So, just who were these "models?" Well, we were lucky enough to have the always stylish Chet Pourciau of Chet Pourciau Design (and who also happens to be a nominee for Rubenstein's 2nd Annual Men's Style Awards), local singer Sasha Masakowski, Love in the Garden Co-Chair Karen Gundlach, and the ladies of IntheNOLA, Heather E. Ferdinand and LaTesha Charbonnet Gonzales.
Ok, so you got the makeup, hair, shoes, accessories, dresses, and models...there's something missing, isn't there?
Well, we absolutely can not forget our phenomenal photographer, Babs Evangelista of Babs Evangelista Photography! From the first model pose to the last click of the camera for the night, Babs entertained and energized everybody. She captured the essence and atmosphere of the sculpture garden and the personalities of the models. Without Babs, the IntheNOLA photo shoot would not have been the true success that it was.
And guess what? Every one one of these people, EVERY ONE is LOCAL! To have so much support between these artists and entrepreneurs was unparalleled...LOCALS supporting LOCALS! The shoot showed firsthand how truly talented our local artists and entrepreneurs are and how willing they are to come together to serve a greater purpose for our community. This is what IntheNOLA is all about!
So, without further adieu, check out the fantastic photos and when you're done, make sure you get your ticket to Love in the Garden...you will not be disappointed.
Featured in the photos are the following models and their respective attire:
Heather E. Ferdinand - "The Chelsea"
Karen Gundlach - "The Sage Wrap"
Chet Pourciau - Brinkman's Menswear
LaTesha Charbonnet Gonzales - "The Jackie"
Sasha Masakowski - "The Esplanade Gown"
Thank you again to all the participants of the photoshoot! Special thanks to Kristin Jochem, Grace Wilson, and Pamela Buckman of NOMA.