Sometimes you just do stuff for fun, and this was one of those kinda weekends, but what I really didn't expect was the beginnings of a love for digital artistry. One day in the depths of winter when I was web-surfing (as you do!), I fell across Little Dreamers Tutu's and the concept of The Travelling Dress. After reading about it, seeing the reviews and looking at all the beautiful hand made couture I knew this had to a project for that year.
It was such a hard decision to pick which dress, but after all the anticipation it finally arrived a day early. How can such a beautiful dress arrive in such a tiny box? was my first thought. It's exciting....I know I sound crazy right now, but these dresses are beautiful and I knew from one of models reactions, (Mom said her reaction was, “I’m fine with that. “ After picking her jaw up off the floor!), that this was gonna be a fun weekend for all.
What a weekend, and I couldn't had done it without the dedication of my assistant, the mums and the models. Each and every one put in 110%, so thank you all. You know who you are.
I had the dress for one weekend only so I was on a mission to make the most of it. This was my plan, and can I say we were tired after was an understatement but so worth it, both from a photographer's point of view but also just to see the smiles on these girl's faces being princess for a while.
Model One - Friday evening in the forest setting
Model One - Saturday sunrise at the beach
Model Two - Saturday morning at the studio
Model Three - Saturday afternoon urban setting
Model Four - Sunday morning castle ruins
Sunday afternoon - gathering for a group picture
Phew! Did I say I wanted to make the most of it? :)
Here are a few favourites from the 'Red Dress Weekend'