• Samantha

Jack of All Trades

We all know Instagram gives us all a little taste of how it feels to be a true "photographer". Think about it; some of us use our social medias to share something that we feel can be captured as our art of the moment. It could either be a snap shot of your current situation at the moment that you need to share, or it can be something as simple as a fancy cocktail; which happens to be one of my favorites. Getting straight to the point, I finally got the chance to experience a very real photo shoot that was directed and styled by who??.... Me of course!

Before my experience I always thought that the model had to be the one who was fully responsible for capturing that beautiful shot until I was the one behind the camera. I've learned that it takes more than just a beautiful face to create the ideal image to be attractive from all angles. Going into this task I first had to come up with a concept and theme. Being a social media guru and my unique love for the classics when it comes to fashion I decided to trust my own personal style for this one. I dressed my two models and the journey began to capture the perfect shots.

Having the entire Midtown Manhattan as my playground was a great advantage. My passion for this amazing city made me even more excited to put my skills to the test. The two looks I chose to shoot were both simple and chic which is exactly what I was going for. So when thinking of a backdrop it had to have the same qualities in mind. Hmmm, classic, old school and timeless; Grand Central station seemed to be like a good idea.

As we arrived on location I had to scope out the scene for a perfect shot. Then the directing came into play. My two beautiful models I used had as much experience as me when it came to this subject. Both never modeled a day in their lives but promised they trusted my vision to bring it to life. As I began capturing them I coached them the most on being relaxed. This wasn't your typical Instagram strike your best Beyoncé pose. This had more to do with natural beauty that came together with the location and the looks that were chosen. Maybe I've watched Americas Next Top Model too much or I swore I was a professional after a few rounds.

Of course a picture is worth a thousand more words. So as I keep this short and sweet please enjoy.

"Lost at Grand Central"

Both models styled in GUESS and Marciano by our stylists at the Flagship Location on 5th Ave Manhattan. To view more looks follow us on Instagram @styledby5th today.

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