Last Sunday I gathered together 9 beautiful models, 2 fantastic stylists, one expert assistant and one awesome photographer.
We met at the perfect spot, Holocene, Portland’s number one night club and party venue and pretended that we were at the best wedding ever.
First step, make everyone even more beautiful than they already are. Lisa styles Julene’s hair.
Stylist Stephanie Fajardo adds lipstick to Donilee while Megan waits her turn.
Boys too, Lisa adds a touch to Evan and Stephanie finishes Donilee.
Photographer Dan Kvitka finishes lights and set up.
Megan’s and Julene’s hair need a few more curls.
My good friend Elisabeth, one of the best dressmakers around and for today, my fantastic assistant, tweaks Megan’s dress.
Julene, Sarah, Megan and Susanne listen carefully while I make suggestions.
9 people to get photo ready, the first finished must wait.
Scott, Susanne and Tim.
Donilee takes pictures, Hannah prepares.
Just a little bit longer.
Hannah, Tim and Susanne watch as Sarah gets into position.
Dan finalizes, adjusts F-stops, tweaks lights and is ready to go.
Lights, check. Camera, check.
Only, don’t move. Hold still and smile.
The wedding may not have been real, but the fun was. I’ve never had such a great time at a photo shoot.
And the final pictures? So beautiful! Just a bit more processing and they’ll be ready for viewing.
Christina G Sells says
The clothes you chose for each model really seemed to suit each personality and look. Fun to see these behind the scenes photos!
It’s always amazing to me how the much the personality of the wearer affects the look of a piece of clothing. Until someone puts it on, it’s just a piece of fabric, add a person with all of who they are and it comes alive! It’s magic.