The Teamlab Brand / High Cliff


Over the past 3 months I have been working with The Teamlab Brand on a campaign to promote the clothing line that we designed together. We made a ton of images for this, so I have broken them up into a few sets that I will be sharing as they are used. This first set we shot back in August at High Cliff State Park with models Jenna Rae and Cassie Faulks. Hair and makeup was done by our friends at Anagen 11 (They do amazing work). Unfortunately, it started raining about 20 minutes into our over 3 hour shoot. At first, we tried to stay under cover as much as possible, but I think that any amount of benefit from staying dry was negated by the additional amount of time everything took to shoot. You can see the rain drops in a lot of the images, which I think is kind of cool. We ended up switching up the plan a little bit and totally stripped down the amount of gear we were using (which worked out really well). We shot about 5 spots in the park, in the road, in the weeds, several really pretty wooded spots and in more weeds. The girls were really good sports about weather, we had not brought a tent or anything. It's kind of amazing the level of talent and work ethic that was brought by all involved. It easily could have been a no-go on the day, and I am really happy with how everything worked out. I mentioned that we took our lighting rig down a notch. This is the part where the weather worked out in our favor. The heavy clouds made for some gorgeous natural light.

Here is how the day unfolded.

5:30 Loading gear in Sheboygan, random phone calls. Forgetting important bits of gear.
6:30 Models already in hair and makeup at Anagen 11 (Cassie worked til 3am the night before, I had no idea)
7:30 I stop for gas, crappy gas station sandwich and water for the steamer (which I forgot)
8:45 My GPS keeps leading me away from the entrance to the park, obviously it has a better idea.
9:05 Meet with Nick at the park. Does it look like rain?
9:45 Models are running a little late, no problem we plan for this sort of thing.
9:55 Yup, it's definitely misty. Weather Channel Fail!
10:05 Everybody is here! Everybody gets dressed for the first setup with fingers crossed.
10:45 The first two setups are done, but so is the hair. Oh well, we plan for this.
11:35 Really making progress now. Rain is off and on. Everybody is wet and cold.
12:40 We meet up with Chris from Anagen 11 who is smartly shooting under a shelter.
1:30 Almost done! But wait, the rain is easing, one more setup, please.
2:20 That's a wrap, high fives all around. Gosh, what a bittersweet day.
4:30 Back in Sheboygan. Done Deal.

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