behind the scenes! (with we are the rhoads + rue magazine)

Back in February, Jayden + I were in Vegas for WPPI, a huge photography convention that takes place each year at the MGM Grand.  Besides it being an incredible time of learning (and partying), the highlight was spending a day in the dessert with a team of insanely beautiful + talented people.

We were invited to assist Chris + Sarah Rhoads during an editorial shoot for Rue Magazine… which was, um, an honor!   I had followed Chris + Sarah’s work on their blog for years, and had found inspiration in them; another husband + wife team, always upping the ante, and challenging themselves to push creative limits + create with excellence — who wouldn’t chose them them as a role model?  So when they invited us to assist them, I was kinda in a pinch meno, actually don’t! state for most of the day.

Besides the remarkable talent of Sarah + Chris, the entire team of the Desert Day was mind-blowing.  Folks flew in from LA, San Fran, NYC.. you name it!  The models weren’t stuck up (haha) and everyone was ready + willing to bend over backwards to make the day go swimmingly.  I’m totally honored to say that we call these guys friends now.  Planning trips around the States to have ‘reunions’ with folks we spent one day with might sound crazy, but I think its just difficult to describe the chemistry that shook that day!

A huuuuge thank you to everyone for allowing us to be a part of this event.  I think Brian (Shark Pig) was the one that said it first, but if we all wanted to take over the world — I think we could do it!

To see issue four, and the fantastic images created on this day, check it out here.


The whole team!  Minus me … since I was *taking* this photo …

See the fab video that Shark Pig made of the day: Dessert in the Desert

Check out every single one of these creative geniuses + their work!

Prop Styling: Meagan Camp
Wardrobe Styling: Jessica Soga
Hair/Makeup: Sherrie Anne Long
Motion: SharkPig
Talent: Billy Knox & Demi & Gina of Envy Model Management
Production Assistant: Emma Robertson
1st & 2nd photography Assist: Caroline & Jayden Lee
Creative Direction: Anne Sage & Crystal Gentilello of Rue Magazine
Art & Layout Direction: Bri Emery of Rue Magazine

by Caroline

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June 24, 2011 - 12:15 pm

Sarah & Chris Rhoads CAroline & Jayden! You two are so amazing. Loved having you on set with this wonderful crew. Thank you for running around for us and just being all around awesome. xoxo

June 23, 2011 - 7:26 pm

mackenzie lovely, lovely light!

February 4, 2012 - 3:48 pm

EMMADIME […] of Woodnote Photography. ( they snapped these shots above ) They just posted some pictures from the rue desert shoots a few months back. Not only is this couple mad talented but they happen to be the nicest, most […]

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