Hey Guys! Bonnie here. For those of you who don't know me, I'm Black Milk's resident photographer.
Late last year I got the chance to visit our new Los Angeles HQ for a few days after Sharkiecon in Vegas. I somehow managed to convince jL and Cam, to let me organise a street style shoot in the super cool, grungy Downtown area - right where our HQ is located. This is how one of my favourite streetstyle shoots came together.
First let me introduce our little team for the day! Our 3 beautiful models were Jayde, Grace & Cheyenne. Maddie, our fab shoot producer, also happened to be in LA after SharkieCon - most of you probably already know Maddie from our BMHQ in Brisbane! Our Makeup Artist for the day was the amazing Angie, Emma stepped in as our stylist extraordinaire, and Bianca was my fab photo assistant.
And we can't forget our newest male model…..ahem.
This is how our day started out...I think you call it organised chaos?!
First out of hair and makeup was the lovely Grace, so it was time hit the streets around BMLA.
Then our second model, Cheyenne was ready to roll. That meant it was time for the whole team to set out on our epic afternoon of shooting around the arts district in LA.
To be totally honest with you guys, we actually had no real plans for the afternoon, we just wanted to get out and be inspired by the LA streets. It turned out that no plan was the perfect plan, because there's so much amazing street art around! It definitely wasn't hard to find great locations.
It was also hot….so very hot! You'd think being Aussies we'd be used to it, but nope - we were sweating it out. jL did buy about 10 ice creams….buuut he pretty much ate them all himself. It's a tough job being jL ;)
We did steal a couple to shoot with, though!
I've gotta say though, one of the highlights of my day was definitely putting the bossman to work.
After taking a quick break for lunch, we headed back out to explore even more amazing street art.
Totally normal street style attire right??
That bag? FULL of shoes! And it wouldn't be a Black Milk shoot without a selfie or two...
Later in the afternoon lovely LA talent Jayde joined us for some extra fun shots.
We just kept finding more and more incredible places to shoot.
We finished our day down in the LA river. I've always thought it would be incredible to shoot there, because it's such an iconic LA location. And it did not disappoint.
All in all, it was such a fantastic experience to be able to shoot in LA. We had an amazing day, I absolutely love this place and can't wait to get back and do it all again ;)