A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SHOE DESIGNER AND A PHOTOGRAPHER, LIFE IS JUST THAT WONDERFUL!

Authentic "Golden Crunch" wedges made by John Ashford - photo by John Ashford

Authentic “Golden Crunch” wedges made by John Ashford – Photo: John Ashford

Nyc is the mecca for all kinds of hobbies and activities known to us humans. It is also known for its great backdrops for photography enthusiasts, fashion designers, artists and whatever other hobbies or professions you can think of. Stroll through the city just getting off of a train or bus and you can see these influences everywhere you look. It isn’t that hard to get inspired, your passion for whatever sparks your interest will be bombarded by the sights and sounds and you’ll want to delve right into whatever it is that your interested in or want to know a little more about it. Such is what has happened to me and I have been fortunate meet a few people that are professional in their particular artistic field  – Shoe designer (John Ashford of Authentic by John Ashford – I’m a huge shoe lover), photographer (Steven Bagley) and videographer (Steven Taitt).

As we headed out to the location of the photoshoot I had several questions lingering in my head. Would this photographer get along with me, someone who had no idea of what a photoshoot even was or looked like ? Would he be snobbish or conceited in any way? All those pressing questions and my negative perception of all professional photographers was unfounded! Enough said!

I was soon afterward introduced to Steven Bagley in his Nyc studio and he wasn’t one of “those” photographers. He is an amazing individual who is humble and so easy going. He interacted with me, joked around and even offered us several food items to eat which was a nice gesture on his part since he didn’t have to in the first place but he did and it was highly appreciated by all of us. This man made everyone feel comfortable and friendly. Even the models that were at the shoot Svetlana and Karin were comfortable when given instructions by him. He’s just that fabulous and together with Shoe designer John Ashford’s ideas and Steven Taitt the Videographer this trio worked their magic and pulled this amazing shoot off and made it look so easy. Trust me it was hours of work but so gratifying! Check out the pictures below and go visit John Ashford at his site: http://www.authenticbyjohnashford.com to order and see his collection of amazing handmade shoes.

Samoilova wearing Authentic "Green Tea" pumps made by John Ashford

Samoilova wearing Authentic “Green Tea” pumps made by John Ashford

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Svetlana and Karin posing for Steven Bagley with Authentic by John Ashford “Green Tea” pumps and “Charlottes Web” wedges

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John Ashford making sure that the shoe fits…Notice the other amazing pair of shoes that are nearby. Lord, they’re gorgeous!

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An Authentic handmade collection of Shoes made by John Ashford

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Karin wearing those fabulous “Golden Crunch” Wedges handmade by John Ashford of Authentic by John Ashford…Wow this picture came out amazing – those are a beautiful pair of magnificent shoes! Photo: Steven Bagley, Stylist: John Ashford

Svetlana steaming up photoshoot, Lord she is amazingly photogenic!

Svetlana steaming up the photoshoot, Lord she is amazingly photogenic! Shoes: “Rock Cheetah” platforms made by Authentic by John Ashford. Steven Bagley is amazing!

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Time to try on those beautiful handmade shoes!

Steven Taitt, Svetlana and shoe designer John Ashford showing photographer Steven Bagley how its done!

Steven Taitt, Svetlana and shoe designer John Ashford showing photographer Steven Bagley how its done!

Lets take a closer look at those shoes, shall we?

Lets take a closer look at those shoes, shall we? Amazing!

An angel that just got her wings!

An angel that just got her wings and a pair of amazingly hot shoes!

This is what happens in between shots, time for an Authentic by John Ashford break

This is what happens in between shots, time for an Authentic by John Ashford break

Steven Bagley working his magic behind the lens

Steven Bagley working his magic behind the lens

Behind the scenes look at  how the prepping is done for various shots

Behind the scenes look at how the prepping is done for various shots!

Svetlana wearing Authentic "Ndeble Night" suede platforms made by John Ashford. Photo: Stephen Bagley, Stylist: John Ashford - www.authenticbyjohnashford.com

Svetlana wearing Authentic “Ndeble Night” suede platforms made by John Ashford. Photo: Stephen Bagley, Stylist: John Ashford – http://www.authenticbyjohnashford.com

Many people may seem to think that photoshoots are fun and easy, yes they can be fun but it’s all about capturing the moment and why your actually there. For all of us: it was photographing these beauties wearing Authentic by John Ashford Shoes which Steven Bagley did an amazing job at it. For me, it was assisting in any way I could and soaking in as much of this once in a lifetime experience as I could possibly take in. All in all it was a win win for everyone and most of all the lovely models seemed to feel comfortable in their own skin and have fun at the shoot! John Ashford had several amazing ideas at the photoshoot, it was amazing how one idea led to another and it all came out so beautiful in pictures. Let the pictures above speak for themselves and show how much fun and amazing the shoes came out in this photoshoot – once again, thank you John Ashford, Steven Bagley and Steven Taitt for an amazing experience. Hope to attend another one of these amazing photoshoots with these amazing individuals in the near future.

Steven Bagley, John Ashford and Me...had so much fun thanks everyone!

Steven Bagley, John Ashford and Me…had so much fun thanks everyone!

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