This past week something spectacular happened to me. . . my two world's collided. It all started with a fashion class assignment dictating us to conduct our own shoot. Immediately a vision appeared in my head, but I needed a group of people to bring this inspiration to life. I needed a makeup artist, hair stylist, lots of snow, and an unbelievable character! This shoot was to take place at Nossi College of Art in Nashville, TN. When I came up with my idea, I knew exactly who I wanted to have as my subject, my buddy Mark. Only one problem, he was a in another state.
A few days went by and I tried thinking of different fashion shoots with long flowing dresses, glamorous models, and sky high heels, but none of that reflected who I am as a photographer. My mind kept going back to the original "rugged hunter caught in a snowstorm" idea. I wanted to bring the outdoors in, and accept a challenge. Once I decided I was going to do this, I mustered up the courage to ask Mark if he would oblige me with my idea. Surprisingly, he agreed and was all in!
When the day finally arrived to shoot these images, I was so excited! I had my buddy Mark with me, who drove across several states just to be there for me, I had amazing makeup and hair stylist's Savannah and Niketa ready to work with me, and last but not least it started snowing inside the studio! (talk about great timing) Once I set everything up in the studio, we were ready to go! I will never forget seeing Mark after the special effects snow was added to him. It looked like he had just gotten back from an excursion to the North Pole. He was such a good sport about it all.
This shoot lasted about three hours and I will start from the beginning. We had so much fun trying different things, adding new props, and switching up the gear.
After that set up, we added a bow and arrow of his and I think they may be my favorite ones!
This shoot was amazing, and was so much fun to do. It is one of the best experiences I have ever encountered. I LOVE BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER! I had an amazing group of people that worked with me. Mark stepped out of his comfort zone and this shoot couldn't have been achieved without him. Savannah and Niketa accomplished the exact look I had envisioned, and patiently stayed on set with me willing to add snow as the wind knocked it off. Finally, my dear friends Kat and Russ who helped create the atmosphere and helped tear down the set! Last but not least, I want to say thank you to Nossi College of Art for allowing me to use their fabulous studio. They all helped me accomplish this idea I had in my head, and for that I thank them!
Great Job team!! I can't wait for round two!