"Photographing attractive people who were doing attractive things in attractive places." - Slim Aarons summarizing his photographic career.
I love challenging myself to breathe, relax, and know that inspiration for my Senior Rep shoots will come across at the right time, but sometimes it's so scary wondering how in the world are we going to top last year when we have so much fun!? Well, Slim didn't disappoint. I knew the minute I came across Poolside Gossip I wanted to do a Palm Springs, poolside styled shoot. I've always had a little obsession with vintage pieces, and the old style from the late 60's and early 70's and I was so pumped when I finally had the opportunity to seek out those iconic finds!
I knew what I wanted the location to look like, but knew that being in North Louisiana, it was going to be kind of tough to find that exact look somewhat close. WRONG. I think God has such a sense of humor... somehow a free weekend in May led to me and my assistant heading five hours north to Mountain Home, AR to watch two of our Senior Reps from 2018 play ball, and what happened? We found this gem, which couldn't have been more perfect! So thankful for Tim and the crew at River Rock Hotel for hosting us and allowing us to take over a room and soak up the sun by their pool!
Imagine driving a fifteen-passenger van through the mountains all night to start hair and makeup and shooting early morning! Yep... a five hour drive in my SUV turned into an 8 hour drive with some crazy seniors in a van #wafflehousepitstop LOL!!
So, as these last days of heat and "summer" finish up down here in the south, take a moment to go back in time and relive your teens/twenties or imagine how life must've been for all our parents ;)
Have to give a huge shoutout to some amazing boutiques and stores for their totally rad pieces! From mumus, crop tops, and shoes to some FAB dresses, I was so excited to shop local and score these finds! Check them out! South Main Creative in Little Rock, Bullets & Butterflies Vintage Booth at Kings Antiques & More, The Antique Marketplace, and our very own Clutterbug and Main St Thrift in Springhill! And lawdy, these looks wouldn't be what they are without mama's amazing jewelry collection she still had ;)
I couldn't do what I do with these seniors without the amazing talent of Callie Coe at Salon One Twenty. This is our third year teaming up for my Senior Rep Group and I can't wait to show y'all what we have in store for Halloween!! Oh em gee, you're going to be so blown away! Y'all make sure to follow her on Facebook to see all the magic she works with hair and makeup!