Here's another collaborative shoot with some amazingly talented people. The concept was based around the historic figure, Marie Antoinette. Our goal was to use a blossoming orchard as the backdrop in which our model, Jillian would pose in and around the rows and lines of the trees. Unfortunately, we were a couple weeks off from the blossoms being in full bloom. I had a tough time deciding what color design to give the final images and still maintain the elegance and beauty of the subject and have the trees not appear to be too gloomy.
More after the jump
Marie Antoinette was the Queen of France for a short time before loosing her head to the guillotine. The look for this shoot centered around the French Aristocracy, including big hair, white powdered faces, and large dresses.
I wanted to use the orchard's "lines" to frame and pull the viewer to Marie. Shooting in orchards is not a new practice in the world of photography, and it never fails to disappoint.
I am glad I had my new lights with me to overpower the sun as it was out in full blazing glare with little to no cloud cover.
The Behind the Scenes Video will be up soon (when I get around to editing it).
A Special Thanks to all those who collaborated and sacrificed their time and talents on this one:
CONCEPT / CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Robinette Desrochers
MODEL: Jillian Joy
HAIR/MUA: Suzanne Gallegos
ASSISTANT: Kellie Colton
VIDEO: Matt Thompson
Coming up: Strankenstein's Zombie Prom, more Utah Flash Mob, and many Weddings.