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A Bevy of Photshoots

February 22, 2017 | No Comments

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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.

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Mary McCune of Stripes Photography put together a gorgeous styled shoot for senior portraits. She was so much fun to chat with around the styling, she really let the jewelry pieces take center stage (besides her lovely models of course), and I am thrilled with the energy and excitement she captured in the pictures. Floral: Roanoke Florist

Makeup: @spiveylanesalon (Amy)
Hair:@spiveylanesalon (Tamara)
Laser cut Signs: @meeklyyours
Model 1: xo.esmeralda_
Model 2: @thighbutt

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.


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Another senior styled shoot happened just before the holidays here in Las Vegas. Jamie of Jamie Y Photography had reached out to me with a great concept for her shoot. I was totally on board when I heard it involved an alpaca!
She borrowed one of my better selling styles, the crystal eclipse necklace in a gorgeous tan leather, and I loved seeing how she worked in into multiple options.
Apparently, the weather didn’t exactly cooperate and they had some high winds with the alpaca, but I think that made the photos even more fun.

I love the use of color and texture in these photos.


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Sometimes I get a request to lend out jewelry for a more risque shoot, such as the one Shelby Kemp recently put together.
I met Shelby through Instagram, and I love her perspective and how clean her photos are. She borrowed one of my newer silk pieces and I love how it paired with the denim jacket.
This is a perfect example of me getting a chance to see my work in a different light, this necklace was designed as a very boho, feminine layering piece. But, worn alone (with not much else) it is a sexy, feminine statement choker.
The model seen here is Yoscelin Martinez


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 photo 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.

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The first shoot she borrowed for was a gorgeous beauty shoot. I am obsessed with the double exposure shot here, even though it doesn’t showcase a bit of my jewelry, it still speaks to me so I had to share.
makeup Artist for this shoot Tirza Grant
Hair Stylist Karissa Castillo
Flowers Sara Lunn

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 yesterday kept the team inside, but they did such a beautiful job.

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I am currently obsessing over the light in this pic. The way the Vera Cruz amethyst point shines just makes me happy.  And I love the way her tattoo peaks out through the Gypsy05 top she’s wearing. Makeup for this shoot was also done by Tirza Grant Check out a few more images using the Amethyst Hand Chain below.

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.

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Emma Kelly Desert Daisy Jewelry

Owner and Designer of Desert Daisy Jewelry. Crystal enthusiast. Wanderer. Gypsy soul.

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