I first saw Sarah from a distance, and when I did, I couldn't help but notice something different about her: a modern day woman who could pull off classic vintage pieces. Some time later, I got to talk to her and complimented her on her style, and right then, we were able to set up a collaboration!
Sarah has been collecting and selling vintage pieces for years. We talked about different outfitting and possible locations and thought it would be great to do an outfit change mid-shoot. She was really excited and open minded, and I pitched the idea of "contrast," breaking out the lighthearted and the dark & heavy. We shot in Downtown Greer, SC, which still retained a classic old-time look and feel with its signs, shops, doors, and lampposts. It was the perfect location for this shoot.
My friend Hannah was a crucial part of making this shoot successful. For as long as I'd known her, she's always had a penchant for classic 20s, 40s, and 60s stylings and designs. Knowing her understanding and love for those eras, I asked if she could assist on the shoot and help me with posing...
...and her ideas were top-notch!
Unless you live in cities like New York or Los Angeles, I think it's rare to find people that have a bold, confident, and unique fashion sense. I've always admired people who know how to put great outfits together, make something their own, and break out of what's typical. Meeting and working with Sarah was such a joy, and I hope to be able to collaborate with her more and showcase her wonderful vision of bringing old classics to life!
Posing Assistant: Hannah Lyn Roe
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