aimée. how in the world does one describe her? she is a jack of many trades, some of which i had no idea before spending time with her doing our shoot. she is a mama, wardrobe stylist, a doula, a vintage curator… the list goes on and on. if you know me and how much i love doing maternity shoots, oh, how i wish i had known her when she was pregnant. nevertheless, i am so thrilled we got to shoot at any point. it’s very common for me to work together with my subjects to plot out wardrobe and styling for a shoot. i laughed at my efforts with aimée in that regard when i learned of her styling prowess. she brought some amazing pieces for our shoot in the desert. i will post some designer credits at the end of the post, for those of you want to know what she was wearing. for now, let’s dig in:
amongst the seriousness and the attitude she was bringing to the shoot (that totally surprised me), there were a fair share of hilarious, silly moments as well. if you know me, you know that’s not possible to not happen. i gotta include some of that here, too, right? right.
there was quite a lot of talk about this next wardrobe piece. but, seriously… to my side: how many of you know what a caftan is? come on.
as we started to drive away to try and beat the sun and get to just one more spot to shoot, there was a point we realized we were heading further behind a mountain section that was going to keep the sun away from us. we kind of threw our arms up and gave in. until it hit me we had done none of my highly south-after silhouette shots. we pulled over and ran out of the car before it got too dark and did just a little more shooting.
such a great day of shooting, and trying a handful of new things i’d never done in a shoot before. we have talked about our next shoot a little bit… it hasn’t congealed yet, but i cannot wait. aimée and i have talked about her styling some of my other upcoming shoots as well, which also delights me.
fashion credits (in order of appearance):
fringe leather jacket is vintage, pants are by novella royale
fringe boots are minnetonka moccasin, “crystal visions” top is spell & the gypsy collective.
swimsuit top is by victoria’s secret and shorts are by spell & the gypsy collective.
caftan is a vintage find of aimée’s.
long tunic is authentic moroccan garb, lace pants are by spell & the gypsy collective.
kimono is by gypsy warrior, pants are by old navy.
dress is by free people, floral crown was handmade by aimée, over-the-knee socks are forever 21.
faux fur vest is bb dakota.