Driftwood Sunset

We wrapped up another beautiful day in the neighborhood by making our way down to the Olympic Sculpture Park. There is a small rocky beach surrounded by driftwood, creating this amphitheater for watching the sunset. There is something so magical about the the change of color that happens as the sun sinks into the horizon.
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Photos by Garrett Born

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Memory Lane // The Stand Ins

For no reason whatsoever I’ve been clicking through GB‘s Lightroom and looking at past shoots. It’s fun to flip through all the photos that maybe didn’t make the cut, but nonetheless tell the story of the day or the time of our lives for that matter. In addition to the collection of beautifully made up models and friends, I found these… I’m titling this series “The Stand Ins” as it’s a collection of photos of Jen and I place holding for the talent while Garrett tests the lighting. Jen tends to work it a bit more, while I stare off into the distance dreaming of not having my picture taken right now…

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Studded Denim

I had every intention of hopping around in puddles with my big ol’ umbrella this afternoon, since the rain didn’t seam to be going anywhere. Garrett and I went out for some pho and… tadaa!! Clouds parted and that glorious Seattle sunshine broke through. As the day wore thin I tossed the rain gear aside (less the Hunters) and we chased the last bit of sunlight through the Freeway Park into downtown. 

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Photos by Garrett Born Photography

Behind the Scenes // Fall 13 Look Book

After an excellent day of shooting with Davina a few weeks back, we couldn’t wait to get back at it again. The goal this time around was to get a few of our newest pieces in front of the lens for the up and coming online shop, and we took advantage of this day as an opportunity to style the looks in a few very different ways.

The usual team gathered again, Hair and Makeup by Jen Des Lauriers, Photos by Garrett Born and art direction by Joan Born; add into the mix fresh faced designer and Via’s shop girl Behtsee Millman and things just started clicking.

And our the biggest star…..The jewelry