Monday, March 26, 2012

Sneak Peak Into My Spring Collection Photo Shoot

   What a busy, crazy and wonderful weekend that just passed. I can't believe all my hard work, months of drafting, sewing and preparing have come to a close. Mind you, there's still a few weeks left of school and then the year end fashion show but having my photo shoot compete makes me feels like I'm practically done now.

   As excited and anxious as I am to show you guys my spring collection, The Honey Line, I'm going to wait a bit longer for the big reveal so you can properly see them. But for now I'll give you guys a sneak peak, behind the scenes of getting ready and the shoot.

   We spent the greater part of the late afternoon getting ready. I was blessed to have my friend and photographer Genevieve, (check out her site and blog) help me out in so many ways. When the models arrived she styled one model's hair and touched up makeup while I got the other model to retry some clothing on to make sure the fit was good, along with proper shoes and accessories. It flowed pretty well.
   We even had time to enjoy a few bites of Honey Tea Cake I made for a little treat. I thought it would be fun to have Honey Cake since that's what my line is called, The Honey Line. Silly I know, but seriously it was some good cake!
   In case you care, I got the recipe from this beautiful recipe book, Miette. I'd share the recipe but I'm not sure that's legal.
   Here are some bad quality shots I took on my iphone during the actual shoot. I wasn't too cold to start with but within 20 minutes a breezy chill set in. I felt so bad for my two beautiful models, Japhia (blond hair) and Sabrina (Dark hair). They were both such treats to work with. I was amazed that even in the almost freezing cold weather they kept such positive attitudes. I can not thank them enough for being apart of this team!
   I'll admit though my favorit part of the whole shoot was having Jonathan by my side. Seriously I can not tell you how awesome it was to have him there. He was willing to help out with anything, from hold things, driving back to the house to pick up random items I forgot, to hanging girly doilies up on a line. To my wonderful and awesome husband, YOU ROCK! 




17 comments:

mrs. dtf said...

oo i'm excited to see :)

also, a LOT of those colors flew in our faces. and we just had to squint as much as was humanly possible while still being able to navigate. and it was still wonderful.

Christi Lynn said...

i am excited to see the final pictures! looks amazing so far.

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

umm, i can't wait to see the whole thing. i love the layout. adorable!!!!
xo TJ

Anonymous said...

Cannot wait! You are so creative & genny is a fabulous photographer! So proud of you!! :)

Anonymous said...

That was me... Amanda :)

Gentri said...

Oh Teaka!!! I am so in love with this and I can't wait to see the finished product! Like, I'm ecstatic! haha! I feel like I've been such a terrible blog friend, and I wanted to apologize! I hope you are doing well (sure looks like it!)!

Viktoriya Samoylov said...

Wow, that's so great! I'm sure it's going to be wonderful. Can't wait to see what you've got. ;)

Kirsten Wiemer said...

oh gosh i want to see pictures now. this looks amazing.

-k

ginanorma said...
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ginanorma said...

This is so cool, and how exciting for you, I am anxious to see your collection! Fun shoot, and with those nummy treats, wow...

Porcelain complexion said...

Aww that's so exciting!
Looks like a gorgeous shoot, can't wait to see the finished result.

P.s that cake sounds devine

Lost Cabin Vintage said...

Oh my! I am so excited to see what your collection looks like! I would love to dedicate a blog post to it of you are interested once the line debuts?
Toni xo

Brhea {NoPlaceLykeHome} said...

Thanks for the sneak peek! Looks gorg! And let me tell you that cookbook looks fabulous as well :)

I am excited to be your newest blog follower!

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Kira said...

I went to school for design too. Reminds me of my college days :)

Kari Jeanne said...

So happy for you Teaka!!!! I cannot wait to see your whole collection - I just know it's going to be amazing :) :)

dusanabotswana said...

how funny, that's my hubs name too & he is always there to help out w/ things like that. Glad it was a success, look forward to seeing the shoot!
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