As I mentioned in this post, I’ve been organizing a “just for fun” photo shoot over the last few weeks. I wanted to do something like it for awhile and since I found myself with some extra time this summer, it was all the more reason to make it happen. The concept was simple: a farewell to summer. And what’s more summer than an outdoor picnic with friends. I decided on a gorgeous location that I pass everyday on my way to work and a few simple props to set the story. I solicited the help of my sister Charlotte, who recruited two lovely ladies for this project and helped me every step of the way. Together we worked on outfits, hair and makeup looks to bring my vision to life and the rest just played itself out on camera. Shooting in the midday sun was a new challenge for me, but I thought this would be a great opportunity to experiment with a new shooting environment. A big THANK YOU to my gorgeous models Charlotte, Selvete and Ashley for waking up way too early on a Saturday morning to make this idea in my head a reality – you guys rocked it!