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