Posted on Oct 09, 2017
Posted in Creative

 

Southern Elegance Creative Shoot in Fort Mill SC

I was so excited to meet Beth Vanderwalker earlier this summer through a post on Instagram. I reached out to her to introduce myself and offer my services on a collaboration project and we immediately hit it off. Beth is the owner of Simply Jane Formals, a local formalwear shop in the heart of Fort Mill, SC. They’re motto is,”Dressing the Queen in You.”

Beth shared with me how Simply Jane Formals got started during our first meeting: “Simply Jane Formals began with an idea to share dresses with other girls looking for beautiful dresses at an affordable price.  My daughters came up with our name (Jane is a family name that goes back several generations) , started an Instagram, and it took off.”

We quickly planned and executed a major fashion photo shoot to showcase some of her most popular gowns for pageants and formalwear. This very quickly turned into a major production that provided us with access to a historic southern house in Downtown Fort Mill, SC. This was truly a collaborative effort with amazing models, some of which were former and current SC pageant participants, a handful of AMAZING gowns, bloggers, a makeup artist and of course me the photographer.

Here’s a rundown of everyone who helped make this an amazing summer fashion shoot:

Gowns: Beth Vanderwalker of Simply Jane Formals

Photography: Derek Johnson Photography

Hair and Makeup:

Kim Amiolemeh

The Models:

Special thanks to:

Enjoy these images from our super fun and glamorous shoot!

Southern Elegance Fashion Shoot in Fort Mill SC Southern Elegance Fashion Shoot in Fort Mill SC

 

Southern Elegance Fashion Shoot in Fort Mill SC

 

Southern Elegance Fashion Shoot in Fort Mill SC Southern Elegance Fashion Shoot in Fort Mill SC

 

Southern Elegance Fashion Shoot in Fort Mill SC Southern Elegance Fashion Shoot in Fort Mill SC Southern Elegance Fashion Shoot in Fort Mill SC

Southern Elegance Fashion Shoot in Fort Mill SC Southern Elegance Fashion Shoot in Fort Mill SC Southern Elegance Fashion Shoot in Fort Mill SC Southern Elegance Fashion Shoot in Fort Mill SC Southern Elegance Fashion Shoot in Fort Mill SC Southern Elegance Fashion Shoot in Fort Mill SCSouthern Elegance Fashion Shoot in Fort Mill SC

Posted on Jun 23, 2016
Posted in Teens

We recently completed our first Buckle Denim Model Shoot!  I’m so excited about my new partnership with our local Buckle Denim Store. Buckle is a high end denim brand with some amazing denim jeans and a host of other stylish designs for adults and youth. I personally fell in love with Buckle jeans about two years ago and have practically replaced every pair of non-Buckle jeans in my closet with Buckle jeans.

Through over a year of building rapport with our local Buckle store manager Kellus Sanchez we finally got the green light from corporate to do some co-marketing projects together. We scheduled a quick model shoot to capture some of their latest spring and summer styles for marketing pieces to promote upcoming Denim Parties. A Denim Party is a great in-store event where you can go into a Buckle Store, get a custom fitting by one of their talented stylists and enjoy savings to walk away with some amazing gear.

My DJP Me Models were definitely up to the task of representing Buckle and Derek Johnson Photography studio and did an amazing job at modeling their styles. Check out the images from the shoot. Be on the lookout for more information about upcoming Denim Parties with local Buckle stores.

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