On Set: Behind the Scenes of A Glam Photoshoot
Gilded Gown Stylist Mackensie leads a double life. She is an amazing bridal stylist, but she also heads her own production company, Ken’s Productions. And we are thrilled that Mackensie’s latest creative endeavor combined both of her talents. She recently styled looks from The Gilded Gown and put together an absolutely stunning Vanity Fair-Old Hollywood inspired shoot.
Mackensie described the creative process for her most recent shoot. She explains, “My inspiration was the Golden Age of Hollywood and the magazine covers of Vanity Fair. The main goal of this photoshoot was to capture what really goes into a photo shoot. We achieved this environment by expanding the boundaries of the typical “set” and photographing exposed cords, fans, lights, and stylists working on the set. We also searched for unique angles to photograph from to create a “behind the scenes” feel. Some images are reminiscent of talk shows and Hollywood glam headshots, all combined to create the title “On Set.”
So Much Talent
Mackensie collaborated with a stellar lineup of Knoxville’s best talent to bring her vision to life. (And to showcase the gorgeous dresses and accessories from The Gilded Gown). The remarkably talented photographer Brian K. McQuain was on hand to capture every beautiful moment. And those moments were more beautiful due to the artistry of hairstylists and makeup pros Kristen (KC) Colemon, as well as Mary Harris & Mariah Fouch of Salon Biyoshi. The shoot was held at The Secret Studio in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The lovely models were thanks to two top agencies: GĀGE Talent & The STAIR Agency
Enchantment of An Earlier Age
Gorgeous models Claire (The STAIR Agency ) & Marissa (GĀGE Talent) perfectly capture the glamour of old Hollywood here. Their looks here elegantly evoke the enchantment of an earlier age. Mackensie choose gowns in muted reds and beige with pops of black.
The details on both of the gowns, like the corset strap back on one and the beaded bodice on the other give a timeless feel. Either dress would have fit right in at a fancy soiree from another era.
Models Claire, Marissa, and Umwali (GĀGE Talent) are gorgeously glam in these looks styled by Mackensie. Everything about them from their beautiful faces, to the beaded formal gowns captures the essence of another time and place.
Claire is wearing an all-over lace gown with a jewel neck collar.
Here Umwali is radiant in a red chiffon gown with loads of crystal beading. And Marissa is beguiling in a black with sultry side cut outs.
The Pros Involved
Production: Mackensie Wolfe of Ken’s Productions
Photographer: Brian K. McQuain
Hair Stylists and Makeup Artists: Kristen (KC) Colemon, Mary Harris & Mariah Fouch of Salon Biyoshi
Gowns and Accessories: The Gilded Gown
Agencies: GĀGE Talent & The STAIR Agency The STAIR Agency