A few months ago I had a back to back opportunity to work with fashion photographer Shamayim. The first shoot I blogged about but I never got around to editing the pictures and video from the second since I took so many. I still haven’t touched the video but I finally narrowed down the pictures for posting. The makeup artist for this shoot was Nikki Oxley who was so awesome. Not only is she a killer makeup artist, she’s also English so I got to hear her delightful accent for the entire shoot. I love accents.
We were shooting for new clothing line Zemen. Zemen was created by designer Rahel Bekele and is a modern take on traditional Ethiopian garments. Everything is handmade with amazing materials. When the line launches on 11.11.11 a portion of the proceeds will go towards organizations that micro-finance small loans to underprivileged women in Africa. Their website hasn’t launched yet, but you can of course check Zemen out on facebook to stay in the loop.
Whenever I style, I like to take photos for the blog to share with you guys. I took A LOT this shoot. I was kind of snap happy. So I narrowed it down. I really wanted to steal one of these dresses for myself. I can’t wait for the launch, they are absolutely amazing.
The photographer sent me a zip file of images I haven’t even gotten a chance to look at from both shoots so you may still see final images from this shoot pop up in my portfolio in the future. Oh and the model, it’s the fabulous Brittany DePriest. I’ve seen this girl come up so many times for shoots and either the shoot didn’t pan out or we went with a different model etc. I was really glad to finally get a opportunity to work with her. I really like her a lot personally and professionally. She was great. She’s all over target and Seventeen magazine too. Go Brittany! She’s signed with NEXT for anyone curious.
The second photo is a random shot I took with an extra piece of garment we were playing with. I should have pinned it in place but whatever we went with it.
A girl on the beach wanted to take a picture with Brittany :)