The Ice Queen {Fashion Photographer, Kim Hill}

A few weeks ago, I received a message from one of the local models (Gabriella Siciliano) I’ve worked with in the past asking if I was interested in doing a wintery glamour shoot.  Since January is generally my slowest time of the year, of course I was eager to shoot.  🙂  We invited make-up artist, Michelle Maw, to join us as both of us have enjoyed working with her in the past.  We all had a general idea of what we wanted the finished image to look like, and set out to create a winter scene in the studio.  Good thing we opted for the studio, too, cuz up until the last few days we’ve had no real snow outside.  LOL

Here’s Gabby when she first arrived and with Michelle applying makeup.  Michelle first did Gabby’s hair, teasing and lifting, then poking floral picks here and there.  She then added a gray base makeup all over Gabby’s upper body in order to make her skin more pale.  Then the Ice Queen look started to come to life as the snowflakes and glittery makeup was applied.


The lighting was challenging in that a mixture of ambient light, along with white holiday lights and studio strobes had to be balanced just right.  Without one aspect being done properly, the entire winter scene would take on a warm glow which we did not want.  About 10 shots in, one of the strobes died.  But I have several and simply pulled out another so we could keep on shooting. In the end, we had a handful of images that all 3 of us really liked.  This one being my personal favorite.  If you like it, I’d love for you to vote for it in The World Open photography contest.  Voting runs through the end of March.


Special thanks to both Michelle and Gabby for a fun shoot!  Looking forward to doing more collaborative projects with both of them.  🙂

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About Kim Hill

I’m passionate about my work and helping women feel comfortable in front of my lens. I want women to feel confident and sexy regardless of age or size. All women are beautiful and I'm here to help them see the beauty in themselves and the boudoir photographic experience is one step in that direction. I am dedicated to bringing a high-quality experience to the boudoir portrait session. My goal is to offer a fun yet relaxing environment where a woman can let down her guard, allowing that inner sparkle to shine. I’ve been a photographer for more than 25 years now. I started as a young child with my parents' 110 film camera, moved on to study photography in college, interned with a wedding photographer for a couple of years and then struck out on my own. I've been doing general portraits since 1998 and boudoir work since 2009. In addition to boudoir, I also offer high school senior portraits, fashion inspired sessions, and business executive head shots.
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13 Responses to The Ice Queen {Fashion Photographer, Kim Hill}

  1. Mike says:

    Awesome Kim.. Nothing else needs to be said 🙂

  2. Showing before and after imgaes is a great idea! I can only image how much work went into prepping for this session – it looks amazing!!

  3. tamsen says:

    definitely my fav sessions of yours ever Kim!!!

  4. jules says:

    one of my favorites, too! gorgeous vision and image!!! LOVE!

  5. kim, i have to agree with everyone else…this is my favorite session i’ve ever seen from you!!!! it is absolutely incredible!!!! you rocked this shot!

  6. Kelly Q says:

    Stunning! I love how you truly captured the essence of the Ice Queen.

  7. AmandaB says:

    love this session! and seeing the before, during and after makeup is fun. tfs those too.

  8. Tiffaney says:

    This picture is amazing…. Love it.

  9. Tina Ryan says:

    Kim this image is absolutely stunning! I hope you win with this image because you deserve it!

  10. you took a beautiful shoot. and fantastic.

  11. Melissa VanLeeuwen says:

    Kim, I am in LOVE with this image! Truly amazing!

  12. Emily says:

    So fun! The final image is stunning! Love seeing the before image too 🙂

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