“Skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony.”
I've never been a good blogger; it doesn't matter if it's good for my website or not - trying to convince myself to write a nice long paragraph about a past session is exceptionally difficult. Well, until it's a session like this one.
About a month and a half ago, I saw a picture in one of the many Facebook groups I'm in (don't ask which one; I'm in over 400. It's a serious problem). I immediately messaged a close friend in the photography community and said, "I need to do something like this, with this feel and this look and this type of thing." She immediately told me to do it. And so I went off to Amazon and HobbyLobby and Pinterest to begin shopping for what I needed.
I want to stop for a second and let EVERYONE know: if you're planning a creative session, y'all gotta save and budget first. I underestimated how expensive florals and fake candles were. Thank whatever higher powers were looking over me when I began shopping, cause delivery services were likely the ONLY thing that saved my bank account.
But you know what? I had a vision. And that vision grew and morphed until it turned into exactly what I was seeing in my mind. Once I purchased every single item and prop for the session, I reached out to three close friends in the community. I've worked with each of them previously, and I had no doubt they'd be able to deliver the exact vision I was imagining. For this session in particular, while I didn't want to mimic anything I had previously seen, I was hoping to channel a bit of a goth Snow White vibe. It was tough with the dry ice and trying to figure out how to make it work but... it worked. Lord, did it work.
Keep scrolling to look at the magic I was able to capture with Ashley and Keisha. Next week, I'll be sharing the continuation of this creative session: Sleeping Beauty.