I was so excited when Alison asked me to help design a shoot for her album. If you live in Durango or have visited the area it is likely that you have been in one of this talented woman's restaurants. The Cyprus Cafe
a Mediterranean cuisine restaurant features many local and organic food specials that vary in deliciousness from season to season. The Cyprus is one of my favorite places to dine in Durango. In the summer the patio is amazing and in the winter I love the cozy, intimate indoor atmosphere. So here I am already addicted to the food and then Alison goes and opens a coffee and wine bar. What??? Yes, Eno
is my first choice of places to have coffee in Durango. They use Colorado fresh organic milk to create a creamy latte greatness that does not even require sugar because it is naturally so sweet and delicious. I LOVE Eno's coffee.
Enough about food and beverage we are here to discuss the other talents of this beautiful woman. She sings! Alison wanted to create a vintage bar room feel for the photo shoot. We agreed that Jean Pierre's Bakery and Restaurant
would lend the perfect backdrop for the CD. Alison's "look" for hair and make-up was styled by Michelle Campbell
. Michelle is awesome to work with. Jane Gould
a costume designer and friend of Alison's provided the attire. This was my first time work close with Jane and she was a blast! I love how these images turned out and I can't wait for the debut of the album.