Great Gatsby Styled Shoot for Children’s Tumor Foundation
Back in May we decided to do a Great Gatsby themed shoot. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was published in 1925 and focuses mainly on the American Dream and the Roaring Twenties.
The twenties was a time for women to become more independent and to embrace a new ideal. Women stopped wearing corsets and tight dresses and were considered “scandalous” to the elder women of the time. And thus, the flapper girl was born. Jay Gatsby, a new money millionaire and the focus of the novel, completely embraces the ideals of the Roaring Twenties by throwing extravagant parties daily. Essentially, Gatsby played off this new era of decadence and glamour, which is why we decided to jump in on the fun. Glitz and glamour. Everywhere. Thank you to our 2016 Senior model interns Emily, Kristin, Ariana and Krissy for helping us out on this shoot. You ladies were perfection!
As with all of our styled shoots this year, we want to take a moment to introduce you to a cause we believe strongly in. For our Gatsby shoot, we chose a foundation that is VERY close to our hearts- The Children’s Tumor Foundation.
The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for the millions of people worldwide living with neurofibromatosis (NF) which causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and can lead to blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer, deafness, disfigurement, learning disabilities, and excruciating and disabling pain. NF affects one in every 3,000 people, more than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease combined. The Children’s Tumor Foundation not only funds critical research into neurofibromatosis but also their research is shedding new light on several forms of cancer, brain tumors, bone abnormalities, and learning disabilities, ultimately benefiting the broader community.
We are so specifically connected to CTF because of our wonderful photographer Michelle and her son Ryan. After being misdiagnosed for years with a different eye condition, an eye doctor at Children’s Hospital correctly diagnosed him with NF. They then discovered that Ryan has ear tumors, brain tumors, spine tumors and continues to struggle with leaning disabilities. Learn more about Ryan’s story here.