This summer I shot the athletic wear fashion editorial Suspend for Auxiliary Magazine’s Summer 2016 Issue. We had been wanting to do an athletic wear editorial for a while and when it occurred to our fashion editor Shannon Kramp that one of the model’s we’ve featured many times in Auxiliary, Samm Haney, was an aerial dancer, it all fell into place. We contacted Buffalo Aerial Dance and through them had a location and two more models, Anastasia Maria and founder Erica Cope.
This Sheer Terror Style feature for Auxiliary Magazine’s Spring 2016 Issue was a little bit different than past ones I have shot. I have been shooting the Style feature for the last few issues of Auxiliary and this time around we decided to go with photos where the model is smiling. Not very common in fashion photography where things tend to be more serious but the detail upper body shots for this feature allow for some playfulness. The focus of this Style feature is sheer clothing and the overall styling had a faint 90s vibe that really paired well with smiling and laughing photos.
Jennifer and RJ’s Buffalo wedding felt like a fairytale. All day long it was huge smiles and excitement. Beyond the happiness that felt like magic, the wedding was styled like a fairytale complete with a castle. The bride’s dress was a fit for a princess with sheer cap sleeves and a corseted back. The bride wore a tiara and beautiful pearl and crystal jewelry. The couple had their first dance to “Beauty and the Beast” from the Disney animated classic. The reception took place at Tonawanda Castle and we did their photos there as well, using many of the castle’s rooms and hallways. My favorite photos from the day were of the couple outside the castle at dusk.
Jennifer and RJ planned their whole fairytale castle wedding from Los Angeles with a couple of trips to Buffalo for in person meetings. An impressive feat! Jennifer’s hometown is Buffalo so it seemed the perfect location so they could be surrounded by family and friends.
Back in July I shot the Rockabilly Rebel Style feature for Auxiliary Magazine’s Summer 2016 Issue. Shannon Kramp, Auxiliary’s Fashion Editor, styled this installment and Meagan Hendrickson, Auxiliary’s original Fashion Editor, modeled. It was fun having Auxiliary fashion old and new united! Meagan was a perfect fit for the Rockabilly Rebel look which focused on rockabilly fashion with a rebellious, tough, dark edge. Working at rockabilly fashion and pinup store Cats Like Us and writing her gothy blog Coffin Kitsch meant this style was right up Meagan’s alley. We like to feature models in Auxiliary that really fit the look and even embody it as lifestyle is a big part of Auxiliary too.