Behind The Scenes: Collab Photoshoot at Wonder Wonder KC

 

So this summer has been…a lot, to say the least. Did a lot of teaching, had an intern during June and July (Hey Jillian!), searched high and low for a new studio space, did a lot of garment prototyping and a ton of reading (self care gotta fit in somewhere!)

 
 
 
 

So this summer has been…a lot, to say the least. Did a lot of teaching, had an intern during June and July (Hey Jillian!), searched high and low for a new studio space, did a lot of garment prototyping and a ton of reading (self care gotta fit in somewhere!)

But I wanted to have something fun to look forward to, so why not plan a collab photoshoot with a few of my fave fashion friends! I knew I wanted to shoot to have a street style vibe where we could mix and match each designer’s pieces to create looks but summer in KC has been sweltering so outdoor was not an option. Thankfully, Wonder Wonder’s amazing space came to mind and planning went from there. Wonder Wonder is at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, KS + they have a location in Boulder, CO. (@wonderwonder.kc & @wonderwonder.us)

Sanay doing Raye’s makeup in Wonder Wonder’s DIY Room

Sanay doing Raye’s makeup in Wonder Wonder’s DIY Room

 

Wonder Wonder KC is a 6000 sq. ft. space with installations designed by artists that are photo-op ready, they describe it as “part art exhibit, part photography opportunity” And let me tell you, this space is filled with plenty of Instagram worthy scenes. An added bonus to shooting in the space is that I didn’t have to worry if the photographers would have adequate lighting, the space has great lighting setup for photographers to do their thing.

 
 

So location secured, date set…now onto the lineup:
Clothing Designers
WHITNEYMANNEY (@whitneymanney)
Jillian Turner Designs (@jillianturnerdesigns)
Nina Littrell (@ninalittrell)
Devil Doll by Audrey Lockwood (@devildollaudrey)

Jewelry Designers
Cydney Ross Accessories (@cydney_ross)
Rissa’s Artistic Designs by Clarissa Knighten (@rissas_artistic_designs)
Lexadazy by Lex Sova (@lexadazy)

Pretty good, huh? Now for the models:
Sanay Alexander (@sanayalexander)
Kween (@kween.hunee)
Raye Lein (@rayethemodel)

Sanay rocking a pair of Drip Acrylic/Enamel Earrings

But you already know, we gotta have the absolute best when it comes to who is behind the camera, for that job went with Sabrina of Sabrina Dunne Photo (@sabrinadunnephoto) and Brooke of Wild and Dear Photography (@wilddearkc)

After weeks of coordinating, scheduling, styling and praying for the best, shoot day was finally here

Let me tell y’all something, I was so worried about logistics. Like am I gonna look like a nut parading through the mall with a rolling rack full of clothes? Will we run behind schedule? Is everybody gonna show up? and so on. But we really made it happen!

 
 

The Wonder Wonder KC staff was truly helpful and their manager Christine was great helping us get the hard details figured out pre-shoot. We did go on a weekday in the early afternoon to avoid high traffic, so we pretty much had the space to ourselves and completed the shoot in about 2 1/2 hours.

We’ve been able to a few sneak peeks and I am blown away with everyone’s talent, I can’t wait to see all of the photos. Trust me, we got some amazing content for y’all!

 
 

Peace,
WM


 

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