Glitz and Grind In the Making

We just finished our December Click Fashion spread at the amazing Cadre building in downtown Memphis! Magazines are in stores now, and I wanted to show some of our new and interesting lighting, settings, and the spread in general! The theme of this month’s magazine is celebrating the holiday party season with fancy schmancy dresses and swanky overcoats. I loved the intensity and colors in this shoot, and the Cadre building played into the vintage scene perfectly. So instead of just showing the finished product, like usual, I thought I could show some of the main contenders for the final cut and THEN show the finished product. 🙂 Models for this month were from AMAX modeling agency: Kori and Mackenzie, and the non-winner pictures are NOT retouched! Also a big shout out to our team! We have Rupert as head photog, Alex Nicole as the fashion stylist and make-up artist, Marcie Seccombe as the hair stylist, Maggie Vinzant as the other fashion stylist and coordinator, and I art directed this shoot.

So let’s start from the beginning with the Intro Spread:

Intro Spread

 

Option 1. We really wanted to show the back of the dress and the purse as a nice accent.

Intro Spread

 

The final product! Our winner and my favorite shot of the night. Still shows the back of the dress, but with a little more attitude. And the purse is now more of an accent in the background.

Next. 🙂

First Shot

 

Option 1: Hand on the hip with the legs crossed.

 

First Shot

 

Winner: Not much difference between the 2 here, but alas, the subtle nuances make all the difference.

Next. Second Shot

Option 1. I LOVE this profile shot of Mackenzie. Her expression and the draping of the clothes is great!

Second Shot

 

Winner! The draping of the jacket is still the same, but you can see more of the dress with the opening in the front. The purse is also more in the picture.

Between you and me – I like Option 1 better, but the winner shows off the clothes and accessories better than Option 1. The choices we make for fashion. Sighhhhhh.

Next.

 

Third Shot

Option 1. We have the 2 girls standing in party dresses. Let me just say that I loooooove these dresses. I wish I had places to go where I can wear these.

Third Shot

 

Option 2. Obviously, the main difference is that one girl is sitting while the other is standing. I like the arm on the railing here, but it’s a little sexy…

Third Shot

 

Winner! Very close to option 2, but a little different in the postures and faces.

Next.

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Option 1. Love the feather-y dress. And it takes a very special person to wear a jumpsuit. I don’t think I will ever be quite that special Haha

Fourth Shot

 

Winner! Jacket off and soft smiles. Less of an intense look as Option 1.

Phew. This is a lot…

NEXT!! I feel like the lunch lady screaming “Neeeeeeext!!” after she plops slop on the trays.

Fifth Shot

 

Option 1. Profile shot, and her legs look AWESOME here!

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Winner! They decided to go with the straight on view. It’s nice, and I like the shadowing on her face. But I still like Option 1 better here too!

Neeeeeext! And Final Shot!

Sixth Shot

Option 1. Arms linked. This scene has a very train station-y feel.

 

Sixth Shot

 

Option 2. This one I liked, but was a little staged. It also did not show off the shoes.

Sixth Shot

 

Winner! The winner is the full body shot to show the shoes and a more attractive view of the legs. It’s all about the legs ladies. 🙂

Keep in mind that the non-winner pictures are un-retouched. Here you can also see the areas we retouched it to make it more refined.

 

xoxo peeps.

madison

 

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