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2011 Professional Photographer Mag Cover Competition

May 30, 2011

So I entered again this year to the Professional Photographer Cover competition! 

The image I submitted is of Angelina Aucello, a beautiful girl and a budding actress. I think the hollywood style really suits her. This is one of my favorites of this style of image so I’m really hoping it wins! Makeup was done by MRS Beauty, hair and styling by me! This is also a merited image in the Professional Photographers of American Print competition!

Angelina has such a sweet heart. She wrote me this short testimonial a long while ago and I don’t think I ever posted it on my blog. It’s been on my facebook (along with a before and after) here: but I wanted to share with you how great she is and why I want her on the cover!

“As an Actor, having a stellar head shot is nothing short of ordinary. After all, a good shot is in some cases the sole determinant of getting that audition call or booking. When it was time for a new head shot, I knew exactly who to contact – Serena Star. For years, I have followed Serena’s profile on Model Mayhem, and I have always been inspired by her work. Her style is unique, artistic, and simply beautiful- capturing people at their best. My shooting experience with Serena and Rae (the makeup artist Serena recommended to me) was so far beyond my expectations. Serena and Rae made me feel comfortable, beautiful, and gave me helpful direction throughout the shoot. Being a model herself, Serena knows how to photograph the human body at its most attractive angles and poses. Her prompt retouching and final photo delivery is the finishing touch that throws every photo over the edge. Since shooting with Serena, my new photos have landed me an increasing number of auditions and bookings. My success lies in her work! =)”

-Angelina Aucella

I try not to bother people too much for votes since it’s for fun anyway, but it’s been nice to hover around the first 5 pages without really asking. If you get a chance and wouldn’t mind taking a moment, please vote for me at 

… Everyone voting (for anyone on the site – hopefully a 5 star for me, too!) is entered to win an Ipad 2 =D I don’t believe they spam, at least my mom has never told me they did – the only ask for your email and name to sign up (which is so you don’t vote multiple times). It’s a great organization/Magazine, so I trust them =) If you are a photographer, get your bum on there and submit something, too! Competition is great for the soul – especially if you don’t make it. Just get up and try, try again.  Good Luck and Thanks!

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