My favorite Femme et velo shoot is always the one that I most recently finished, but I have to say that our session with Amelia was extra special. I've always admired her amazing Jazz Age style and otherworldly, old-fashioned beauty, but Amelia was also an unexpected pro in front of the camera. The combination of good friends, mild weather, horses, rain clouds, portable phonographs, risotto and red wine made for some photographic magic and we all had an incredible time that day.
Here are some of my pics from the shoot, but be sure to follow Femme et velo to see what Mike and Zach cooked up.
Thank you Natalie Ribbons for loaning us this incredible bike from the 1930's.
Loved the limestone brick of this old gas station...
...and Amelia's amazing tattoos!
I'd been wanting to do a shoot with a "Days of Heaven" feel from the beginning...
... and this dry, open field and big sky felt just right.
I'm a sucker for a girl lying in the grass...
Mike and I rode in the back of Zach's truck to get these shots as Amelia rode.
The locals were really amused.
Right about now the storm started appraching
I said, "Look back like you just heard a huge thunderclap!"
Rain is coming!
After the rain Mike spotted this field of flowers so white they were glowing.
We had to hop the fence. No wardrobe malfunctions, though!
Amelia had an incredible ability to get into character.
I love how impish Zach looks here.
Amelia brought one of her portable phonographs (this one is from 1925!) and we danced outside while waiting to be seated for dinner
Thank you so much, darling Amelia, it was a blast!
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