Last Tuesday morning we had the most amazing team travel to Galveston, TX to shoot the Purse & Clutch Resort Collection Lookbook. These ladies are seriously the dream team and our location, The Galvestonian, couldn't have been more perfect as a lush, luxurious backdrop to set the scene.
Besides, we were RIGHT on the beach!
After we got settled into our rooms, we decided to start the photoshoot right away while the sun was at least implying it would show it's face.
Kristi Hanusch did such an amazing job with our beautiful model Janelle Whitehead's hair and make up. Seriously, this gal can do a killer top knot on the spot and kept Janelle's hair looking stunning even when I thought the wind may just sweep us all away!
While they were getting ready, Creative Director Candice DePrang Boehm and Wardrobe Stylist Jill Watson began prepping the looks for the afternoon while Photographer Jessica Scott and I scouted for where to shoot.
With plants like these around every corner, it's certainly wasn't a challenge to find enough backdrops for our shot-list. Seriously, the landscaping at the hotel was so stunning.
I was so amazed watching these talented ladies do what they do best. Candice brought such a stunning vision to the shoot which, paired with Jill and Jessica's attention to detail, Kristi's ability to work on the fly and Janelle's incredible confidence in front of the camera, really captured the elegance of the handbags in the Collection.
We got up the next morning super early to try to catch the beautiful morning sun for the photos. This is what we woke up to:
After an hour or so of watching the storm go by, we were able fit in a few final looks before we packed up and headed back to Austin. The remaining clouds from the storm made for a pretty epic sky!
The Resort Collection will launch this Thursday, June 4th - make sure to check back to see how the Lookbook turned out and to see the lovely handbags in the new collection!
A big thank you to the talented team. You were all such a dream to work with and I look forward to more creative collaborations in the future!