It was so fun to be a part of this late summer shoot. These images take me deep into a fairytale forest where animals talk and little birds lead you down magical paths - just me? (Probably). This shoot was a collaboration between friends that started with foraging crabapple branches in the early morning and ended in margaritas. Life has had its twists and turns since then, but good times always have their way of shining through. Having a best friend that is always up for the odd adventures I get her into is just one of the many things I admire about Katya - the bombshell modeling for this shoot.
We wanted to go bold with this shoot - color was a central focus. We also wanted to make a garland that doubled as a train, because - well, why not? Special thanks to John Hillin for beautifully capturing this day and my dear college friend for letting us ransack her beautiful home, leaving a trail of petals behind us.
Photography by John Hillin; Collaboration with Kala Septor and Kellie Hanne