As Detroit fashion photographer, I’m regularly asked by magazines to provide photography for one of their upcoming issues. My favorite photo shoots for magazines are always the full editorial shoots that are done on-location like the one in the April 2013 issue of Linger Magazine. This particular fashion photo shoot included 3 models and 9 different styled looks. The best part was it was shot exclusively at Goldfish Tea in Royal Oak, MI. If you have never visited Goldfish Tea before, I strongly encourage you to stop by and check them out! They’re located on 4th Street right off of Main Street in downtown Royal Oak. Tell them, “Paul Manoian sent me!”
Be sure to check out the Behind The Scenes Photo Shoot Video!
All of the incredible clothes for this shoot were provided by Michigan designer, Cynthia LaMaide. Cynthia truly is a “Fiber Artist” and transforms her materials by weaving, knitting, felting and even hand painting them using quality fibers and innovative techniques. They are absolutely stunning! The Fashion Group International in Detroit, MI recognized her with the Best Women’s Fashion Designer award in 2012.
We started off at HB Salon at the Sommerset Collection in Troy, MI for hair and makeup before heading over to Goldfish Tea. The lighting was somewhat tricky, but the end result speaks volumes for the incredibly talented team of styling and fashion professionals involved in this project along with the help of an experienced fashion photographer.
Models: Windsor, Tess Finley and Ali Abela
Hair Stylist: Atheer Istifan with Nancy Longordo
Makeup Artist: Melissa Whitt
Stylist: Jamie Sturgill
Designer: Cynthia LaMaide
Photography: Paul Manoian
Shoot Assistants: Morris Davis and Kevin Monaghan
If you have a fashion or editorial project coming up and are looking for an experienced fashion photographer, please feel free to contact me online or call 734-776-0497 to discuss the details. I’m looking forward to working with you!