It’s so much fun to get all done up and explore the city with my camera. My sister and I have a blast trying on different outfits and setting up makeshift photoshoots. But I always wondered what it would be like to be photographed professionally. And, when I got a job as a fashion designer in downtown Los Angeles, I finally got the chance. So if you’re wondering what really goes on at a fashion shoot, then take a look behind the scenes at my photoshoot.
I was honored that my boss asked me to model our fashion line. I knew the photos of the clothes would be placed in catalogues and sent to Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus for wholesale purchase. It was a lot of pressure, but I couldn’t have been more excited.
I arrived at my office an hour early the day of the shoot because clothes don’t just show up to a photoshoot on their own. Someone has to do the dirty work of hauling everything from the office to the studio. Guess who?
Seeing as how my company only had about 5 employees, the other designer and myself did most of the work transporting clothes. The garments needed to be enclosed in garbage bags to stay pristine in transit. Just bagging 600 styles could take all day, but we were forced to get it done in an hour. Everything was packed into several of the employee’s cars, and we all drove to Studio 1820 together. It was hectic, to say the least.
Studio 1820 was in a big brick building that was next to impossible to…