I had been working on the concept of the 4 Elements (kids as Fire, Earth, Water and Air) for quite sometime. It definitely took a lot of planning between the casting of the kids, getting the right clothing & props to location scouting – all those ‘elements’ played very key roles in this shoot. I knew I wanted something that looked very fantastical and ethereal. I was able to find some incredible designers (with a lot of research) to come up with some fantastic pieces for this shoot with the help of stylist, Gabrielle Lewis and make-up artist, Robyn Vega. The kids were amazing and were real troopers even though the weather was a bit chilly, the water freezing – literally made my toes numb – and being in a forest full of crawly critters probably wasn’t the most appealing thing in the world. They each really depicted the elements exactly the way I had envisioned.
Fantastic Headpieces by:
Outfits and Accessories by:
The shoot was featured in Aphotic Magazine (March/April 2012 issue) which is on sale now. I am excited to share the shots from the magazine along with many other favorites that didn’t end up in the magazine but are just as spectacular. I adore this shoot. Thanks to everyone for all your hard work and effort. You all rock!