Best of 2016
I’m so excited to FINALLY share with y’all a recap of really the best moments I’ve had in 2016 as a fashion/blog photographer.
12. Test Shoots
I didn’t get to do as much as I wanted to, but I am glad I made time to shoot with these two- De’Ana and Molly. Test shoots are so much fun because this is where you can get as creative as you want to because you both are there just to create some amazing content for your portfolio. I hope to do more test shoots this year.
Kori Jean and Kelsi of Mersistone have been so amazing to work with. They are both so kind and the best part is that they can SING! They are a country music duo based in Nashville! They drove down from Nashville just to shoot with me and I felt so honored. These girls are going places and I’m so excited for them! Thanks to Hillary of Hillarytoparis.com for introducing us.
10. Bike shoot with Kate from Lonestar Southern
If I could choose my favorite shoot with Kate from the whole year, this one would be it. I mean.. pink bike and a Kate Spade dress, GIRL WORK! BTW, if you aren’t already following Kate, please do. This girl is a gem! She is so sweet and really cares about her readers.
9. Getting to shoot with Lauren of Vandifair.com weekly
Getting to know Lauren during our weekly shoots has been so much fun! I admire her love for color, puppies, and all things Disney. The highlight of shooting with Lauren last year- was road tripping to Austin to shoot with Olivia of livvylandblog.com. They both have such good hearts and are so fun to be around. I also got to learn more about Lauren during our road trip and we even got to stop at the infamous Buccee’s!
8. Katey of Chronicles of Frivolity's Blue Dress
I had to include this shoot because you would never know that it was the most muggy and cloudy day EVER when we shot this. It literally stormed as soon as we were wrapping up. Regardless of all that, Katey managed to still look stunning! I think she had just announced that she was pregnant at this point and she had that gorgeous motherly glow! I loved getting to know Katey more throughout the year and out of the many shoots that we did, this one was my absolute favorite!
7. Dallas Press Trip for Visit Dallas
I cannot thank Jenn from Haute off the Rack enough for setting me up with this gig that happened right after NYFW. I got to run around Dallas with non-local bloggers and writers during their trip to discover all the amazingness that makes Dallas. We went to the Dallas Symphony Gala after-party, saw a few art museums, got to meet a well known Jewelry designer, and more!
6. Miami Swim Week
Miami was filled with amazing backgrounds. It is basically any photographers and bloggers dream to have so many beautiful backgrounds. This was the highlight for me- if you are ever in Miami, Wynwood Walls is a MUST!
5. Empowerment Exchange shoot
I was so honored to photograph the Empowerment Exchange ladies for their first shoot. Love women supporting women and sharing their love for fashion. Thank you to Melody of Blingaholic88.com for involving me.
4. rewardStyle Conference
This was my first year being around all of the festivities. If you aren’t familiar with rewardStyle, it is a company based in Dallas that pairs bloggers with brands and in return they get commission for what sells on their blog or on instagram by their liketoknow.it system. I don’t want to get too deep into it, since I don’t know too much about it. But this conference is invite-only for their top performers. Being there for the first time, it felt like Fashion Week! It was such a fun experience and I loved meeting everyone and working with locals.
3. Getting to know local clients
There was nothing like the feeling of shooting in my town and getting to learn more about my clients. Building that relationship and trust is important when you shoot with someone so often. Loved shooting with these amazing women and learning more about their story.
2. New York Fashion Week
I don’t even think I need to explain. NYFW was an amazing experience as a fashion photographer and I’m sure it always will be. More on this experience later.
1. Shooting around Fort Worth with Style of Sam
This shoot was my favorite shoot of the year because I got to hang out with Sam and we got to shoot around our city! Sam was my very first fashion blogger client and we have grown to become very good friends. This day could not be more perfect, there was no traffic, the weather was perfect, and we got to catch up during the shoot! Plus, we got to really show off the amazing backdrops the city has to offer! The backgrounds included Trust Print Shop, Taco Heads, and the Kimbell Museum of Art.
Thank you all of the amazing year and support you have shown me through social media! If you have made it this far into the post, THANK YOU! I want to throw a secret photoshoot giveaway just for you readers. To enter: comment with a camera emoji with "I Entered!" on my last instagram photo (Photo of @_megankristine wearing a grey sweater dress and tan boots.) This giveaway is only open to bloggers/influencers and you must be willing to travel to Fort Worth for the shoot. Giveaway winner will be selected March 17th.
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