I am SUPER excited to share these images from my latest test shoot with you! We are in this weird limbo phase in Minneapolis right now, where winter has not yet come to and end and spring has almost begun! I wanted to somehow convey that feeling – and if you live in Minnesota, you know what that feeling is – where you are just dying for things to change and brighten up! I wanted these images to be light and bright, pale, yet with some neutral color being introduced as the images went on. I wanted them to be soft, yet with a little bit of tension. I couldn’t be more pleased with the way these turned out and I am super pumped to use them in my portfolio!
As always, I could not pull these shoots off, without an amazing team behind me!
Photography: Eliesa Johnson
Hair & Makeup: Fatima Olive
Styling: Diana Colangelo
Talent: Gemma & Melissa, Ignite Models
Post Production: Liz Hardt
Free People Lace Dress // $98 // Nordstrom, Scarf // $28 // Urban Outfitters
BCBG Sheer Sleeve Dress // $78 // Bloomingdales, Crochet Shawl // $39 // Urban Outfitters
Haute Blouse // $225 // Nordstrom, Underwear // $16 // Urban Outfitters
Chiffon Maxi Skirt // $54 // Lace Bra // $16 // Urban Outfitters, BCBGeneration Cutout Top // $88 // Bloomingdales
French Connection Crochet Dress // $288 // Bloomingdales, French Connection Glitter Dress // $168 // Bloomingdales
So, I have some super sweet news! I’m super happy to announce that one of my photographs will be a part of an amazing exhibition, called Women as Photographer, here in Minneapolis! The show is all about women photographers, documenting women! This was an International call, so photographers from all over the world were able to submit! I’m excited to be one of the women chosen – we are from 14 countries and 25 US States, which, I personally think is super cool!
The image of mine that was chosen is very near and dear to my heart! I took the photograph with my Holga camera, in Bend, Oregon, during my annual ‘girls trip’ with my Marfa Ladies. All of these women are absolutely incredible and our trips are meant to be a true relaxing adventure for us all! Our group of ladies are from all around the country, so these trips are one of the only times during the year that we really get to hang out with each other in person! I absolutely love this image, because it was late at night and we were ALL piled up on a bed, just talking about nothing. It was a moment when we truly all let our hair down. It was warm and cozy and everything you imagine when you think of a slumber party – complete with the girl talk! All of us women who go on these trips are strong, successful, inspiring, amazing individuals, so they fact that THIS image got chosen for this exhibition means quite a bit!
The show will be up March 11th – April 17th at the Minneapolis Photo Center, make sure to stop by and check it out!
The organization has also published a book of all the work in the exhibition (which I have previewed and it is AWESOME!)! This exhibit book is a 9”x9”, 123 page bound book, skillfully printed on 100 lb Chorus Art Silk paper, with each photographer featured on their own page, and retail for $39.95. If you would like to purchase a book, please e-mail me at // firstname.lastname@example.org!