Earlier this year Chris Garafola connected with us and Bearwalk Cinema to surprise his sister, Brittany, with a fashion editorial photo shoot and behind-the-scenes video. Brittany has Down Syndrome — a chromosomal disorder caused by an extra 21st chromosome. She is his best friend and the source of much of his inspiration and happiness.
The creative direction grew from a single thought: we wanted to surround Brittany with beauty on the outside, to reflect her inner beauty. It was a joy to work with Brittany and Chris, and our amazing team of creatives. We were honored to take part in making Brittany's dream come true! — Austin and Cassie
The photo series and video were picked up by fashion and news sources all over the globe. Check out these ones including People.com, The Daily Front Row, The Daily Mail, and CMT's Pickler & Ben show.
We covered the sets with flowers donated by Whole Foods Markets, Star Markets, and Trader Joe's located around the greater boston area.
Producer/Creative Director: Cassie Huck, HIVE.STUDIO
Photographer: Austin Huck, HIVE.STUDIO
1st Photo Assistant: Jason Pietroski
2nd Photo Assistant: Claire Roche
Digital Tech: Chris Valites
HIVE.DRONES: Sasha Greenhalgh, Michael Bueno, Holly McHugh
Bear Walk Films
Videographer: Daniela Goncalves, Bearwalk Cinema
Videographer: Brian Tortora, Bearwalk Cinema
Editor: Vincent Henry, Austin Huck
Stylist: Taylor Greeley, Ennis Inc
Stylist Assistant: Christian Adams
Hair and Make Up: Kacie Corbelle, Ennis Inc
Stevens-Coolidge Place Trustees
Site Managers: Kate Bibeau and Kevin Block
Whole Foods Markets of Boston: Matthew Keller
Star Market Cambridge
Trader Joe’s of Cambridge
Boston Photo Rental: Jeff Newman