Friday, October 26, 2018

Fall 2017 Flashback: Athleta DC Fashion Show

Sometimes my favorite shoots are just big, happy accidents. This one for Athleta DC in the fall of 2017 was one of those big, happy accidents.

Every fall, Athleta DC works with its local ambassadors to host a fall fashion show featuring local fit models, the new clothes, fancy makeup -- the whole sha-bang you'd expect from any fashion show, really.

Lucky for me, the talented makeup artist doing the model's makeup, Petra Cleary, had met me a few years ago at a Zumba event I was covering in Silver Spring. She remembered me and reached out to ask if I would be interested in capturing this fun event for Athleta DC. She put me in touch with the event Chandra Hampton and it all fell into place from there!

I think my favorite part about capturing events like this is the ability to showcase the beauty of the entire event's process -- from quiet, backstage moments to the joyous celebration at the end.

It also didn't hurt that the Athleta team and all the lovely models were so energetic, talented and easy to work with!

I hope the participants had as much fun in the event as I did capturing it! :)

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