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  • Writer's pictureCharlie and Taylor

The El Rey Challenge - A Hobby Lobby Challenge Twist - Milwaukee, WI

Charlie and I had been wanting to shoot a Latina Inspired Photo Shoot as inspiration for our new lifestyle and streetwear company, Conxa. When Shannon had sent me some inspiration photos for a potential shoot, I just knew we had to make it happen. We had the perfect location picked out for a tropical backdrop: The Milwaukee County Mitchell Park Domes. When we arrived we were too late to purchase a photography permit, so we thought of an even better back drop for our shoot, El Rey.

I’ve been seeing the “Hobby Lobby Challenge” photos all over the internet. The challenge is to go into a store and shoot using props in the store, creating beautiful portraits in unconventional places.

When we arrived to El Rey we were immediately inspired by the colorful piñatas, the irresistible smell from the panadería, and aisles filled with perfect props (that we ended up buying and eating later haha).


Model: Shannon Vazquez @channonv

Makeup Artist: Erica Sánchez-Alcántar @ericasanchezmua

Hair Stylist: Jelly Sosa @jellysosahair Photographer: Taylor Herrada @charlieandtaylorphotography

Videographer: Carlos Herrada

And of course we had to get some hilarious photos of Shannon with some of her favorite chips.

The whole shoot was a blast and the whole time Shannon, Charlie and I were going aisle to aisle, looking for cool backdrops, in a store we regularly shop at. It’s fun to break out from the norm and try something different sometimes!

XoXo Charlie and Taylor



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