when I see my work in magazines that I read on a regular basis is amazing. Photographers and models are typically the ones that get the most credit so (as simple as it may sound) it’s so amazing to hear “I loved your styling in that editorial!” or getting texts saying “Where can I buy the swimsuit that you just posted on Instagram?” Nikki: There is nothing like creating the scenario I’ve dreamed about in my head and seeing it come to life. To capture a moment and immortalize it in light forever. I know the moment that we have struck gold and I turn to my team and say “dead” and we all take out our iPhones out to Instagram it. You guys are both still in college and have already worked for or been featured by a few notable companies. What’s on your wish list for the rest of 2014 and beyond? Franklin: This industry can be
Photography: Nikki Krecicki / Stylist: Franklin Headen Model: Alyssa Arce (Wilhelmina Miami) / Hair & Make-Up: Katherine Taylor Hat: Vintage, Sunglasses: Vintage / Bodysuit: American Apparel Blouse: Christopher John Rogers
through a NATGEO contest one of the images was purchased by Intel for a international TV commercial. I kinda ignored photography as a career and chose to attend a liberal arts school to study marine biology. I took a photo workshop in the fall and I knew I wanted to study photography. My parents supported my passion and need to attend an art school. Transferring colleges was one of the hardest decisions I’ve made because I was willing to risk it all, taking the harder path. I currently attend Savannah College of art and Design where I am majoring in photography.
What is your favorite thing about being a photographer/stylist? Franklin: Working with passionate
and creative people who can fulfill my vision is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job. Collaborating with photographers, make-up artists, hair stylists, set designers, fashion designers, boutique owners, art directors, editors, and models truly inspires me to do my best and achieve my potential. As a personal stylist, I always feel like a mom seeing her daughter before prom when I see my clients in their outfits before a big event. The emotions that I feel
unpredictable so I’m not sure what to expect! I’ll be a sophomore Fashion Design major at Savannah College of Art and Design next year and Nikki will be a senior Photography major so we’ll be in school fulltime. We’ll still be traveling and shooting a lot, though. I’d love to style more covers and editorials, as well as more runway collections. I’m styling a few shows at Swim Week in Miami this year and hope to do more runway collaborations with some of my favorite designers. SCAD has an amazing Fashion program so hopefully I’ll be able to showcase some young, up-andcoming designers to the world by using their pieces in my shoots! I try not to think too far ahead but I think the ultimate goal for me is to become a Fashion Editor for an internationally distributed magazine with a huge circulation or become a womenswear designer and produce my own fashion line of staple pieces, trendy evening wear, swimsuits, and lingerie. Nikki: 2014 has been a monumental year but I really am anxious and excited for 2015! It will be a entire year of changes, endings and new beginnings. Next year, my goal is to take this incredible passion, graduate and move to New York or London and start working in the industry. That is my dream! YUME