Sometimes you see someone and simply become enthralled. As a photographer it's natural to find yourself studying the people around you, taking in their unique characteristics, style, and personalities. But it takes a rare person to completely stop you in your tracks. When I met Karen Blanco I knew in an instant that I wanted to photograph her. I was, of course, struck with Karen's magnificent red hair and luminous porcelain skin but also her accessibility, kindness, and grace. During a weekend filled with snow, ice, and frigid temperatures we gathered with hair stylist and makeup artist Zhenya Lazarchuk at my studio to make some magic together. These are some of my favorite images from that afternoon. Featuring Serenity + Scott cosmetics.