There is something about the 1950’s era that is so mesmerizing to me. Between the classy swing dresses and black and white polaroids, I feel like I would have loved living in such a simple time. Except for my sarcastic dry humor, that may have gotten me in trouble back then. Nevertheless, the gorgeous Makenzie and I set out to recreate that 1950’s vibe in this retro diner-inspired session.
We shot at the incredible Rock Cola Cafe in East Indianapolis. If you’re an Indianapolis local and have never been, I don’t know what you’re waiting for. Nevermind the Coca-cola jukebox and bright teal booths, the milkshakes alone are worth the visit. From the moment we stepped inside we could feel that laidback, carefree energy. We found a spot in the corner where the sunlight was coming in the window just right, and started snapping away. Makenzie was an absolute beauty in these photos. If I hadn’t known better, I would’ve thought I was photographing Grace Kelly herself.
Makenzie has this natural ability to make small, subtle changes in her movements and poses which really allowed me to be creative with my angles and get some amazing shots. As we moved around the diner grabbing shots in different areas, a patron actually thought we were somehow shooting a movie which we thought was pretty cool and had a good laugh about.
I am becoming more and more obsessed with the creative elements of fashion photography the more I do fabulous sessions like this one. Many thanks to Makenzie for being a natural in front of the camera. If you’re a local boutique, blogger, or fashion-extraordinaire looking for a fun photographer, I’m your girl.