editorial love affair

Editorial and high fashion have always had a special place in my heart. I love the decadent details in the clothing, the movement of the fabric, and the silhouettes they create. When I was in middle school, flipping through my monthly Vogue, I would only dream that one day I could somehow be a part of an editorial shoot. I just wanted to put out my own interpretation out into the world. 

 I've been very lucky to meet some amazing people in Raleigh that have allowed me to incorporate high fashion looks into my portfolio, as well as share similar taste in aesthetics.

SYDNEY MANUEL is a photographer based in Raleigh that is just as talented as she is laid-back. I always feel comfortable working on set with her, because she really allows each person involved space to be themselves. I think this really translates in the images she produces because she is able to capture a genuine part of someone's personality or emotion on camera. She also has a great eye and can pull an entire stylized look together through the tones and composition of a photo. I owe some of my most favorite portfolio images to her photography skills. 

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credits
photographer // Sydney Manuel
model // Rachael Pope
mua // War Paint Artistry
gown // Alice + Olivia
floral // Watkins Flowers of Distinction


RACHAEL POPE, for as young as she is, is an unbelievably talented model and wise beyond her years. I have not seen many people exhibit the drive and determination she does. I've been making this joke recently when shooting with her that it is "physically painful" to work with her because every image turns out so, so good. As a model, she has definitely studied her craft. Not only is she a fantastic model, but she is such a great personality to have on set. She is real and down for anything (which is a creative's dream to have such an open muse). And shout out to Rachael's mom, Jeannie, for also being such a joy to hang out with behind the scenes and for fangirling just as hard as I do! 

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credits
photographer // Sydney Manuel
model // Rachael Pope
mua // War Paint Artistry
gown // Alex Vinash


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