Fashion Fashion Fashion! I have been covering these events for Bold Curves for a couple of shows and I love these ladies and the designers. Ms Danielle puts these various shows together in Richmond to bring awareness to fashion in the area and to feature curvy girls and the fashion for them. She is doing an excellent job and I am glad to help and be a part of her team!
2016 was the second year for DC Swim Week and DC Swim Week came in as the weather in the area was at record highs. I did not make it to the first three events, but I did make it to the finale show at the Embassy Hotel in Washington DC. The show did not disappoint! The SWAG bags were amazing and so were the models and the music. Great designers from the area as well as several designers from abroad to include Brazil and Lisbon were on deck. Please enjoy the photos below and stay tune for DCSW17.
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Frances contacted me not to long ago with a request to have photos done during Cherry Blossom time in DC! Unfortunately their schedules got us out a week late and we were on the tail end of the festival and the day of the Kite festivities. Now y'all know I am not from DC and being in all this traffic freaked me out!!! However, I braved the traffic and met this awesome couple in the District. We walked and saw a couple of great locations and got some amazing images. I am glad we decided to stay in the city and not venture to far off. I can't wait until their wedding sometime this fall!
Brooklyn has ARRIVED!!!! This little angel came into my studio and was PERFECT!! Brooklyn was so sweet and quiet! She was a joy to photograph and loved her swaddle. Oh she didn't like being on her back but as soon as you put her on the side she was in her happy place as you can see by the images. Another successful newborn session and I only got trickled on one time :-)!
A lot was learned in this week long fashion experience in the DC area. I closed out with the Indie Fashion Week Finale which I found out about the night before. I am certainly learning my way around the media circuit and how to get into such events. I can tell you that I have been bitten by the fashion photography bug and I am now headed in the right direction. I met a handful of business people in the area and any opportunity to network is an opportunity to grow and learn. I am very optimistic about my future in fashion photography.
Being in the DMV for two years has been an eye opening experience in many ways. One way was to be able to discover the local fashion scene here in the city and it only took two years to find out that DC has a fashion week. I was fortunate enough to be able to cover three of the events they had starting with the mens fashion show on the first night. The second event I covered was the emerging designers of the area and eight designers were featured. The finale night, which was my favorite, showcased a lot of the international designers that live here in the DMV area. Below are just a few of the images I was able to show on this blog but believe me there were plenty of amazing designs this year! I can't wait to see what the next season will bring for this DC designers.
Excited was not the word to describe my emotions as Ms. Merlene stepped out with this burgundy hair and makeup on point for her session! She came ready to work and gave it everything for these images. We had a great time walking around Richmond to obtain these images and she was an ultimate professional. I have learned to travel to find these hidden gems that others are not willing to. I am grateful for finding her and hope that our paths will cross again.