I found out about Mini Joops through an Instagram post of a friend who had visited her shop IN DES MOINES. I was like wait... what?! We have access to amazing kids' brands locally?! And then I found out her shop was literally a block away from my studio. COME ON. I have since moved studios but now we are still right down the street from each other. We first did a shoot together last fall and for summer 2017 Malisa (owner of Mini Joops) contacted me and wanted to show off the new fun lines she is getting in that are HOT and completely selling out. Her inspiration for her shoot was summer, fun, rainbows, and more FUN. Cuz being a kid in the summer is JUST THAT.
I immediately began thinking of props and went to the length of spray painting fruit gold for some pineapple bowling, finally made some cotton candy props I have been dreaming of for months, and of course had to incorporate a GIANT RAINBOW. We had a blast as you can see from the photos and the kids all rocked their outfits.
Make sure to go visit her in person if you are in the Des Moines are down in the East Village or shop her store online at www.minijoops.com.
photography+styling: Hello Charlie | hair: Ami Kordick