A few weeks ago I was able to participate in the #CatchMeAtLuxe Photo Shoot Out. The creator Bre Geiger started this unique event to connect local creatives. As a blogger, I was one of seven total bloggers to sign up for the event on Saturday, April 7th from 1pm – 6pm. In addition, 13 photographers signed up and worked in pairs of two (one photographer was on her own) to take photos of each individual blogger. It was a great way to meet other women who have similar interests as me and it was a great way to incorporate additional collaborations for hair, makeup and jewelry.

Rusty Metals Photography
Theo and Belle Photography​

For this shoot, I worked with Sarah from Simply Stunning Bridal for my hair (@simplystunningbridal). She even came to the location to update my hair at my first outfit change. For makeup, I working with Heather from Heather N Artistry for the first time (@heathernartistry). It’s such a small world as we realized that we both went to the same middle school. Modern Mood Jewelry is the jewelry company who I partnered with for this shoot as well (@modernmoodjewelry). I was unclear about how many total outfits I would be wearing, so Modern Mood dressed me for three looks and I worn jewelry from Rocksbox for the fourth outfit. Each outfit gave off a different vibe and was from different brands. I’ll be digging deeper into the specific looks, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek of my favorite photos from each photographer.

Crystal Clear Photography
Sunshyne Pix
Sarah Hoag Photography
Cactus Fox Photography

The tricky part to working with multiple photographers at one time is that I wanted to be sure that we utilized all locations around the Graduate Hotel. Ultimately each blogger and photographer would want to shoot in a different location each time, but if you shot in that location with the prior photographer or blogger you would have duplicate images. It seems as though I received a good variety of images and locations, so those worries didn’t end up being a big deal for me. Also, for each outfit, I worked with a total of 3-4 photographers, so I have a great deal of photos to choose from for each look!

Ashley Rose Media
Willow Craft Photography
Ryann Lindsey Photography
Christina J Photography

If you’re a blogger or a photographer who is either new to the game, needs images to build a portfolio or content, or is looking to meet likeminded people, I highly suggest looking into a photo shoot out. Also, depending on your interests, Bre runs a shoot out for mommy bloggers and their littles in case that would be of interest to you. Let me know if you have any questions about how a shoot out works! Now having done one I feel like a pro.

Sammy Clark Photography
Cindy U Photography

Behind The Scenes:

Event: #CatchMeAtLuxe Founder & Coordination: Her Hashtag Life Event Space: Graduate Tempe BTS Video: Cam + Beck Video Day of Coordination Assistant: The Ivy Social Floral: Moelleux Events


Becca Gutierrez with Rusty Metals Photography // @RustyMetalsPhotography Sarah Hoag with Sarah Hoag Photography // @SarahHoagPhotography Elizabeth Jorgensen with Cactus Fox Photography // @CactusFoxPhotography Maria Swartz with Theo and Belle Photography // @TheoAndBellePhotography Sam J Bien Photography // @SamJBien Cindy Urtuzuastegui with Cindy U Photography // @CindyUPhoto Christina Johnson with Christina J Photo // @ChristinaJ_Photography Sarah Robinson with Sunshyne Pix // @SunshynePix Ashley Rekittke with Ashley Rose Media // @Ashley_Rose_Photography Crystal Hollman with Crystal Clear Photography // @CrystalClearPhotographyAZ Ryann Lindsey with Ryann Lindsey Photography // @RyannLindseyPhotography Cris Guyton with Willow Craft Photography // @WillowCraftPhoto Sammy Clark with Sammy Clark Photography // @SammyClarkPhotography  


Marisol Avila with All The Prettys // @AllThePrettys Danielle Nielson with Dani Arizona // @DanielleNNielson Kat Fox with The Foxy Kat // @TheFoxyKat1 Andi Fisher with Misadventures with Andi // @Andi_Fisher Joanna Clute with Motherhood and Merlot // @MotherhoodAndMerlot Jessica Dowd with Mom Life Exposed // @MomLifeExpo Mandy Holmes with The Real Housewife of Scottsdale // @TheRealHouseWifeOfScottsdale  

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  1. Lynsey Jones Reply

    What a NEAT experience! I would love to do something like that – no one ever comes to Pensacola! HA! I think the Sarah Hoag Photography one is my favorite – so unique and beautiful!

  2. That is such a great idea! The top outfit was my favorite but I really enjoyed seeing all of the different photos.

  3. Definitely a bucket list item I need to accomplish! I need a professional to guide me through all those amazing poses.

  4. What a neat idea! So cool that you got to work with several different photographers at the same time. They all have such different styles, yet all the images look beautiful!

  5. Marisol Avila Reply

    Kat!! Your images turned out so beautiful! What a fun recap. I was exhausted, but so much fun.

  6. Woow! Your work is awesome, really fabulous outfits and styling. Keep up the fab work. I am really glad such a huge amount was raised, I am sure it would go a long way in helping many families and children.

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