That feeling of being published in magazines never gets old. At least for me it doesn’t. If you have been following me on Facebook and Instagram then you are well aware that in April I was part of a swimsuit issue campaign in Dallas with some of the top photographers in the city. The shoot was fun and only had two rules… you had to shoot in a public place. You could not be near any body of water.
For this challenge I was able to link up with two of Dallas’s most beautiful, Alexis and Eliane. Both women stunning in their own right. Each has a different length in the modeling. Elaine JUST graduated high school and was started out in modeling. Born in Taiwan and coming to American at the age of 12 she loves the city. She and I shot in Dart’s underground subway area. As soon as we came down the never ending length of stairs and escalators she instantly lite up, “This reminds me of Taiwan! I didn’t know Dallas had anything like this!” I have to say that the underground Cityplace Station is one of Dallas’s best kept secrets. The Cityplace stop is located in Uptown and is probably the cleanest subway station I have ever been in (and I have been to SanFran and Boston). We had fun shooting, but it wasn’t long before we were kicked out by security. However, I have to say the security guy was super chill and wasn’t rude to us. Thank You Dart. There needs to be more people like him. The security guy told me next time I should contact Dart and get permission to shoot at that location. Noted.
For Alexis she, I, and Jazzy have been trying to link up for a minute now. Alexis is one of the smartest, most humble, and beautiful Dallas models in the game right now. If you have the opportunity to work with her, do it. For Alexis I wanted to do something EPIC. Something different. Something Dallas iconic. Then I thought… how about the Uptown Trolley. Instead of shooting guerrilla style like I had planned. I took the advice from the Dart security guy from the week before and called the McKinney Avenue Transit. Like my father always said, “a closed mouth doesn’t get fed”. I spoke to an incredibly nice woman who was more than happy to help us out. She pulled out one of the most beautiful Trolley in their lineup, Rosie. Rosie was a PERFECT fit for this project. I love the ‘20’s burgundy interior and old wood grain. You could tell she was a beauty back in her hay day. When we arrived on Sunday the nicest conductor helped us out, Joe (it probably helped that Alexis is a certified 10). I made sure I limited the shoot to 30 minutes and he stayed outside, blocked traffic, and any peepers and creepers… hey it may be Uptown, but it’s still Dallas. I really want EVERYONE to take the time to like the McKinney Ave Transit Facebook page and if you live in the area take a ride. It’s free!
Of course only one photo of each girl could show up in the magazine, but I wanted to give you guys more pictures of them on the blog.
- Dart Underground:
- Model: Elaine
- MUA: Gianna Della Serra
- Styling: Me, Korin
- Swimsuit: American Apparel
- McKinney Trolley
- Model: Alexis
- MUA: Jazzy Baptiste
- Style: Me, Korin
- Bikini: American Appareal
Also, right now I have a boudoir special going on. From now until July 27th I will be having a 25% off all my sessions! If you are interested please contact me ASAP before this offer expiries!