Jon Platt photographed for Billboard Magazine’s Power 100 Issue at the Faena Hotel in Miami Beach.
📷: Mary Beth Koeth
digi tech 💪🏽: Javier Sanchez, retouching: Babydoll Studios
Eleven times a bridesmaid with these 11’s...and photo assistant extraordinaire, Douglas Pursley aka. Dougie Fresh
Pictured right to left: Kiley Crabb White, friend from Texas Tech, I was a bridesmaid in her wedding. Stephanie Coultas, friend from high school, I was a bridesmaid in her wedding. Nelda Johnson, mentor and friend. Stephanie Hockridge, friend since kindergarten, I was the maid of honor in her wedding. She’s wearing the dress that I wore. (behind right) Virginia Hinkle, friend from high school, I was a bridesmaid in her wedding. She’s wearing the dress that I wore. (behind left) Angela Gorczyca Portwood, friend from high school and college. Becky Bostic, friend from college, I was a bridesmaid in her wedding. Laura Lee Patterson Huttenbach, friend from the Raven Run, she’s wearing Nelda’s high school prom dress. Monica Koeth Fink, sister from the same Mister, I was the maid of honor in her wedding. She’s wearing the dress that I wore. Amanda Neuschafer, friend since 6th grade, I was a bridesmaid in her wedding. She’s wearing the dress that I wore. Katherine Young, friend from high school, I was a bridesmaid in her wedding. She’s eight months pregnant and wearing the dress that I wore (bought on Ebay for the party).
Five years ago, Emily Kimbro my design school buddy from Texas Tech University, gave me my first magazine assignment: A cover story about Rod Stewart impersonator, George Orr aka. Hot Rod. She knew I had a thing for weird and wonderful men in their autumn years (I still have a thing for weird and wonderful men in their autumn years). This issue (in seat-back pockets today!) is my fifth cover for Southwest: The Magazine. While I still feel like a rookie in more ways than one, working with pros Desiree Michelle Espada, Kevin de Miranda and Kimberley Lovato on stories like this is the equivalent of being piggybacked around the bases. A no-sweat home run. Who wouldn’t be grateful for that?
Creative Direction: Kevin de Miranda, Art Direction: Desiree Espada, Retouching: Patrick White, Photography: Mary Beth Koeth
Whenever anyone asks me who my dream client is, I always say, “AARP”. If you don’t follow their Instagram you totally should ( @aarpphoto ). I was overjoyed to photograph Nick and Lita for the August | September issue and even more delighted that this didn’t have to happen mid-air 😳. Thanks to Katrina Zook for making dreams come true, Violaine Bernard for the last minute retouch, Mark Borosch for the strong 💪🏽, and Lindsey Mataccheiro for hair/💄
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Flying into Friday with longtime AARP members Nick and Lita Oppegard! The two have been married 41 years, flying the whole time. They are pictured here in their 1929 biplane. Of their travels Nick said, "Just because we're older doesn't mean that we are in any way less capable of savoring and sharing grand adventures." Catch these two in our August/September issue. Photo by @mbkoeth