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.
When the mannequin challenge became all the rage, it happened on a few different jobs. You know your clients #dope when it actually gets edited. Have you ever been part of a mannequin challenge? I am in the middle of the bar wearing a green jacket adjusting a bracelet
Now for the styling on this commercial shoot, I had 6 main and 12 background talent. These types of shoots are always filled with multiple wardrobe changes through out the day for each scene. With all the people and all the changes I stay pretty busy. This mannequin challenge was shot at the end of the day before we wrapped.
creative agency: Duck Duck Poodle
My client Travels Through Images called and asked if I was available to go to Atlanta and help on a music festival shoot. Luckily, I was and had quite a weekend shooting at Atlanta’s Shaky Beats Music Festival. Full disclose I have a fear of nasty bathrooms at festivals. Gross port-a-potty’s are something I will avoid at any cost. With that said I have avoided music festivals thus far. To my surprise at Shaky Beats the bathroom situation was totally fine. Besides some of the crazy music it was quite fun. I carried a backpack full of wardrobe and makeup essentials to add to festival goer’s if needed. I was also in charge of finding the talent that weekend. I believe that commercial hasn’t aired yet, or if the product we were filming ever made it to market. Below are pictures of me and the client & crew at Shaky Beats.
One of the perks of being a photo stylist for me is discovering cool locations. The Center for Wooden Boats was just that. Located in Seattle in South Lake Union. You can do everything from rent a boat to take lessons and classes. On July 4th, people will decorate their boats and doc at the center for wooden boats to watch the fire works. Below are behind the scenes photo’s of this particular shoot.
The Bellevue Collection is made up of three parts: Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square, and Bellevue Place. Bellevue Collection creates both a fashion forecasting lookbook and magazine which I got to style for Fall 2016. We shot this is the middle of July when fall fashion hadn’t official arrived and everything was on summer markdown. Challenging but fun for me times for me. I love shoots like this. After spending a week shopping at Bellevue Square, I was shopped out and knew what was in every store Bellevue Square offered. Below is a behind the scenes of shooting and styling Bellevue Collection along with some of the images used in Bellevue Square.
I love the way this shoot turned out. The models makeup looked so dreamy. The dresses were sample size and for the most part fit the model perfectly. I styled it very simple. Everyone in the crew were in sync and on the same page along with the weather being beautiful. Outdoors in Seattle… can sometimes be tricky.
Here is a commercial I styled earlier this year. Girls Night Out for T-bones steakhouse at Red Rock Casino. 11 total talent less than 2 1/2 hours to get them dressed without an assistant. I was running around like a crazy lady, but the job always gets done. Brandmakers: Sixteenfifty Director: Charles Bergquist makeup: Zee Clemente Photographers: Jon & Annie Rouse
If you could image living in a country like oasis but smack-dad in the middle of a city than we would be talking about Seattle’s Discovery Park Fort Lawton Homes. Fort Lawton homes were originally built between 1899 and 1935 for military personnel defending the coastline from a naval attack. Divided into two neighborhoods of thirteen – Montana Circle and Officer’s Row, the colonial-revival homes have a small town, middle of no where type of charm. A total of 26 historic homes were refurbished.
I styled two back to back shoots in Discovery Park Fort Lawton Homes.
I had so much fun shooting with photographer Katerina Gkionis. It was me, the art director and photographer wandering around Discovery Park (in Seattle, Washington). An all girl skeleton crew made the day short and sweet. Especially since the weather that day was beautiful. It was such a surprise to learn that this shoot ended up being the cover of Weight Watchers May/June 2016 issue.
I have shot at Discovery Park a few times, and every time is some place completely different. One the of bigger parks I have explored. It has a light house, beaches, tall grass fields. Some place you could definitely get lost in.