Some of my favorite adventures have been with my VIP model team, and boy, was this playdate an adventure! The lovely ladies in this session were Jillian, Kylie, Maddie and Maile, and they looked absolutely gorgeous in this setting. I used a stagecoach music festival vibe for inspiration, drawing from a country wardrobe and a ‘middle-of-nowhere’ location at a wonderful ranch. The drive to get there proved to be the start of an exciting day, as we drove through miles of property on dirt roads and across dry creek beds, but we ended up in some of the most beautiful landscape I’ve seen. The lighting of the day was perfect, and the girls’ were all smiles throughout the whole shoot.
I love the creativity and positive attitudes these ladies brought to the shoot, and it was a full day of fun spent with wonderful people. Each of the girls have a stellar character to them that truly captures the heart of what I want my model team to be: strong women that desire to encourage community, leadership and positivity in a culture filled with competition and discouragement. Capturing that in this country-style playdate was a special joy of mine, and I am in love with how the pictures turned out!
We had so much fun exploring the vast property, and saw lots of the local wildlife during the session. While we were taking some photos in a glade, we ended up seeing a few bear cubs climbing the trees nearby. While they were so cute, we swiftly packed up and moved the session further away, knowing that momma bear was sure to be close by. Talk about an incredible day! It was like a vacation for each of us, as we got to know each other out in what seemed like the middle of nowhere, away from the distractions of daily life. It’s a honor of mine to know so many amazing young women, and I enjoyed all the conversation and laughter we shared together. That’s how you build a community, and I’m so glad that these ladies are taking their experiences with me and carrying it forward into their own lives!
If you want to see who the next world-changers will be, look no further than the photos below.