Friday, August 22, 2014

independence mine // collaboration

July 25, 2014

You're looking at the best day of my summer, in the second most beautiful place I've ever seen (the first most I'll blog about tomorrow!). This photoshoot was well over a month in the making. At the beginning of summer, Miranda and I got in contact with each other. She's just starting out in modeling, and I'm just starting out shooting with models, so it was a perfect fit. Plus, she is one of the nicest people I've ever met. It was such a blast getting to work with her!

We began the day by getting make up done by makeup artist Gibby (I'll give all the details on everyone when I publish the actual shoot). She was fantastic and knew exactly what I wanted even though I'm the worst at makeup. It was amazing.

Then Miranda, her friend Julia, my awesome assistant Haley, and I all headed out to Independence Mine. I've wanted to go there for a couple years now but never did, simply because I don't like going on adventures by myself--much more fun to share them with others. So this summer, I was going to make a plan to get out there. During a coffee date with Miranda, she said she had always wanted to go there as well, so I knew we had to make it happen! Of course, the day of the shoot it rained the hardest out of the entire summer, but we took the three hour drive anyways. It was a bit misty when we got to the abandoned town, but that only made for a really cool atmosphere. It was as if we had entered a different world. My words and even the photos don't do it justice. You have to go experience it for yourself.

We set up the wardrobe inside one of the houses, quickly scouted out different locations, and got to shooting! It was so so much fun and we got some fantastic photos, and it's really hard for me to work on client work before working on this "for fun" shoot. Because as you can tell, Miranda is insanely gorgeous and I'm dying to start working on them!

This place was beautiful. Everyone who was a part of it were even more beautiful. And I can sometimes hardly believe that this is what I get to do on a regular basis.

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