Kristen, who is an amazing seamstress and costume designer (see her work here, asked me to work with her on capturing a costume she'd made - dubbed the Vampire Queen. As Halloween was coming up, we thought it'd be the perfect time to post them. I brought in another friend, Lillian Vince, to help out with the make up styling for the character. One of our local state parks turned out to the perfect location. Just off the parking lot there were some great and creepy twisty old trees. 

We'd planned everything out beforehand, and after getting Kristen's make up done at her place, we headed out, just in time to catch some beautiful late afternoon light.  I'm really pleased with the results - and looking forward to working with both Kristen and Lillian again on another project! 

Here is the full set: 

Wasteland Weekend

Ever wanted to know what it would be like to live in a Mad Max movie? This past weekend, I attended an annual festival dedicated to all things Mad Max and post-apocalyptic, including the Death Guild's very real Thunderdome. While the heat was a little bit excessive (over 100 degrees in the shade during the day), the event was still amazing. Four days out in the desert, with some of the most amazing people doing amazing things. Thunderdome, stunningly accurate movie replica cars, amazing costumes, and a fully functional Bartertown. Though, I imagine that a real post-apocalyptic world wouldn't be quite so well stocked with food or the people so welcoming. There was a very real sense of community and everyone was extremely willing to help each other out. As a first timer at this event, I wasn't sure what to expect. But what I got, was a fantastic weekend away from the distractions of the real world. Here are just a few of the photos I took, including the full tribe picture of our group - Tribe Neverwas. 

I am already planning for next year. See you in the Wasteland.