– The Traveling Dress – A Special Project with Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine – Jessica Michelle Photo

unnamedThe Traveling Dress Collaboration is a brilliant creative project brought together by several photographers within the Motherhood Society (Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine’s endorsed professional motherhood photography communication). As elite creatives, each photographer was impressed with one another’s different photography and editing style and they decided to celebrate different women, all from different ethnicity, different stages in their pregnancies and in different settings, using the exact same dress to make their unique visions come to life. Each photographer had one single week with the dress, a custom design from Sew Trendy Accessories; styling the dress with their own creative vision and shooting it with their own style, before mailing it off to the next person. To avoid creatively influencing the vision of one another, the participating photographers agreed to refrain from sharing the images until each of them had the opportunity to shoot with the dress and submit their images for publish in the magazine. The dress traveled around the United States between eight participants, each very different in shooting style and artistic voice, we are so excited to share this collaboration with you!

I had the pleasure of working with Dana who was about 22 weeks during the time of our shoot last August. I wanted to do something fun and different that I had before. Dana is an art teacher here on Long Island, so I wanted to incorporate that in some way. I originally wanted to shoot at the MET in NYC but they don’t allow editorial shoots. So I went in a different direction and played off the teacher part and what is so commonly associated with teachers? Apples! I reached out to my favorite orchard on the East End and set up shooting before harvesting began. Harbes Orchard was in its prime and the trees were full of apples that hadn’t been touched yet! Dana was stunning in the dress and the light was so dreamy. After we did some in the traveling dress I had her switch up her dress and do some in another dress I had.

Check out Dana below as well as my favorite from each of the other photographers who participated in The Traveling Dress project.

Dress : Sew Trendy Accessories

Makeup : Heather Ann Makeup

Hair : me

Location : Harbes Orchard & Gibbons Family Estate

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And here are my favorites from the other ladies who participated in this beautiful project! Be sure to check out their blog post too with more from each of their sessions linked below each image.

beauty and lifestyle mommy magazine traveling dress project baby rose photography

Baby Rose Photography

beauty and lifestyle mommy magazine traveling dress project Violet Joy Photography

Violet Joy Photography

beauty and lifestyle mommy magazine traveling dress project christina baltazar photography

Christina Baltazar Photography

beauty and lifestyle mommy magazine traveling dress project little love stories

Little Love Stories 

beauty and lifestyle mommy magazine traveling dress project Norma Fayak Photography

Norma Fayak Photography

beauty and lifestyle mommy magazine traveling dress project Smarita Vinnakota Photography

Smarita Vinnakota

beauty and lifestyle mommy magazine traveling dress project Stephanie Rubyor Photography

Stephanie Rubyor Photography

4 Comments on “– The Traveling Dress – A Special Project with Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine – Jessica Michelle Photo

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  2. Ok first of all that dress is a stunner, let’s find one like that next time I’m pregnant, I’ll wear it like every other day 💜
    Second, I love this idea! The mood/style varies so wildly from shoot to shoot, and they’re all incredible. But I like yours the most! 😁

    • Thank you Alice!! We can soooooo get this dress for you. 😍

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