ShootOut Cactus Country

Model shoot Cactus Country - Edgy fashion shoot

So it was just over a week ago that two cars travelled over three hours to Cactus Country for our latest ShootOut Challenge. For those only new to the game ShootOut is a challenge set up for photographers to push themselves creatively. The rules are “Two Photographers (well we broke THAT rule with this challenge) One Location One Subject”. Fellow photographers Stina, Dijana and I have always wanted to shoot at Cactus Country and thought it would be an interesting challenge to shoot just a single person. As wedding photographers we are all so used to shooting interactions. When we ‘pose’ on our wedding day our jobs are really just to help promote interesting connections between our couples (and their friends and family on the day) and then document that. What would happen if you had just one person in a frame. How would you direct that person? What would make a good photo? Well here are my results!

We had an amazing team to help us pull the idea together. Make sure you scroll to the end of the post for the full vendor credits! Also are you interested in seeing how the other photographers interpreted the same location? Check it out below.

Check out the work of the other photographers here:

Dijana Risteska
Check out her blog post with her Cactus Country ShootOut photos!
IG – @diana_with_a_j
FB – @dijanarphotography

Stina Evjan 
Check out her blog post with her Cactus Country ShootOut photos!
IG – @goldandgrit
FB – @GoldandGrit

Find out more about ShootOut Challenge here
IG – @shootoutchallenge_
FB – @photographershootout

The team

MODEL / Steffanie Jean
IG – @steffijeanofficial
FB – @steffijeanofficial

HAIR AND MAKE UP / Eileen Yan Zagoršćak
IG – @eileenyanz
FB – @eileenyanz

GARMENTS / Gwendolynne
IG – @gwendolynne
FB –

BATHING SUITS / Bombshell Bay Swimwear
IG – @bombshellbayswimwear
FB – @BombshellBaySwimwear

JEWELLERY AND HEADPIECES / Jeanette Maree Jewellery
IG – @jeanettemaree
FB – @jeanette.maree.jewellery

THE LOCATION – Cactus Country
IG @cactuscountry
FB @cactuscountryaus

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT & BTS FOOTAGE / Lauren Simpson, Lunaproductions
IG @LunacraftProductions
FB @LunacraftProductions