If you missed the previous blog post with Brandi's downtown Lansing styled shoot you might want to catch up here to get some background on the shoot and how it came about.
My vision with this shoot was something dreamy, maybe ethereal and wild but in a pretty way. I am pleased with how everything turned out and I do feel that the images capture the vision that I had. Like our previous shoot I started with a few vintage pieces from my collection, mainly this awesome 1970s/80s does Victorian blouse. I pictured something flowy and girly on the bottom so of course I turned to the easiest place to get something like that cheap and quickly, our friend Amazon.com (friend can be taken sarcastically if you aren't an Amazon fan, I'm ok with that).
I told my sister what I was wanting as far as locations went and pretty much all I gave her was "a field".....and she came back with "I'm not sure if its what you want but there's a park that looks like the abandoned grounds of a mansion". UM YES PLEASE. A little info on this place: at one time it was a golf course and now it is owned by the city/county and they are trying to sell it since it is a prime commercial location but the sale has been caught up in some legal stuff which I am thankful for since we got to use it for this! I actually have passed this location many times visiting my sister and I always thought it would be a great place to shoot, so it was just perfect when she suggested it.
We started this session later than we ideally had planned but thankfully we had an amazing sunset that we might have missed had we started a little earlier. I shot this session both in digital and film, the film images are in the second half of the post with the camera and film info given there for the photography nerds like me.
Styling, wardrobe and bouquet by me. Shirt and antique necklace (a neat two sided antique locket from England) from my personal collection.
Hair and makeup by my gorgeous model Brandi.
Film images taken on a Canon 1n with a Canon 85mm 1.8 lens. First 10 images taken on Fuji 400h film, the rest of the images taken on Portra 800 film rated at 400. Film scanning by The FIND Lab.