Haist Designs is a handbag company owned right here in Nashville. I had the incredible opportunity of being introduced to owner, Anne Gill, by a mutual friend, Landyn and I’m so grateful for that connection.
Anne decided to take the leap and invest in photography for branding and building her business. Our time together was my first lifestyle shoot with her on location. Anne had great ideas for our shoot and picked the War Memorial downtown and was inspired by a Cuyana catalog that was shot in Rome. One of the fun parts of my job is being around creatives and seeing the way they find inspiration. Anne wanted a European feel to her photos since her fall line was inspired by Italy. The War Memorial was the perfect backdrop with the stone and columns and historic feels. The olive greens and textured black bags are sleek and so functional.
Anne asked her friend Tiffani to join us in the shoot. Haist Designs prides themselves in being a brand for every woman. Inclusiveness is one of their pillars and Tiffani is not a model by profession. She’s a fellow mom and their kiddos attend the same school. The whole family is well connected to our lovely town as Tiffani’s husband is a coach with the Tennessee Titans in town.
To add to the fun and help Tiffani fill those model shoes, Chiara Hurt Frazer with @jackofallhair joined us. She was full great styling expertise and lots of encouragement. I absolutely loved the opportunity to spend time with these three incredible, strong, talented women.