This series was an exploration of how clothes, intricate symbolism, and designs become objects of desire and worship, an editorial commentary about Our Lady of Sorrow. It depicts the intense suffering and grief Mother Mary experienced during the passing of our savior—Jesus Christ—as well as the courage, love, and trust Mary had as she received each new suffering. Our goal for this project was to use photography techniques to highlight these intense feelings and emotions.
Be sure to check out our behind the scenes video down below created by the talented Adriana Salazar! Follow her on Instagram at @irretentiv
PHOTOGRAPHER/STYLIST: GISELLE YEUNG
MODEL: HALEY DEBENEDICTIS
AGENCY: NEAL HAMIL AGENCY
MUA: SAMANTHA LOESCH
HAIR STYLIST: DELIAS ARTISTRY
CLOTHING DESIGNER: MYSTERIOUS BY NPN
JEWELRY DESIGNER: JESSIE DUGAN
HEADPIECE DESIGNER: HP DODGE
DIGITAL TECH/ASSISTANT: SHANE QURESHI
VIDEOGRAPHER: ADRIANA SALAZAR
CRUCIFIX PROVIDED BY: MERCHANT AND MARKET
BEHIND THE SCENES
In today's test shoot, we channeled our inner "Twiggy". I first met Rachel while I was helping out a friend to assist and style their photo shoot (check out Shane's work by clicking here), and immediately thought she would be absolutely perfect for this concept! She was awesome, and totally rocked this shoot! I hope you love this unique, Twiggy-inspired photo shoot as much as I do! Follow Rachel on Instagram at @rayy_reee
PHOTOGRAPHER: GISELLE YEUNG
MODEL + MUA: RACHEL SILLS
HAIR STYLIST: MELANIE C.
Happy New Year! With each new year we get a fresh start, a new beginning if you will. No one can go back in time and change what has happened so let go of the past and learn from it! That is why I have decided that 2017 is my year. It is the year when I am going to chase after my dreams and make them into a reality!
With my new found determination, I have decided to try and shoot at least once a week if not more for the rest of the year. It's a pretty big jump from what I used to do which was maybe shoot once a month... Anyways, I've also included improving my marketing and networking skills to my New Years resolution list which I've been pretty bad at but everyone's got to start somewhere right? So stay tuned on my blog for updates on my latest shoots.
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PHOTOGRAPHER + STYLIST: GISELLE YEUNG
ASSISTANT: SHANE QURESHI
MODEL: VLADA GALABURDA
Check out my latest work "Deep in Your Eyes".
My boyfriend surprised me with a trip to Petit Jean State Park and I couldn't have asked for a better way to ring in the new year! It felt so nice to just relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and just surround yourself with nature and, of course, good company.
Petit Jean State Park is an one of Arkansas' most iconic state parks and is definitely a place I would love to visit again one day. It's natural beauty and legendary Petit Jean Mountain inspired the creation of Arkansas's first state park!
"The Legend of Petit Jean begins in the 1700s with the story of a young French Nobleman, Chavet, who lived during the period of the French exploration of the New World. He requested permission to explore a part of the Louisiana Territory, and for a grant to claim part of the land. The King granted Chavet’s approval.
Chavet was engaged to be married to a beautiful young girl from Paris, Adrienne Dumont. When told of his plans, she asked that they be married right away so she could accompany him. Thinking of the hardship and danger on the journey, Chavet refused her request, telling her upon his return if the country was good and safe, they would be married and go to the New World.
Adrienne refused to accept his answer, and disguised herself as a cabin boy and applied to the captain of Chavet's ship for a position as a cabin boy, calling herself Jean. The girl must have been incredibly clever in her disguise, for it is said that not even Chavet recognized her. The sailors called her Petit Jean, which is French for Little John.
The ocean was crossed in early spring; the vessel ascended the Mississippi River to the Arkansas River, to the foot of the mountain. The Indians on the mountain came to the river and greeted Chavet and invited the sailors to spend time on the mountain. Chavet, Petit Jean, and the sailors spent the summer atop Petit Jean Mountain until fall approached and they began preparations for their voyage back to France. The ship was readied and boarded the evening before departure.
That night, Petit Jean became ill with a sickness that was strange to Chavet and his sailors. It was marked with fever, convulsions, delirium, and finally coma. Her condition was so grave at daylight that the departure was delayed. During the illness, Petit Jean's identity was, of course, discovered. The girl confessed her deception to Chavet and begged his forgiveness. She requested that if she died, to be carried back to the mountaintop that she had spent her last days on, and be buried at a spot overlooking the river below. The Indians made a stretcher out of deerskins and bore her up the mountain. At sundown, she died.
Many years later a low mound of earth was found at the point we now call Petit Jean's Grave. Her death, and the legend that followed, is said to give the mountain and the overlook an enchanting quality that draws visitors back again, and again."
For more information, about the state park, visit http://www.petitjeanstatepark.com/default.aspx
I've known Tiffany for almost 11 years now and it has been an absolute joy watching her grow up and become the beautiful person she is today! 💖💖I am so excited to work with her since she is a senior in high school this year! Here are a couple of photos from her senior session.