Behind the Scenes: “Beauty in Bloom” Fashion Editorial Photo Shoot With Sarah Silver

Back in January, I had the opportunity to shoot some behind the scenes photos for photographer Sarah Silver, for an article that I wrote on Tuts+. In that article, I talked with Sarah about the process of shooting photos for a dance company. It was fascinating to be able to witness the photo shoot, and I loved being able to interview Sarah, and then share some of her process with all of you.

That is why I was excited when Sarah invited me back to her studio back in May to shoot some more behind the scenes photos for another project that she was working. Her amazing team included Makeup Artist, Vincent Oquendo, Art Director, Danielle Von Braun, Hair Stylist, Andre Cueto Saavedra, Manicurist, Kelly Baber, and model, Basia Szkaluba, as well as many others.

I loved being able to help tell the story of this photo shoot from beginning to end. It takes a lot of work to make a photo shoot like this happen, and everyone has a role. The hair and makeup team, the prop stylists, the model, as well as Sarah’s production team work closely together to make sure that everything is perfect, and that no details go un-noticed.

The final images from this photo shoot can now be seen on the cover, and inside of Issue No. 82 of Magpie Darling.


Below are a few of my favorite behind the scenes photos from this photo shoot.












  • Photographer: Sarah Silver
  • Photo Assistant: Eric Martin
  • Digital Tech: Topher Scott
  • Art Director: Danielle Von Braun
  • Casting Director: Roger Inniss
  • Producer: Troy Covey
  • Studio Manager: Jordana Abisdris
  • Prop Stylist: Jared Lawton
  • Makeup Artist: Vincent Oquendo
  • Manicurist: Kelly Baber
  • Hair Stylist: Andre Cueto-Saavedra
  • BTS Photographer: Grant Friedman
  • Model: Basia Szkaluba