One of the most rewarding opportunities I get in this business is to lend out jewelry to photographers and stylists to use in their shoots. Why this is exciting to me is because by lending out jewelry, I get to see how someone not involved in the design process styles my work. I also get lots of beautiful photos to share with you guys. Not every photoshoot is my branding, and that is part of what is so fun. I wanted to share with you some of the shoots that have happened lately, and let you see these talented photographers in action. Each one has her own voice, and I have included links to their work if you would like to check out more.
I love the idea of these pieces adorning such vibrant seniors as they head out into the world. It is so exciting to get to be a small piece of that moment and have it documented in such lovely photos.
I love the use of color and texture in these photos.
I have never really thought much about boudoir photography, I have to admit. It seemed like something way out of my vibe. But then I met Martina Zando through a mutual friend. After chatting with her, I went to check out her instagram, and just loved the subtle, feminine work she creates. In addition to the two shoots you see below, she and I are collaborating on a shoot for one of my next collections, so I am excited to let you know there will be more of her work to come.
The amethyst druzy choker used in this shoot is one of my favorites. I love the way the silk drapes, and the soft pinks are so perfect with the models coloring. I also am loving the way these ended up looking very parisian and slightly shabby chic with the rest of the shoot.
The second shoot she just did this week. I am so excited to have a few sneak peaks from it. The weather yeserday kept the team inside, but they did such a beautiful job.
If you are a photographer or stylist and want to chat about options for a shoot you have planned, please feel free to reach out and we can discuss options.
This January I was excited to plan a collaborative photoshoot with McKenzi Taylor of Taylored Photo Memories. She and I had met right before Christmas at a show and were inspired to do a lifestyle shoot during a typically quiet time for both of us. I am always a mixture of nervous and excited when working on a new shoot, but I have to say McKenzi made me super comfortable from the start, and I was more excited than nervous. Planning this project also helped push me to create a new collection earlier than I normally do, and got me back into my creative vibe after the chaos of the Holiday season.
After a few false starts due to illness and weather, we finally approached the day of the shoot. The day started early in the morning at the salon, then we all packed up into the Outback and drove out to Joshua, CA. About two hours from Las Vegas. Joshua is on the way to Kelso (which is home to my favorite train depot and sand dunes), and a great little pocket of the Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness area.
We had fun in the car ride, chatting about the backstory of the shoot and all getting to know eachother. I wanted the girls to feel like old friends, and coincidentally, they had been in school together and shared a few mutual friends. I love it when things like that happen!
Overall, we had an amazing day, got some beautiful images, and I left more inspired than ever. In this post, I wanted to show off the story and atmosphere of the day, but I also have to give a shout out to the beautiful detail shots that McKenzi and her assistant, Emma, captured throughout. It isn't easy to capture the level of depth and character in raw crystal jewelry, but they exceeded my expectations throughout the day.
See the story behind the shoot and the edited gallery below:
When your life is an adventure, your jewelry should tell the story.
See the amazing video below:
Owner/Designer for Desert Daisy Jewelry. Crystal Enthusiast, Wanderer, Gypsy Soul.