I am a photographer who focuses mostly on capturing beautiful images of life with my daughter. In 2014 my husband was headed to New Orleans for Halloween and was dressing up as Baron Samedi. We decided at the last minute to dress our daughter up too, and headed out to our favorite abandoned house for a quick “creepy but beautiful” photoshoot. It was so much fun we decided to make an annual event. Last year we made a road trip up to Turner Falls, Oklahoma, to the old castle ruins, and they dressed as vampires. Again, we tried to make it spooky, yet beautiful.
This year, I was inspired by a vintage little girl’s gown that I found at an estate sale. I thought it would make a wonderful, ghostly costume for my daughter. For my husband’s costume, we went thrift shopping and bought a suit that I ripped up, spray painted with white fabric paint and spread flour on to make it even more white and powdery. We had a great time shooting in a very old, beautiful cemetery. I practiced using some in camera double exposures as well as some slow shutter fun to capture ghostly images.
I’ve always done the costume styling and makeup for them and each year it seems to be a little more elaborate. Can’t wait to see what we come up with for next year!