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A Behind The Scenes Desert Styled Fashion Shoot | Oregon Portrait Photographer

October 23, 2012

Filed in: Fashion, Portraits

I love when an idea that started as “it would be fun to do this”  becomes a reality.  I have been thinking and wanting to do this photo shoot for sometime but with the business of wedding season my idea had to be put on hold.  A few weeks ago I met with the lovely Brianna from Blissful Weddings by Brianna to catch up on life and talk about a possible photo shoot. Besides being a wedding coordinator, Brianna is one of my go to models.  She is beautiful, talented and the camera loves her almost as much as I do!  Great minds think a like!  Brianna must have read my mind because the concept she had for the photo shoot was just what I had been thinking about.  So we put our plan into action.  We  needed  models and a location.  The models came easy, thanks to my awesome friends, Hannah and Courtney, who are always willing to create art with me.  I also invited my sister, Leslie and my sister-in-law Maria.   Got to have some family fun as well.

After searching for a location,  I found the picture perfect place….Smith Rock State Park.  This place is unbelievably beautiful!  So majestic and as soon as we got there I knew it was going to make an awesome backdrop for the photo shoot.

For my fellow photogs if you ever want to shoot there, you need to call thirty days in advance to get a permit.  Provide liability of  insurance and sign a waiver form.  I want to give a huge thanks to Scott and Matt from Smith Rock Park.  They were so friendly to us and Matt went out of his way to show me some locations where we could shoot.  Thanks guys!

Here is a sneak peek of what is coming to the blog in the next two weeks.  Enjoy the behind the scenes pictures and don’t for get to stay tuned.  I have so many awesome pictures of these beautiful ladies, that just doing one blog would not do justice.  So there will be a lot more to come.


Miss Brianna working her magic on Hannah. Thank you so much Brianna for all your hard work with  hair and make up.

During the shoot we witness  true love.

In case you missed the sneak peeks I posted on Facebook, here are some teasers of my awesome models.






Leslie Sandoval
Maria Santiago
Courtney LeCavalier
Hannah Dahl
Brianna Crowe

Hair and Make UP – Brianna Crowe
Location – Smith Rock State Park
Photorapher – Lydia Gillis

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  1. […] got together and headed to the Eastern Oregon desert for some fun.  Yesterday I blogged about the behind the scenes of this epic adventure.  I will be blogging more with my other models but today is all about […]

  2. […] finally share Hannah’s gorgeous session with you all. You can also visit my previous posts on Behind the Scenes and Leslie to view other sessions from Smith Rock Park Styled […]

  3. […] Styled Photo Shoot I did a while back. To see more of the styled series you can check out “A Behind The Scenes Desert Styled Fashion Shoot“,  “Styled Photo Shoot of Leslie“, and “Hannah: A Styled Photo […]

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