BTS: ELEMENTS for Spark Magazine

August 21, 2016

This was my first magazine shoot and I LOVED it! It truly takes a talented team to make waking up at 5am, perfecting hair and makeup in record time, and then shooting in between drizzles fun, but oh my gosh it was!

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You can tell it was cloudy, but any photographer will tell you that is the best lighting for outdoor shoots because it’s so soft – and it makes post-editing easier.  We were a little concerned about the piece I was modeling and how it would hold up in the rain, but the sprinkles were very light; you can’t even see the teeny-tiny speckles.image
Comfy shoes between takes!  The fountain we shot in was conveniently empty for cleaning, but it was still a bunch of rough granite and concrete on bare feet.  I was barefoot for the shoot, but it’s fun to show the shoes I wore between takes.  And I don’t have a picture that shows the hot pink towel that I sat on the walls so that we wouldn’t damage the dress.

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This last picture is my favorite!  The garment designer actually lay down in the dirt to cinch the dress as I lounged fountain-side for a few shots.
Art can be hard work!


Photographer:  Audrey Nguyen (Nha Lan Photography)
Designer: Victoria Espinoza (ig: @madebytoria)

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