Preparing for a fashion shoot takes a lot of work under normal circumstances, but this time around, we had to work around a global pandemic.
Somewhere in the middle of C&I's October 2020 issue, you'll find the glossy pages of our fall fashion shoot where gorgeous models are pictured wearing stunning fur coats, sleek suede jackets, and, of course, show-stopping cowboy boots. But did you know our models had to wear all these fall fashion layers outdoors in the middle of June? Kudos, Maggie and Laurie!
Prepping for an outdoor photo shoot during a Texas summer takes a lot of mental and physical planning. Will we have a place for everyone to cool off? Will the models have a room to change? Who can bring waters? What if the ground is muddy? What if it rains? Will everyone make the 5 a.m. call time? Thankfully, none of this was an issue. We couldn't have asked for better weather (clear skies and an oddly cool breeze), the location (our very own Greg Brown and Brandy Minick's home ranch) had the perfect area designated for outfit changes and makeup counters, and we made an extra-strong cup of coffee. The hardest part of the whole production? Pulling it all off in the midst of a global pandemic and social distancing orders.
Our editors got to work writing up guidelines and waivers. We ordered a thermometer, gloves, masks, and extra hand sanitizer. We made sure not to stand too close to each other for longer than necessary (it's kind of hard to do one's makeup and hair from six feet away) and bring our own snacks.
The result? Well, see for yourself.