I absolutely love the fashion industry. I love creating my own garments and heading
my own company- but it’s not all as glamorous as we sometimes make it out to be.
This weekend, I worked with some amazing people as we fought with the weather
and worked our hardest to make a beautiful photo shoot out of a tough situation.
steaming and pressing the clothes for the
photo shoot. I then had to do some heavy
lifting as I loaded up my car with over 30
garments and headed an hour and a half
west to Greensboro, NC to meet with the
photographers and models to start the
shoot. To our misfortune, Greensboro had
been hit by the recent rain and ice storm
much harder than Raleigh. When we arrived
the studio was totally flooded, but as
anyone who works in fashion knows- the
show must always go on!
Note the Mud tracks on the floor – Thank goodness for editing!
able to clean up most of the standing water,
but since the studio was actually set up in
an outdoor shed, we were not able to get
started until after 6pm! The models had to
continually walk between the shoot and the
changing area while making sure to keep
the garments clean in spite of the muddy
conditions. But let me tell you- my models
were absolute troopers, did I mentioned
that the temperatures dropped to freezing
that evening? And I did not see a single
I also discovered this weekend just how tedious
clothing photo shoots can be. Since this shoot
piece was photographed perfectly. Which
could sometimes take dozens of shots. We
finally packed up around 10pm and started the
trek back to Raleigh, I didn’t even sit down for
dinner until 11:45!
Despite the weather, the distance, and the
extremely long day, we ended up with some
beautiful shots. Just goes to show, sometimespain really is beauty.