I am always looking to meet and collaborate with new local models and stylists. In a fashion photo shoot situation, a stylist is the person responsible for choosing the clothing and accessories for the models to wear. A lot of my work has been self-styled or I left the choices up to the models I worked with. But over my spring break this year, I sought out people in the area who either design clothing or who act as wardrobe stylists for photo shoots. I was lucky enough to find someone who does both.
I found my way to Red Bank resident Lyndsay Senerchia’s Etsy shop, Seams To Be. Her shop grew out of how Lyndsay learned to crochet from her grandmother. Seams To Be sells beautiful hats, scarves, headbands, and other accessories. Around the time I got in touch with her, Lyndsay also started to sew dresses and skirts. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on a shoot together and she said yes. We met on the Asbury Park boardwalk and got some great shots. We were both so happy with the results that we planned another shoot, this time at Fort Hancock in Sandy Hook, a few months later.
I really respect and admire what Lyndsay is doing with her shop. Running a business of any kind takes a lot of time and energy—and with the way the economy today, it’s a risky thing to do. But Seams To Be is a great shop that offers shoppers lovely, handmade goods at reasonable prices.