A few months ago, I reached out to local photographer Bri Johnson after seeing her amazing work and asked if she wanted to collaborate. I love her aesthetic and I thought it would be fun to work with someone new. I met with Bri at my office and we hit it off right away. We decided to do a fall inspired shoot. I mentioned that I would love to shoot in Lincoln Park on the South side of Jersey City.
The date quickly approached and I realized that I didn’t pull any outfits for this upcoming shoot. I messaged stylist and our fashion contributor Ali Peters and asked if she would help style it. I am so happy she agreed! Ali is incredibly talented and, in a matter of a few hours, pulled 4 amazing looks from Another Man’s Treasure.
A special thanks to the AMT Vintage family for always helping us out at the last minute. I love them to death.
Ok. Back to fashion.
I reached out to Sasha Centeno, a local makeup artist who works at Eye Candy Lash Bar, a JC Native, and fierce lady to help me with my hair and makeup. Sasha ended up staying for the whole shoot and was a key team player in making this a huge success. She is awesome.
I asked Ali to share the inspo for the outfits she chose:
“Photo shoots start with a theme and grow from there. For this shoot, the inspiration was a beautiful park location in Jersey City’s Lincoln Park. Following that, it is up to the stylist and photographer to collaborate on a cohesive theme. Bri had sent some inspiration, which was natural but fashion forward. I then researched and shopped to find my own inspiration, pairing the wilderness like scenery with a fall fur theme. We then partnered with Another Man’s Treasure to source all the clothes, shoes and accessories.”
“Every stylist has a different process they go through when picking outfits, but a common method, which was used in this process, involves picking a stand out key piece and building around that. Each fur is a little different, we had a leopard vest, a feathered fur jacket, and a shearling look coat, among others to choose from. Each outfit compliments the environment really well.”
As soon as I wore the clothes, I felt like a million dollars.
It was time to shoot.
Bri Johnson is one tough cookie, she has a vision for that perfect shot and doesn’t settle for less. She is extremely talented and definitely a perfectionist, which I can appreciate. She is the first photographer other than Mike (5thphvse) I’ve ever worked with that was extremely picky about each limb placement and any imperfections (my hair has a mind of its own).
The end result.
I don’t even recognize myself. When I sent the photos to my best friend Kyra, she said it looked like the cover of Harper’s Bazaar.
Make sure you check out the lovely ladies who made this possible!