Model Styled Shoot in Downtown Lansing MI

May 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I LOVE old stuff. I always have. For the past few years I've been collecting things I find at garage sales, thrift stores, etc and reselling them on my Etsy page so that these incredible (to me) pieces can find loving homes. If I could keep it all I would, unfortunately I cannot BUT I do stash a few things away here and there for myself and some future plan or endeavor. Last month I had a chance to enjoy one of those future endeavors as I shot with my friend Brandi who has turned into a legit model. Legit as in she just signed with a pretty big MI talent agency! Growing up in school she was always the willowy girl who excelled at sports, now she can use that willowyness (a word? I don't know, but we'll go with it) to model beautiful designer clothes. P.S. she still plays sports and she still excels at it! Not only is she an amazing Mom and model she also has her own business, Maris Rae Handbags, which specializes in handmade purses and accessories. Check out her stuff HERE!

I knew I wouldn't be far from her home when I was visiting Lansing MI last month so I randomly asked her if she would be interested in shooting together. She wholeheartedly said yes so I dug around in my special stash to throw some things together. The fur stole and top are from that special stash. I cannot quite place what type of fur the stole is but it's pretty cool and the top is actually vintage lingerie with a black ribbon added. 

We started our shoot later than we ideally wanted so were pretty rushed to find a place and get some shots in but this building work PERFECTLY. I mean, it has a sign that says "The Runway". How more perfect can that be? The second set of images from this shoot was at a 70s era parking garage at a small hospital near my sister's house. As we were driving around earlier that afternoon trying to quickly pick out places my sister pointed it out to me and I agreed that it would definitely work and she was right. By the way, my sister is an awesome photographer, check out her work and if you are in MI and need some pictures, call her up!

This shoot was done in digital and film. For the film nerds I used Fuji 400h on a Canon 1n with a 85mm 1.8 Canon lens. 

Styling by me. Hair and makeup by Brandi. 


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