Behind the scenes at the photo shoot for the DonkeyGirl Spring 2011 Collection. Here’s Julia wrangling our friend Gwen’s hair into shape prior to getting all fancied up for photos.
We were at the downtown Missoula studio of photographer Youa Vang. She had contacted Julia some months ago, after having seen her designs, and asked to work together for their mutual benefit. It’s worked out great, and it was my first time to participate at an actual studio, as opposed to the guerrilla setup we’ve used in our basement for past shoots. Youa also shot the pictures for the most recent batch of six party dresses that went up at Donkeygirl a few weeks ago.
I was there with my little video camera thing, just getting a bunch of random footage. The plan, if my footage isn’t awful (which is an enormous “if”), is to make a little video splicing live action footage with final images, just for the fun of it. If that happens, I’ll post it here.
Meanwhile, here’s another shot of Gwen, getting ready to have her picture taken for real (and not just by the guy pointing the video camera and cell phone camera at her).
It should be mentioned that besides being fun and perdy, Gwen is also a lethally-skilled kickball player.
Photo Finish Friday is the brainchild of writer/blogger Leah J. Utas.