Photographer: Lindsay Thompson – www.facebook.com/lindsaythompsonphoto
MUA & Styling: Michelle Grad – mG Artistry – https://www.facebook.com/mgartistry/?fref=ts
Hair: Lisa Lowe – https://www.facebook.com/lisasmobilehairservice
Model (Blonde): Ashley Marie – https://www.facebook.com/Ashley-Marie-Model-1544427829141580/?fref=ts
Model (Brunette): Layne Caelyn – https://www.facebook.com/laynecaelyn/?fref=ts
When Michelle contacted me to be a part of her vintage inspired series I knew immediately I was interested. She gave me the whole back story of the idea she created and I was glad she chose me to help her create her image. We organized a shoot date and started preparing. I arrived 2 hours or so before our scheduled shoot so I could scout out our location at the Alberta Railway Museum. I explored all the old train cars and engines and knew she had chosen the perfect spot for this shoot. Michelle brought some old fashion magazines from the 50’s and 60’s so we could study them and try to recreate the feel of that era. This shoot was a real team effort as we had 6 people in total on location helping out. What we ended up with I felt really captured the feel and look of the era we were wanting and that the models we able to convey the back story we had set in place.
Michelle – mG Artistry
This shoot is part of a series inspired by vintage dresses that I found in my husband’s family home while renovating. The fashions are Canadian made from the 60’s and 70’s and I’m still researching the label names (Tryon, Montreal) to find out a bit about the designers and manufacturers.
As I was deciding on details like location, accessories, hair, and makeup styling the photo shoot took on a life of its own as . All aspects were important to the feel and authenticity of the final images. I even created names and back stories for the girls; Phoebe and Simone are recent high school graduates with stars in their eyes. I used the colors and styles of the dresses to represent their innocence and played up the hair and makeup to capture a Bridget Bardot’s rebellious spirit. The Alberta Railway Museum was the perfect location as it has luxury passenger train cars that were operational in the mid 60’s to help us create a feeling of adventure.