Fashion on Display - Behind the Scenes

In case you didn't see yesterday's post, a fashion shoot collaboration that I was a part of has been featured in the latest issue of Meuse Magazine. I'm definitely still celebrating over here, and I wanted to share with you some behind the scenes shots of the process. (photos by Elizabeth Langford).

The shoot took place in a small window display of an art gallery in Downtown Mesa, Arizona. We basically were given a blank slate to work with, and brought it all to life using the interior design talents of Christina Brian.

We created about three different sets, which took about an hour preparation for each one. All of the team members really pitched in to make it happen as quickly as possible.

The shoot took place at the beginning of fall, so it was still pretty hot in Arizona. It didn't help to be in a non-ventilated space filled with sun light. I think we got a bit slap happy.

Thanks to a salon and boutique in one, Adorn Style Lounge, we were able to prep the model and change her outfits next door. Once Morgan was ready to start modeling we had to place her behind the glass, which posed a bit of a communication struggle. Let's just say Michelle and I used a LOT of faux sign language. haha!

We made sure to photograph every little detail because you never know what a publication is going to look for and need for their layouts.

If you are ever curious of what I look like when I'm hard at work, it looks a little something like this...

That is my analytical pose. haha. And, apparently I like to accessorize with rolls of masking tape.

Lessons learned from this shoot:

1. Set designers and prop stylists add so much dimension to a photo shoot. Can't wait to work with more.

2. Sticking a model in a glass box definitely makes it hard to communicate and fix the clothes when needed.

3. Working with a wonderful team of people committed to a vision can give you so much more than you imagined.

photographer // Michelle Herrick //
wardrobe stylist // Alex Evjen //
model // Morgan Kaiser //
hair & make up // Brittany & Cami //
set design // Christina Brian //
photography assistant // Elizabeth Langford //
wardrobe provided by //
Meuse Magazine //