Winter always seems like a time of regrouping. Once the holidays have passed and the leftovers are digested; we’re left with a bluish cloudy grey funk that seems to cover everything. This got me thinking about color a bit more then usual and I wanted to try something different. I had a simple idea in my head: sky, field, model, balloons, and a slingshot. So I met with Travis about it and we went through some scenarios and ideas and decided to set up a fun little fashion shoot. Our photography is not typically fashion. We tend to shoot either lifestyle or add our quirky, vintage touch to make it art. So we knew this was going to be a little bit of a challenge. There aren’t a lot of open fields in Atlanta so we thought we’d look towards Augusta. After a few phone calls we got the ball rolling. A friend of the family had some acreage and two large field where she kept horses, Stella Salon jumped on board for hair and make-up, the Verge magazine said they’d be interested in a spring fashion story, and with a little persuasive talk, the Village clothing boutique said they would provide wardrobe.
The main shot we wanted was a girl in a spring dress being lifted off the ground by a bunch of balloons while another girl on the ground had a slingshot (slingshot not provided by The Village). I wanted to have Emily Clark as our model because she was not only very beautiful, but she’s also quite athletic. And this shot would require some strength. After we nailed down the main set up, we moved Emily over to a tree and had her swing from a rope so that we could get some captures of her dangling for our composite. Kudos to Emily for trusting us, I’m sure it sounded pretty strange as we tried to explain what we wanted her to do. “You want me to do what?”
Big thanks also go out to Lauren and Lynnsey Edmondson our other models who drove in from Georgia Southern that morning to be a part of the shoot, the archery scene with the apple on the head is a classic! We were also really impressed with Morgan Brecht (hair) and Erin Marty (make up) from Stella salon; they both had great energy, were really fun to have on set, and of course they made the ladies look absolutely beautiful!