Thursday, March 13, 2014

Behind the Scenes: The Day in the Life of a Fashion Stylist

Have you ever met someone that was so similar to you? The same personality? Similar Style? Almost like your are long lost twins or kindred spirits? Well, that's how I feel about my good friend, Ashley Monique! She's a rising stylist here in the state of GA working hard and making moves. Last week I had the privilege of getting my feet wet in the world of styling thanks to Ashley Monique! She extended an invitation to let me tag along and be her assistant for a two day bridal photo shoot. I must admit it was an awesome experience seeing the designer make amazing creations by hand, meeting models, assisting with model fittings, seeing the photographer capture story lines behind her lenses, watching the makeup artists and stylist work hand - in - hand to create a land of fantasy and awe. I felt like I was channeling my inner fashion stylist besties (at least in my head) Mama June Ambrose, and Rachel Zoe. Here are some behind the scene shots of the 2 day bridal shoot.

*Disclaimer: I shot all the behind the scenes photos you will see today on my personal camera, but to see the "official" shots from the shoot check out the photographers amazing photos here

Dress Designer: Leolena Harrigan (Facebook Link)
Wardrobe Stylist: Ashley Monique! (Facebook Fan Page)
Make - Up - Artists: Christine Harrigan (Facebook Link) & Ebonie Kristie (Facebook Link)
Photographer: Melinda Humphries (Photography Website)
Hairstylist (for Tyler & Brittany): SheaLocs Natural Hair Studio (Facebook Link), (for Mercedes): Derrick Brooks
Day 1 Models: Tyler Cooper (Model Mayhem Link), Eric Van Beek (Model Mayhem Link), Mercedes Shannon (Facebook Link), Giorgio Render (Model Mayhem Link)
Day 2 Models: Sana (@hopeforlife IG), Brittany Leshalle (Facebook Modeling Page

As you can see it was 2 days of jammed packed action. You never know all it takes behind the scenes to make photos look so polished. I have a new appreciation for models, designers, stylists, photographers, mua's everyone who are involved on a daily basis with creating amazing photo shoots for magazines, ads, etc.


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