Australian photographer, make up artist and blogger Chelsea Millunchick has just shot her first Ben Trovato Exclusive, called Young Romantics. The story that was shot at a beach in Half Moon Bay in California features models Brendon Beck and Nikki Winge with City Models San Francisco, who were styled by Ashley Farnaz, had hair done by Jenelle Oldham, and make up by Chelsea herself.
Chelsea says this about the story: “- This story is about young romantics, and that feeling you get when you first fall in love. It’s that special moment when two lovers first share this secret together and they feel as if they are the only two people alive in the world. It’s a wonderful sense of freedom and invincibility. Love is full of happy, quiet and intimate moments and it was important for me to capture all of these emotions. To emphasize the lover’s seclusion, we shot at a wonderful deserted beach in Half Moon Bay, California. We worked as an amazing team who understood and appreciated the concept so it was carried out quite beautifully.”
She’s currently based out of San Francisco, and has had her work featured in publications such as VECU magazine and Cellardoor magazine, before today making her debut on Ben Trovato. Greatly inspired by nature and the timeless beauty of women, she loves to photograph girls in a more natural and genuine state: “- It’s so the viewer can feel an authentic connection with the model. There is something magical about the elegance and vulnerability of a woman, and I like to capture those more intimate moments that inspire a story.”
Chelsea is a make up artist by trade, and has been working with fashion photographers for the past 5 years: “- Working alongside talented photographers inspired me to become part of the bigger picture and I felt the need to create my own images and concepts. Then about 8 months ago, I started to photograph models and I absolutely love it.”
Here’s Young Romantics by Chelsea Millunchick, for Ben Trovato:
Photography - Chelsea Millunchick
Make up - Chelsea Millunchick
Hair - Jenelle Oldham
Styling - Ashley Farnaz
Models - Brendon Beck & Nikki Winge @ City Models San Francisco
Check out her blog here.