That 70’s Shoot – Edy in Inman Park

Ok…so we kind of LOVE That 70’s Show, which means it was only natural to use it for inspiration! What could be better than a fabulous, styled shoot focused on the fun, eclectic fashion of the 70’s?! How about that themed shoot featuring the absolutely STUNNING Edy! She is such a delight to work with and was beyond excited to help make this 7o’s shoot come to life.

The first step was —of course —SHOPPING! We began our hunt for the perfect pieces in the funkiest part of Atlanta. Little Five Points – where else??? Our first stop was the infamous Psycho Sisters thrift shop. Oh my goodness at all the eccentric, fun, and in some cases WILD, choices we came across at this little gem of a place. However, we couldn’t find exactly what we were looking for that fit little miss teeny thing (Edy is a very petite young lady!). So we made our way down the colorful streets of L5P and ventured into Rag-O-Rama. We struck gold at this funky little second-hand boutique!! After laughing our way through the racks, we finally decided on a few vintage pieces and made our purchase.

All this shopping made us crazy hungry, so we hit up the cutest little pizza shop appropriately named Little Five Points Pizza. The decor inside was a bit dark and quirky, but it fit the area perfectly. The pizza was AMAZING ya’ll. We chose the White pizza (hello cheesy goodness). Seriously, you should definitely try it out if you venture into that side of town.

But I digress, let’s get back to the fun of the shoot. We decided on a super cute location in Inman Park (close to Krog Street in downtown Atlanta). The courtyard tucked in between Bread & Butterfly Cafe and BarTaco is the exact mix of funky and vintage, and it has amazing lighting opportunities (majorly important after all).

The day of the shoot, the beautiful Edy was sent over to my crazy talented makeup and hair artist Brittiana J and got an authentic vintage makeover. We laughed and chatted while Edy was transformed into a total 70s fashionista that even Jackie would envy! Once Brittiana finished up with her magic touch (seriously you guys, she is beyond fabulous), we headed off to make the vision a reality.

Edy’s mom, and my sweet little angel, came along as my assistants and did a fabulous job I might add! We bounced from spot to spot having a blast. A few patrons passing by seemed to take an interest, surely wondering who Edy might be. Once we got all the looks we needed, it was time to call it a wrap. What better way to finish a dreamy day than with a cup of authentic Italian hot cocoa and gelato? We had been eyeing the Voga Italian cafe throughout the shoot, and let me just say…it did NOT disappoint. It was as if we hopped on a jet and stopped in Rome, Italy!!

My little mini assistant just HAD to get in a picture with Edy, and of course, I could not resist that request!

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

— George Bernard Shaw

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