Jamie and I first connected through Instagram, and amazingly she agreed to model for my first official styled shoot! All apparel items worn by Jamie were found at Urban Outfitters (links below), hair / makeup by the talented Kortney Kruger, second shooting by Anna Boardman of Hello Anna Lou Photography, and sweet truck provided by this one guy, Mike. (You may recognize him from this blog post.)

I'll be very honest ... the morning of the shoot I still had no idea what we were going to do, where we were going to go, and what our inspiration was. Cue panic mode. I remember calling my sister from Amethyst Coffee Co and telling her to just start saying words or ideas until something clicked. Thankfully [and yes, surprisingly] that worked! Trigger word? Gas station. Or maybe she said diner or the 50s and my mind went to a gas station. Either way, I recalled this 1992 Cindy Crawford Pepsi commercial and instantly knew that would be the inspiration for our shoot. Key words were Americana, grunge, dusty, wavy, natural. I found hairstyles and models and similar apparel online and created a Pinterest board for Jamie and Kortney so they could see my thoughts. After HMU were done, we packed up the car and set out south. We ended up shooting in Deer Creek Canyon by finding spots here and there to pull off the road, and guys, it was perfect. 

My friend, Mike, is a vintage-everything aficionado and agreed to meet us on location with his 1963 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45. He also happens to look like Tom Hardy, so I had to get him in some shots too. He provided his own wardrobe, save for the white and blue t-shirts from Urban. 

This team was absolutely phenomenal and so fun to work with! Thank you all for your time and mad skills making this shoot happen. 

If you are interested in setting up a similar lifestyle shoot, contact me

Levi's 501 Frayed Denim Shorts (or similar), size 25

Out From Under Ribbed Bodysuit in rose / grey /mint, size small

The blue dress is no longer available, but the Kimchi Blue Waterfall dress is similar; size x-small

Skylar half-frame sunglasses in black, one size

The white crop top is no longer available, but the BDG Johnny Tank Top is similar; size x-small

BDG Twig Ripped High-Rise Skinny Jeans in black, size 25

Shoes provided by Jamie: White Converse and 14th & Union Brook Leather Oxford in black

Mike's t-shirts were both BDG, size men's medium