lookbook behind the scenes
so a few weeks ago i posted our summer lookbook and have been so busy with other things that i neglected to post some behind the scenes images and share a little about how the process came together.
one thing that i wanted to share (and this is kind of the big picture) is just how thankful i am for the twists and turns that my life has taken in the past two years. in 2009, i was living in tempe, AZ, in grad school and working a full time job at a non-profit, and while I loved all three of those things, there were very few opportunities to spread my little VintageRemade wings.
i met some people that summer (while taking a class in Italy) that lived in the LA area/Pasadena and I had this sense that I was being pointed westward to California.
now having lived out here for almost two years, i can’t even describe how encouraging/inspiring it is to live in a city filled with so many artistic people pursuing their creative ventures. for some, i’m sure that gets old and annoying, but i’m not there yet. i love that in the natural course of my life over the past two years i’ve been able to meet and collaborate with so many varied talents.
sarah shreves, the photographer for the shoot, is someone i met while taking a four-week photography lab last fall. i really loved sarah’s aesthetic and style and how she was able to capture this richness of color. more than that, she shared (over the course of that month) about her experiences working and traveling with Invisible Children and how important is for her to be with the people she’s photographing. i could tell that she had such an amazing heart.
jenna gallaher, the model for the shoot, is a friend i met through a small group that i was part of this past year through Ecclesia.
jenna models full-time and has actually had a pretty amazing year so far landing a couple commercial spots, so i was so so so thankful that she agreed to do the shoot. she graciously blocked out her schedule with her agency for the entire day. thank you, jenna.
our hair and make-up artist is one of sarah’s best friends, rachel burney. Even though both sarah and rachel work full-time in their respective jobs, they've rarely worked on shoots together, so that was really fun to see them have that opportunity.
i think i was a little bit hyper leading up to the shoot because i wanted it to be perfect, but these girls were all such pros. i had no reason to stress. i’m so happy with the finished product and how the images turned out. i'm already thinking of ideas for the next one. :)