Some preliminary shots are back from our photo shoot with Barbara, what a fun woman she is!
I designed her costume and did her hair and makeup. Barb brought some things with her, mostly vintage things. The top she had and I pinned the flowers on it. I'd found these great pearly flowers and pulled them apart, and glued them back together in a way that all of them could be different sizes. Then added a large pearl in the center of each one to finish it off. I also added some beaded pieces of beautiful lace to finish the line of the flowers.
I think this must have been an early shot because she's not holding anything
and the key on her neck ribbon is missing.
I love the far away look.
Skeleton keys, they are full of potential for adventure and mysterious possibilities! And I can't believe how much fun that necklace was once I put it on her, it was a perfect fit and she had those great ostrich feathers in her collection.
I think that may be the only prelim shot where you can see that skirt I hand dyed in various shades of gray. I love how it turned out!
With a smile
And just Barbara being her really beautiful self!
That's my favorite.
Thanks to my great sidekick Charles for the excellent photography!
Thanks to Barbara for being such a beautiful model!
All photos (c) Charles Garratt 2010