This shoot was an astounding two years ago, when we were relentlessly testing and I was figuring out ways to use all the random bits of wardrobe I’d collected. I’d been given the real 1930s vintage gold lace dress some months before, and knew I wanted to photograph it as an unconventional vintage portrait session in the woods. When I saw Chelsey’s new haircut, everything fell into place. Day of, when I realized it all needed more oomph, I collected some inexpensive jewelry I had lying around, and whipped up a few silk flower hair clips and a gold butterfly headband with an old necklace and a glue gun. From there, we improvised.

Looking back, I think we did pretty well. These are still some of my favorite photos.



  • Date: August 2015
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Photography: Kayt Silvers and TJ Bynes
  • Styling: Kayt Silvers
  • Model, hair, makeup: Chelsey Taylor @ Maggie Inc.