Today I am sharing a collection of Fall Fashion photos, from a recent shoot that took place in the New Jersey Botanical Garden. I have been meaning to get out to shoot in this beautiful local for a long time, but, for one reason or another, it has taken me over a year to make it happen. I had already fallen in love with this location through admiring photos taken there by Eraj Asadi; it was on a perfect afternoon this past October that I finally experienced this photography mecca first hand. Shooting with friends is always a blast, but todays’ shoot was more than just a good time. Having your dear friend who also happens to be your photographer to capture you, alongside your newest girlfriend who also happens to be a model, in perfect conditions, amongst endless acres of brightly colored fall foliage is nothing short of MAGIC.
Because the weather was that not-to-hot, not-to-cold of Goldilocks perfection, we were able to comfortably shoot some of my favorite fall looks without the burden of bulky coats. This allowed us to climb up in, as well as get all the way down in and roll around in the surrounding nature. The resulting photos are some of my favorite captures to date.
Since the natural backdrop was so stunning and colorful, I kept the color palette for our outfits muted. For myself, I paired a handmade, white lace-y blouse with an Alice and Olivia skirt made entirely of feathers! I cinched-in the volume of the blouse with a belt/bag that is essentially the original “fanny pack” from the Victorian Era. My high-heeled duck boots are by Tommy Hilfiger; there’s a funny story that goes along with these boots, to read about it, CLICK HERE.
For Jennifers outfit, I chose a vintage dress from the 70’s that I purchased at the TopShop flagship in London. I chose minimal accessories: a vintage brown belt and gold dangly earrings from Afghanistan. Her espadrilles are my go-to summer shoe, made by Ralph Lauren
Blouse: Vintage circa 1970’s, Handmade in Mexico
Skirt: Alice and Olivia
Hat: Vintage circa 1930’s
Belt: Vintage circa late 1800’s
Necklace: Vintage circa late 1800’s
Boots: Tommy Hilfiger
Dress: Vintage circa 1970’s
Earrings: Global from Afghanistan
Espadrilles: Ralph Lauren
Photography: Eraj Asadi, http://500px.com/erajkasadi @ErajAsadi
Styling: Karen Weaver www.Ginger-Snap.com @GingerSnapsNYC
Models: Ginger, @GingerSnapsNYC; Jennifer Young, @loveislovejennifer