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Create Your Own Story

WRITTEN BY: ALEXA ERICKSON
PHOTOGRAPHED BY: RJ COLEMAN
STYLED BY: SHILOH MCKASSON
HAIR BY: CRYSTAL RIVERA & SUE CANTIERI
MAKEUP BY: LANA KRIZKI, PARIS MANTZ & RJ COLEMAN

WHAT MAKES A MODEL? Beauty is subjective. The spectrum on which it rides is wide and varied. What we often envision in our society as the definition of beauty is seen through a small scope of perfection often unattainable.

We found three fabulous women whose day jobs do not stem from standing in front of a camera and who took on the challenge of putting themselves out there for the world to see. From a full-time mom, one working mom and one office employee came a stunning series of portraits.

Daisy Estrada Spanellis

“I am the founder/owner of Ixchel Massage, a holistic women’s day spa, and a full-time mom to my two-year- old son, Oliver. As for my day as a ‘model, ’ it was very challenging since I can be a bit shy and am used to being on the other side of the camera. However, it was great to experience this perspective and I will never look at a magazine spread the same.”

Kaitlynn Carter Blogs Her Way Through a Perfect California Day

Alfonsina Alvarez

“Back home in Puerto Rico, I used to be the buyer and merchandiser for the juniors’ department at one of the biggest local chain stores on the island. My love for fashion and music drove me to Los Angeles a few months ago and I’m enjoying every minute of it. Right now I’m a freelance stylist and production assistant. I’ve always loved photography, so having my picture taken for a photo shoot is the coolest thing for me.”

Christie Carsner

“Before I had our son Max who just turned two, I was a mortgage banker. My ‘day job’ most recently is a stay at home mom, so you can imagine how much I enjoyed the shoot! Being made over so glamorously sure beats chasing a cranky toddler!”

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SOUTHBAY IMAGE is a boutique fashion/ glamour studio located in Redondo Beach, CA. We specialize in creating unique and engaging fashion portraits for clientele of all ages including hair, makeup and wardrobe consultation. Southbay Image is owned and operated by RJ Coleman, a CPP photographer and certified makeup artist, and accompanied by a talented staff of hair, makeup and retouching professionals.  Breaki
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