The downside of styling your own shoots are the returns. My top two places to “borrow” clothes are H&M and Belks (shoes). H&M is stylish and inexpensive, therefore, you can create multiple looks and not break the bank. They also give full refunds and lets face it, store credit sucks. I contacted Summer on MM and we discussed doing more of a fashion sitting than an editorial shoot. The budget was very small meaning I probably spent $60 on clothes and she did her own hair and make-up. The both of us met in the studio and just got to know each other before we shot. Lighting was already ready before she arrived so we just took a few minutes to get comfortable with each other. It is very important to me that both I and the subject are comfortable with each other. Luckily, she was an enjyable person…full of spunk. As I stated before, EVERY shoot has music and I only play what the subjects want. Comfort and trust is key. With that said, this was the day I discovered Skrillex. Litterally, that was all she wanted to listen to. I set it up on youtube and we went to work. I loved her hair and I felt that her hair without any movement was just dull, so I just asked her to feel the music, swing her hair back and fourth and just pretend I wasnt there. The result was perfect! All it took was me, her, Skrillex and a softbox.