I had the pleasure of being apart of a really incredible project with 6 other incredibly talented women from across the United States. The project was called the Traveling Dress Collective. One dress and a team of photographers go out into the world and shoot a session inspired by the dress. This was truly an incredible experience and I made some amazing friends from it ! I'd like to share with you the entire blog submission.
Beauty. Love. Strength. Spirit. Courage. These five words embody who our "Traveling Dress" woman is. She is a mother, a lover, a sister, a friend. She has struggles, strengths, triumphs, virtues that the unforeseen world does not notice. This project inspired each of us in our own way, to share our own vision of what it means to us to be a woman. As we poured ourselves into this project, we realized that although we may be different, we are truly all the same. One emerald green dress brought 7 strangers together and a sisterhood was born.
Laura Frazier , Colorado
Laura is a Colorado based photographer with a love of all things travel, coffee and dogs. She is family fueled dreamer who is always chasing the light.
Jessica Miles, Florida
I was inspired to try something outside of my comfort zone. I had never been brave enough to shoot at night, so when the opportunity to join The Traveling Dress Collective arose, I decided to try something new. Ive been forcing myself to push my own boundaries this past year and began doing a lot of self portraiture to document my way through illness and back to health. For these images, I went to downtown Sarasota, and took them using whatever available light I could find late at night. It was challenging and eye opening to set outside my box.
"The forest is where all magic comes from. It is where my heart lies and my mothering happens. There is a quiet there that cannot be found anywhere else! And from the forest comes strength and beauty and peace!”
Korinne Brownlee, Florida
“My name is Korinne Brownlee and I own and operate Korinne Brownlee Photography in the southern region of Florida. When I saw the opportunity to be a part of the “Traveling Dress Collective” I jumped right on it! I love any and every opportunity to continue my growth in this industry as well as bolster my creativity alongside some fantastic fellow photographers. Believe it or not, I found this beautiful young woman who modeled for me, working at a popular Ft. Lauderdale restaurant in the midst of a girls’ weekend away I was enjoying with a few of my close friends. I approached in her a totally pro-stalker way telling her she was clearly striking and would love for her to meet me at sunrise the next day at my hotel to model for me (not creepy whatsoever—amiright?!) She was so gracious and came bright and early to blow my socks off with her natural beauty and effortlessly cool demeanor.”
Taylor Boyd, Florida
“Though Boerne, Texas isn't the biggest town, the hill country is still a beauty, and when you add in a gorgeous green dress + heavy fog, you get spectacular moments.
I had actually had the dress once before. I had completed the session, ready to submit my images, and my hard drive failed me.
The re-shoot was more than I could ever dream of, and even though I was so devastated with the loss of the first go-around, the second time I had the dress, it was absolutely what I needed to get the creative juices going.
My favorite part of photography is the adventure, and finding new spots to shoot in. This early sunrise session resulted in me finding the perfect little new spot to shoot in, and I was so excited about it!
Texas made a mark in the gorgeous Emerald green dress, and memories were made. I absolutely loved taking part in this journey!"
Steph Pate, California
“My original plan was to shoot with a model in the dress on a cliff side beach. The weather turned for the worst here in San Diego during the week I had possession of it. I had to improvise and come up with a plan B. The light was low in my living room and I became inspired to create a portrait that felt like I took the dress traveling back in time. I wanted to express how our roles in motherhood seem to remain the same thru history, how portraiture back then how powerful we can be it we want to be,. This is my Traveling Dress Story.
If you are a photographer and are interested in starting a team and going for this project yourself, go to www.thetravelingdresscollective.com for more information and check out My Team's community collection HERE
See the Emerald Dress gallery in my Personal Projects.
My traveling dress experience was blogged also in the link here My Traveling Dress Experience