I am so excited to share these images with you all. For those of you who don’t know, Laura was on America’s Next Top Model Cycle 13, where she was the runner up, and also on America’s Next Top Model All-Stars. She was super sweet, with a great bubbly personality, but could really turn it on in front of the camera. I can now tell you that she is exactly the same in person. Our shoot in Clearwater (Sand Key Park/Beach, to be specific) was very nearly rained out, but Laura had such a sunny attitude about it and the second the rain broke we ran out to get as many photos as we could. Two hours and five looks later, it still hadn’t really rained again.
All of the styling was Laura’s own wardrobe and accessories, and she (and her excellent boyfriend Jake) helped create the great looks for this shoot. These are my favorite kinds of model shoots – put the model in her own clothes and magic happens. Laura also brought along an absolutely excellent makeup artist, Nai W. Chang, who is not only a very talented MUA, but was so helpful in holding umbrellas and schlepping gear. I would highly recommend her!
Laura has her own clothing line, Grumbage by Laura, and I would be amiss to not give it a shout-out!
Did I mention that I am really excited for these photos? Because I am REALLY excited for these photos.
Photography: Sheri Baldwin Photography
Model: Laura Kirkpatrick
MUA: Nai W. Chang
Laura understands my love of upside down photos.