Shooting for Weight Watchers magazine in Seattle. Our talent was J’Anna who is a Weight Watchers Ambassador.Read More
I spent a total of 10 days at Foxwoods Resort & Casino, 5 of the days we were shooting both photo and video at the same time. Me and my team dressed over a 100 people in several different outfits through out the week and when it was all said an done everyone on the crew of this job was exhausted. I have been to casino’s all around the country and Foxwoods is a casino worth staying at. I ate at every single restaurant, and would eat at every single one again. Below are some moments of the week that made me smile.
I didn’t get rolling racks until mid day of day one shooting. The shower rod in my hotel room bathroom became my wardrobe rack. Needless to say I only took baths.
The Bellevue Collection is made up of three parts: Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square, and Bellevue Place. Bellevue Square has a bunch of great stores including Nordstrom, Aldo, Intermix, Zara, Anthropologie , Uniqlo,.... see a full list here. Bellevue Collection creates both a fashion forecasting look book and magazine which I got to style for Spring 2018. This client is awesome because they provide me with enough time and support and a fitting for this shoot. Fittings are amazing, and really help weed out looks we may or may not use.
Seattle is a big enough city to always be shooting at different locations. The latest discovery for me was the best garden store I have found in Seattle, nestled in Ballard called Swansons Nursery. Swansons had a koi pond, restaurant/ kitchen called Barn & Field , indoor clean restrooms, and most importantly an amazing indoor plants section. Seattle has many beautiful plant stores but Swansons Nursery has been the biggest selection I have seen in one place. Check out some of the BTS photo’s below:
I was just going though old PDF’s and this mock-up popped up that I had emailed the editor with wardrobe credits. The Paramount Theater was the most fitting place to shoot the 25th Anniversary of the release of Nirvana’s Nevermind album. Seattle magazine wanted to pay tribute by shooting the September fashion feature at the Paramount Theater which was where Nirvana had the release party for the Nevermind album. Since moving to Seattle I have always wanted to do a grunge shoot. I pulled the coolest 90’s inspired clothing all of which got x-nayed from my line up. The roster of stores & brands that had to be featured in this fashion story took over the editorial. Kind of a bummer for me, but at the end of the day the client was happy and I got to do a Seattle “grunge” type shoot. My favorite part of shooting was being able to roam around the empty Paramount Theater.
The Nevermind album was in part responsible and credited for bringing both alternative rock and grunge to a large, mainstream audience, and has been ranked highly on lists of the greatest albums of all time by publications such as Rolling Stones and Time. All I know is when I think of Nirvana I think of Seattle.
Behind the Scenes (BTS) with jewelry company Blue Nile. I love… love…love working with brands. Helping a company already showcase what they sell is so much fun. Partly because the client has such a clear vision of what they what. Knowing what the client whats, when the clients sometimes doesn’t even know can be a challenge. Hence working with brands that already know what they want is fun! With that said I showed up to this shoot with suits and dresses and almost everything was shot. I spent the day adjusting jewelry and hanging with a fun crew. Blue Nile is a Seattle based jewelry company located in the Seattle neighborhood of Pioneer Square.
Frida Kahlo inspired shoot, yes please. When I first was pitched is concept the only thing knew about Frida was she wore giant milk maid braid with flowers. After a quick google search, I found a movie based on Frida Kahlo’s life which helped me get a little more inspired by Frida Kahlo’s style. Frida was a bad ass that did art on her own terms. I have a lot of fun on these types of creative shoots. Hunting for jems in the city of the Seattle was pretty easy for this one. JJ Caprices is an on-line retailer based in Seattle that had the perfect jewelry for this story.
Light Art is a (3form company, custom lighting fabrication and design studio in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. The work of the Seattle studio is an ever-evolving tale of innovation, creative exploration, and endlessly variable custom lighting creations. Really some of there products are so crazy cool. From the sleek geometry of the forward-thinking LA2 line, to the organic elegance of our custom chandeliers, LightArt has a unique, handmade lighting solution made in Seattle, Washington.
As far as styling goes for this shoot we played a lot with bring colors, and fun textures. I had bright yellow tights in my kit that I have never used until now.
Pulling for a product shoot is something I rarely pull for. I should say I am use to pulling product verses ordering custom cakes, flowers, and invitations. Change is always fun. I was pretty happy how this shades of grey product page turned out. Some of favorite products I pulled was the grey Christian Dior lipstick, Tom Ford heels, and the flowers by local Seattle florist Juniper Flowers.
Here is the behind the scenes of the marimekko fashion editorial I styled.
Here is what you need to know about Marimekko. Marimekko was founded in 1951 by Viljo and Armi Ratia.Two pioneering designers set the tone for Marimekko: Vuokko Nurmesniemi in the 1950s and Maija Isola in the 1960s. Nurmesniemi designed the simply striped red and white Jokapoika shirt in 1956. Isola designed the iconic Unikko (poppy) print pattern in 1964.
Marimekko was made famous in the United States by Jacqueline Kennedy, who bought eight Marimekko dresses which she wore throughout the 1960 United States presidential campaign.
The one store in Seattle that sells the Marimekko brand is Pikko.com. The shoot took place at the Seattle Nordic Heritage Museum, which at the time was exhibiting Marimekko, With Love. Marimekko, With Love is organized and circulated by the Textile Museum of Canada and curated by Shauna McCabe.