There’s always something that feels so cool and sophisticated about fashion photography – the clothes, the poses, the models, the lighting. I have always admired the great fashion photographers of our time and looked to many for inspiration like Lindsey Adler and Patrick Demarchelier and if there is one thing that I’ve noticed, its that there is always a distinct theme and idea. The feel and theme that I and my fellow photographers, Erica White and Whitney Majors were envisioning was a very rustic fall feel as it turns into winter. We chose a spot that had a little bit of fall color left with a variety of dead and alive plants and we decided to shoot in the morning as the sun rose to give a more even a cool light. To create more of a mood, I used primarily low apertures and tried free lensing for a photo or two. Our model and my dear friend, Cortney, was such a perfect fit. I have always loved photographing her – her sophisticated yet kind and spunky personality fits well for so many photos and always shines through.