Behind the Scenes at the Spectator

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The saying “It takes a village” can certainly apply to all my photo shoots.  From blog shoots to styling models for other clients it takes a very talented, organized, and creative team to pull it all together.  One of my favorite photographers that I have the pleasure of working with on the regular is Clifford Pate and the man does not skip a beat when capturing every element of our shoots.  Beauty expert Kalena Doo from Stella Nova West Ashley ran with the direction I gave her for a 20’s inspired hair and makeup.  Achieving a faux bob is not an easy task and she made it look effortless. I am so grateful for my style assistants who help me pull it all together like Jonatan Guerrero who was on set for the Spectator shoot.  From schlepping clothes around town, setting up on location, tapping up all the shoes,  writing the credits, and packing it all up at the end of the day to ensure it gets returned to the stores safe and sound, this task keeps them on their toes.

The concept of every shoot can be inspired by a dress, a shoe, a movie, makeup, hairstyle or a location like the beautiful The Spectator Hotel featured here.  The speakeasy inspired decor of the hotel designed by Jenny Keenan has hints of art deco design with a modern flair.  The very accommodating staff were there at every moment catering to our needs with a smile.  Charleston’s hotel scene is exploding and The Spectator is a great addition that stands out in every way. Just blocks away from the bustling Market Street, the hotel is an calming oasis that makes you feel at home.

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