Underwater Dreams

If you didn’t already guess from my blog name or previous posts, I have developed a real passion for styling. Thankfully I have been able to get a lot of great experience styling runway models with Koziak Productions and on photo shoots with Dynamite Editorials. I’ve always dreamed of doing an underwater photo shoot ever since the ANTM days, so I was beyond excited when I got an opportunity to style on my very first underwater shoot last summer! Captured by photographer Kay Hsu, wardrobe stylist Sydnee Thrasher and I assisted Tauna Carson from TNT Tauna with styling models Kelsie Mathews and Sarai Bates in these gorgeous mermaid inspired looks. Hair and makeup artists Roshan Sprenger and Irene Pandoro along with DIY blogger Lindsie Villarreal (who created these super cute custom floral headbands!) did an incredible job to make this shoot amazing! The finished editorial spread is called Celestial Water Nymphs and was recently published in two magazines, which you can see below :)

Vezzo Magazine Cover - Photographer: Kay Hsu, Model: Sarai Bates, Stylists: Tauna Carson and Ciera ChangVezzo Magazine Story - Photographer: Kay Hsu, Model: Tauna Carson, Stylists: Tauna Carson and Ciera Chang

Vezzo Magazine featured us on the cover of their spring issue with a beautiful image of Sarai Bates and a full spread inside.

Avant Garde Magazine also published the editorial in their August issue.

Avant Garde Magazine: Celestial Water Nymphs - Photographer: Kay Hsu, Model: Kelsie Mathews, Stylists: Tauna Carson and Ciera Chang Avant Garde Magazine: Celestial Water Nymphs - Photographer: Kay Hsu, Model: Kelsie Mathews, Stylists: Tauna Carson and Ciera Chang Avant Garde Magazine: Celestial Water Nymphs - Photographer: Kay Hsu, Model: Kelsie Mathews, Stylists: Tauna Carson and Ciera Chang

I don’t know about you, but I think the photos turned out pretty amazing! The bright colors really popped in the water and all the photos have a real ethereal feeling to them. You can see even more photos from the spread on TNT Tauna’s blog!

Also, be sure to watch some behind the scenes fun captured in this video by Allen Freeman below:

Follow: