Answering a model’s SOS call…

I was hoping to schedule an underwater shoot Friday with model Kimber D.G. (I shot her twice before and she actually has underwater experience.  She quickly texted me back saying Friday she was busy.  Then a text asking – can you do a fashion shoot on Saturday?  A friend, who is a designer had no usable images from the last photographer’s shoot.  EEK!!!!  So a reshoot was scheduled.  Kim is such a sweetheart,  I couldn’t say no.   The other photographer will be there to make things right.  (Hey Sh*t happens to all of us), so I guess I’m sort of a back-up shooter.

I looked at House of Sadia’s website for an idea of what type of apparel I will be shooting and Kimber send me 3 images from a shoot done at the designer’s house, whic.  Now all I need to do is come up with a concept or campaign style.

I pulled some swipe from the NY Times Fall Fashion Magazine to inspire me because I like to have some sort of concept in mind and I’m a far cry from being considered being a fashion photographer.

I arrived at 12:30, the crew was busy, Nicole Pigott was applying the final makeup touches on Caitie,  Kasha Reavis (stylist) was fitting Kimber and Sadia and I discussed her spring line and the looks she wanted to create.  The other photographer had not arrived yet, he would be there around 2:30.

It had all the markings of a slumber party.  A bunch of chit-chat, trying on clothes, doing hair/make-up, moving furniture around and lots of laughter.

Time to get down to business.  Sadia’s designs “Leather & Lace” (I’m not sure if that’s what her spring line is called, but that’s the material used).



The images need to be color corrected but I first want to send the files over to Sadia for her selects before I balance colors or do any retouching.

I mixed some straight forward shots with some more playful ones.  After all, girls just wanna have fuunn!



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The shoot was over and I was about to leave when Kim asked if I would mind staying to shoot some risqué boudoir.  Hey, why not.  Something different for my portfolio.  

The girls wanted to be vampy and Nicole applied different make-up and put some curls in their hair.  Kimber and Caitie donned slip dresses and up to the bedroom we went.



Everyone loved the images as we peeked at them in camera.  I guess I can add editorial and boudoir to my genres.  Thanks ladies, I think we made a very good team and I hope to shoot with all these beautiful/talented women again soon.

You really should look to House of Sadia collections when you have the need to dress up and  paint the town red.  Affordable haute couture…

Now to get down to the real work – editing.

Mary Durante Youtt










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