I am so stoked to finally release these images which were created for, and published in The Carolinas’ Most Stylish 2015 book by Carolina Style Magazine. This is my second time being published in Carolina Style Magazine, the first being The Winter Book. You may pick up your copy of The Carolinas Most Stylish 2015 book here.
Tomris McDaniel is the Triangle Market Editor for Carolina Style Magazine and she was the Styling and Creative Director for this shoot. My first time working with Tomris was in December of 2013, where we worked on creating an Easter Theme marketing image for Carolina Style Magazine. That first shoot thought me a great deal, specifically the importance of working with a great team.
So, a little background on this shoot: Tomris reached out to me about this project in February of 2015. The theme of the shoot was Spring/Summer, however, it was about 9 degrees outside and although we can make it look like Spring/Summer through an image, it would be extremely uncomfortable weather to work in for the model with summer attire on. With the weather in mind, we decided to do the photo shoot in my home studio aka my garage. We choose to use bold colors to help sell the theme of Spring/Summer. Tomris was very disciplined about the direction of this shoot, from the clothes to the colors, to hair and mua; everything was deliberate, which was perfect for me, she and I think alike concerning areas and aspects of project management.
Tomris introduced me to three new awesome and professional individuals, whom I had never worked with before. Although I had no work experience with the new creative team, as we had not collaborated prior to this project; our focus was cohesive and harmonious, resulting in a seamlessly executed vision with great images.
Demetra Angelis of the D-Spot was the hair stylist on the shoot, yeah, what can I say about Demetra that I haven’t said already? She’s without a doubt, a good-natured, creative, bundle of energy, and I absolutely enjoy any time spent with her.
Amani Asad was our makeup artist, very quite presence; watching her create is sublime. Amani is focused and her artistry renders a measured flourish.
Mara Wuliger our model for the day: this young lady embodied classic elegance and takes direction very well; no ego-tripping, just an amazing person.
James Thomas, a talented beauty photographer as well as the one of best people to provide assistance on a shoot, was on hand to assist me with lighting and being my test subject :-). He helped with implementation and execution; and I am extremely grateful. Thank you, James.
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