Madmen and Lollipops shoot

Lori Curole of Lollipop Art Productions was looking to update her website with a current fun and funky portrait of herself. She wanted to incorporate the ’50s style of her art along with the namesake of her company.  We went all out with huge lollipop cardboard pieces and confetti.  Watch out!  We managed to still keep it down to earth with the styling of her hair, makeup, and wardrobe as well as incorporating her own artwork. It’s fun to take two very different themes and put them together to see how they fit, kind of like music mash ups.  I’m very pleased with the outcome and I know Lori is too.


Testimonial from Lori Curole of Lollipop Art Productions

From the moment I met Lauren Lear, her bright smile and can-do attitude instilled confidence in me. Her background in theater & obvious photographic talent had me intrigued.
I was in the process of re-designing my website & re-branding my message for my business Lollipop Art Productions.  After a few emails back and forth with Lauren, we had a direction…Lauren would acquire some giant Lollipop props and I would find a vintage outfit, as I wanted to look classic.  I wanted a fun, playful and light looking picture…
I wanted to look different enough from my everyday self, yet still recognizable. I came to Lauren’s home studio on a Sunday and felt an instant rapport with makeup artist Caylee Patenaude.  I was open to creative suggestions but trusted Caylee & Lauren. Even down to false eyelashes to open what Caylee called my perfectly almond shaped eyes (who knew?) After some amazing makeup, bright pink lips right out of the 1950s with my hair in a timelessly classic style.  A quick wardrobe change and I was ready.  Lauren staged the giant lollipops in a red room which gave the shoot a really great backdrop.  Lauren is a pro, she has all the right tools to make you feel relax and smile big, but maybe what did it most for me was the confetti that she had me throw during the shoot…it was just fun, hard to not smile.  I love the result of my photo shoot and the new classically vintage me that Lauren and Caylee created.  I’m looking forward to using the photos for my website and marketing materials.

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‘Til next time,



Lola Studios

In this post, I’d like to introduce my photo business, Lola Studios.  I’ve been fascinated with photography and theater for most of my life and that is how my studio was born.  I specialize in a highly stylized form of portraiture in which I use make up and and costumes to create a mood or theme specific to each client.  I couldn’t do it without the help of expert makeup artist, Caylee Patenaude.  She is very versatile and always up for a challenge!

Most recently, I worked with my raw food teacher, Elizabeth Fraser, of Girl Gone Raw.  I wanted to express not only her love of veggies but also the vibrance it brings to her life and the people she works with.  Elizabeth has been a huge inspiration to me and I’m so happy we had the chance to work together again.

We chose the theme of Rosie the Riveter, in this case the message was about being “Powered by Veggies”.  It was a great shoot and we were both pleased with the outcome.

Read more about her experience in her blog:

Powered by Veggies Photo Shoot with Lola Studios

by  • November 9, 2012 • community • 2 Comments

I had the best time with Lauren of Lola Studios last weekend!

I went in for a stylized Girl Gone Raw photo shoot and Lauren nailed it!  :-) Lauren had a creative vision of playing off of Rosie the Riveter and it was really fun to see her bring all of the pieces together to make it happen!

It all started with a little makeup by makeup artist Caylee Patenaude.  Caylee did a great job of keeping the makeup fun and light with an extra punch of color on the eyes.

Once the makeup was in place, we put on my bandana and then headed to the bathroom to put on the veggie tattoos from  I had never wanted a real tattoo before I saw these veggies falling down my arm.  Is there anything cuter?  I LOVE THEM!  :-)

With the veggies in place we headed back to the studio for the shoot.  Lauren made it easy, fun and natural and after a few minutes of a few different poses, we were done!

The stylized photo shoot was so much fun and I love the photo that Lauren captured.  It says everything I wanted it to about raw food & my business … fun, radiant, passionate and healthy!  I encourage anyone with their own business or a theatrical idea that they would like to bring to life to contact Lauren for a RAWsome shoot!

2 Responses to Powered by Veggies Photo Shoot with Lola Studios

  1. November 9, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks for the great review, Elizabeth! You inspired me not only as my model, but also as my guide in my raw living journey. Thanks for all your help it is truly invaluable.

  2. girlgoneraw
    November 15, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    You are a RAWK STAR! :-) So happy to have met you, Lauren!

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