After quite a few setbacks, After Dark II has finally happened. The theme for this second meetup was inspired by Willy Wonka, hence the title “Wonka Fashion”. I wanted this one to be fairly unconventional in terms background setup and also a bit in the styling. The second photographer invited was once again Oxana Volkova, and the models were Victoria Brockhoeft, Taylar Meyer, Iman Schoenberger, and Amanda Ness.
While I am very happy with the execution of the theme, there are a few things I need to improve. A sort of meta-lesson of this meetup was that I need to ideally plan this shoot on a weekend, and that a maximum of three models is the best. I know there’s a possibility one or two may “flake”, but it’s a risk I have to accept as four models were one too many. Another thing I have decided is to ditch the once-a-month schedule. And instead, a whenever-I-feel-like-it approach will be taken for the recurrence of these meetups. Finally, here are the pictures:
AFTER DARK I – FALL/WINTER
BTS Photography: Collin Coats