Tomorrow I am photographing superb area actress Sarah Scheiner for her new headshots, a real treat and honor for me. After that, my long awaited session with model Kaitlyn will get underway. Originally, we were doing an Ice Princess theme to follow up Brina's Snow Queen session, but that was when it was scheduled before Christmas. I've decided to keep the ethereal, whimsical feel of the shoot, but to make it a bridal portrait session. Now Kaitlyn is a teenager, a little young to be wearing bridal gowns but judging from the latest wedding magazines, those models keep getting younger & younger! I have a spectacular gown that I purchased for a ridiculously low sum a few months ago from a bridal boutique going out of business. The dress is satin, with a princess feel and incredible beadwork on the bodice and hem. It's delicate and very special, and I think Kaitlyn is just the right young lady to wear it. She's doing her own hair in an elaborate 'do with curls, and then heading over to Kara at Best Face Forward to create a very special, dreamy make up look that will be smashing. :)
On Sunday, I have the wonderful pleasure of photographing previous client & friend Rachelle's two darling daughters as well as their little family. The oldest girl just got a Cinderella pumpkin coach bed and it's amazing and I'm going to try to steal it. I'm fairly sure it won't fit into our little Prius, but if it's a MAGIC coach, it just might work. :)
That's all for now, friends. I am looking at this dreary and overcast day and really hoping that tomorrow is cool but sunny and non rainy as the forecast promises. There is nothing more exciting to me than bringing a vision I've had in my head for a while to life. I'm trying some new shooting and editing techniques to fit the look of Kaitlyn's shoot, and really excited about it. I'm already imagining all the ways to capture her lustrous dark hair, luminous green eyes and exquisite bone structure...I want to do it justice.
Oh...and in case you missed the post on my Facebook page yesterday...I started a little group called Crocheting for Cancer. The plan is to recruit as many people as possible willing to crochet/knit/quilt/whatever an afghan or hat for local cancer facilities, so that patients receiving chemotherapy can have something to keep them warm and feel a little better while they're there. Many bring their own blankets, but I've seen patients forget, or still not be warm enough even with their own. I thought if we could all just do a little something for others that wouldn't take too much time or money, the soul reward would be awesome. If you're interested, please shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I leave you with some photos of recent shoots and hope that you all have a marvelous weekend.
P.S. Don't forget you can click on the horizontal images to enlarge 'em. ;)