Behind the Glamour with Sarah: First Photo Shoot

On February 26, 2012, I conducted my first photo shoot as Creative Director and Wardrobe Stylist. The shoot was a complete success thanks to everyone that was involved; a special thanks to Vu Man Photography, Makeup Artist Ivory Narvell for La Belle Agency, Hair Stylist Kanda Patton for La Belle Agency, and Model Lissa Shomaker for making the shoot such a triumph! I cannot wait to add the finished photos to my portfolio; it was a lot of hard work to put everything together, from the clothes to the location, but the final photos are more than worth it!

From this experience, I learned that a lot more work goes into photo shoots than what it looks like. Pulling clothes is also a lot more of a task than I initially thought it would be, and also making sure that everything is getting done in a timely manner during the actual photo shoot. It was a learning experience, but I loved every minute of it, and I can't wait to do again!

VuMan Photography
Wardrobe by Sarah Pope
Makeup by Ivory Narvell
Hair by Kanda Patton
Model Lissa Shomaker

The New Faces of Fashion Model Call

Saturday, March 3, 2012 La Belle Agency and Tonya Dailey held a model call at newly reopened A Tiny Hiney Baby Boutique. With nearly 200 people in attendance, we ended up with 90 models to select from for the photo shoot and the fashion show. After narrowing down the models even further, for the photography exhibit photo shoot on Sunday, March 4, 2012, 18 children were selected by photographer Tonya Dailey and styled by Ivory Narvell of La Belle Agency.

Now that the exhibit photo shoot is complete, selecting runway models for the fashion show has become so difficult, we had to make room for just a few more kids. So without further adieu here is the official announcement listing the beautiful models with and without Down syndrome for the fashion show segment:

Abby M.
Ahmad H.
Brooke G.
Camryn J.
Candace M.
ChloƩ G.
Collin C.
Cori H.
Darcy P.
Dedon P.
India N.
Jared L.
Jordan S.
Jude H.
Kaci M.
Kameron D.
Kiernan S.
Mahogany N.
Max B.
Molly M.
Sarah B.
Sarah M.
Priya J.

We want to thank all the beautiful kids and wonderful family members who participated in our model search. Below are just a few of the amazing people we met. We look forward to seeing everyone at the New Faces of Fashion Exhibit & Fashion Show on Sunday, April 1, 2012. For ticket information click here.