Time for a bit of fun in the sun for this Feature Friday with Annsley Wood at the Dive Motel. Last summer, Annsley and I were looking at doing a styled shoot together. She worked with the kind people over at The Luxury Label Nashville to get some fantastic clothes and accessories to have on hand.
This was great but of course we needed to find the right venue for the shoot. With most venues closed down or on very limited access thanks to COVID, this took a few weeks of calling around before we landed a location.
The plan was for a poolside look and feel so we really couldn’t have asked for a better spot than the Dive Motel in east Nashville. The Dive Motel just drips with character and the design of the pool lends itself well to shallow “just in the water” top down images. The image at the beginning of this article is an example of how the sloping end of the pool lets one shoot straight down over a subject that is in just a few inches of water.
We had a limited time to shoot so we wanted to make sure we made the best use of out time. The Dive Motel space is relatively small so it was easy to shift our shooting spots and create a variety of looks quickly. It also helped that Annsley was able to change outfits very swiftly.