For the last couple of years, I kept saying that I was going to come to NYC for New York Fashion Week to shoot some street style. Well, now that I LIVE in New York City, I knew that this was it! I was so excited leading up to NYFW. I reached out to two of my favorite photographers (@cookayemonster and @jendayiasha - follow them!) who I knew had shot street style at NYFW before for some tips and advice. They were both coming up to shoot again this Fashion Week and both were super sweet in providing some tips. Imagine how excited I was to actually run into and shoot alongside Kaye! My first day shooting I ended up staying out there for about 4.5 hours shooting. Once I got my first great shot, I was hooked! And then I started seeing faces that I knew and felt confident enough to call out their names and ask them to let me get some shots of them. AHH! They all obliged! You can check out some of my favorite shots on my Portfolio page, but here are a few with some behind-the-scenes stories:
So, this was my first day shooting street style at my very first New York Fashion Week. I saw other people in the fashion industry that I recognized and called their names and got their photos too. I'm patting myself on the back because (a) I went out there and shot without knowing anyone (I was happy to run into Kaye though!) and didn't feel intimidated at all (even though I hadn't picked up my camera in 2 months); and (b) these are some of my best photos to date. I think that I truly love the nature of shooting street style photography. It shouldn't surprise me because I've always said that I think that I would love documentary photography and shooting street style is a lot like shooting documentary photography - you're catching people in their element.
Because of the weather and because I have a full-time job, I think Saturday is the only day that I'll get to shoot this NYFW season, but I WILL be back out there in February shooting during the Fall 2019 season shows. My goal is to get an opportunity to work in the photography pit at a show. I'm just putting that out into the universe and I'm going to add it to my prayer list.
If you see me in these New York Fashion Week streets, say HI!