1. Free People Open Call Talent Scout Competition.
Model: Samantha Scarpelli
Stylist: Lisa Scarpelli
Photographer: Beth Hillstrom (ME)
I had the pleasure of working with great friends, Samantha and Lisa Scarpelli in putting together a fantastic shoot for the Free People Talent Scout Competition.
Samantha, age 19, is a flawless and photogenic beauty who embodies the natural freedom of the Free People brand. Her fresh looks and natural beauty shine in person and on film. Samantha can bring any look to life.
Lisa Scarpelli, (mother of Samantha) is a talented stylist with an eye for beauty and detail in fashion and her surroundings. She put together really beautiful looks for Samantha by mixing some “modern” pieces with pieces from her amazing vintage clothing collection. Her mixture of textures, earth elements, and warm and cool shades created our own “Chicago” presentation of the “Meadow” look of the 2014 March collection. She added vintage suitcases to represent the element of wanderlust / travel in the spirit of earthy dreamer, Meadow. #FPMeadow
Beth Hillstrom (me) served as the photographer for this competition. As a “budding” photographer, this was a great experience for me to shoot with such a beautiful model, a fantastic team, and aim to create and capture the vibes, colors, beauty and creativity of the “Free People” brand through my lens. It was a fun challenge to change my usual photography style and focus on creating clean, fresh images that brought a peaceful simplicity to the frame.
Below are some of my favorite photos from our afternoon of shooting!
Stuck in a perpetual state of Chicago winter, we created looks that fit our chilly climate while illustrating the beauty of cool colors and winter air.