I debated a long time wither or not to share this shoot. It’s not something I normally do, or share on my blog. And it definitely isn’t a wedding. I couldn’t not share these images on my platform, because I love the way they turned out! With Halloween coming up, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to do something new!
I’ve been talking to my husband about things I miss doing. One of the things are photo projects. In college I did a project every week for classes. I miss fine art photography and to bring some of that back to my life, I’m going to start doing monthly photo projects for my blogs! I’m not promising a schedule, but I think this is a way for me to keep exploring photography. If you’re ok with that, let’s go!
When I got to this shoot I questioned what I was doing. I scream at spiders and have my husband come to the rescue. I’ve seen snakes behind glass but don’t remember ever touching one, and to be honest, I wasn’t sure if I would even be able to use these images. Modeling photography like this is something I haven’t done since college. But I’m so glad I did!! I entered a world of photography I didn’t even know existed. These models were incredibly beautiful and talented, I would work with any of them again in a heartbeat!
Not to mention I faced my fear! I was face to face with the biggest spiders I’ve ever seen and not one tear. I learned that snake scales are made out of keratin just like our fingernails. No slippery or poisonous snakes here! I met Ralph, the gecko, who’s my new pal. Sometimes you have to come face to face with the things you’re most afraid of to realize they’re not that scary.
Coordinator: Michaela Gordon of Captivatin’ Mickey Creations
first – .Jessica Gardner
second – Andrea Salas
third – Brenda Barrales
Brenda, Jessica – Amy Slawson
Andrea – Kitty Tomaszek
Jessica and Brenda – Samon Mahas
Andrea – Adriana Olivia
Animal Trainer: Rex Raasch
October 28, 2018