A big shout out to the team on this one:
I have been wanting to shoot Fairy and Victorian imagery for a while. I spent several months researching headpieces and wardrobe. I found an artist based in Indiana. I wrote her expressing that I wished she lived closer. She graciously offered to send me a couple headpieces for future shoots. She has been very patient as my original shoot was cancelled by a no-show. I owe April Ramoni of ARRT INUS a huge thank you for the headpieces.
So, I now had the headpieces, but I needed clothing to go with the concept. A local antiques dealer posted a gown that I thought was perfect for the shoot.
I had worked with Christiana before on a lingerie shoot. When I put out the casting call, I was delighted to hear that she was interested. Christiana has the most amazing, soulful eyes. Yet, in a split second can give you an open smile and laugh. I love emotion in my images and Christiana delivers.
Finally, Rhonda at Fab Faces by RJ had contacted me asking if I'd be interested in working with her. Would I? Of course! She has amazing ideas and a great flair for color and dramatic makeup. I also appreciate her fabulous work ethic. She met with me a week before the shoot so we could discuss ideas, then throughout the week, sent me various looks to test. Wow! She went over and above!
I am very fortunate to meet so many creatives in my photographic journey. This team is another example of the incredible talent here in Michigan.