I have always wanted to shoot a creative concept. So, I mustered up the courage and put out a casting call. Kelsey was perfect for the role. Little did I know how perfect she was, though! More on that later. I asked Michelle to do the makeup and I really think I found a kindred creative! She was completely on board with the look and concept. She and I brainstormed and raided our closets for pieces that would fit the look.
After a month or so of planning, I received the bad news that the studio I was going to shoot at was closing its doors. I was disappointed about the studio closing, but I also had to scramble to find a new location. Sometimes, better opportunities come from forced changes in plans. Michigan is known for its Victorian homes. I knew of a historical house not far from where I live. I looked up its history and found it is a Victorian farm house. So, I called the city and was told I could shoot on the property. Voila! We had a location that fit the concept perfectly!
Michelle, Kelsey, and I met at the location. Michelle was spot on with the makeup. She knew exactly what I wanted for the looks we had assembled. And Kelsey...well...what can I say? She knocked the poses out. All I had to do was tell her to act like a broken doll and she hit the pose and expression dead on!
I look forward to collaborating with both Michelle and Kelsey again on future concepts. I want to give a big thank you to both of them for helping me bring my vision to life.
Model: Kelsey Knickerbocker
MUAH: Michelle Busch
Stylists: Donna Macauley and Michelle Busch
Photographer: Donna Macauley