Fashion Portrait - Delani Bupp | Emily McGonigle Photography

A little while ago, Delani contacted me about setting up a fashion portrait session. This session was especially fun for me, because not only did we do some experimenting with lighting techniques, but I had the opportunity to style this session using clothing from Molly Green.

Molly Green is an adorable boutique with 2 locations, one in Birmingham, AL (Riverchase Galleria), and one in Nashville, TN (Coolsprings Galleria). If I'm not mistaken, I believe I saw that they were working on opening a third location in Opry Mills Mall in Nashville. Woo hoo! 

They seem to be doing pretty awesome as a store, and there's good reason why. Their clothing is youthful, hip, and not overpriced like some of the bigger brands their clothing line reminds me off... haha.

But anyway, I would like to send out a HUGE thank you to Molly Green for allowing me the opportunity to use a few of their fun pieces to style this session. If you haven't had the opportunity to check them out, and you live near one of their (soon to be 3) locations, you should absolutely go check them out! And if you DON'T live near one of their locations, you can shop online at their website: www.shopmollygreen.com

 
Vest and top: Molly Green Shoes: Crown Vintage Jeans & Necklace: Provided by model

Vest and top: Molly Green
Shoes: Crown Vintage
Jeans & Necklace: Provided by model

 

The day of Delani's sessions was pretty laid back. I had a few lighting techniques I wanted to play with, so Matthew and I got to the studio, got caffeinated up, and set to work, while Ashley Stevens worked with Delani on hair and makeup.

We did several different looks that day, changing up lighting, clothing, and mood. [PRO TIP: If you need a scrim, but you don't have one yet... a white sheet, precariously held up with 4 c-stands, works pretty well. Hey, when you don't have what you need, you make do with what you have.]

Check out the finished images below!

 
Dress: Free People Necklace & Hat: Molly Green

Dress: Free People
Necklace & Hat: Molly Green

 
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Dress & Socks: Free People Necklace: Molly Green

Dress & Socks: Free People
Necklace: Molly Green

 
 
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Top, Skirt, & Necklace: Molly Green

Top, Skirt, & Necklace: Molly Green

Once again, special thank you to Molly Green (particularly the Coolsprings location, but they're all awesome!) for providing clothing for this session. Seriously... Go check them out if you haven't already!

Thank you also to Ashley Stevens for her awesome work with Delani. If you need a hair or makeup artist, check her out at: www.ashleyjeanstevens.com

And of course, thank you to Matthew Simmons for being a huge help on set, as my assistant, set DJ, conjurer of caffeine, and general entertainment.

Stay tuned for more work to hit the blog soon!

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Emily McGonigle Photography is a Franklin and Nashville Portrait Photographer, and can be contacted for booking inquiries here.