When I was younger, my parents used to have a wall clock hanging in their bedroom that had an image of a ballerina in motion and the quote: If you can dream it, you can achieve it. I’m thrilled that 2012 so far has been a year of dreaming and pushing myself to dream even bigger. I haven’t completed a “101 things to do in 1001 days” list like I’ve seen on so many other photographers blogs, but I know that the past three months of this new year have definitely helped me reach some unwritten goals and dreams with my photography.
Last night I had the chance to watch The Hunger Games – the first movie to go along with the book series. And I loved it! For a book adaptation, I thought they did a pretty great job. It’s incredible seeing a world you’ve created in your own imagination come to life, and I might have let out a few squeals of excitement in the theatre! The biggest difference between my imagination’s version and the movie’s version was just the people of the Capitol; I think I pictured them more like Lady Gaga and less “flowery” – you might understand what I mean if you watch the movie!
As promised, today I am sharing Part Two of The Hunger Games inspired shoot on the blog – the portion of the shoot that was inspired entirely by the character of Katniss, The Girl Who Was on Fire! I’m also excited to announce that my very sweet friend Leslie Kerrigan, creator of Seniorologie (an inspirational blog for senior photography) is featuring the images on her blog today also! Now when I say “senior photography” I’m not talking about photography for the elderly – I’m talking about photography for high school seniors, or Grads as we call them in Canada! This is a really big genre of photography in the States and an area I’ve also been dreaming about growing with in my own photography, so it’s a big honour to be featured on Leslie’s site! Jill, our “Katniss” was actually one of the first grads I ever photographed and I was thrilled when she agreed to model for this shoot! You just never know when I may call up photo subjects from the past for special projects like this one!
Apart from this text, my blog post here is images only (with a few extra images for my blog readers that you won’t find on the Seniorologie post!), but please check out the Seniorologie post for my interview all about the shoot, what amazing professionals contributed their talents, how the concept started, the inspiration board for creating this look, and what it’s like shooting in your own backyard with a smoke machine!
Thank you again to the amazing team of women who collaborated on this shoot; each of you are so incredibly talented and I’m blessed to be able to celebrate this shoot with you! XOXO
Makeup Artist: Lindsay Archdekin