Bellevue Lifestyle Shoot

New work for Voyger Group. Looks like ton’s photo’s and it was a full four days of shooting. So many models so little time. We had shots in the mall, restaurants, courtyard, hotel spaces, and streets of Bellevue. Photographer Julian Harold was such a quick shooter. We didn’t spend too much time in any one space. These jobs start out big a bit overwhelming because of the racks, and racks of returns. Luckily for me on the fourth day of shooting I was able to bring in a additional assiant to start to tackle this process.

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Bellevue Collection Lifestyle Shoot

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Seattle to Tulum Mexico

What happens when I crew from Seattle & Portland travel to Tulum Mexico for a photo shoot, a whole lotta luggage.

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Pulling product for this editorial in Tulum had it’s challenges, mostly because it was in Mexico, and I would need to have samples for over a week. Also Love Win’s was a new magazine and brands weren’t willing to send me stuff. Below is a picture of all the samples that were mailed for this shoot.

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There were actually two sets of stylist for this job. I was styling both grooms and one bride for Love Wins. Editors/Stylists Tessa Wolf and Amanda Zurita styled the other bride for Salt Lake City Bride and Groom.. The shoots ended up turning out beautiful. It’s hard to talk about this shoot without mentioning that our Air B-N-B was robbed. The safes were ripped out of both my and the other stylists room, which had all my cash and jewelry for the shoot. My laptop was also taken. Thankfully the photographers room wasn’t touched with all his gear. Bummer I know… but the real bummer was we shot so many looks that I never got to see. I ordered so many designer pieces and they never saw the light of day. Like the shot below of this head to toe Gucci look.

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photographer: Kevin Focht/ MUA: Kaija Mistral/ Art Direction: Adriana Garica

Foxwoods Resort & Casino

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 throughout 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.

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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.

A BTS photo to make you smile

A BTS photo to make you smile

Racks, on racks, on racks. On this job I picked a co-stylist,  Rosie Bowker  to work in photo and we had 3 assistants helping us man handle the 25+ talent per day.

Racks, on racks, on racks. On this job I picked a co-stylist, Rosie Bowker to work in photo and we had 3 assistants helping us man handle the 25+ talent per day.

shooting in Sugar Factory

shooting in Sugar Factory

So I screen shotted this from the person who took this picture. This is a picture of the entire crew (minus) my four wardrobe assistants. As you can see it took a village.

So I screen shotted this from the person who took this picture. This is a picture of the entire crew (minus) my four wardrobe assistants. As you can see it took a village.

Swansons Nursery

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:

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Blue Nile

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.

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Inspired By Frida Kahlo

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.

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photographer:Kevin Fochet/ art director: Adriana Garica/ seattle makeup artist:Jamyrlyn Mallory