Recently my friend Candy called me to tell me her daughter Piper had won a girl’s dress design contest. The prize was a custom made version of her vision. The designer also wanted some photographs of Piper in the dress. When Candy suggest we shoot here at the farmhouse I was excited! I’ve always loved playing with juxtaposition in fashion. Gritty with glamour, menswear with floral and pearls, fancy with rustic. Unfortunately I knew within five minutes of shooting Piper in her fancy dress at the farmhouse it was probably NOT what the designer was looking for. Call it a strength, call it a weakness…I couldn’t get past Piper’s adorable personality to “honor” the design. I’m just not a studio style photographer.
Sure enough the designer was looking for simple catalogue looking images. Fortunately there is no shortage of photography talent in the area and I am not above stepping aside if I can’t deliver. I suggested Candy contact my friend Matt McGraw. He has a new studio in Wilmington called “Snap Snap Portrait Studios”
Have a peek at the results! Big sister Carson was so proud of Piper we made sure she was included too! I think you’ll agree the results are quite different.
Applause and gratitude for “Snap Snap”, I am glad they were able to fill the request!