10.10.17

GORMAN SHOOT

gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin

this is jesse’s and my second shoot for gorman (see our first here!) we’ve been dreaming up doing a shoot together in the sand dunes for years actually, so we were SO happy to get to finally make it happen with one of our favorite brands. our first shoot was more of a love story, and this one was meant to be colorful, eclectic, vast, different, poppy, and emote FUN. we wanted little details like flowers sprouting from the sand, and big details like colorful fabric blowing in the winds in the middle of nowhere. this was one of the bigger shoots i had ever art directed, so it obviously came with a lot of nerves and a whole lot of learning. but i truly believe jesse and i are meant to create photographs together, maybe until we are old and grey. we have a special bond and can communicate basically with our eyes on what we want to happen and i love that!

our crew was 17 people and we headed to the pismo beach sand dunes to make some magic…

(ps, they blew up a lot of our photos and have them hanging in their new LA store on melrose for three months if you want to go shop some of the line and see them in person!)

gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin

that pink parachute was the real winner of the shoot. see the hilarious behind the scenes clip here.

gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin

this was a much bigger shoot than i am used to! usually it’s me and jesse and a few people (or maybe even just the two of us on a random tuesday making photos). this was my first shoot having a production company (wow, how will i ever NOT have one of those?! so so helpful) and it was also extremely helpful to have our digitech ryan with us. he had jesse’s camera tethered and followed her around with a little tented booth so i could look at the images as they were happening in the desert and direct jesse. i am so used to either trusting her, or looking in the back of her camera to see the shots. this was a game changer.

gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin

SEE THE WHOLE SHOOT AFTER THE JUMP…

gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin

gorman was so awesome and let us have total creative freedom, which truly meant the world to us to have that kind of trust. we made the shoot two days because we really wanted to deliver a wide range of shots and i am so happy we did! by the end of the second day everything was running so much smoother. people were comfortable, having different light was great to play with, and we just didn’t have to rush.

gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin

originally, we wanted to do the shoot in new mexico in those gorgeous white sand dunes, but with a bunch of travel already booked we had to stick close to home (but still gonna make it there someday!) these dunes still did the trick and it was just great.

ps, how good is this new gorman collection?! seriously made our shoot so much easier!

gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin

gosh, i love those blue stripes.

gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin

kristen from moon canyon created these awesome arrangements in clear plexi boxes. i love how it feels otherworldly! and the light was so beautiful during this shot…

gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin
gorman | bri emery and jesse chamberlin

now, what should we shoot NEXT!? we are already dreaming up ideas…

thank you SOOOO much to everyone on our awesome team. and a big shoutout to our production crew, vacation theory! they helped us immensely putting this all together and we couldn’t have done it without them!

photography: jesse chamberlin
creative direction: bri emery

production company: vacation theory
clothing: gorman
models: lola dompe, abby zuckerman, jayla alex, jorji zimmatore
florals: moon canyon design
stylist: joan cusack
hair: ashley lynn hall
makeup: kelly shew
assistant: ivan solis
digitech: ryan lopez

23 COMMENTS

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    Emma says:

    Bri, these are SO awesome. You’ve really outdone yourself!

    Karen Lim says:

    So, so beautiful and fun and colorful and just wow!

    Anica says:

    Wow,all these colors, prints and fruits, i could look at the photos for days! I cand decide what i like more: clothes, flowers, makeup or photography! Great job. Congrats!!

    Ann says:

    These are AMAZING! I love Gorman and I love you and you work! So happy to see you collaborate with an Aussie brand! Hope you do more work with them! Much love !!! xx

    Ann says:

    your* (!!!!)

    Stephanie says:

    Wow amazing pictures, you guys are so talented love the location and overall photography!

    x
    StephC

    http://sstephcc.blogspot.com/

    Georgia says:

    These pictures are incredible! This has provided me with so much inspiration!

    Anna says:

    amazing work! gorgeous pictures, i love them

    Holly says:

    This shoot is amazing, you have done an incredible job! Such inspirational images. Woohoo! I’d love to be that talented.

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

    Tay says:

    These are simply beautiful!

    LeAnn Nguyen says:

    YASS! this is so 2011 bri emery, whose fearkess work with color and imagination so vividly and effortlessly came to life! such cool shots, bri! you should seriously consider being the model next time though, because you are so pretty! 🙂

    LeAnn Nguyen says:

    *fearless!

    Melissa says:

    There is a state park in southern Utah called the coral pink sand dune state park. The sand is pink!

    Kirsten says:

    Amazing photos. Love the colors. The clothes.

    Olga says:

    This is so WOW!

    Julie Dumas says:

    Wow, these really are emotional! So fun, unexpected, and truly gorgeous. Your work never ceases to amaze me Bri!

    Jackie Lamas says:

    oh my goodnesss! gold! the one of the black girl clapping with the multi colored jacket and killer eye shadow is just gorgeous! i had to pin it!

    Bobbi says:

    This photo shoot is beautiful. You use of color is stunning. So much inspiration in one post!

    Staci says:

    Very cool! So fun and beautiful 🙂

    Denise says:

    It would be super cool if a few of these images in larger formats were on your site so we could download for desktop images! They are so perfect. xo

    Jennifer Malone-Brown says:

    damn.

    Mel says:

    So fresh, exciting and matches the brand perfectly – Awesome!

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