Trick-or-Treat…and someone sweet

Olivia, my 5th grader, loves Halloween. This year, Emma, my 8th grader, wasn’t so into it. She opted to go to a little gathering with close friends.

Olivia traditionally makes her choice for the the following year’s costume the day after Halloween of the current year!  Last November 1st she announced she wanted to be a ‘vintage bride.’

Right up my ally! I love vintage stuff and knew we had a lot of work ahead of us! We started collecting items: the dress, purse, veil, August. The day of trick-or-treating, she asked if I could do a photo shoot, a sort of ‘getting ready’ shoot. I, of course, jumped at this rare opportunity (my children have been so ‘over’ getting their pics taken for years now).

We started with the details, getting the dress on and ending with a full-length shot, as I do with all of my beautiful brides!

It was a very surreal moment in time for me, I must say. I had a sort of flash-forward to proms, dances and yes…her wedding day. I realized how my job as a wedding photographer has made me a sucker for the details and especially the moments. I was amazed at how she wanted to do various poses and was very particular in the way she moved her head and body.

I didn’t say anything. I just documented.

ty bass - November 1, 2011 - 11:25 am

How interesting: a vintage child bride with a cel phone… Shades of ‘Back to the Future.’ Great stuff.

Amy Allen - November 1, 2011 - 12:24 pm

Thanks Ty. She also spent about 15 min glued to the tv watching sponge bob. She didn’t want me to take pics of that since it wasn’t very ‘bride like’ she said!
It was a priceless shoot for me. : )

Eric Yerke - November 5, 2011 - 9:05 am

Gorgeous photos and subject Amy.

Amy Allen - November 6, 2011 - 5:58 pm

Thank you Eric! Olivia is quite the poser.. always has been.

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