The Traveling Dress

When Teresa Vick invited me to join the Traveling Dress Project, I was thrilled and in disbelief to be collaborating with such talented artists.  And then, when Lexy Parks agreed to make our dress I was over the moon with excitement to start shooting. We shot these a few months ago. And I have been waiting (oh, the agony) to share!

We hiked to the top of this mountain. It was insanely windy and I accidentally stabbed myself in the leg with a sharp desert plant, but it was all worth it.
A huge thank you to my wonderful assistant Lisa Roland and to my beautiful model and friend Christina Ibarra.

Here is where we took the dress and how it inspired me…

Mother & Daughter Session

April Kraus, Sierra Vista Photographer

This session is very near and dear to my heart. I wanted first, to give these two memorable photographs of their connection, as is always my goal. But, I had a specific artistic goal for this shoot. I wanted to make photos that felt more like memories than actual moments. And, I wanted to make photos that I wished I had with my own mother. I hope you enjoy them <3

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Mother & Daughter Session Sierra Vista, Arizona

April Kraus Photography