International Fashion Photographer | Jennifer Avello featured in Fashion MOST Magazine, October 2014

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My photography and I are featured in the October 2014 Issue of Fashion MOST Magazine.

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Photography and Retouching: Jennifer Avello
Model: Marta Traskevych with Factor Women Model MGMT
Make up and Hair: Andrea C Samuels with The Rock Agency
Styling: Michelle Jeremias

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Photographer: Jennifer Avello
Model: Marta Traskevych with Factor Women Model Management
Wardrobe Stylist: Marta Cebrat with Factor Artists
Stylist Assistant: Hermina Chamnankit
Make Up Artist and Hairstylist: Andrea C Samuels with Black Board Group

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Photographer: Jennifer Avello
Talent: Mary Pierce at Factor Women
Styling: Marta CeBrat at Factor Artists
Hair and Make up: Andrea C Samuels at Black Board Group

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Photographer: Jennifer Avello
Model: Marta Traskevych with Factor Women Model Management
Wardrobe Stylist: Marta Cebrat with Factor Artists
Stylist Assistant: Hermina Chamnankit
Make Up Artist and Hairstylist: Andrea C Samuels with Black Board Group

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Photography and Retouching: Jennifer Avello
Model: Marta Traskevych with Factor Women Model MGMT
Make up and Hair: Andrea C Samuels with The Rock Agency
Styling: Michelle Jeremias

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Photography: Jennifer Avello
Talent: Stasia @ Ford Models
MUA/H: Heather Schnell @ Ford Artists
Photography Assistant: Lauren Sims

See the full issue here:

Thank you for the lovely feature! And a huge thank you to all the amazing artists I had the chance of collaborating with on each one of these stories!! You ladies rock! xx

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Chicago Fashion Photographer | Model Portfolio Test with Abbey from Factor Women

This is exactly why I love testing. You never know what is going to happen. You’re free to just let loose and experiment. I still can’t believe this was Abbey’s first official photo shoot.

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photography JENNIFER AVELLO
talent ABBEY @ factorwomen
mua/h ELENA DENNING @ factorartists
styling CAITLIN EUCKER @ factorartists

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New York Beauty Photographer | Jennifer Avello for Latina Magazine, October 2014

Latina Magazine, October 2014 on news stands now!

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Photographer: Jennifer Avello
Talent: Ashley Simone at Ford Models
Make up and Hair: Jen Brown

I swear there is no greater high than seeing your work in print!
xx

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Chicago Portrait Photographer | Carrie Coon by Jennifer Avello for Michigan Avenue Magazine, October 2014

I had the pleasure of meeting and working with actress Carrie Coon for the October 2014 Issue of Michigan Avenue Magazine. We had a blast sipping coffee, wondering Bucktown, and of course girl talking about her on camera romance (and sex scene!) with her gorgeous The Leftovers’ co-star, Justin Theroux!

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Originally from Copley, OH Carrie Coon is a Chicago-based theater, television and film actress. Carrie Coon currently stars in The HBO original series, The Leftovers and has a major role in this month’s much-anticipated movie, Gone Girl in theaters October 3rd.

Photography: Jennifer Avello
Talent: Carrie Coon
MUA/H: Gosia Gorniak with 10 MGMT

Read the full issue here!

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London Portrait Photographer | Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular by Jennifer Avello for LOBBY Magazine, No.1 ‘Un/Spectacle’

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Page image courtesy of LOBBY Magazine. Design by studio 4.

LOBBY Magazine, just launched its first issue this past week which explores the topic of the ‘Un/Spectacle’ in architecture and design. LOBBY is a student-led magazine produced by The Bartlett School of Architecture – UCL, one of the world’s most renowned schools for architectural research and design.

Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular is a very talented architect, professor, and author. There is no surprise he would be included in their first issue, which showcases interviews and collaborations with some of the worlds most famous architects.

Page images courtesy of LOBBY Magazine. Design by studio 4. Photograph of Cover by Cameron Clarke.

Talent: Jimenez Lai
Photography by Jennifer Avello

Support LOBBY Magazine and buy the issue here!

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New York Portrait Photographer | Jennifer Avello for Men’s Journal, October 2014

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David Reavy by Jennifer Avello
Men’s Journal, October 2014

Related Posts: Men’s Journal, September 2014

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New York Fashion Photographer | Ian Sklarsky’s Blind Contour Drawing of Michael Kors FW13 NYFW Runway Show as Photographed by Jennifer Avello

You have got to check out this super rad blind contour by 10MGMT’s, Ian Sklarsky of my photograph from the Michael Kors FW13 Runway Show at New York Fashion Week.

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Blind Contour by Ian Sklarsky

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Photography by Jennifer Avello

Sklarsky’s abstract portraits are created entirely from one single line while never looking at the paper. “Although some portraits or drawings might have to be redone, most of the time the errors are what brings out the character.”

Starting as a traditional artist myself, I will always have a soft spot for what amazing things can manifest from placing a pencil to paper.

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New York Lifestyle Photographer | Jennifer Avello for Fitbie

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Photography by Jennifer Avello

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29 Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It)

There are not a lot of articles I come across that I feel hold weight, are honest, relevant, and motivational. This article original posted on earthweareone.com hits home to exactly where I am in my life and is exactly what I (and probably you) need to hear right now. So I thought it would only be appropriate to share this on my blog where we can all have easy access to these little reminders.

We all have days, weeks, months and – for some – even years of feeling anxious and uncertain. It’s a vague feeling you can’t quite put your finger on. From the outside, people think you have it all together, but they can’t see what’s going on in your head. Emptiness fills your thoughts and emotions all too often, nagging at you throughout the day. You set goals but they never satisfy your ego. You always feel a day late and a buck short. The search can seem almost endless.

And a question continues to spin in your mind: “Why can’t I just be happy?”

The good news is you don’t have to live like this. There is a better way to view the world that will lead to what you seek. The first step, though, is to stop searching. You will never find happiness by continually looking for it in another time and place. When you focus on the lack of something in your life, what you want will always elude you.

Angel and I often tell our coaching clients they’re doing so much better than they give themselves credit for. Most of us are so busy trying to make something big happen, we forget to pause and appreciate all our little victories.

Rather than dwelling on what’s missing in your life, start looking at what you have. This isn’t just about material possessions; it’s about all the goodness in your life. When you focus on the abundance you already have, the negative feelings that come from lacking something else gradually fade from your conscious. Living isn’t an easy thing to do, but it can be enjoyable when you start to see the good instead of focusing on the bad.

Having trouble seeing the goodness? Here’s a list of things you have to smile about – some obvious signs you’re doing just fine in life:

1) You have the freedom to live your life the way you want to live it. – If you often worry about what you’re going to do with your life – your career, your family, the next step, etc., be grateful. All details aside, this means you have ambition, passion, drive, and the freedom to make your own decisions.

2) You are courageously walking your own path. – When people argue with you and challenge your decisions, remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if some people disagree.

3) You are making difficult decisions and acting upon them. – How well you play the game of life comes down to the sum of your choices. You know this. Whatever you decide, don’t be the chess piece, be the chess player.

4) You are working hard for people and causes you believe in. – Working hard for something you don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something you love is called passion.

5) You are choosing to be happy in your own way. – When you stop chasing everyone else’s definition of happiness, you begin to see that the decision to be happy has been available all along.

6) You see obstacles in front of you because you are not settling. – If you settle for just anything, there wouldn’t be any obstacles in your way, but then you would never know what you are capable of either. Because your obstacles are your opportunities. Obstacles are put in your way to help you determine if what you want is really worth fighting for.

7) You have made the best of some tough situations. – Smiling doesn’t always mean you’re happy with everything. Sometimes it just means you’re strong enough to accept it and make the best of it.

8) You have come a long way. – Do not judge your failed attempts and mistakes as an indication of your future potential, but as part of your growth process. Your past has given you the strength and wisdom you have today, so celebrate it and use the knowledge you’ve gained. Don’t let it haunt you and hold you back.

9) You haven’t quit and you aren’t planning on it. – People rarely quit over the last thing that happened. Instead they quit a tiny bit each day. Trying to fix the last thing misses the point. Keep this in mind.

10) You do your best to accept what you can’t change. – Moving on is never an easy thing, but if you start accepting things for what they are it’ll be a lot easier. Acceptance is always the key to moving forward and making positive changes that are within your control.

11) You aren’t scared to fail forward. – The biggest difference between wildly successful people and total failures is that successful people fail more often, instead of just once.

12) You haven’t let fear get in your way. – You have to wonder how many people are afraid to die, in part, because they often realize too late that they were afraid to live.

13) You still believe in the possibilities that lie ahead. – Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what could be. Remember, life does not have to be anywhere near perfect to be wonderful.

14) You dare to dream every day. – Dr. King gave the famous “I have a dream” speech not the “I have a plan” speech. It’s our dreams that change the course of history, not just our plans. Keep dreaming.

15) You have a vision for your future. – “Vision” is the ability to talk about your future with such clarity, it’s as if you are talking about your past.

16) You haven’t let the judgments of others stop you. – Keep listening to your intuition, and make this your lifelong motto: “I respectfully do not care.” Say it to anyone who passes judgment on something you strongly believe in.

17) You are doing what you can with what you have. – The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams, right now, to any degree that you already can.

18) You are doing your best to provide value. – No one is entitled to success. To remain successful, you must constantly find new ways to add value. Keep putting your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is one of the great secrets of lasting success.

19) You go out of your way to help people. – Service is not doing what is required of us. Service is doing more than is required of us. Remember, successful people are always looking for ways to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?”

20) You aren’t scared to express your love, openly. – Love is great when spoken, but greatest when shown. So if you care about someone’s wellbeing, show it. Keep doing little things daily to show the people around you that you care.

21) You continue to make a difference. – Have you ever thought about how much your actions mean to others? Maybe that smile you gave to a stranger today made their bad day better. Maybe that hello you gave to a colleague today made them realize people actually notice them and care. Maybe that money you gave to a homeless man today gave him hope. Maybe spending time with someone special today made them forget their problems for a while. Keep it up.

22) You have enough right now to live comfortably. – You didn’t go to sleep hungry last night. You awoke this morning with a roof over your head. You had a choice of what clothes to wear. You have access to clean drinking water and electricity. You are online right now. You have plenty to be comfortable. Being wealthy is a mindset. Want less and appreciate more.

23) You haven’t let rampant materialism get the best of you. – Our lives are not defined by the things we possess. Our lives are defined by the things we pursue. Make sure what you own, never owns you.

24) You are reasonably healthy. – In other words, if you got sick today you could recover. Never underestimate the gift of your health. It’s the greatest wealth you will ever own. It’s the foundation for every chance at happiness and success life has to offer. Your body is the only place you will truly ever live.

25) Your relationships are less dramatic than they use to be. – Keep forgoing the drama and ignoring the negativity. Don’t let ignorance stop you from being the best you can be. Just keep doing what you’re doing – being sincere and kind, and promoting what you love, rather than bashing what you hate.

26) You have escaped from some very toxic relationships. – Don’t worry too much about people who don’t worry about you. Know your worth! When you give yourself to someone who doesn’t respect you, you surrender pieces of your soul that you’ll never get back.

27) You know deep down that you are not alone. – Next time you feel all alone, remember, again, that you are not.

28) You have great people in your life who are standing beside you. – Know that it’s less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones. And remember, it’s during the toughest times of your life that you’ll get to see the true colors of the people who say they care about you. Don’t take these people for granted. Look around and appreciate them, right now.

29) You have a home. – A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul. But a home isn’t always a physical structure, or a specific location on a map. Home is wherever the people you love are, whenever you’re with them. It’s not a defined place, but a space in your heart and mind that builds upon itself like little bricks being stacked to create something stable that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.

Recognizing these little victories in your life on a daily basis can take you from a mindset of wishing you had more, to a mindset of joyful appreciation.

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New York Portrait Photographer | Jennifer Avello for Men’s Journal, September 2014

I’m thrilled to be apart of the September 2014 Issue of Men’s Journal with Chicago based physical therapist to the NFL, NBA and everyday guys, David Reavy of React Physical Therapy for his column as he becomes a monthly contributer to the men’s magazine. Be sure to check out the column in each issue here on out for some great advice from one of Chicago’s best.

Mens Journal, September 2014

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