Denver Fashion Photography

I recently worked with the amazing Brandi Shigley at Fashion Denver to photograph the spring 2016 edition of Fashion Camp. I liked the sound of what she was doing and it’s right up my alley combining personal style with confidence building. The participants were girls (and one guy) varying in ages from 5-14 and from different schools and areas of Denver. I was SO impressed with both the campers and the direction and execution of the camp.

The day started with Heather Okimoto from Denver Fashion Magazine leading a group discussion. The kids talked about peer pressure, personal style, what to do if kids make fun of you and self confidence. It was full of lessons that we still need to hear as adults. I loved how open and honest the kids were and how willing they were to share even though they didn’t know one another.
After lunch the campers got into the fashion designing portion. They started by sketching out design ideas, selecting fabrics and add-ons to create their upcycled fashions and coming up with a plan to bring their creations to life. Adult volunteers were on hand to help with ironing, sewing or spray painting as needed, but the kids primarily did everything themselves.
They then moved on to learning how to walk and pose on the runway, lead by Dorian Phaero. They started by walking with books on their heads to stand tall, proud and to walk with purpose. They then learned to find their light, strike their pose and to do it all with grace and without it being overdone. They took the challenge head on and did a great job!
Next was hair and makeup up, provided by Glamour Bar, 3 Little Birds Salon and Henry’s Salon. They kids got to pick their hair styles including fun additions like metallic threads or temporary color. Once they were done I took portraits of all the kids with their upcycled fashions.
Next was the grand finale; the red carpet runway fashion show. The camper’s families were invited back to watch the show. They used their runway skills to showcase their fashions. All the kids killed it!

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The remaining donated clothes not used for upcycling was sent to Haiti for donation. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this camp possible! Looking forward to the next Fashion Camp this summer.

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