About four weeks ago, we had the Alesya Bags Fall 2012 photo shoot. I was much happier with the results. It has nothing to do with the people working on it (they were almost all the same!) but more to do with my own skills. I know more about what I want, what to ask for and how to get the desired outcome.
I took the models to Canvas for hair prep. They do my hair – no small task since I’m (gasp) high maintenance – and just about all my friends’ hair too. Love them. And this time I had two models, KiAnna Drayton and Lydia Davidson.
While at the salon, make-up was done by Leslie Moore. I’m always happy to get Leslie because she is so busy! Then the team met at the Market Pavilion Hotel. Did you know they had Hermès soap in the rooms? Talk about high end.
Charleston Fashion Icon Ayoka Lucas did the styling again. **Side note on Ayoka – she is a fashion professional and THE fashion pro here in Charleston. Every time we meet I learn something new to help the business. Notice I said the business. That is the different between a fashion pro and a fashion fan. Ayoka knows the business of fashion.
Our first location was the hotel lobby. We were in love with these pants from Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant. Ayoka pulled the clothing choices from them and I may have been so happy when I saw the results that a squealed and clapped a little. Ahem, ok, a lot.
From there we went to the Customs House. Of course, Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer captured the images. Charlotte is eight months pregnant in this photo. Please don’t tell her husband I let her stand on that wall! I still can’t believe she did this job for me.
Our last location was the bus shed downtown. Geoff Maas was Charlotte’s assistant for the day and not only was he extremely helpful, he added some much needed testosterone to the group. SO sorry he’s hiding the new bags here!