Runway for Charity is perhaps the premiere Grand Rapids fashion event. It involves thousands of hours of volunteer work from the staffs of Design 1 Salon and Spa, AK Rikks, Aura Cosmetics and many others throughout the West Michigan area. The event benefits Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and this years event has raised over $310,000! This year we were hired by Design 1 Salon and Spa to capture the amazing hair and makeup work done by them and Aura Skincare & Cosmetics. The theme of the event this year was "Vintage Glam and Goth", which meant the hair and makeup work was elaborate. In addition to the hair and makeup work, the models were then clothed by AK Rikk's before being ready for their portraits.
To take the portraits to the next level and meet Design 1's needs, we created two separate setups at AK Rikk's prior to the event and brought in another photography team to work alongside us, Jason and Tara. Working with 30 models from the Matthew Agency over the course of several, along with dozens of hair and makeup artists created a wonderful gallery of images to choose from.
Below you will see a single close up portrait of each model, along with a few corresponding full length portraits as well.
This is just one part of our photography coverage for the Runway for Charity event. Stay tuned for the next few posts for behind the scenes images of the fashion show, along with images of all the wonderful guests that attended and made the event a success for Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.