Italian Girl Editorial

The summer I graduated high school, I visited Paris with my French club and bought my very first Vogue on the Champs Élysée. I poured over it cover to cover. It was my first taste of fashion and editorial photography and I was in love.

From then on, I began collecting Vogues from anywhere I could find them and soon collages of mod-podged models were plastered on my walls and torn up Vogues lay in stacks on my carpet. I couldn’t help but surround myself with inspiration and beauty.

I knew I wanted to capture that same type of beauty, emotion and inspiration myself.

For years I waited and waited, planned and got scared. I finally decided the worst thing that could happen was that I’d freeze up while shooting and not get any images I was proud of…and then I realized I was being absolutely ridiculous.

Life is for making mistakes, having fun and doing what you love.

After having lived in Italy for a summer and visiting Italy on our honeymoon last year, I knew I wanted to have an Italian themed shoot. I loved the beauty, history and richness of the country and people…and even more so their gelato. ;)

I envisioned a (very chic) Italian Girl in a train station after her week-long vacation in Florence, waiting to head home to her Roman apartment with the flower-filled balcony overlooking Piazza Navona. (And then I got super jealous of her living situation.)

I’m excited to finally share this shoot with you and hope that you’re also spending your life doing what you love…

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And here’s where I hand off my abilities in still photography…to my husband who captured all the behind the scenes of the day. It’s incredible, if I do say so myself :)

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Here are the amazing people I have to thank for making this day happen: 

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Katie Randle – Model, Dragonfly Agency

Kelli Holdridge – Model, Dragonfly Agency

Lauren Murphy – Stylist

Caitlin Ripp – Makeup

Bridgett Harrison – Hair & Makeup

Mark Weaver – Videographer 

 

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