Summer Girls

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! 

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August 31, 2011 - 4:18 am

Leovi - Wonderful, with those colors and delicious lights, I love them all.

August 31, 2011 - 6:14 am

Leia - How fun! What a gorgeous photoshoot! And stunning models, too :)

August 31, 2011 - 8:42 am

Pam D - Love them all.. but the one with the house in the background sort of takes my breath away….

August 31, 2011 - 8:53 am

Sarah - Dodeline Design - This is gorgeous Maddy!

August 31, 2011 - 8:58 am

Maegan - Such beautiful photos! Totally magazine quality, I thought they were from a mag & reread, really lovely! Feels like I’m at the picnik with them.

August 31, 2011 - 9:07 am

urban muser - these photos are so fun!

August 31, 2011 - 9:09 am

Emily - This is so fabulous and fun!! I love everything about it. You did such a great job Maddy. I hope you will do more shoots like this.

August 31, 2011 - 9:14 am

Cafe Fashionista - This is truly one of the most incredible shoots ever, Maddy – the colors are so vibrant…they just leap off the screen. Start submitting your pictures somewhere – anywhere – they need to be swooned over by the world! Seriously. :)

August 31, 2011 - 9:23 am

Mindy - how adorable! my phriend, you are really rocking your nikon!

August 31, 2011 - 9:24 am

Life with Kaishon - It looks like so much fun! I wasn’t able to leave a comment this morning and I couldn’t wait to get to a computer to tell you how grand it looks!

August 31, 2011 - 9:53 am

Elle sees - So freaking adorable. I want to go to there! But I’m rather clumsy on a bike.

August 31, 2011 - 10:17 am

Michaela - I love this idea Maddy, it looks like so much fun! Beautiful shots and you never cease to amaze me with how talented you are!

August 31, 2011 - 10:33 am

Lee Oliveira - Summer, picnic, catching up with the girls should be like this always.
Lovely shot
lee x

August 31, 2011 - 10:51 am

Hannah B - OMG! I’m in love with this shoot. It totally says “summer!”

Btw, I just looked back at the photo you posted yesterday and I love the canvas texture you put in the background. Gorgeous!

August 31, 2011 - 10:55 am

Pradeepa - Amazing shots. The models are gorgeous and the location is fantastic.

August 31, 2011 - 11:01 am

Gloria - This looks like so much fun!! And the styling is so spot on – love their outfits :-)

August 31, 2011 - 12:41 pm

Rosie - Those are fabulous! You guys really did an amazing job.

August 31, 2011 - 1:23 pm

Vanessa - Absolutely beautiful. Props, location, n models. Looks very scenic. U did well once again. 2 thumbs up, Maddie. What a better way to end the summer :(

August 31, 2011 - 1:36 pm

Christina Lee - Perfect (esp. with the bike added in)!!!

August 31, 2011 - 1:41 pm

christina Klas - These are all lovely! You must be so pleased with the way it turn out (as the girls should be too!) Love your blog and your work :)

August 31, 2011 - 3:43 pm

Kristin - Your models are seriously fabulous! Dying over that tribal top!

August 31, 2011 - 3:54 pm

The Guilty Hyena - Maddy you set up your very own editorial summer picnic shoot!! :) what a wonderful way to say farewell to the summer. Location is pictorial, as well as the lovely lanterns your sis Charlotte and her friends look like naturals in front of the camera, one of my fave photos is of the floral wayfarers and the colorful reflection captured on the lenses.

September 1, 2011 - 9:58 am

Piper - Maddy these are gorgeous!! I so need you to do a photo shoot for me!! I could go for a relaxing picnic right about now – looks like you guys had a blast!

September 1, 2011 - 2:48 pm

Home Girl - Love, love, LOVE the colors!!! What a great idea and the way it was all staged, you made it look so festive and “unstaged” if that makes sense?? I am always amazed at your talent girlie!! You are seriously awesome.

September 1, 2011 - 2:48 pm

Haute World - What a beautiful setting and I’m so in love with the way you captured the vibrant colors. All you girls look fab by the way. Looks like you had a lot of fun (and I love the red camera!).

September 1, 2011 - 3:15 pm

Camila Faria - Very summery indeed! So beautiful and fun! Love this photoshoot Maddy!

September 1, 2011 - 8:31 pm

camille - those pics seem like so much fun! you’re an awesome photographer! love the light in these shots!

September 2, 2011 - 12:01 am

Pink Ronnie - Maddy, what an awesome concept! I love the setting, the girls and their outfits – all nicely chosen! The lanterns add such a lovely touch and that house in the background looks like it’s out of a fairytale. I almost always fail at shooting at midday so I take my hat off to you! What new technique did you use?
Ronnie xo

September 2, 2011 - 4:14 am

Sabine - What a wonderful summer atmosphere! The girls are gorgeous and the styling really works. Seeing good old Holga makes me smile!

September 2, 2011 - 11:20 am

dana - So much fun! looks like they could be found in a mag! Love that Holga too :)

September 4, 2011 - 10:06 am

Buckeroomama - Maddy, you have outdone yourself! Looking through the photos felt like me flicking through the pages of a lifestyle magazine (wait, have I mentioned this before?)… Seriously. That shot of the bicycle, LOVE to the MAX! I sound like my teenage self (ugh!), but really, these photos are absolutely gush-worthy! =)

September 6, 2011 - 10:58 pm

Nadette - I LOVE it!! I’m really wishing you had been there for my picnic in July, my pics just don’t hold a candle to these. For my photography homework, I’m supposed to be working on portraits in various types of light, but I blew my weekend and it’s going to rain the rest of the week, I’m so sad. But on the upside, at least I know the concepts for taking great pictures in bright sunlight. I feel so accomplished :)

September 7, 2011 - 3:56 pm

Tiera - Oh, how fun! I’ve gotta get my girlfriends to do something like this so I can practice my photography skills!

September 9, 2011 - 2:05 pm

Cathy - Gorgeous! The colors are so vibrant! And I’d love to pluck a strawberry out of the picnic basket.

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