Honoring those you love
Fall is my favorite time of year. Most of my inspiration for photo shoots involve the Autumn months. For one of these ideas, I wanted to shoot on Veteran’s Day in my Dad’s old Air Force uniform. I wanted a chance to show how thankful I am for the people who both currently and previously have worked to serve and protect us. Especially my dad, who I am so grateful to and thankful for. Previously, I wore a vintage dress that belonged to my Mother as a sort of shout out to her. In similar fashion, by wearing my Dad’s uniform, it gave me a chance to think of him while I did the shoot. Silly as it sounds, for a moment, it was like being a child, playing dress up in the clothes of those I love and admire.
Working with Dan
Dan Minicucci was the first person I thought of to shoot this idea. I love working with Dan. We seem to have this habit of not working together for a few months, and when we do, packing multiple looks into one day of shooting. I also tend to plan every last detail and organize all of this information I think I’ll need to know. But then we take the first shot for a new look, and Dan will go, “Wow! We got it! Next outfit?” To which I’ll stand and stare at him, not sure if he is kidding before I ask, “Could we maybe take just a few more?”
While discussing more ideas to shoot, I realized I didn’t have the type of dress for the look we wanted.
The day before our shoot, I found the ideal dress. It fit perfectly, but the price wasn’t in my range. I went home from the store and literally thought about that dress all night. On my way to the shoot the next morning, I decided to stop by the store once more. Not only was it still there, but it was on sale for 50% off – which is always in my price range.
I love when random things like that fall into place perfectly.
As I said before, I love Fall. However, it tends to be one of the hardest seasons to sync up with other people to work on projects. Meaning I don’t have as many Fall shoots as I’d like.
Because of that, I’m very fond of these images. Not just for the thought and planning that went into them, but the chance to work in a new location, and enjoy some of Autumn’s last gold and orange hues of 2013.