I'm so excited to announce that I will be shooting with Tuck Chaylor (www.tuckchaylor.tumblr.com) tomorrow! He shoots film and digital and his style is raw and edgy. Perfect for the 'Alice in Wonderland on Acid'-look we are going for with this collaboration. We are shooting a fashion editorial using wardrobe pieces from the ethereal side of designer Lauren Bander (www.laurenbander.com) that are styled by Dwight Carter of Rock Uniform and using jewelry pieces from the distinctively creative mind of Theresa Wangia (www.beltshazzarjewels.com). For the beauty team, we have pulled in the uber-talented pair of Claire Oliver Fuller for hair and Mary Margaret for makeup (https://www.facebook.com/MwMakeupDesigns). We think we have the 3 locations set for the shoot. I am about to go and scout the last location right now as we speak. And then I am so excited to meet the photographer tonight and snap a few more artistic images tonight! STAY TUNED...
Thursday night after a long day of work and then a solid trapeze class, I hauled ass on a hair and makeup look and got to squeeze in a shot with Randy from ARCE Photos out in Los Angeles, CA. It was crazy, because right as I showed up, he organically opened the door and the other model that shot before me walked out. It was just one of those serendipitous moments that you couldn't recreate any better. We ended up shooting 3 different looks and as a photographer, Randy was super easy to work with and laid back. He was completely professional the entire time we shot and it really was just so much fun. I can't wait to see the images. And there might even be a surprise coming to you from this shoot...so definitely stay tuned.
So last night I had my third photo shoot in three days and this time I got to shoot for the first time with Jerry Steele. I had definitely heard of him around the St. Louis model circuit as he had worked with local Playboy models, such as Kara Friedman, so I was really excited when my girlfriend Layla Linn had asked me if I wanted to crash her shoot! I got to shoot in 5 different looks that were killer. Jerry was super easy and fun to work with and he even uploads images automatically on an iPad as he shoots, so that you can review your work right there on the spot. Such a huge asset if you are a new model looking to build a portfolio. You should definitely consider Jerry Steele! I will put his social media information below so you can book a shoot with him!
As always when you shoot, one picture stands out from the rest and that is the image that I am sharing in this post. It was the last look we shot and the last pose of this look as well and both Jerry and myself really loved this shot! Hope you do too!
Yesterday I got to shoot with the lovely Ashley Salazar for the World Cup edition of MOLL Mag. All the girls were decked out in bold colors representing countries of their own heritage. For my first look, I went with a look for Italia!!! I had a tight green Italia shirt paired with red lacy bottoms that I wore with red ringer knee high socks paired with spiky heels. We shot that look by a set of sideline bleachers with a World Cup soccer ball. I also got to shoot some cute video footage with a whistle that was super fun! For my second look, I represented USA with the same red bottoms and a blue bikini top and blue knee high socks. For this look, I got to play around in the net and then we took some shots laying down in the grass. I'm so excited to see these images. Ashley definitely goes the extra mile on set to get the lighting just perfect, so that you look your best. She really brings her knowledge gained from being in front of the camera to make her a great photographer. I really look forward to work with her again in the future and hopefully for MOLL Mag!
After the shoot and being skinny all day, I was ready to unwind. So, I rushed out of the shoot and headed to Soulard to meet up with friends to go to the Cardinals game. I got to meet this awesome dog, Raylan, who I have claimed as my new boyfriend. He's muscular with a chest full of hair and wise beyond his years. Once we got to the game, I definitely splurged by having a beer and a ballpark dog, but I deserved it. Now, it's back to eating clean for my big editorial shoot this weekend.