This sloth styled shoot was neither glamorous or beautiful, but it sure was fun. The Rising Tide Society asked it’s members to take part in a styled shoot extravaganza to showcase where we’re from, so our Reno group decided to use the Seven Deadly Sins as a theme. Among the themes of lust, envy, wrath, greed, gluttony or pride…I chose the sloth styled shoot. The sloth theme seemed conducive to creating something WAY out of the norm for me, and a chance to photograph something literally JUST for fun. And it was fun!!
Kick Ass Vendors of the Sloth Styled Shoot
Although the subject matter of a sloth styled shoot is not, let’s say, appealing, our team is a bunch of bad-ass women who I adore! We all planned this shoot over a few margaritas at Miguel’s at the Summit in Reno one night…and then we were all so busy that we literally didn’t pull this shoot together until almost the last minute (after the deadline was extended)…AND after a total concept change, no less. It was very sloth-like of us.
Sandy Rose of Petal to the Metal gathered all the crap (old food and random stuff) we sprinkled on poor Kayla, our beautiful model. Leigh Anne Page of Delicious Designs provided some ‘Merica / UNR inspired cookies and cupcakes, which – again – we sprinkled on poor Kayla. Stephanie Abeyta from Pin Ups by Paris Events was there to sprinkle…and pinned up Kayla’s cute ‘do…and also smudged her makeup like a wild woman. I was there to capture it all on camera, of course. I was also a sprinkler a time or two…I believe I crumbled potato chips into poor Kayla’s cleavage. And yes, our model is officially known (in regards to this shoot) as poor Kayla (sadface but also a maniacal laugh thrown in).
Our Sloth Styled Shoot
Although there were more photos than I’ve chosen to show on my blog (like the behind the scenes hilarity), here is what you came to see. The grotesque visual pleasure of the sloth styled shoot you’ve been waiting for:
Seriously, though…this shoot was a lot of fun and I love working with the women who pulled it together. And I hope you enjoyed the silliness of this production!
Venue: Parking Lot in Industrial Sparks (Sparks REPRESENT!)
Vehicle: Donated by Goodwin and Son Auto Interiors and Leather Works. Pushed and/or steered by Sandy (Petal to the Metal), Stephanie (Pin Ups by Paris Events), Kayla and Jentry (Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co)
Slothy Model/Wardrobe: Kayla Snow
Planning: Four beautiful ladies who ate too many chips and drank too many margaritas at Miguel’s
Decor: Trash and unwanted items mostly from Sandy
Smudged and Messy Hair and Makeup: Kayla and Stephanie
‘Merica & UNR Themed Cupcakes and Cookies: Leigh Anne (Delicious Designs)
Old Food Sprinklers: Sandy, Stephanie and Jentry
Wine Drinkers: Yeah, all of us
Trash Placement: Sandy and Stephanie
Pavement Sleeper and Climber/Layer of Vehicles: Kayla
Generous Donation of half-full (I’m an optimist) Hard Cider can: Random Parking Lot Drinker/Litterer
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