I love my clients and I love when they allow me to show off their beautiful their photos. This week I want to showcase Maria.
Maria has an attitude that shines brighter than the sun. I had the pleasure or meeting Maria through Jazzy, one of the main make-up artist I collaborate with. Jazzy has worked with Maria in the past and knew that her personality and attitude would fall into sync with our vision of this project.
I love shooting in places that people don’t see the potential in. One must look for beauty everywhere. In Dallas there is a whole in the wall spot that looks like a falling Spanish community and I had been dying to shoot there. Right now Dallas is going through a building renaissance. The city is tearing down buildings with character to put up highrises. I needed to move quickly because I knew it was only certain amount of time before someone would tear down this unique area.
Originally we were only going to have a session outside the building, but when we go there it turns out that someone forgot to lock the gate… we went into the middle of this community and had a party. It was so beautiful. This place has probably been long forgotten. Faded turquoise doors, cleared out rooms, and uncompleted projects laced the property. When we got there all I saw was potential. The three of use wasted no time getting some amazing photos for this project.
The first look was experimental. High wasted black panties, a beautiful lacy bra, leather jacket, and spiked heels. Trust, putting together this outfit was just as fun as shooting it. I wanted to create an editorial boudoir session. My aim is to always show that women can be both sexy and strong. Maria was able embrace this ideology and bring it to life in this series. I couldn’t have imagined a better result.
Next we took out one of my FAVORITE dresses and heels. I love color in photos and therefore a graffiti background near the Bishop art District was a great spot.
The last location was probably the funniest spot of all that day. These photos were taken in the middle of the day on a Sunday afternoon. For years I have fantasized about shooting a model next to an Ice Cream truck and I was able to get that. The Ice Cream man was more than happy to oblige to our request. I mean c’mon... What man wouldn’t be happy to have a beautiful girl in luxury lingerie standing next to his truck eating a Popsicle? You as the model, when would you ever have the opportunity to do the same thing? In this life we have to live it to the most. Do unconventional things and have fun with it. This is what we did that Sunday.
I have to thank Maria and Jazzy for such an amazing session that day. It was such a blast and I can’t wait to work with more ladies in the future who just want to have fun!