Hey PV Fans! It’s Brittany Young bringing you today’s blog post. I was the stylist for our last Pura Vida desert shoot!
Styling a photo shoot for Pura Vida has always been a dream of mine, so I was stoked when our Art Director, Cassie, asked me to come along this weekend as a stylist! Once I found out that it was in Joshua Tree I was like a little kid in a candy store. The Joshua Trees & giant boulders, & cacti which are spread throughout Joshua Tree National Park, make for the perfect backdrop for our bracelets & accessories.
We left San Diego in the early afternoon to get to Joshua Tree in time for sunset. Of course had to stop before heading out to get some french fries and burgers before we made the almost three hour drive to the desert. Once our stomachs were happy we all set off to the desert and arrived just in time for some prime time dusk lighting. There were all around good vibes during the shoot.
Our model Tori, was totally sweet & everyone was joking around & genuinely excited to get some great photos. We drove to 3 different spots in the park to shoot and we were beyond excited for the grand finale-the smoke bomb photo!
I was given the responsibility of setting off the smoke bomb & to be honest, I was pretty terrified as I’m pretty klutzy. Luckily the smoke bombs are made from corn starch & food coloring so it was a pretty safe & worry free process setting them off (and they’re totally environmentally friendly which was huge for us!). Once we wrapped up the final shots with the smoke bombs we were all so excited to look through the photos & everyone was going nuts over how they turned out. We called it a wrap and headed over to a local pizza spot in Yucca Valley to share some pies. We all talked about how inspired we were from the trip.
It was such a great day but now we’re all suffering from a serious case of wanderlust—
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