The cold and wet has hit us here in Massachusetts. I can’t say I’m not a little relieved. It’s nice to be forced to stay in, since I don’t tend to want to stay there naturally. Studio shooting is a huge challenge for TJ and me because of our teeny tiny space, but I’ve never turned away from a challenge.


The specific challenge here was to shoot things that don’t all look the same with one 5×7 foot wall space, two strobes, one large octabox which barely fits in our apartment, a beauty dish, and one grey velvet backdrop that a friend dumped on us because it’s too small for a real studio space.


This shoot is actually from last April when we only had one strobe and an octabox and there was still a lot of snow on the ground. By that time I was going stir crazy and  feeling seriously photo-bored, which likely contributed to my thinking I could dissect a silk hydrangea, glue bits onto cheesecloth, and somehow turn that into a dress. Sarah, my model for the day, had asked what we’d be doing. If I recall correctly I said something like- “Uh, I have some fabrics and things, so I’ll figure it out.” Luckily we’d worked together before so that didn’t scare her.

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We pick up the challenge again today. Stay tuned.




  • Date: Saturday, April 4th, 2015
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Photography/styling/hair: Kayt Silvers
  • Model, makeup: Sarah Lamson