THE DINER PHOTO SHOOT - AMANDA KRAFT PHOTOGRAPHY

As a visual artist, I rarely struggle to find inspiration for concept or themed photo shoots. I often am inspired to create a concept photo shoot based on a movie or TV show. Last summer, my inspiration was pulled from a cult classic The Sandlot with two different shoots (Retro Swim & Baseball Field)

Building this diner themed photo shoot inspired by the show Riverdale, was a challenge of itโ€™s own. I had tossed around different locations for months, finally settling on the Prospect Diner which is near and dear to my heart as my father and I would typically have breakfast there every Friday morning.

As for the group of girls to take on the characters/models for this photo shoot, I enlisted Natalie / Veronica to help connect me with the right group of girls. She introduced me to Carly / Betty, and social media connected me to Haylee / Cheryl and Allie / Jughead. By the end of the day you felt that these girls had known each other for years, when in reality it was just during the 4 hours of hair and makeup that they got to know each other.

The last key to completing the vision for this photo shoot was my glam squad - Myerlee out did herself with the makeup for each of the girls - adding the right amount of drama without making it โ€œtoo muchโ€. Liana transformed their hair to match their characters style and personality perfectly and Jennie did a quick manicure for a few of the girls to finish their looks.

Seriously, without this dream team, Iโ€™d still be day dreaming this photo shoot instead of having the incredible series of photographs below to share.

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