Brooke Smoot / Myriad Botanical Gardens
I honestly think that this shoot was one for the books.
I reached out to Brooke, a model who I had been following on Instagram for a while now, and asked if she wanted to do a shoot at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. She agreed, and we started building the look and vibes we were wanting to achieve. I had been to the Gardens in March and really had a blast getting some great photos, and I knew I wanted to go back.
Brooke and I worked so well together, and she did an AMAZING job modeling for me. At first I was so nervous because I had never met her before, and meeting new people in general is very nerve-wracking for me. But after we introduced ourselves, I felt so much more at ease. The more photos we took, the more excited we got, saying "We're doing it!". And after she noticed my constellation phone case, we talked about our love and interest in astrology. After the shoot was over, we went to a cute coffee shop and just hung out until it was time for me to leave.
I'm so glad I reached out to her and we had this shoot. It was so refreshing to meet someone so cool and chill, and to make some beautiful and killer art with them.