How To Work With Wind When Modeling

Clothing: Robbie & Co

Photographer: Alysha Caufman

You would never guess by looking at these photos that this entire shoot it felt like we were trapped inside a wind tunnel! So how did we pull it off? Well one thing I've learned from experience with modeling it to not let different situations and circumstances that might be out of your comfort zone intimidate or frustrate you. For this shoot we tried to find as much shelter from the buildings as possible and waiting for little breaks in the gusts but sometimes you just gotta go with it! Shooting in wind can be a nightmare but it can also be dreamy, especially with clothes/hair that allow for the wind to give it some good movement. So rather than getting frustrated that your hair feels like it is out of control and the dress in blowing up in between your legs making it look like you have a wedgie (yes this has happened more times than I care to admit) use the wind to your advantage! If the wind is blowing your hair back making it look like you don't have hair at all just rotate a bit! Change your angle so the wind is carrying your hair making you look like you're floating down straight from heaven. Same goes for clothing if the wind is pushing the clothes straight into your body rotate so that it is showing off movement in the clothing. Seems like pretty simple stuff right? Easier said then done when you've got wind in your face but next time you find yourself in this situation take a deep breath and think all the variables for each shot and each outfit! Feel free to communicate with the photographer let them know to be your eyes! 

Hopefully this will help ya not be intimidated by wind and maybe even excited to shoot in it!!

March On | DSW

Strollin' through the city trying a few different looks with these new cuties from a recent campaign with DSW! I was super excited to be apart of this campaign (obviously though, right?) How would you babes style these shoes??

you & me babe.

Sometimes I think I take for granted how lucky I am that I get to spend as much time with my husband as I do. Early on in our marriage we both stopped going to school and became somewhat self employed. We were able to be together nearly 24/7 and were quite honestly glued at the hip. As life gets busier, we don't have that luxury (at least to the extent we used to) summer is a super busy time for us but for Jord especially, so I try to soak up every single second I can with him. Today is one of those "I miss my husband days" so I figured I'd share these sweet photos Chantel Marie snagged of us after a shoot she and I had, they make my heart so happy! 

Lake Atitlan Guatemala | KAITLYNOELLE

Part 2 of our Guatemala Trip in Lake Atitlan! Though our time here was pretty short we enjoyed every second! We stayed at the craziest airbnb RIGHT on the lake with our own private little dock! It was like heaven on earth! We spent the day shooting from sunrise till sunset! It was so much fun! I kept confusing the lake for ocean because it was SO HUGEEEE and looked like the ocean, so turquoise and clear as clear can be. If you're ever in Guatemala you HAVE to visit Lake Atitlan! 

All That Glitters

All that glitters ain't gold, but this shoot was.

Creative collaborative shoots are SO necessary for me to keep me excited and growing in what I do. I love working with other creative's are coming up with a concept and vision for the shoot and watching it come to life! This is to date one of my all time favorite shoots and I got to work with two of my favorite ladies on it Cherisa the makeup artist is SO talented at what she does and every time I get up from her chair I feel so beautiful, in this case beautiful and kinda dope all at the same time ;) and the photographer... OH MY GAWWWSH! I loveeeed working with Alyssa some of my favorite shots of myself have come from this shoot with her. Enjoy!

ANTIGUA GUATEMALA

We kicked off our crazy travel year with our first international trip to GUATEMALA with the amazing Nena & Co! I was super excited because it was my first time and from everything I had seen and heard it looked like a really beautiful, culture rich place. Needless to say we did NOT want to come home at the end of our trip and we even extended it a couple days longer than the group we were with! We spent most of our time in downtown Antigua which is probably the most charming little town ever. All of the buildings are so colorful and they all have AMAZING doors, and flowers planters on every window. The streets are all cobble stone which was so cute, but Jordan and I learned the hard way that going for a run on cobble stone streets is basically asking for a rolled ankle hahaha. We rented a motorcycle and had so much fun zipping around on that thing. The food and the shopping... UNREAL, we still crave the food and the shopping was so fun and colorful. I bought some beautiful one of a kind rugs to forever remind me of this amazing place! As we were walking around on our last night we both got so sad realizing we might not ever make our way back there (we hope that's not the case). Some of the highlight things we did in Antigua: We got to visit a hospital that cares for children whose families cannot. We got to play with these kids and snuggle them and it was the sweetest experience. Jordan and I also hiked a volcano and got to roast marshmallows at the top and I can't help but feel like I probably won't be doing anything like that again anytime soon. I also honestly loved just walking the streets of Antigua. Like I said it is so so charming and the people are so kind and every corner you turn your drooling because of how beautiful it all is. It was also SOO amazing to see the behind the scenes of Nena & Co and how their bags are made and to learn about the history. Jordan and I were filming and documenting for them and have some really fun content that will be rolling out over the next few months so go follow them so see it all! In the mean time here's a little taste of what we saw in Antigua.

think pink

Gearing up for Valentine's Day over here! All things pink & pretty while refraining from eating as many sweets as I want to cause New Years resolutions aaaaaand swim shoots coming up. I'm mostly excited for Valentine's Day to hurry up and get here because that means Jordan & I will be leaving the cold and heading down to Guatemala! In the mean time have a Valentine love affair with all of these amazing clothes! (insert heart eye emoji)

Clothing// Piper & Scoot

Photographer// Jordynn Buehner

pierpoint

Every winter I say I will never do winter shoots again, and every winter here I am in the heart of it freezing my buns off yet somehow still loving it.  

Also this place, Pierpoint Avenue in SLC, I never knew existed somehow and then I had 3 shoots here in ONE week. It is the cuuuutest little photo spot with lots of diversity if you're ever looking for a new spot to try out!

Photographer // Jordynn Buehner

Clothing // Piper & Scoot

Mountain Hangs

What I would give to have this weather baaaaack :'( It has been BEYOND freezing cold here and I already suffer the cold so much as is ahh! So excited to ditch the cold next month and hit GUATAMALA!!!! 

Photographer // Jordynn Buehner

Clothing // Piper & Scoot

Brickyard Buffalo // Lorena Rosser

I've been absolutely terrible at blogging lately, my goal is to start posting more photo shoot photos on here! I shoot with different companies multiple times a week and want to start sharing the images because this is my work & this is what I do!! I love modeling and I love being in front of the camera in the least vain way possible hahaha! I love meeting and working with new people almost daily, it definitely keeps things exciting! Each company and photographer I work with has a different vibe and style they are going for and ever single shoot is different. This shoot is for one of the awesome companies I get to work with on a regular basis Brickyard Buffalo with Lorena Rosser behind the camera, check them both out!!

Clothing // Brickyard Buffalo

Photographer // Lorena Rosser

GIRLY GLAM

I've recently started investing in higher quality makeup. I've been a drugstore makeup kind of gal since I prematurely started wearing it and only recently did I finally cave and started investing into the good stuff..... my world has been completely rocked. But wait it gets better, now I've started getting more experimental with colors & the way I apply and I'm having wayyy too much fun! I'm officially sucked in. I got to play with Smith & Cult makeup in pinky purple shades and I'm totally diggin' it. I was super impressed by the quality of the product as well. Here is a little viddy tutorial I put together featuring some of my favorite products from their new line.

Wanderlust | BTS Modeling

I've had so many people ask me about modeling, how I got started, how I land jobs, what shoots look like, etc. So I decided to bring you guys along with me on a shoot so you can see first hand what they are like! Hope you enjoy! xo

#CAMPFOSSIL

Let's go camping! Roasting mallows on the stove top, tents in the living room made out of blankets, ghost stories by the fireplace, sleeping bag snuggles & pancakes for breakfast. That's my kind of camping.

Saddle Bag                         |                         Watch

 

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Hope you all had a fun 4th filled with family, friends, good food & fireworks! This year we got together with some of my extended family out in Grantsville and had a small town 4th! It was so much fun we absolutely loved switching things up this year. My cousins collect & restore vintage cars so that was a major highlight for me, cause let's face it, I'm a sucker for that kind of stuff.

EASY BEACH CURLS

You asked what the secret is to my beachy curls so I decided to put together a little hair tutorial for you guys & spill all of my secrets! So here it is, a super easy way to get natural beachy waves! If you have any other video suggestions or requests leave them in a comment! xo

Sacramento

Jordan & I kicked off wedding season in the most beautiful locations. We got to film at the Sacramento Temple for the first time (we were blown away by how beautiful the grounds are) & the most stunning "secret garden" for the reception. The drive to the reception was unlike anything I've ever seen, green fields and rolling hills for miles & the sunsets were SO amazing. We love getting to go places and see things we probably never would have seen if it weren't for the jobs that brought us there. We soaked up as much sunshine as possible and even squeezed in a little time to swim. We stayed in Folsom (yes we sang Johnny Cash the WHOLE time) so naturally we had to do some exploring.

Bag // Nena & Co

desert dwellers // piper + scoot

 photographer // tell the birds 

clothing + swimwear // piper + scoot

This shoot was magic, but what you don't see is that it was so frizzin' cold, my limbs were so numb I had to have one of the assistants help me get dressed & undressed (sorry Laurel) haha our car also got stuck in the sand & I woke up the next morning feeling like I'd been hit by a truck. Cold number 3 this winter. We always joke after shoots like this that we all really would sacrifice ourselves for Piper & Scoot cause we love what we do & who we work with so much! 

Throwin' Shade

I'm on a bit of a sunglasses kick these days. My sister thinks I've got a problem, but I think sunnies are the perfect way to express yourself while jazzin' up any outfit. ESPECIALLY cause it's almost Summer time!! Plus I gotta be honest I go through sunglasses real quick so I'm always on the hunt for new favorites that don't break the bank. When I saw these bad boys I knew I needed them SO MUCH. So with a little investigatory work I found them! They've been basically glued to my face ever since.  I included the direct link below! I got your back ;)

in gold peach // buy H E R E 

watch // Arvo Wear H E R E 

earrings // Forever 21

I HEART YOU

Boy on my mind. ;)

Every single day I wonder how I got so lucky to end up with my dream boy. From the first time I saw him I knew I had to have him forever and by some miracle I was right, it just took a little bit of patience first! (haha)  Hope everyone is feeling extremely loved today! You deserve it! 

Here is the Valentine's styled shoot I have been dying to post for a few weeks now! Thanks to all the babes who made it happen.

Styling & MUA Audrey Tran

Photographers // Autumn Nicole & Eden Hermanson Strader

Photographer// Autumn Nicole (above)

Photographer// Eden Hermanson Strader

Nude Embroidered Dress // For Love And Lemons

Fur Coat & Lace Dress // Forever 21

This shoot was seriously such a dream. Everyone involved was so amazing. This was my first time shooting with two photographers at once, it's so fun to see their finished product and how different, but beautiful both of their images are! 

SHABBY APPLE

Shabby Apple // Arrow Dotted Dress in Yellow

I am absolutely in love with this vintage inspired Shabby Apple dress. Let's be real those ruffles are killer! This dress is high quality & fits like a dream. I feel like I've taken a quick trip to another decade while wearing this dress and if you're like me there's no better feeling. It is a super unique stand out piece, and yes you need it! Go follow me on instagram @kaitlynoelle I'll be hosting a giveaway for a gift card to Shabby Apple soon, you don't want to miss it!

Shabby Apple // Arrow Dotted Dress

Photographer // Eden Strader

PS working with Eden was an absolute dream. She is so talented! Be sure to check out her stuff!!