Summer at the Carousel {collaboration shoot}

I have been dreaming of a shoot that would combine the things that I love about summertime childhood into one amazing photographic editiorial. I am a huge fan of Heaven Sent J's designs and when I saw her spring line I imagined all these toddler girls dressing up and going to the carousel together on the boardwalk. I knew they needed some glitter to accessorize of course, so Giddy Up and Grow's summer collection was the PERFECT touch to complete the girls' looks...I mean ice cream, cheeseburgers, and hot dogs in their hair?! It had to be done. I added in a few other clothing pieces from small shops I love to complete the shoot into a large collection of stripes, polka dots, ruffles, glitter, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, skinned knees and huge smiles. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!

This shoot was taken at the Heritage Carousel in Des Moines, Iowa, and was a one year anniversary celebration for Hello Charlie, a commercial photography studio that styles fashion shoots for babies, toddler and children's clothing lines. 

Styling, Art/Creative Direction, Photography, Models by Hello Charlie

Clothing by Heaven Sent J's, hair clips by Giddy Up and Grow and necklaces by Gunner and Lux

Other clothing and accessory brands represented are Ryan and Wren, Crew and Lu, The Crafted Co., James Vincent Design Co., George and Fran, and Little Willow Tree

Crop top by Heaven Sent J's, skirt by George and Fran and hair piece by Giddy Up and Grow

Crop top by Heaven Sent J's, skirt by George and Fran and hair piece by Giddy Up and Grow

all clothing pieces by Heaven Sent J's

all clothing pieces by Heaven Sent J's

Hair piece by Giddy Up and Grow, romper by James Vincent Design Co.

Hair piece by Giddy Up and Grow, romper by James Vincent Design Co.

Romper by Crew and Lu, hair clips by Ryan and Wren, necklace by Gunner and Lux

Romper by Crew and Lu, hair clips by Ryan and Wren, necklace by Gunner and Lux

Dress by Heaven Sent J's, necklace by Gunner and Lux

Dress by Heaven Sent J's, necklace by Gunner and Lux

Dress by Heaven Sent J's

Dress by Heaven Sent J's

Dress by Heaven Sent J's

Dress by Heaven Sent J's

Top and bloomers by The Crafted Co., hair clip by Ryan and Wren

Top and bloomers by The Crafted Co., hair clip by Ryan and Wren

Dresses by Heaven Sent J's

Dresses by Heaven Sent J's

Hair clips by Giddy Up and Grow, romper and crop by Heaven Sent J's and skirt by George and Fran

Hair clips by Giddy Up and Grow, romper and crop by Heaven Sent J's and skirt by George and Fran

Dress by Heaven Sent J's, hair clip by Ryan and Wren

Dress by Heaven Sent J's, hair clip by Ryan and Wren

Romper by Heaven Sent J's, hair piece by Giddy Up and Grow

Romper by Heaven Sent J's, hair piece by Giddy Up and Grow

Crop by Crew and Lu, bloomers by Little Willow Tree, hair clips by Ryan and Wren

Crop by Crew and Lu, bloomers by Little Willow Tree, hair clips by Ryan and Wren

Necklace by Gunner and Lux, romper by Crew and Lu

Necklace by Gunner and Lux, romper by Crew and Lu

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