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One of the great things about shooting weddings along with fine art, is you get to meet a lot of incredibly creative people, including florists. When Katie from Mac’s Floral asked if I wanted to work with her to create a dark and ominous ballet inspired shoot for Halloween, of course I said yes! 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. 

In the end, this was the final result. This shoot was so much fun and I cannot wait to work with these amazing girls again!!

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13 Comments

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    Marla Dee

    October 31, 2014

    Thanks for sharing your ballet-inspired shoot! I love the flowers too! Nice!

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      jennamartinphoto@gmail.com

      October 31, 2014

      Thank you Marla! And yes, those flowers are gorgeous! Katie did an amazing job! 😀

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    Amanda B

    October 31, 2014

    wow, thats beautiful. love it. do you ever share what lenses you use? I love the dry ice effect.. so cool!

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      jennamartinphoto@gmail.com

      November 2, 2014

      Thank you Amanda! These were taken with a 50mm 1.4 and an 85mm 1.4 🙂

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        Amanda B

        November 2, 2014

        aah simply perfect, I have both those lenses in 1.8.. one day I will upgrade 🙂 thank you. I have a long way to go, I love admiring other people’s work!

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    francisca jorgensen

    November 9, 2014

    Love the shoot and the flowers…the mood and the fabric is stunning!! Well done

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      jennamartinphoto@gmail.com

      November 13, 2014

      Thank you Francisca 🙂

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    Sydney

    November 12, 2014

    These are gorgeous. I stumbled on your work from your “New Photographer” blog on PetaPixel. I’ve been planning out my own dark ballet shoot. I love the lighting in yours! It’s also nice to see that you’re getting these beautiful results with midrange lenses instead of refusing to shoot with anything other than a 1.2 (I know those people; there are a lot of them around here). I have the 50mm 1.4 and I’ve wanted the 85mm for awhile… I really think that’s where I’m headed next. I started as a music photographer (and it’s still in my blood), but I’ve recently been branching out to some more conceptual portraiture. I was terrified at first, but I’m loving what I’m shooting, and it got me out of the rut I’d found myself in for awhile.

    Your post/site came along at just the right time. Thanks. 🙂

    -Sydney
    facebook.com/VisibleSin

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      jennamartinphoto@gmail.com

      November 13, 2014

      Nice to meet you Sydney! I love my Sigma 85mm, I use it so much! Glad that you found me here, and welcome! 😀

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