One of the many joys in the world of Raven + Lily is when we are given the opportunity to collaborate on a creative project with other women. This past Wednesday was one such opportunity of seeing the skills and talents of many amazing women coming together for an Austin Fashion Week photo contest, known as “Mash-up Teams.” We basically took the challenge to “mash” together a local team of designers/stylists to capture one photo that would be entered into the contest. Our team consisted of 7 lovely ladies: a designer (Solid Gold by Katie Freedman), a hair stylist (Naomi from Modesty Salon), a model (Gena Petersen), a photographer (Kate Stafford), a jewelry designer (Raven + Lily’s own Lori Fox), a stylist (Candice Duprang) and a make-up artist (Tiffany Schwedland).
I had so much fun taking behind the scenes photos of these ladies in action. To capture the best light, they met at 4:30 a.m. for make-up/hair and then headed to a gorgeous location on Lake Austin.
Kate and Lori dove right into the water to capture the best shots.
Isn’t Gena breathtaking? She’s just as beautiful on the inside. Naomi, Candice and Tiffany did such a great job getting her ready.
I don’t know who is crazier… Kate + Candice for risky photo-taking or me for taking this photo of them!
And then the rain came. It poured… and it was beautiful! Everyone fully embraced the rain.
Gena was an amazing model with the best attitude. We are so thankful that she shared her loveliness with us for this photo contest.
These were all taken from my phone, so you can imagine that the real shots are amazing. We have to submit just one, and we are having the hardest time deciding! Stay tuned!
I’m so grateful for all these ladies giving up their morning for this creative venture. It truly was a joy for me to watch everyone use their gifts and talents to create and capture beauty.