A few facts about myself
I am fiercely creative
I don't sleep well
I get in these modes where I generate a lot of very detailed ideas. These ideas often come out in quite a frenzy.
Those three facts are quite intwined together. My rendition of Snow White came from one of this frenzied moments of creative blur. It was quite trial and error with a few of my ideas but overall was quite a success. In the post before I mentioned being prepared. Always, always, always have back up plans and props ready just in case your original "my most awesome idea ever" is a flop. Sometimes things are way better in the mind than in person.
This was a styled session by myself and what would lead me a few months later to create Magnolia Jane, my side business. (www.magnolia-jane.blogspot.com or Magnolia Jane on Facebook). Since this was a styled session I will include the clothing as a prop since it greatly effected the session.
I wanted the session to be recognizable as Snow White but with my own twist. While I had scouted out this location prior to the session I had no shot there before. The lighting was a bit tricky throughout the session. I had a very elaborate plan involving 100+ origami swans that would hang from red ribbon but the wind ripped that idea out real quick. As you can imagine hanging 100+ origami swans from a tree takes some time. As soon as we finished the wind whipped up making it impossible. It was to be a big part of my session but I fell back on props I had no planned to be such a staple. All in all I loved the way it turned out. Lessons were learned as always. For those wondering, I did save all of the origami swans and plan to use them in the dead of Summer when the air is stale and not moving a bit lol!
Snow White inspired dress and matching (detachable) cape
Two real apples and one fake
You might be wondering why I chose to use two real apples and one fake one. For starters I'm never exactly sure where I will be taken in a session. I thought I might have her take a bite of the apple which would require a real apple. Secondly, I wanted to fill the basket. It was cheaper to buy more real than fake. And lastly, I knew I would want close ups of the apple. Real apples aren't always the prettiest so I purchased a fake apple with the intent of using it in a close up like in the last picture above.
This session was on New Year's Day so I do not remember the amount of money I spent on the material but I do know the tights were $5 at Target. I believe I already had the basket. The fake apple was around $3 and I don't remember the cost of the apples. Miss Snow white found them very tastey whatever the cost ;)