“True Colors”: This series of portraits is from a personal assignment I did. I have been thinking of doing some sort of a session with a peacock theme for some time now. I am always looking for wardrobe and props and ran across these two dresses. There were pretty small and wondered if I would ever find anyone that tiny! Luckily, Brittany fit the dress perfectly! I made the headpiece out of many peacock feathers and the applique I took off the front of the dress.
Peacocks are symbols of grace, royalty and effortless beauty. It was with this concept that I created “True Colors” to showcase Brittany’s exotic beauty, self-confidence, and individuality.
“American Gothic” : The last image that I am showcasing, is a “Twilight” meets “Dark Shadows” inspiration. As a kid, I waited every day for 4pm for DARK SHADOWS to come on TV. I devoured all the campy dialogue and the creepy characters. All the female characters were strong, beautiful women. As I put the elements of this portrait together, I imagined her in this soap opera, in a very dramatic scene, ready to take on whatever comes her way. Lights, Camera, Action!