Dunno if I’ve said this before, but I. ABSOLUTELY. LOVE. what I do for a living. Each time photoshoot day rolls around, I’m reminded of this fact. As I’ve mentioned before, our photo taking method is pretty ghetto – we dress to the nines in my designs, go someplace pretty, and play pass the camera!
These pics are from a late October shoot. I wanted to take advantage of both our Indian summer, and the fall colors, and get some good shots of a few new looks. Following are a few of my favorites:
We discovered pink and orange don’t mix very well – but luckily there was still plenty of green to pose Andrea against. The fiery tones of the fall leaves were perfect for Miranda’s olive green gown, however:
Miranda and Andrea were both wearing a new jacket designed to complement my “Vintage Diva” bustle skirt. I’d tried pairing the jacket from my “Gothic Temptation” gown with the bustle skirt, and it didn’t work very well – poofy bows on the sides of the hips made the jacket poof weirdly. I re-cut the jacket pattern to be pointed in front with a fishtail back design, and the new design works perfectly with the skirt’s flirty bows.
In the following pictures I’m wearing an existing design in a new color. It’s been my Masquerade ball gown this season (turns out there are a ton of fun dress-up and cosplay events in my area). I wore it first at Rufflecon, and planned to also wear it at the Witches Masquerade Ball later that month. Then the night before the ball, a picture popped into my head of the cutest little witch hat. Next thought was “Can I make it?” closely followed by “Can I make it in only a few hours??” Turned out the answer to both questions was an emphatic “yes!” I plan to offer hats like that in my shop eventually – after perfecting my process so that the completed hat is more firm, less squishy. I’ll continue to have most of my designs accompanied by the creations of Mad Rose Hattery – but sewn hats is something she doesn’t plan to offer – and occasionally the perfect matching hat for a gown is a hat sewn from the gown fabric.
Great pics, and a great time! Yay for pretty public locations and yay for warm fall days.