I had so much fun last year around Halloween doing my Ghost/Angel session (click here to check it out), that I decided to do something similar again! I had been brainstorming ideas for a while that involved an antique iron bed and shooting a couple. My friend Amber from Old Main Photography was on board for all of my crazy ideas! We shot in two locations this time. One was an old warehouse and the other an old grain mill. Both places were magnificent! The warehouse had these amazing large windows that let natural diffused light drench in. The old mill is much more mysterious with it’s cob webs and dust. It also has these very small little nooks and stair cases for taking photographs. Lots of contrast between shadows and light.
The day of the shoot proved to be a bit crazy and hectic! When I took the wings out of the box I realized that there was no way for them to be worn. So I had to make a trip to the store to get elastic so that Dustee could slip them on. Then after having to solve the last minute “wing” crisis, we drove all of the way to our location to shoot….and I forgot all of my camera equipment! Or should I say I forgot my brain. I mean…who does that? How did that happen? …..Never the less, I broke some speed limits trying to get back and grab my gear and make it back to where we would first shoot. I always stress a little bit about running out of time. As a natural light photographer there is only one thing that is important to me and that is light. Once it’s gone…it’s gone. But even after all of the little hang ups, we had perfect lighting, plenty of lighting, and an overall very successful shoot. Andrew and Dustee were really laid back and up for anything, very easy going, and made the session so fun!
This shoot was simply just a creative outlet for me. It’s not meant to offend anyone. For some it may be beautiful, provoking, emotional, enchanting, or otherwise stir positive feelings. For others, it may not be your cup of tea. Whatever category you fall in, if this shoot gets you to think or feel anything, then I am happy. I hope you enjoy….and Happy Halloween!