On Tuesday, August 31st, I participated in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Fall Fashion photo shoot. We were all excited to make this happen and ready to do our best. Everyone involved was great to work with. Thankfully, there were no divas. Everyone worked together well and did what needed to be done (and had fun doing it).
We started at Kristin Lindemann’s (@tinmakeup) salon with she and Amy Haubrich (@amershaubrich) doing makeup and hair. They’re both awesome at what they do and the shots wouldn’t have looked anywhere near as good without them. Hillary Fry (@solessence) was there doing nails in the most beautiful, hottest colors. She got the colors from Essie especially for the shoot; they weren’t even on the market yet. I highly recommend all 3 artists.
When everyone was beautified, we moved to Cuvee which is a cool bar/nightclub in the 3rd Ward. It was a great back drop for the looks to be shot. Nancy Doney from the Journal Sentinel was the one in charge of the whole shoot and Shauna Young from the same was there to make sure everything looked great. Jerry, the photographer was wonderful-low key, quick and excellent. Judith Berger was the author of the whole thing. She has to get every detail of the clothing and accessories perfect.
A cute couple out on the town starts the shoot. Tiffany and Alan Charles are the models in this set of shots and they look great in their dressy attire. Tiffany had on over $40,000 in diamond jewelry from Robert Haack. Nice. Note about Alan: Besides being entirely handsome, he works for Senator Lena Taylor.
Amber Patt (@ambernp124) showed off a beautiful sequin encrusted rust color dress as a young socialite out on the town. Just a tidbit about her: she’s not only beautiful; she is going to be a doctor. Hello!
I had to take some shots of Shauna (please don’t hate me Shauna) because she’s so adorable. I told her she should be in front of the camera instead of behind and she made a comment about her height. I reminded her of America’s Next Top Model petite competition. Go for it Shauna!
I wanted the pictures to be very candid so you could see what was going on behind the scenes. None are perfect; all are fun. We’re so lucky Jerry is the professional photographer!
Look for the Fall Fashion section in the September 26, 2010, Sunday paper.
Last but not least, I want to thank my dear friend Mary Jane Sanchez (@chitqitamj) for introducing me to Nancy. I really enjoyed working with Nancy (fashionable, very experienced yet humble: fabulous combination) and hope to work with her in the future.
Note: all names in parentheses are Twitter names. Mine is @impeccableimage. Love my Twitter friends!