-This month’s challenge theme-
Each studio, in collaboration with their studio reps, created images they felt best fit the theme.
Jody Rael – Las Vegas, NV
Jody Rael Photography @jodyrael
Studio Reps: InFrame: Sofia Forrest-Turner @sofiaforrestturner • Madison Piekarski @madisonpiekarski • Jordyn DeKoven @jordyn_dekoven • Bianca Capanna @bianca_capanna
“A hat is a flag, a shield, a bit of armor, and the badge of femininity. A hat is the difference between wearing clothes and wearing a costume; it’s the difference between being dressed and being dressed up; it’s the difference between looking adequate and looking your best. A hat is to be stylish in, to glow under, to flirt beneath, to make all others seem jealous over, and to make all men feel masculine about. A piece of magic is a hat.” – Martha Sliter, novelist
In Frame: LJ Morley @the_og_italian
This challenge was a little more than the “hat” theme for me. I broke out the gels that I was hoping to use for last months challenge. I didn’t get to that shoot so I did it this month! LJ and I had fun trying out different colors and seeing what worked and what didn’t. Back to the hat – I wanted to incorporate the hat without it being a “Hey look at my hat” type of shoot. It worked well because these are LJ’s personal hats that he wears frequently. They fit perfectly for the theme and I loved the ease of having it on his head and not feeling awkward about wearing it.
Wendy Ewing – Las Cruces, NM
www.studioe-photo.com • @studioe
InFrame: Elizabeth Cervantes-Vanderlugt • @Izzycv_10
Boutique: Hat & Accessories • @desertrepublic Boots: @Timberland • Denim Shorts: @hollisterco
Elizabeth drives a Rubicon Jeep and we live in the Desert so throwing on a bucket hat was fitting for some late afternoon fun in the Southwest sun. Spring is our windy season so the hat actually helped control her long locks. We ended Izzy’s shoot with the Organ Mountains at sunset as her backdrop, because if you live in Las Cruces, this beloved view is seen nightly by all Desert Dwellers & missed greatly by those who can’t be here to see it in person. Sunset on the Organ Mountains is “home” for us.