This shoot had “Girl Squad” written all over it and I couldn’t have been more happy then to be apart of it. I got together with my good friend Amy a few nights prior to map out our concept and ideas for our shoot. The minute we sat down, it was like ideas after ideas! Amy is one creative cool chick and it was so awesome to collaborate with her to bring our visions to life. She also happens to be a hardcore vintage collector and decided it was time to share her findings with the world. This shoot was in efforts to put her style and collection on live mannequins for her up and coming online vintage shop. We gathered a few badass chicks, decked them out from head to toe and made magic. Check out the link below to find out how to get your hands on these awesome vintage clothes!
I truly believe people cross paths for a reason. I was lucky enough to cross Mellissa Jewels, an incredible and beautifully talented photographer from Murrieta. I did Melissa’s makeup one day at work and learned that she was a well-established photographer from the area. Due to my recent interest and obsession with photography, I immediately took advantage of the situation and decided to pick her brain. She attempted to teach me everything she possibly could in the short time I was servicing her, granted it was as if she was speaking a foreign language to me. She was then kind enough to offer to set up a date with me where we could shoot together and she could teach me the basics. We set the shoot up for a week later! I was ecstatic! I reached out to an old client of mine, to see if she’d be willing to be my muse. I met Kat when she was just 15 and did her makeup for the first time for her quinceanera. It’s been about 6 years since I’ve known her and have been lucky enough to have kept in contact with her as well as have done her makeup for multiple events. Kat came down to The Cave, where Madelyn and I did our magic! When we were finished, Kat looked simply majestic! Or in more descriptive words… like a magical, fairy princess! I could NOT wait to shoot her! We went down to Glen Arbor Park in Murrieta, where we met up with Melissa and some other students. We immediately got to work! Mellissa started teaching me everything from the different buttons and functions on my camera to what angles flatter your subject best. It was a lot of information needless to say but totally informative! I learned so much that day and couldn’t have been more grateful for the opportunity. Thank goodness Kat was so easy to shoot, she made my “photography skills” look really good!