Retro House Fashion Shoot | Salt Lake City | Whitney

Hi everyone!

This is a shoot that I’m definitely excited to post!  Lately I feel as if everyones work in Utah looks THE SAME.  Like, almost exactly the same.  Everyone is copying everyone else and it’s turning into a big, confusing, mess.  Almost all of these photos were shot on film (there are 7 digital shots… can you find them?).  Normally when I shoot film I overexpose, but for this shoot I intentionally exposed the photos to look almost exactly as the scene did in real life, OR underexposed for that muddyish look.  When shooting these photos I really tried to focus on the design aspect of things. These photos are not perfect.  You will notice that a few of them are soft.  The house was very dark and the viewfinder on on my cameras is very hard to see through, so it’s literally a shot in the dark.  I still included the images because there is just something about them.  All of the styling was done by me and much of the stuff the model is wearing is actually vintage.  Here is the story behind the details of this shoot…

A couple of months ago I was on Snapchat (you can follow me whitneybrailsford) and my friend Maggie was posting videos of her grandmas INCREDIBLE house!  I quickly messaged my friend and let her know that I was inspired by the place and wanted to do a shoot.  Luckily Maggie is also an artist so she was all in!   I immediately thought of the model Tiffany when I thought of the look that I wanted to achieve with this shoot.  Tiffany is gorgeous inside and out.  I also brought Vivian Makeup Artist on to do hair and makeup because she is absolutely the only person I would trust for a shoot like this.  She is the perfectionist of all perfectionists and SO talented.  The perfect combo!

Now… about those gorgeous Tintypes… my friend Sylvia deserves her OWN paragraph!  Sylvia is my great friend from college.  The first night I really spent with Sylvia was an all nighter in the darkroom.  Do you even understand what I am saying here?  An ALL NIGHTER IN THE DARKROOM…. we are talking on your feet…all night long.  Things got crazy under that red light that night and bonds were made.  Sylvia and I did a lot of undergrad together as well as traveled through Europe together.  We have a strong bond, Sylvia and I.  Sylvia is so unlike anyone I have ever met.  While traveling through Europe we would often end up sitting apart on long train or plane rides.  I would walk off of the trains having had a really nice nap and Sylvia would walk away with someones life story and contact info.  She has this way of making you feel so comfortable so quickly so you end up telling her all of your greatest joys and challenges.   She is Sylvia.  She owns everything about herself.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, Sylvia shot the photos that have the almost Sepia look to them.  They are called wet plate collodion or tintypes.  Go ahead and google them for a better idea of what they are, but it’s a pretty insane process.  Sylvia has to take a portable dark room as well as HUGE HEAVY BOXES full of chemicals and lights to every shoot she goes to.  Ever seen someone with an accordion camera underneath a black cloth?  Yeah.  That’s her.  Sylvia is an ARTIST.  She loves her art and pursues it no matter the expense.  It’s something I admire about her and it inspires me to be the same. You can find Sylvia’s Work on instagram at @sillverstill… make sure you don’t miss that extra “L” in sillver!

WOW!  Did you make it through that?  I’ll let you look at the photos now haha!  Enjoy!

Whitney

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Above image by Sylvia Weston (confused?  Read the novel above)

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Sadie Jane Family Session | Salt Lake City | Whitney

Hello everyone!  Long time no posts… from me…. whoops!  For some reason putting together blog posts is a real struggle for me.  I’m a person who hates doing anything I HAVE to do, but DON’T have to do.  You know what I mean?  I would say it’s a big character flaw for me.  I’m also a know it all, but that’s another story for another time.  It feels good to be back on the blog and I have a bunch of other posts I am putting together at the moment before the crazy season begins again.  So watch out for me!

 

I don’t know if many of you have heard of Simply Sadie Jane, but she is an incredible fitness blogger!  I met Sadie at an Albion Fit fashion show, but it was very brief.  When I really got to know Sadie was during a sweat session at the Albion Fit Soulstice Retreat.  We were paired together in a little HIIT workout so she got to see me fall to my knees during pushups and watch my bad form on my squats thanks to my awkwardly long legs and high center of gravity.  Luckily I was in pretty good shape at that time so I could kind of keep up with someone as amazing as her!  Sadie is everything that you want in a person and blogger…. incredibly down to earth and sarcastic, genuinely nice, realistic, beautiful, and a hot bod that she works HARD for (she lost 80 pounds years ago and has kept it off).

 

Sadie was nice enough to let me come up with the concept of her shoot.  At the moment I was feeling very inspired by the vibrant colors that Kodak Portra 800 gives off.  So I based the shoot around that.  I had her and her family wear jewel tones and told her to put her husband in tweed.  She hired a stylist and the rest is history.  We had a great time taking these photos…. other than the INSANE amount of wind that made the kids hate life… but other than that…. pretty good ha!  As you can see Sadie is no stranger to the camera and it loves her!  Throughout this shoot I have both color and black and white film.

 

Enjoy!

– Whitney

 

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Koren and Emma Mother Daughter | Salt Lake City, UT | Whitney Kofford

This mother daughter shoot was so much fun and so different than anything I have ever done!  Koren called me and told me she wanted a really specific look for a shoot with her youngest daughter.  Emma is the most beautiful 17 year old you have ever seen and she was SO photogenic, and would you ever believe that Koren has a child that is 30 years old?  She looks amazing!  They both looked so great and I loved their vibe!  They were so natural together and you could tell that Emma totally loved being with her mom.  It’s kind of hard to find that in a 17 year old these days, so that was really awesome!  We shot these photos at Tibble Fork, but it was so busy that I didn’t even use the lake to photograph by.  I had also never actually done a shoot there so it was nice to have my own perspective on things since it is such a highly photographed area.  I loved these two and was so happy I got got to do this awesome shoot with them!

Whitney

 

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Marissa Sweet 16 Photo Shoot

Bye this girl is 16?????!?!?

I met Marissa at my Pinners Conferencce class a while back and the second I saw her I was like, I HAVE to take your pictures sometime. I just new she would be fabulous!!

She said that for her 16th birthday she told her mom all she wanted was a photo shoot with me and nothing else. crying.

so we had a blast. did a ton of different looks. shes just stunning. and TOTally a natural.

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Test Shoot with Marina

Quick test shoot in and around my studio with 16 year old Marina who has never really modeled before.

I think she could be famous.

I just edited color on these. here skin and body and face is already perfect. some were shot on film so i didn’t even touch them. love when that happens 🙂

VEGAS BABY

Me and my husband and baby went on a little weekend trip to Vegas!!

After a long day of shopping and eating and more shopping and more eating my my husband and baby crashed at the hotel. I wasn’t quite done for the day yet so I went walking by myself around the strip shooting anything and everything that caught my attention.

I met some cute show girls who let me do a little 5 minute shoot of them while they were out on the sidewalk charging people to take pics with them. Everyone starred at us like it was the weirdest thing they ever saw. let them stare 🙂

So here is Vegas through my eyes.

Chandler Dance Shoot

This perfect human is Chandler. She is one of the most captivating dancers I have ever seen. I choreographed a dance she was in this past year and she danced it better than I could have ever imagined…

For dance shoots I usually use the city or very urban looking locations so we can shoot with all the cool shapes and lines and architecture you find in the city, but this time we did something completely different.

can you believe her lines? amazing.

 

Fashion Shoot with Amber Fillerup Clark from the BarefootBlonde Blog

Newest client of mine, Amber Clark, reminds me why I love my job. But I cant even call her a client cuz we became instant friends from the first second we met!

I love shooting the amazing outfits she puts together every day… she’s about the easiest thing to photograph ever.

We have quite fun roaming the city 🙂

Head over to her blog for tons of tutorials and giveaways and insane chic outfits!

http://barefootblonde.com/