When I asked for ideas for this month’s self-portrait, deep down inside, I knew it would be a Halloween shoot. I’m sorry to be biased, but I’m a sucker for Halloween!
In addition to simply having the desire to do a Halloween self-portrait, I had another task to do for a fellow vendor. Ashley Obena, of Dress My Cupcake, sent me several of her adorable, Halloween themed cupcake wrappers to photograph. So, I started thinking, how can I combine these two projects into one? My solution was to be a baking witch! As soon as the image came to mind, I just had to do it!
I had a lot of problems to overcome with this series of shots, but I still just had to do it. I know that if I have a strong desire and set my mind to do something creative, then I can do it. What I didn’t know is that this gets me into trouble with limited time and resources! So, with a couple of days to do this, I prepared by collecting my props and baking the cupcakes.
I didn’t know where else I could do this, but at my house. It’s just easier when you have everything at hand, when your boyfriend is gone, and you can temporarily destroy the house without him ever witnessing the disaster. 🙂 The hardest part of the shoot, was making part of my house look like a witch’s house. I probably didn’t succeed, but I blame that on the time and resources issue. Lighting was tough too, since I had a lot of black (hindsight is 20/20). I also wanted to make it look kind of dark and witchy, but with enough light to show off the cupcakes and wrappers well. My solution was something in between, although I’m not sure how well I like it.
Despite desparetely wanting to do this, I think it was a tad too elaborate for me to handle on my own. The only help I had for this shoot was from my dad. He came all the way down from Snohomish just to deliver the costume! My hero!
Anyway, enjoy the photos! Oh, and check out the awesome fake nose that I stuck to my face! Yes, I used a little Photoshop magic to make it look attached. 😉
Be sure to check out these Dress My Cupcake wrappers at : http://www.dressmycupcake.com/shop/28-shop-by-holiday/75-halloween-cupcake-wrappers.html !