Scenes of a Stylist

Last Sunday I finally had a chance to link up with my sister, Shana, to style and direct a way overdue photo shoot for her portfolio (I use to work backstage during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, collaborate with different designers, and freelance when I was in NYC so I’m  pretty use to doing a shoot on short notice…I should write more about experiences one day…ok getting back to the shoot!). She’s asked me so many times but it seems as though our schedules always conflict. So when she asked me a few weeks ago I just had to drop everything and just do it! And how could I say no, she’s the perfect muse!

Here are some behind the scene pics leading up to the shoot:
Shana expressed her love for turbans and how she wanted to incorporate it into her vision of a clean editorial shoot with a heavy focus on the head piece. So we immediately went through my storage bins of fabric to fit her idea and found this cute pink and gold speckled fabric that I tied into a coil knotted turban. The warm pink colour went great with her skin tone and hair for a beautiful summer day. My hubby Lucas has recently taken his love for photography to the next level after just 3 months of having his camera and captured some great pictures on the sunny afternoon. We had a really good time during the shoot and as the perfectionist that I am, I was there to yell out stop, hold on, wait a minute every time I saw something out of place and put on my best Tyra Banks impersonation. FIERCE.  Here are some of my favorite shots from the shoot. The post production that Lucas did is sick! I love the effects that he applied to the pics. Bravo sweetie, bravo!

Check out Shana’s site (She goes by Chiney Marie as a homage to our Chinese and Jamaican grandmother) and Lucas’ website Lightbearer Photography. His site is under construction but he’s been taking gigs through the form on the site. He’ll have his latest projects posted soon, so bookmark both sites before you forget!

Anyone doing any upcoming projects that they’d like to share?
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