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Personal Branding for the Creative 1457 2000 COCO HAUS

Personal Branding for the Creative

When it comes to presenting you and your business to the world, it’s important to have striking photos that make a person stop and think: “Who’s this? I need to know more.” When you have an unconventional creative job, like tattoo artist, you need your photos to scream …

What is Bridal Boudoir? 2560 1707 COCO HAUS

What is Bridal Boudoir?

What is Bridal Boudoir? Isn’t Boudoir just lingerie photos? Well if you work with the wrong photographer, it absolutely can be just lingerie photos.  But if you take the time to work with someone that shares your vision and your trust, it can be so much more.  It can be an empowering experience that will…

My three look rule for the perfect photoshoot 2000 1333 COCO HAUS

My three look rule for the perfect photoshoot

You’ve been thinking about your dream photoshoot for awhile and the day is finally coming up but now you’re panicking because you don’t know what to wear.  Did you choose the right outfits? Are your looks …

Why you need a revenge Photoshoot 2000 1333 COCO HAUS

Why you need a revenge Photoshoot

Why you need a revenge Photoshoot A revenge photoshoot is all about living your best life and leaving your haters in your dust.  It’s about having fun and showing you don’t give a f*ck (even if you kinda do).  It’s about saying to the world that you are strong and no bump in the road…

How to give a sexy look during a photoshoot 2000 1333 COCO HAUS

How to give a sexy look during a photoshoot

How to give a sexy look during a photoshoot “Being sexy is all about attitude, not body type. It’s a state of mind.” ~ Amisha Patel I want you, for a minute, to slowly read my words as I guide you to your most sensual self. I want you to place your hands softly on…

Getting in the Mood when you’re not feeling it 2000 1380 COCO HAUS

Getting in the Mood when you’re not feeling it

Every once in awhile, your plans for the day (or night) may not match up with how you’re feeling.  You get into a fight with your partner, your job is particularly difficult that day, you just want to ignore …

A Classic Style Piece: The White Dress Shirt 2000 1333 COCO HAUS

A Classic Style Piece: The White Dress Shirt

A Classic Style Piece: The White Dress Shirt There is just something so timeless and sexy about the Classic White Dress Shirt.  Over sized or fitted, you can’t go wrong with such a simple look.  A crisp collar reminds me of Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus, Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s makes oversized charming,  Virna…

How to Vintage Pin-Up, The Modern Way 2048 1463 COCO HAUS

How to Vintage Pin-Up, The Modern Way

Pin-up photography is more than the right pose. It’s an attitude. When it comes to pin-up, it’s not about posing or looking natural. It’s all about loving the falsity of the look. The more you exaggerate your pose & expression, the better the pin-up style comes across.   One of my first inspirations was Gil…

Fresh Skin for a Fresh Spring 2560 1709 COCO HAUS

Fresh Skin for a Fresh Spring

I have this philosophy that if you complain about something for a decent amount of time, you either need to fix it, change it or stop complaining.  My go to complaint about myself recently is that my skin feels too dry and I’m starting to feel beyond my years.  Moving to LA, I’m not used…

Treat Yourself on Valentine’s Day 635 445 COCO HAUS

Treat Yourself on Valentine’s Day

I have a love hate relationship with valentine’s day.  I love hearts, roses, the idea of romance, delicious food, wine, and chocolate.  I love the idea of dressing up and feeling fabulous for yourself.  But I hate the idea that you need to be in a relationship to enjoy a little love. I say treat yourself…

Hitchcock’s “The Birds” Inspired Photoshoot 2560 932 COCO HAUS

Hitchcock’s “The Birds” Inspired Photoshoot

“The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.” Alfred Hitchcock I absolutely adore everything about “The Birds” (and well everything that Hitchcock did). So when my client, Cheryl, came to me with the concept, I was thrilled! I had created a Birds photoshoot many moons ago, though it was more steampunk influenced than ’60s…

How to Create a Dress with Champagne & Pins II 2560 932 COCO HAUS

How to Create a Dress with Champagne & Pins II

Back at it again with another Behind the Scenes video of how I create dresses with safety pins.  What was interesting about this design was that it was the first time I created a dress like this from scratch.  I have seen so many like them on the runway and in editorial photoshoots and for some…