Oh my! I had such an amazing time with Tracey & Justin tonight! (Justin was such a great behind-the-scenes assistant/moral support) We just got a major snow storm a few days ago, and we just got shoveled out…so I bugged her to do a shoot in the snow with me, since I’ve been itching to do one! 🙂 I’ve been thinking about doing a princess feel, with the whole “flowy-dress” and all…but she mentioned she’d been wanting to do a Native American princess feel too, so we combined them both into one. I also had been wanting to test out an idea I had to color the off-camera lighting, instead of using “gels”…I just used a Ziploc bag (the only thing I had on hand at the time) and colored one red….and one purple…with sharpies. -Don’t judge 🙂 I couldn’t have been happier with the results! It just made it more fun, and brought a different feel to make the pictures more dynamic! 🙂 Let’s just say, I’ll be wanting to use colored lighting effects for a lot more shoots and weddings coming up! I love the fantasy feel it added to our photo shoot! It made it look more fairy-tail and dramatic, which is exactly the feel we were going for!
Tracey had experience with professional modeling, but she hadn’t done it in a long time, and thought she would be really rusty at it. I think she totally rocked it! I’m so very glad I thought to beg her to come brave the snow tonight! It was totally worth it!
To top it off, and make it even more of a memorable event, Sara got stuck in the snow going up the hill to the parking at Slaughter Pen Farm! (Yes, I talk about myself in the third person sometimes, especially when I’m embarrassed) haha! We were able to put sticks under the wheels and get un-stuck, but my poor civic couldn’t grip the ice. ugh* –I have to admit though, I did feel quite smart to put some little sticks under the front tires, so they could aid in traction. 🙂
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