HOC decided to bring summer to an end with one last photo shoot for 2017. Erica's vision for this photo shoot was winter white Glam! It's so fun for me to see each stylist vision/idea's come to reality on these shoots. As most of you know Erica is very passionate about her craft and when she puts her mind to something WATCH OUT it's on an it's going to be over the top amazing!
So when she called me one night and gave me a date for which she wanted to do this shoot I thought she was out of her mind! I believe it was within a few weeks? we needed a venue, photographer, props, clothing, models, and of course hair and makeup! And we might as well throw in a horse! Yes, you read that right, a real live horse! But if any team can pull this off HOC can!
So what did we do next? We got to work, we called our girlfriend Danelle who is a designer and owner of Devout Haus, she also has the most amazing backyard, we asked if we could use it! Gave her the date and it worked with her schedule, Danelle being such a creative designer asked what the theme was and boy did she then run with it! (Killing it with her winter wonderland bed). Knowing she is a lover of horses asked if she could get a horse? and to my and Erica's surprise just like that we had the most beautiful horse coming to the shoot. We also had two of our HOC stylist help with these looks, Tara Mera @tera.mera_the_creator and Lasalette Oliveira @lasalettedoeshair . We reached out to Bay Area Beautiful @bayareabeautiful and Kelsey Croker @mua_kelps for our glamous makeup. Photograper- Kesey Neuer @Kelsey_neuer, such a champ to help us capture this vision.
The day of the shoot Oct 1st, a California Oct 1st, mid to upper 90's (oh boy) but we pushed through, our models look were old glam Hollywood. Styled with pin curls, gentle waves and good old back combing! These looks are so iconic and Erica put a modern twist on each model. From pink Cotton candy back combing, a modern day glam mohawk turned waved short style, to smooth spiral waves for a long hair, She even took one of our models from a pinned tight curl for one look to a short sleek smooth modern day look. This is not easy to do unless you wash and restyle, Erica was able to create this look with a brush, products and her magic hands.
This photo shoot was such a beautiful collaboration, it amazes me every time, from the idea to the planning to the actual day! creativity is born, each person who worked on this shoot saw Erica's vision in their own minds and helped bring it to life! Taking old glam Hollywood and giving it a new modern glam look was beautiful to watch.
I think the main Thing I took away from this photo shoot is never be afraid to push the limits when it comes to time, when people are passionate about their craft the sky is the limit, doesn't matter if you want a winter theme and it's 90* plus degrees, or that the sun is on the wrong side of the prop, and that horses don't take direction from the photographer, at the end of the day we created memories and photos that will live beyond our time here on this planet. Future generations for years to come will be looking at our "modern day twist" someday and will be calling it "old Hollywood glam"