On Sunday, June 3rd, 20 or so women gathered at Topps Salon in Oakland for a fun networking event and a mini-photoshoot with photographer Laquel Wright.

The event took place from 3pm – 7pm, and featured yummy bites, drinks, and desserts from Cakes Made by M.E. and Nickey Her Berries for guests to snack on.

Delicious chocolate covered treats from Nickey Her Berries.

Artsy sweets from Cakes by M.E.

Guests gathered to get makeup professionally applied by artist Christine Shayesteh (Makeup by Christine) and then to have some portraits taken by Laquel.

Gettin' made up by Christine!

All attendees would later receive their favorite 4″ x 6″ by Laquel. Topps Salon owner Tamika was on-hand to give any hair opinions and offered guests discounts on products and services booked that day.

Christine also brought a few models to demonstrate to guests some lip and eye makeup tricks.

Model showing Christine's mad makeup skills!

Overall it was a really fun day where ladies got to sample a taste of the Laquel Wright Photography experience.

Happy guests at Topps Salon.

More happy guests.

A sampling of some of Laquel’s photos taken that day will be posted shortly. Thanks to all the lovely ladies who participated in the fun event!

Please contact Laquel at laquel@laquelwright.com to book your photo session today!

Update 6/16/2012 – Here are some fabulous photoshoot pics by Laquel Wright of attendees!


Courtney Parham (Stylist at Stella & Dot)

The lovely Daniella Bensimon.