The wedding of Erin and Joe saw my first wedding this year. They travelled from South Carolina where they live to Joe’s home in Somerset and chose the stunning Ham Hill for the ceremony and reception. The weather was kind and we made the most of the scenery!
An Angel in the Studio
For a special Mother’s Day present I decided to get creative in the studio and fling some flour. Rosie’s mum loves previous pictures I have taken of her dancing and I thought it would be fun to try something a little different. There are lots of photographs on the internet of dancers with flour. The fine powder show movement without blur and can have a very magical effect. Due to the size of my studio we were unable to have Rosie jumping to her full extent and decided on a quieter feel to the shots and keeping the focus on her face. I left flour on the floor and added grain to give it a ‘work shop’ feeling and kept editing down to a minimum.
Getting the flour to fall in the right shapes meant that some of the arm movements we needed were not technically ballet correct. The angel wings took quite a bit of practice but the skirt was the result of me taking the shot too early, but I really like the simplicity of it. Using flour can be quite dangerous as it is easy to breathe in and so we had limited time in a small space, but I think we will make someone’sMother’s Day special!
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