Shooting with stylist Rosie Mae

A couple of months ago, my brother-in-law Michael Serafini told Tina and I about a local fashion designer named Rosie Mae who he met at his record store Gramaphone Records

We connected and Tina opened a discussion about a photo shoot featuring some of her designs and styling. We ended up scheduling a quick shoot the last week in June. 

And while I'm not a huge fan of photographing outside at high noon, that was what we agreed to. I'm not afraid of shooting at any time if it's approached well. We ended up shooting with a Einstein and a Photek soft lighter for most of these shots, and I couldn't be happier -- given all the factors around the shoot. 

I mixed use of a Canon 5D Mark III with a 50mm f1.4 at around f2 to f2.5 using a variable ND filter and a Hasselblad H5D-40 shooting around f4-f6.8 at 1/800th of a second. 

Our location was the bird sanctuary at Montrose Harbor. It was chosen because it's easy to get to and we didn't have a lot of time to spend running around trying to find locations. It was a Saturday and very crowded. But we make it all work. 

Our team was:

La'Yanna Kai

Gabija Guzauskaite
Binette Diallo

Wardrobe Stylist:
Rosie Mae

Photo Assistants: 
Adam Clayton
Luis Marin

Tina Serafini


Enjoy these photos!