Written By: Matthew J. Black
Photographed By: Michael Wesley
Styled By: Anna Neimark
Assistant Stylist: Dean HallEmma Kenney Cover
Hair & Makeup By: Natalie Bohlin Emma Kenney Cover
Lush green grass and delicately manicured pockets of jungle make the Paradise Point Resort & Spa an ideal spot for our San Diego June cover shoot. In a secluded pocket of Mission Bay, Emma Kenney illuminated the beautiful, green canopy before the eyes of our LOCALE crew.
Emma delicately maneuvered through the soft leaves and flowers in a way reminiscent of how she put together an impressive collection of accolades that highlight her successful career. This east-coast-turned-west-coast actress is an ideal feature for our cover story—not even 20 years old, and she’s a star in two award-winning series.
Music lover that she is, Diddy’s “Last Night” played from Emma’s phone while she hung from a tree branch, moving to the rhythm as photographer Michael Wesley captured her wild spirit. “Emma Kenney was amazing to work with. She had a great energy and you could tell she was excited for the shoot. We put her in an amazing tropical wardrobe in an equally as lush location. We used 85mm and strobe, plus natural light for the cover shots,” explained Wesley.
Later on, I sat down with Emma and asked her about the evolution of her craft, her career and life as she sees it. After all, you don’t meet too many 18-year-olds with a decade of experience in their professional career. Emma Kenney Cover
Michael Wesley is a San Diego based lifestyle photographer who brings a unique eye for style and color to any project. With travel in 26 countries, a die-hard love for the ocean and an appetite for adventure, this California surfer is always on the hunt for capturing the coastal lifestyle that he is so lucky to live. Check out his work at WWW.BLUEWESLEY.COM