Olivia Simons – Spring Fairytale.

After how much fun it was putting together the Winter Fairy Tale, it made perfect sense to continue the theme. I knew I wanted vibrant colors, lush flowers, lots of greenery, and a sense of warmth. For the model I reached out to Olivia Simons, partly because of her pink hair, but also because I had seen her work modeling for other photographers. Only it turned out she had recently dyed her hair silver, and was planning to keep it that way until graduation. I found the perfect dress on Free People, but all the reviews warned that even though …

Amanda Reyes – Sunrise.

My favorite actress / director, Amanda Reyes, was back in town for a screening of her short film Nickel at the Dallas International Film Festival. I had missed her so much ever since she moved out to New York for grad school to study directing at Feirstien in Brooklyn. The only time we were able to find together during our busy weekend was the crack of dawn on Saturday morning. She arrived to my house at first light, wearing a dress she’d bought the afternoon before specifically for her film’s screening. I drove us to my secret forest hideout, which …

Joseffa Trip – Winter Fairytale.

Joseffa Trip is one of my favorite models / actresses, and she is always a delight to work with. When I asked her if there was any sort of photoshoot she’d like to do, she said she wanted to be in a fairytale. Once we figured out exactly how we wanted it to look like, we ran into a couple of problems: 1) long, beautiful, flowing fairytale dresses are actually much harder to find than I would have guessed, and 2) it being the middle of winter, there wasn’t a forest around with any sort of green leaves. After weeks …