Fashion Photography: Boho Republic SS|20
I've long been a fan of catalog photography especially when it comes to fashion. It's like creating your own magazine filled with beautiful clothes styled on gorgeous models in perfect settings. It's also a thrill when I can photograph my own line, Boho Republic. It's the reason I became a photographer in the first place!
I was so lucky to connect with the lovely Brooke Brooks of Stormy Weather Fashion to capture the casual chic of this "One Size Fits Most" Collection. Save the date for the launch party at Sassafras in Belltown on May 14th for our 7th Annual Spring Preview and Sample Sale. Check out the event page and join us!
Back in 2012 when I rebranded and shifted my approach to fashion, I couldn't afford to hire a professional photographer, so I did what I thought was the next best thing: I bought a DSLR, left it in "auto mode" and went to work photographing my line. I did that for a couple of years, actually. Then one day I thought "what do all those other buttons do?" It was right around the time we moved to Vashon Island and I was treated to nature scenes and sunsets on a regular basis that I decided it was time to learn how to use my camera.
I started to take online classes and practice a lot, and over time I grew to understand depth of field and could appreciate the relationship between light and shadows. It opened up a whole new world for me and it was no longer about just making photos of my fashion line. I started photographing landscapes, street style, portraits of friends and strangers, architecture, interior vignettes, events. I became obsessed with learning and improving my skills and 8 years later, I'm working as a professional photographer. I still photograph all genres, but fashion is probably my favorite since it's where I started. I also have subscribed to Vogue Magazine since I was in my teens, so it's part of my DNA.
I love this collection for its ease, its layering and the volume. It's a bit less feminine than my earlier collections, but still embodies my signature prints and pops of color. I'm more committed than ever to slow fashion, handmade, classic and timeless design, and I can't wait to share this collection in May!