One of my favorite aspects of shooting may seem obvious to say out loud but it is constantly getting to work with talent like Lily. There is something electrifying about certain individuals whose presence is carried not only through their appearance but by a certain attitude or energy that adds to everyone’s creative process. When the dynamic is working well, the model is not a mannequin (pardon my french), but a collaborator. I caught up with Lily Dale from NEXT models in Malibu California for a shoot styled by Kimberly Bennett featuring pieces thanks to Tasi Malibu and Sicky Eyewear hair and Makeup by Tami Shirley. Here are some photos:
These photos are of the Mien Kielo Collection By Jessica Hammond (a classmate of mine from back at The Rhode Island School of Design) with her partner Katie Lerch. I love their line and was excited we got to shoot these together.
Wardrobe Stylist - Alison Isbell
Makeup Artist - Claudia Lake
Photo assistant - Nathalie Matthias