January 11, 2018
Tracy Waitkus Photography 805.264.2771
Avila Beach, California
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A few times each year, I plan a creative shoot. Something fun for my own enjoyment that will help me learn, grow, and experiment as a photographer. It usually starts with an idea for a location, or with an accessory or garment I'm obsessed with, or an overall mood that I want to capture. Last month everything came together and I did a fashion-inspired shoot at Avila Beach with the gorgeous Brooke. Collaborating with me was amazing hair and makeup artist Ruby Villalobos of Heritage Salon.
The inspiration for the shoot was this fabulous purple gown I picked up a couple of years ago at a consignment shop. I thought it would look amazing in late-day sun against the golden cliffs in Avila Beach. Brooke agreed to model for me and the gown looked fantastic on her. Ruby created gorgeous makeup and did a messy, unstructured look for her hair which worked so well with the beach setting.