I have found that every so often it is of the utmost importance that I find the time to work on a passion project that is a departure from the photographs I capture regularly. Recently, I partnered with Anastasia on an editorial fashion shoot which is by far and away one of my favorites. It is so exciting when, as the photographer, I have the opportunity to work with the designer, stylist, hair and makeup artist and model to tell a visual story that aims to captivate. We use color, light, textures and angles as just a few of the elements that come together to ensure we interest and engage the viewer in those precious seconds before they turn the page.
On one of the rare Saturdays that Don and I were not committed to a wedding, we gathered in downtown Dallas to shoot images for the competition that Anastasia had set her sights on winning. She provided the styling, hair and makeup. Shirin Askari provided the contemporary designs and I was the photographer of course. I had such a wonderful time and am pleased to report that Anastasia did submit the images and won the competition.