Joanna Alexis Jones,
Moulin Rouge happens to be my favorite movie of all time, so when my Assistant heard that the up and coming theater group For The Record was going to perform a version of the 2001 film in conjunction with the movie director Baz Luhrmann’s other top love stories, she knew we had to go. This was the first time we saw Joanna Jones perform as Gatsby’s Daisy at the Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz. She captured our hearts and sent repeated chills through our bodies as she belted out Florence and The Machine’s “Over The Love” (check out this clip!) It was such an amazing experience we went a second time! Next we plan on watching her perform in the new For The Record compilation of movie director Quentin Tarantino films now showing at DBA in Hollywood.
It was actually my husband who suggested we approach Joanna to collaborate with on a photo shoot. At first I wasn’t sure if such a talented Actress/Singer would be interested in my blog but I was very pleased when she was excited to work with me. When we met for lunch she described her style as girly, classy, and vintage. So for this shoot we decided to channel Audrey Hepburn and Lana Del Rey and I feel we pulled it off wonderfully! Joanna was an excellent model and everyone had an amazing time with this shoot, as you can see in the photos.
My favorite thing about these images is how Joanna can palpably express any emotion on her face and yet remain poised and beautiful with every feeling. In addition to her incredible voice, she is a modern day classic Hollywood starlet!
Modeling, of course, was done by Joanna Jones, Make-up by Natalie Cisneros, Styling by Austin Smith, Clothing provided by Leap in Los Feliz, Hair by yours truly, Assistant Chelsey Earlywine, and photography by my husband NormanC13. Thank-you to everyone who participated and I hope you enjoy these beautiful photos!