Temperatures are finally warming up and the days are getting longer – always good news for photographers in Ohio who like to work in natural light! We’re busy gearing up for summer projects, which reminded me of this editorial I shot last summer with model Dani Dikeman. We loved the idea of the proverbial summer road trip as context for a fashion shoot, and happened to have access to this incredible, restored 1965 Mustang for the project. Knowing styling would be key, we brought in friend and colleague Erin Maloney, who did an amazing job putting these Boho-chic looks together. They were the perfect expression of summer fashion for the wandering-gypsy-spirit of the character we had in mind for the shoot. My go-to makeup artist Leigh Ann Ehmann did her usual stellar job on both hair and makeup, making sure Dani’s looks were as carefree and natural as they should be for a top-down, summer cruise through rural countryside.
To my friends at Kingston Kustoms – thank you for the car! The ’65 Mustang was beautiful, and your team did a phenomenal job on the restoration. We’ll definitely be partnering with you again for future projects! And also, special thanks go to Kaitlin Hatton – my studio intern last summer, and photo assistant for this shoot. Kaitlin was a real asset for the duration of her internship, and was beyond helpful on-set for this project. Here’s hoping your summer of 2017 will be full of sunset adventures and horizon-chasing!