This was a shoot with model Ryli Smith from MSA Model Management in L.A. shot in Studio City. I feel like I created some of my best work in L.A. and I really look forward to going back. The scenery there is so inspiring. It’s important as a photographer to work in different places, and collab with many people from different places and backgrounds (like Ryli Smith) so that your work doesn’t get stale.
We shot this in a beautiful home in Los Angeles that overlooks the hillside to the valley. The views are absolutely stunning. There is a large window in the living room where you can see to the horizon. We shot a few different looks on Ryli around the house. Starting inside, and then moving out to the garden. There was an old fountain near the pool, and a jungle like path that provided great backdrops for the shoot.
The house also had a small silver trailer that matched perfectly with Ryli’s jumpsuit! I used Fantasy FX spray to achieve the smoke in the last photo, and it’s my new favorite thing. I look forward to keep creating!
How was your weekend?
Bar necklace: Siku Jewelry
Moon Necklace: Jami Trana
Hair, wardrobe styling, and makeup by Shelby Stingley.