The Lakelander // Styled

Working with The Lakelander team was such an awesome experience. I am so thankful for those who trusted and believed in my talent. I wanted to share some of the work I've done with them here on the blog. After all, this is where it all started...

The Lakelander [January/February] Style

This was my first shoot for the magazine and I was so, SO proud of myself. That is such an amazing feeling. Funny story... when the magazine first launched a few years ago and I saw that they had a style section I said to myself "my name will be in this magazine one day". And, well, here I am! This is what I had been dreaming of doing for years. That's what happens when you don't give up your daydream! I loved the team of ladies I worked with, and can now call them friends. I am constantly in awe of how many creative and amazing women we have here in this city. Girl power! 

Photography by Tiffani Jones | Set styling by Lisa Malott of Wish Vintage Rentals 
Hair by Kortne Fagundo | Make-up by Valeria Orellanes | Model - Taylor Irby

The Lakelander [March/April] Style

This was my second styled shoot for the magazine. I was given the task of creating looks based around hats. Derby season was coming up and it was the perfect time to do a feature on one of the best accessories anyone can own. I loved creating this cohesive set of looks just in time for spring and summer.

Photography by Jordan Weiland | Set styling by Lisa Malott of Wish Vintage Rentals
Make-up by Ciara Liebl | Model - Shantel Hernandez

The Lakelander [June] Wedding Issue

This was a super fun shoot and the first time I had ever done anything wedding related. Picking the dresses was a team effort with my friend Jordan who also shot the spread. I made sure they were all styled to enhance the beauty of each one. Although they didn't need much, which is why I kept everything super simple. Again, this shoot is a product of working with so many talented women. 

Photography by Jordan Weiland | Set styling by Lisa Malott of Wish Vintage Rentals
Florals by Laura Helm of Ashton Events | Hair by Maggie Hall
Make-up by Salon Salvatore | Models - BMG Florida and Modern Muse

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Thank you for all the love and support!

xo, Mercedes