The other day I got a call from the studio manager Lesilie Cordosa at Montana Pritchards Photography Studio. She asked me if I could come in the next day to help create the set for a photo shoot. Luckily my schedule was free, I gladly said yes. The name of the shoot - Rue de Muse. Ru De Muse is an upcoming, high-end online boutique, started by Montana Pritchard and Sloane Sapan. Montana is a local photographer here in South Florida, while Sloane is a stylist. The plan was to have two beautiful models wearing lingerie in a boudoir setting. Montana had some tears and I assembled the mood board. The mood was sensual, soft, and edgy and all the focus was on the models. Montana and I shopped all around West Palm Beach FL. We found some great dark blue satin fabric with a simple flower pattern at a fabric shop. Next stop, The Home Depot! Montana and I wanted to create thee flats for one large wall. We also got some baseboard and trim for a footboard. Montana found some great Victorian stencil to accent the walls with. The set design was to be very dark. Quite naturally the focus point is the model, so we had to be carful not to put anything into the frame that would take away form her. As much as I pushed for a chandelier, there just wasn't room. The set took about 10 hours to assemble from thought to finish.
The next morning everyone arrived. Montana’s assistant Lauren brought out lights, and I spent the rest of the morning vacuuming and tweaking the set. Picture frames went up and down, while furniture was moved around. The makeup artist Sandy Maranesi, and the hair stylist Amanda Parisi did a beautiful job on the models. Courtney Bingham and Choice Gray are the talented and gorgeous models represented by ELITE MIAMI.
Seeing the end product is the best part. To pull of a shoot like this takes a lot of work and talented people. I know that I couldn't do it alone. The artists I worked with made the project more exciting. When you are around creative people, you yourself get more creative. In my field of work I know I will always work in a group. I don't mind it one bit. I feel blessed to be a part of any film or photo project. I love it, I always have and always will.
Sorry, no video! But you get to see pics provided by Montana!