Gray Malin: Photos that speak summer

Sperry, Italian Riviera, Veuve Clicquot, Martha's Vineyard, Summer, Beaches: They all conjure up the essence of Gray Malin's art.

The often aerial photographer's work makes you feel like you could land in and live an endless summer.

He captures beaches, sun bathers, exotic animals, spectacular swimming pools, and scenes that mesmerize.

And he has partnered with Sperry shoes, creating ironically designed boat shoes, and Veuve Clicquot, depicting champagne visions for stunning brand imagery.

His newest images share Martha's Vineyard, check them out here:

Mr. Malin's Lifestyle Blog is well worth a visit; it includes lots of great "how to's" such as Tips & Tricks for Picture Hanging, How to Work from a Coffee Shop, and Top Ten Lists such as the best Ros├ęs. See everything Gray Malin here:

Behind the Scenes II: Summer Collection 2017

Last month, ellelauri hit the city streets to get some great shots of the ellelauri Summer Collection. This collection includes pieces that are perfect from city to beach and vacation spots in between with ruffles, lace, tassels, and off shoulder looks for a steamy, sizzling summer.

 Make up artist Rosa with final touches for Liv.

Serena, stylist, and Ashlee, photographer, working with Liv.

The Isla Dress is an off the shoulder, tasseled detailed dress pairing two of summer's hottest trends. Perfect for summer in a 100% light and airy cotton.

 Bold red provides a brilliant contrast backdrop for this classic black dress.

The Ophelia Dress in ribbed cotton material is light and comfortable for even the hottest days. The fit and material make this dress flattering for every body type.

We were happy to find a fun and flowery back drop.

 The Mabel Top is blue and white pinstriped top that perfectly with white denim. The bell sleeves are a top summer trend.

The photo shoot crew is always just steps away for any spur of the moment update to hair, make up, or accessory.

A casual flower backdrop for a casual summer day.

ellelauri's Kaia Romper has emerald, navy and black stripes in the perfect combination to complement the summer white. This is a fun and playful look for running around the city or at the beach. 

The Kaia Romper, on the streets of Philly.

Thanks to everyone who made our summer photo shoot a pleasure to capture!

ellelauri Summer Collection is available now:

Behind the Scenes I: Summer Collection 2017

We've just wrapped up the ellelauri Summer Collection photo shoot and are excited to share some behind the scenes moments of our prep and studio shots at Philly Photo Studio.

 First up: Hair and make up with model Liv and make up artist Rosa. 

With a long day ahead it's important to start hydrating early.
  Sitting for hair and makeup takes lots of patience and a little distraction helps.

 Liv is pictured here wearing our Cora top, a great summer look with subdued ruffle detail.

 The Willa dress, above, is sleeveless with lace trim.

These ladies are behind the scenes taking care of prep and moving the shots along: photographer Ashlee Mintz, design intern Rachel, and ellelauri Buyer Amanda Campfield.

Serena, our stylist, is getting ready for the afternoon and our outdoor lifestyle shots!

Ophelia Dress is the perfect summer staple. The ribbed cotton material is light -- perfect for hot days and nights.

 That's a wrap for now ... check our next blog post for Summer Collection: The Outdoor Session.

 ellelauri Summer Collection is available now: