Here are some behind the scenes photos from preparing for our “Memento Mori” shoot and during the shoot itself! We hope you enjoy the little look at what goes on behind all of the photo series we create. 🙂 All taken by Russel Hall.
Concept sketches! I always try to quickly sketch out the coordinates for each shoot and which model will be wearing what. It’s especially helpful at large scale shoots to have something to go back to make sure I don’t forget details.
Makeup time! For this shoot we did a look inspired by red-eyed weeping widows and deathly pallor. It was a lot of fun and looked really great on all 3 models.
No pre-shoot ritual would be complete without Goblin, my black-ish kitty, bugging everyone present to play with her. She has a bad toy-fetching addiction.
For this shoot we had the amazing Savija Ellis handling the hair styling! She took my vague “let’s do crowns out of HAIR” inspiration and transformed it into the wicked hair styles you see in the series.
We may post a tutorial on doing the hair crowns at home, but they wont be quite as elaborate as the ones created for this shoot. Look at all the braids weaving through!
We made a giant rabbit doll for the shoot and of course everyone had to pose him luridly on my furniture. Poor Pooka!
Checking out the view from the studio we rented for the day. It was of an alleyway…
Last minute lipstick touch ups and wardrobe details. Me hunched on the floor pinning bows to Syringe’s socks. (The tattoo is from Lord of the Rings and very old).
So thats our day behind the scenes for our Memento Mori photoshoot!