Fashion stylist and Auxiliary Magazine contributor Shannon Kramp needed new and fresh portraits to use for promotion but in lieu of a straight up portrait session we opted for a Branding Lifestyle Session. A lifestyle session allowed us to showcase the many aspects of being a fashion stylist and the many ways she explores her creativity. I structured the session around a day in her life. We started at Atomic Barbershop and Salon in Tonawanda a suburb of Buffalo, New York. There Shannon had her hair and makeup done by stylist Lauren Ashley and I was able to capture the process. After a morning at the salon we went a bit down the street to the retro and pinup boutique Cats Like Us. Cats Like Us is a favorite spot for Shannon to shop and make pulls for fashion editorials and photoshoots. Throughout the session I utilized the available unique locations to take some portraits. It all made for a nice collection of photos!
Recently I shot the Post Apunkalyptic Style feature for the Fall 2016 Issue of Auxiliary Magazine and it was a fun feature to put together! One of my favorite models, Kayte Kz came in from New York City for it. I have been working with Kayte for years and it’s always a pleasure to build a working relationship with someone and work with them on many projects over time. You already know how each other work and if you’re a great fit, it can make the shoot feel effortless.
For the Summer 2016 installment of Auxiliary Magazine’s Must feature we chose frequent Auxiliary makeup artist Mallory Jay to model. It’s always fun getting those who are normally behind the scenes in the spotlight. Mallory nailed it and did the makeup and wig styling for this feature. We featured Danani’s Pewter Bohemian Headpiece, a beautiful vintage inspired headpiece. Auxiliary Fashion Editor Shannon Kramp styled and we shot it in Buffalo’s Ellicott Creek Park by all the beautiful willow trees there.