Playful Emotions.

July 1, 2012

Photographer: Clayton Cooper
Model: Steph Lavigne
Makeup and Hair: Carolyn Leanne Secord

This shoot is filled with emotion. The exaggerated playful emotion’s of Steph Lavigne. It is times like this that you know that all you need in life is a little fun, some amazing people, makeup, a camera and a bathroom!











Sorry for the lack of substance for the last couple of months. I have been in transition and it has been quite exciting. I have taken a step into a more fine arts field for a while. If you are a makeup fan, don’t you worry now. I will be focusing on visual arts but my concepts and practice will hopefully be intertwined with all of my practices of painting, sculpture and yes makeup! And really, who knows what else…..

For the time being I will be playing a little catch up, posting all of those shoots and projects I have worked on that are makeup related that have piled up. I will also still be work on some makeup shoots and the likes as time allows in between my art practices. You will also get to follow my art works, processes and ideas. Hopefully you enjoy!


This shoot, if you track back a little bit, is another shoot I had done for the Contessa Hair competition. To take a look, get a little more info click here: 

Shaunn Watt is the very talented stylist to be admired here! A Vancouver local working at Kokopelli Hair Salon & Body Lounge on Commercial Drive . 


Photos by Alex Waber.



This shoot was just featured in the Ben Trovato Blog!



Photographer: Kim Akrigg
Model: Ann Karamysh
Stylist: Sarah Daniels
Hair: Kara R.Gilbertson
Makeup: Carolyn Secord


Ben Trovato first saw the light of day in July 2009. Through passion and dedication, creator Marius Troy has created a platform where his vision to help aspiring fashion photographers become discovered, as well as generating inspiration to all interested in the art form, can be accomplished.

Since its creation, Ben Trovato has had almost 100 million hits, and millions of visits. It has been featured in fashion magazines all over the world, and has quickly grown to be the place the business turns to for inspiration and new, raw talent.

BT has opened doors for hundreds of photographers, made careers, and been a portal where not only the successful photographers had their work featured, but a place where the up and coming talents are selected to showcase their work.

The site has grown not only in status and popularity, but in size as well. Fall 2010, Founder and Editor in Chief Marius Troy invited Belgian art and fashion enthusiast Bjørn Van Poucke as part of the team, responsible as Assistant Editor and Marketing Manager. The most recent addition as Communications Manager, Michelle Lanning, finalizes the Holy Trinity Ben Trovato stands for. (taken from blog)








August 25, 2011

Photographer: Alex Waber
Models: Adam Chotem, Paige Frewer, Tyler Brad
Stylist: Tyra Lee Weitman
Makeup and Hair: Carolyn Leanne Secord

This is an exciting day. A publishing in XO MAGAZINE has occurred through the creative collaboration of the lovely people above! The issue was called HOMME. This shoot is working with a theme of an androgynous interaction between two individuals. A romance is created where the connection is felt but with a mix of female and males where the roles are not certain and the sex is not necessarily definable especially in clothing and stance.

It was absolutely fantastic working with all of these people and our work was worth the effort! For the link, to browse the magazine online, or to purchase click below!







Photographer: Patryk Widejko
Models: Adam Chotem, Michael Mackenzie, Arseny
Hair Stylist: Tim Kuo
Makeup Artist: Carolyn Secord

I had the chance of getting to work on two entries this year for the Contessa hair competition! It is the longest running and most prestigious hairstylist competition in Canada. It is also the highest award that could be received for salon professionals across Canada! If your interested in more….

This competitor’s name is Tim Kuo of Markus J. Hair here in Vancouver, Kits area. His hairstyles were very bold and clean accompanied by bright solid colors in the styling. I think the results are very impressive! Check him out

Good luck Tim!

Photographer: Kent Wingerak
Model: Charity Plamondon
Makeup and Hair: Carolyn Secord


This shoot is another done with the beautiful, in body and spirit, Charity Plamondon! Every shoot is an adventure, exploring new territory and all the beauty it has to offer. We will not be letting these phenomenal natural backdrops in British Columbia go to waste.

It was the first time for me working with photographer Kent Wingerak and I have to say that over all this day, although being long, was quite a pleasure! He is an award winning Vancouver photographer with plenty of experience in film and photography. To check out all he has to off just click on the link below!





















Photographer: Patryk Widejko
Model: Jessica Leigh
Makeup and hair: Carolyn Secord


Ready, Steady…



Kyla Lee

July 8, 2011

Photographer: Alex Waber
Model: Kyla Lee
Makekup and Hair: Carolyn Secord







Contact Info

July 7, 2011

I figure its about time to let you all know how to get a hold of me! I am living in Vancouver, BC right now. If you need anything for fashion photography to weddings to grads to body painting and more just feel free to contact me via email:


Look forward to hearing from you!!!

xx Carolyn