Carla has been modeling for Brynn since 2007. She always comes perfectly tanned, manicured and naturally beautiful. Since Rod was finishing up another photo shoot, we got a chance to borrow his wonderful hair (Kelly Kristine T) and make-up artists (Michael Cartier Onsouvanh)! I hope we get to use them on the next shoot too!
Although we were under a MAJOR time crunch, the Photo Shoot came together, one step at a time! Brynn recently had a shopping spree of dresses, that fit the girls perfectly! Although Kelly (the Design Intern) and I had never done a photo shoot before, we were quick on our feet and began organizing outfits with handbags, jewelry, shoes, etc. And although everything was planned out, there was always last minute adjustments.
When it comes to finding ways to model the handbags, basic themes or poses, we refer to our “photo-shoot notebook.” It’s a book updated by the Design and Merchandising interns every semester. Organized by size and themes. It’s full of inspiration from ads and editorials featured in InStyle, Lucky, Vogue, WWD and more. One idea that Kelly and I found perfect for the Holiday shoot was of a model holding a variety of bags stacked up in her arms. So we took the idea and made it our own by having Carla line up the Fall Cher Wristlets across her arm. It Turned out GREAT!!
Par for the course, trying to get everyone set on one day, is always tough! Angi and Veronica couldn’t make it, so Brynn enlisted the help of one of her Starbucks regulars, Michelle. She just knew she would be a great addition! We also for the first time did in-studio shots. Nordstrom catalog here we come!