Serayah

SERAYAH

An 'Empire' Original

SERAYAH

An 'Empire' Original

SERAYAH

An 'Empire' Original

Credits:
Client: Urban Harem MagazineHairstyling: Erinique SantiagoMakeup: Jamie DioneWardrobe: Guns & RosesCreative Direction: LaSanya WilliamsPhotography: Alex Hudson

Before meeting Serayah, I had come to know her as ‘Tiana’ from Fox’s Empire. Granted, I was definitely excited, however, I hadn’t had the opportunity to break the ice before our session date. That’s a normal thing, not having open access to celebrities, so I wasn’t discouraged or felt little when this occurred . . . no, it was something far more abnormal that drew me into the proper vibes for this shoot. In fact, it came from one of the most unlikely sources: Serayah.


Serayah – Empire

Serayah – Empire

Serayah – Empire

At that time in my career, finding a subject that was truly open to creative greatness was a treasure that every photographer would be in the search of at some point in their journey. This night, I had found such a unicorn and at that moment, I decided to give my best performance from shoot to edit. “Quality Over Quantity” became the mantra that would drive me throughout this entire production, in fact. Try to place yourself in my shoes and I’m sure you’d feel the same. Serayah being in front of my lens was an experience that taught me not only the importance of presentation but also how impactful our presence as people can be.

 


Serayah – Empire


Serayah – Empire