I can’t even tell you how long I have wanted to do a shoot like this for. I mean, I guess I can. Its been 2-3 years at least. With my move to NYC coming up I thought there was no time like the present. No lie, this shoot came together in 3 days… at least it felt like 3 days. Between all the texting, shopping, internet research on permits [bleh], I just wanted the world to end. I realize that’s a bit dramatic.. and not completely accurate. My feelings tend to not be completely logical. Anyway, I digress. As I snapped every photo I knew the wait was completely worth it. Also, I could not have had more perfect models. I mean, they were willing to do anything I wanted [as you will see]. Thanks to Jessica Gustafson, Cody Morgan, and Jilliene Kinn for being so freaking awesome.
Well. Here it is. My Palm Springs editorial.
Remember when I briefly touched on permits? Yeah, you don’t reaaaaally need those!
I have owned that bag that Cody is holding since I was 16, purchased in a thrift shop in Santa Barbara for $25! It was also featured in the my editorial of Aaijai Montgomery, that bag gets around.
I know the wind makes this photo gorgeous… blah blah blah. I passionately hated the wind that day. I think we made it work though!
Remember when I said the models let me do whatever I wanted? Well we drove 2 hours to Palm Springs with this thing on Jess’ lap.
Special thanks to the Theatre Company of Upland for the horse head, and the indian headdress. If you need any costume pieces for anything you must go there. Great pieces, and reasonable rental rates.
I briefly talked about the wind earlier. This was honestly, one of the most frustrating experiences I have ever had in my entire life. I mean, ever. Even more than finals, speeding tickets, loosing the Wicked Lotto, car payments, and dealing with at&t on the phone. I almost started crying [I wish I was kidding]. Although it was frustrating… it added so much movement to the images. I’m kinda in love with it. But don’t tell the wind I said that.
I mean, are you kidding? How adorable is this?!
Here is our little group family photo. These guys blew my world!