As I was preparing this post, I thought about a recent conversation I had with my Grandma. She was visiting my parents and was telling me about my late Grandpa's sisters. One of them, Ursala, was an artist I've heard mentioned from time to time but never met. My Grandma reminded me that years ago she worked for a department store and was responsible for drawing pictures of the newly stocked dresses for newspaper advertisements. I've heard about Ursala before, but this time when the story fired on my synapses I realized that in my own way I have followed in her footsteps.
Although my great aunt had never heard about Instagram or Facebook, it was really cool to feel a connection with her and imagine that we must have been wired in a similar way. I would have loved to peek into her life in the 40s to see her drawing dresses!
When Kristyn told me what she was preparing for Taylor Monroe's December lookbook, I was really excited to get started! We shot this at Lost & Found Vintage Rentals downtown. I asked if we could play Christmas music, because that's the best way to shoot!
Next Taylor Monroe post will be... New Year's Eve 2016 party looks!
This video shows just part of the setup & shooting (I'm in the tan blazer). Photographing commercial projects are a lot of work and focus, but always very cool to see ideas come to life!
Check out Taylor Monroe online at http://shoptaylormonroe.com/ or in person at their store (next to Pure Couture) located near the Dayton Mall at 464 Springboro Pike.