I heard of a fellow photographer doing a corpse bride photo shoot, and it sounded like fun, so I asked if I could join in for a bit. I gate crashed the beginning of the session – I had limited time due to another engagement later that day. When I arrived, the set was already in place, huge light boxes in place and the model, Devon Johnston @bubbagumpdj was getting her makeup completed by Eden Gibbons @makeupbyedenhelaine.
When Devon was ready the second model arrived and as everyone was busy getting her ready, I had some time with Devon in the garage where the set was. We came up with a crazy story line as the camera was clicking away and Devon just slipped straight into the role making her so easy to work with. With each click of the shutter, she moved from pose to pose.
I didn’t bother using the lights that were set up for the shoot, opting for ambient light only. There was one small door open behind me which was just enough light to make it work. I increased my ISO and played with my settings until I was happy with the way the light was falling on Devon. It has been a while since I have done portrait photography so I was just having a bit of fun and wasn’t too worried about the way the images turned out. It was fun too!
As it turns out, when the second model was ready, and it was time for the photoshoot proper to start, I had run out of time and had to leave. I left happy though, as I got to play with my portrait lens again.
When it came time to process these images I tried many different styles and different software packages, and while the consistency from one image to the next is not really there, I am happy with these results. Some fun images for Halloween.