I’m a sucker for Halloween. It’s my favorite holiday of the year, and one of the great things about shooting weddings along with fine art, is you get to meet a lot of incredibly creative people who also love themselves a little eerie and creepy aesthetic. When Katie from Mac’s Floral asked if I wanted to work with her to create a dark and ominous ballet Halloween photoshoot, of course I said yes! Not only is she just a generally awesome person to work with, but she’s incredibly talented. I couldn’t wait to see the floral arrangements you was going to come up with!
We called up a few models and our awesome makeup artist, Sydney, put together the outfits and bouquets and scheduled a time at Billings Open Studio. Anna and Jessica (from the Billings Terpsichore Dance Company) did an amazing job. They did everything I asked, all while tangled in a ridiculous amount of fabric…in pointe shoes.
After a long day of dancing, jumping, twirling, fighting with a fog machine and retouching makeup (all while attempting to keep the flowers from wilting), we got it done! These girls were absolute troopers. I’m not exaggerating when I say that dress was feet too long, and they still managed to do every move I asked for. That’s true professionalism right there!
This was probably one of my favorite photoshoots I’ve ever done, and if there’s a chance I could create a ballet Halloween photoshoot every year, I might go for it!
Thanks again to everyone involved! I was so excited to get to be a part of this, and I can’t wait to work with you all again!