The Carousel Emporium / Vintage Shoot

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The Carousel Emporium / Vintage Shoot

Last spring we collaborated with The Carousel Emporium and traveled back to some time between 1920 and 1950. With one of Orlando's largest collections of vintage clothing and accessories, this beautiful antique store had some amazing pieces to style our models Adrienne and Morgan. Located in the heart of the Ivanhoe Antique District, light pours through the huge, arched, front facing windows of the shop. Surrounded by ornate furnishings, carved wood, and lace details, we were transported to another time and place. Here are some captures from that day.

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Paws in the Park / Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

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Paws in the Park / Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

The annual "Paws In The Park" pet walk, which happens on the weekend closest to Valentine's Day, is the single largest fundraiser for the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.  Thousands of dog-owners get together at the southeastern shore of Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando, after raising over $100K in donations. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are represented. There are vendors of every type of pet product and service, and activities include agility courses, long-jump-into-water competitions, and much more.

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Orlando Bike Tours / Tour de Tapas

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Orlando Bike Tours / Tour de Tapas

Orlando Bike Tours is a movement to highlight Orlando's cultural identity through food, drinks, and bike riding. It is a great chance to get outdoors, meet new people, and see Orlando in a alternative way. We sponsored the first tour on February 22, starting at Cocina 214 in Winter Park. We then rode through brick roads, Mead Gardens, and the Orlando Urban Trail to Maxine's on Shine, The Brass Tap, and finally Latitudes downtown.

New tours will be announced here.

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Shooting dancers at Mama's Sauce: industrial space + natural light

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Shooting dancers at Mama's Sauce: industrial space + natural light

About 10 months into a year of weekend side-projects (just for kicks and learning experiences) we had a shoot scheduled with two incredible dancers. We wanted to experiment with movement and natural interior light—but where to shoot? Orlando isn't exactly filled with high-ceilinged industrial spaces (or so we thought.)

We brainstormed for a few minutes, and remembered that local print shop Mama's Sauce had plans to move into a big empty warehouse west of College Park. They were still in the process of building out at the time, and we'd seen a few Instagrams of local businesses like Rifle Paper Co. and Barnlight Electric using the space to shoot. Our hopes were high.

Luckily for us, the good people at Mama's Sauce are as nice as it gets. When we walked in that morning, the space was even better than expected. The concrete floors and exposed rafters are just dreamy. Gorgeous light filters in softly through the old windows. 

Megan and Michelina leapt across the unforgiving concrete for several hours like complete champs. Our friend Wendi Stark helped with hair and makeup. 

A huge thanks to Mama's Sauce for the opportunity to shoot in this space before it's filled with massive printing presses. We hope the two dozen donuts showed our gratitude on some small level.

Behind the scenes: Jim laying around doing nothing while Michelina does magical things.

Behind the scenes: Jim laying around doing nothing while Michelina does magical things.

Michelina Wingerter  HMUA: Wendi Stark

Michelina Wingerter 

HMUA: Wendi Stark

Megan Boetto  HMUA: Wendi Stark

Megan Boetto 

HMUA: Wendi Stark

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