Models: Megan – TNG Models (Instagram) | Francesca (Instagram)
Dress Designer: Carolina – Veteran Couture (Website | Instagram)
Makeup Artist: Michelle – Nu Reflections (Website | Instagram)
Hair Stylist / Assistant: Amanda (Instagram)
I met Carolina in a Los Angeles Facebook photography and models group. She was looking for people to collaborate with. When I saw how awesome her work was, I jumped at the chance and immediately sent her a message.
The shoot originally was going to be at The Smith Center, but when Carolina saw the mountains and desert landscape near my house, we decided to do the shoot in the desert, hence the name “Couture in the Desert”.
My favorite outfits were the final set with the pointy headpieces and flowy fabric. It reminded me of Chronicles of Narnia. I was amused that the outfits and the headpieces made our models even more tall, especially Francesca. With her 6-foot height, 2-inch heels, and 6-inch headpiece, Francesca stood about 6’8″!
Here are the images that were submitted, but didn’t make the cut.