Anyway, sometimes, you just need to shake things up a bit, right? Feeling a little bit restless with my photography, I talked to a couple of photographer friends (Hi, Michelle! Hi, Jess!) and found they were wanting to do something a little different, too.
We tossed around a lot of ideas and finally came up with something that was different for all three of us – a laundromat. Yep. A laundromat. As on-location, natural light photographers, who typically photograph families, high school seniors, and newborns, we were thinking this might challenge us a bit – indoor fluorescent light, crowded spaces, and little control over our environment. As it turned out, it was an amazing location for light! The white walls and floor were awesome natural reflectors, and we had two whole walls of floor to ceiling windows, where the afternoon sunlight just poured in and created a perfect softbox for us. And a little challenge for me, since I typically shoot a tad bit overexposed anyway.
Michelle (Michelle Perry Photography) and I put together a wardrobe (albeit a skimpy one!) and shopped for some props. I loved the retro soda pop we found and the adorable patterned straws! Orange Crush was my favorite as a kid, and a perfect prelude to our shoot theme (stay tuned for part 2!).
Jessica (Chirpy D Photography) put out a model call and found our handsome guy, Mike, and Cassie – a photographer’s dream. Cassie was so much fun – and totally up for anything we could come up with. The girl can rock a laundromat and urban alley (urban scene coming up in part 2, also) like nobody’s business!
Here's a peek at the first part of our stylized shoot here in Tucson. It's a little more "grown up" than my normal sessions, but well, Cassie is more grown up than my normal clients are, too :) She's not a high school senior...this gorgeous girl is a student at the University of Arizona, and if you're not a Wildcat fan already,well, you will be now!