Ah, fashion. It's one of my favorite things and being hired to photograph it is always such a joy for me. Marissa came to me some months back to inquire about a shoot. It would be a fashion editorial shoot featuring a collection of ethereal garments she created for women called Haute Deity. Not only that, but she wanted it shot in the ever amazing Joshua Tree. I mean....I was ecstatic. Fashion plus the desert equals my heaven. We started planning it and after some emails back and forth a location was chosen, mood boards were made and a date was set. We literally kept emailing each other just to say how excited we were for the shoot. When I showed up to the house she had rented (which by the way was ridiculously amazing) and saw all of the unique pieces hanging in the closet my mouth dropped. I did not expect them to be so exquisite in person.
Each piece is intricately detailed to perfection and one of a kind, made by hand. Her hands. She sewed and designed every part of the collection herself and I'm so honored she chose me to essentially shoot the lookbook, which will help launch the website soon!
Here are some of my favorites from that magical day.