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My First Truly Styled Shoot: Cinderella!

A few months ago, I was honored to be invited to participate in a group photography project with a friend of mine, Heather Lickliter. Her vision was to publish an online magazine showcasing how each of us interpreted the theme of Cinderella. As a family Disneyland holds a special place in our hearts, and though Emily certainly doesn’t need a Prince Charming to rescue her from anything (she can and will forge her own path in this world!), there is something about the sweetness and romance of the story that we absolutely adore.

And though we at first jumped at the chance to participate, I admit that as the deadline grew closer, I realized I had no idea how to proceed. I didn’t know how to come up with suitable costumes, and I had no idea where to shoot. But then suddenly a glorious location popped up, and I remembered a little costume rental shop that I’d always intended to investigate. The shop had two dresses that we made minor adjustments to (I made her an apron and kerchief to transform a pioneer woman into a maid, and we didn’t use a portion of a Renaissance dress in order to make it look more like Cinderella’s magical blue ballgown).

A dear friend helped me with the shoot, and Emily felt like a movie star in this gorgeous location, so she was easily able to channel her inner Cinderella, and everything came together just as beautifully as I had dreamed it would. That day was a memory we will cherish forever!

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Here is a link to the Issuu publication:

And the other participating photographers are:

Marie Asbury—Sioux Falls, SD
Aseel Aziz-Gomez—Lexington, KY
Monique Duke—Albuquerque, NM
Lori Fowlkes—Fredericksburg, VA
Lauren Harms—Boise, ID
Heather Lickliter Larkin—Athens, GA

  • Anfiska - May 17, 2013 - 5:41 am

    Great! These photos remind me my childhood and fairy tale which were read to me. This is exactly how I imagined it! Thank you for such great shots!ReplyCancel