I swear this photo shoot aged me ten years. When we got home, I put away the hair and makeup supplies, then took to my bed. After I woke from my coma today, I sorted props to return. Tomorrow I’ll pack mine away and de-glitter my house (if that’s even possible). McKenzie was right when she said glitter is the herpes of the craft world. I swear, it’s everywhere and it never goes away. I’m going to be finding the remnants of this photo shoot for years to come.
We mostly had a great time on this shoot. The only part that was SO not fun was the quarter mile we had to haul all the furniture and props to the location. There was no way to drive the truck down there, so we had to carry all the boxes, and Mark had to put the furniture on dollies. Thankfully I had some pretty great assistants – thank you McKenzie, Kelly, Desiree, and especially Mark, for putting up with my OCD and hauling all that stuff! Also, thank you Cortney, my model. Not only did she do an awesome job modeling, but she helped us pack up and carry things to the car! That’s one great model! A big thank you goes to Unique Boutiques Vintage Weddings and Events for the furniture, luggage, silver and other goodies. Thanks for trusting us with your rentals!
Shooting was really REALLY fun. Except when I realized, twenty minutes into shooting, that there wasn’t film in my camera. Yes really. I looked down at my settings, thinking, “I should be almost done with this roll,” and I realized there was no freaking film in the camera. (Usually the cameras are loaded before we leave the house.) I stood there for a minute, silent, everyone looking at me, including Kelly’s video camera. “Um… there’s no film in my camera.” Laughter ensued. Thankfully, we hadn’t done too much yet, and we re-shot the images I missed. The bummer part was that we had done the costume change, and we were going to have to re-shoot Cortney in the other dress. However, it turned out perfectly because lighting was WAY better when I re-shot! You know, just another day at Dawn Kelly Photography. No big deal.
As you can see, McKenzie was quite attached to the Mad Hatter hat, and wanted to keep it. I pried it away from her because I have to return it to the little girl I borrowed it from. She is also attached to the big fluffy pink and white skirt. She actually MADE that thing on Friday! It took her five hours (she wouldn’t let me help because it was “her baby”), and it was well worth it.
I’m completely bloated from all the sweets I ate after the shoot (we had to do SOMETHING with them), we’re all exhausted with aching feet (Mark is snoring as I write), but it was all well worth it! Stay tuned for the finished photos – I promise you’ll be impressed.
Time for a nap! Peace out!