I have this great, deep love for cinema. I like "movies for entertainment" just as much as the rest of America, I'm sure - don't get me wrong, I LOVE to watch stuff blow up. However, I also have a passionate adoration for movies that are beautiful and visually compelling, to the extent that, when a movie is colorful and stunning enough, I could care less about the plot. Ever seen "What Dreams May Come"? ;) Call me shallow, but I'm a total sucker for good visuals.This is probably why I couldn't sleep for about three days straight after seeing the new "Alice in Wonderland" in 3-D. It was AMAZING. I was so hyper and excited and overwhelmed with creative input that I probably could have cried. This isn't the first time I've been inspired by awesome videos, and I love it when something gets my mind whirling like that! So yeah, I saw "Alice", I fell in love, and I knew it had to be mine. I've been planning this shoot for what feels like forever. So, I raided my local thrift store and carted *everything you see below* from Denver to Baltimore to Gettysburg to the garden behind the next door coffee shop, without breaking a single thing.
I'm honestly not quite sure how to classify this shoot, because I love it SO MUCH. Bridal portraits? Fashion? Is Allie wearing a wedding dress? Yes. Could you incorporate these ideas into your own wedding celebration? Yeah, but only if you're amazingly cool. Which Allie is. She's absolutely perfect for Alice, and had this awesome quiet, composed, light-hearted energy that really made the shoot what it is. Allie, my dear, THANK YOU so much for putting up with all of my insanity and for generally just being perfect.
When I first got into town, I just kept babbling about how it was so green, until my sister started rolling her eyes at me. In BV, most of the trees still don't have leaves, and grass just started turning green like a week ago. I am way way jealous.
The layout of this amazing table is all courtesy of my sister. I keep telling her she needs to start doing this full-time.
Did I mention that we snuck this chair out of the second floor of the coffee shop, down the fire escape, into the garden, and back up into the coffee shop before they closed?
Just so you guys know, I have a few more ideas for movie-inspired shoots - especially a few ideas for engagement / love sessions! Contact me for details :)