Earlier this month I announced that I would be partnering with a clothing boutique here in Knoxville. The name of that store is Bluetique, and honestly, I could not be more excited about our partnership. For months I had been wanting to team up with a boutique for their photos, and whenever I thought of one, Bluetique is the one that came to mind! I have shopped there for years, so I knew I loved their clothing and vibe. To be honest, I was really nervous about asking to take any boutique's photographs because, well, rejection sucks, and I was afraid they would say "no way!"
As luck and fate would have it though, I was shopping in Bluetique one day, and I heard their manager, Kelsey, mention needing photos for their Instagram. So I forced myself to get out of my comfort zone, and I went up and introduced myself and left my card with her. Even Kelsey later said, "It's like it was meant to be!" We set up a meeting where we discussed her vision for their photoshoots and Instagram feed, and of course, scheduled the photoshoot.
Bluetique has this really awesome program for brand ambassadors, where they choose young women to represent their brand and clothing on social media. These girls are who modeled for the photoshoots. I was really nervous about meeting them and photographing them, because one, I am actually kind of shy, and two, they are so beautiful, and I was a little intimidated! They were all sooo sweet though, and honestly, all of them have an inner beauty that shines even more than their outer appearance.
Of course, they are all gorgeous girls, so the photos turned out AMAZING! Bluetique's cute clothing just added to the success of the photoshoots! If you want to follow any of these girls on Instagram I have included their handles in the caption of each photo. Please do check out Bluetique in Market Square, if you're in Knoxville, or you can visit their website www.shopbluetique.com for any of these swoon worthy outfits! You can also follow them on Instagram @ bluetiqueknox . Alright, guys so check out some of my favorite photos from the shoot below!
This is Kelly, and honestly, I am so jealous of her hair. It is so freaking beautiful! Follow her @kelly_cowan
This is Sydney, and I swear girl needs to be a supermodel. I told her she was giving me Farrah Fawcett vibes, and she was like, "Who?" and I felt super old. Follow her @sydneyyleonard
Miss Stephanie here is apparently famous on YouTube, and I had no idea! Seriously, check her out on YouTube and Instagram @simplystephjaye . Side note, she is probably the most photogenic person I have ever met!
Brianna is my fellow pageant queen! She is currently Miss Knoxville (America), and I was Miss Knoxville (USA) back in 2015! The funny thing is when I was photographing her I was thinking, "This girl needs to be in pageants!" and I had no idea she was already involved. Follow her @BriannaMason
This is Zoe, and she really impressed me! She is super chill, and also seems to have a good grasp on who she is and what she likes and doesn't like, which I feel is pretty rare for someone her age! Follower her @asdfghjklzoe
Haley is really as adorable as she is in the pictures! Also, she has such a sweet and down-to-earth spirit! Follow her @hayley_sponcia
This is Madison, and she just has the most contagious smile! Not gonna lie, I stalked her Instagram before we even shot because Bluetique posted her photo, and I was like, "OMG she's so pretty." Follow her @madijaydslone
Erica was someone who I felt like could just pull off any outfit! She looked stylish in everything she wore! You can follow her @ericahansen24
Anna Katherine knew how to work the camera! She is seriously one of the best "posers" I have ever worked with, and I modeled professionally for years. So many models struggle with "What do I do with my hands?" but Anna was a natural! Follow her @ak_underwood
Last but not least is Natalie! Again, I had major hair envy because her's is so long and beautiful. Also, girl has some stunning eyes! Follow her @natinton
Keep scrolling to see some of my favorite group shots from the photoshoots.