Rylee and her mom Daun came to me in early April to inquire about Senior photos. They had seen my past creative fashion shoots and wanted to know if I would be interested in doing a Cinderella themed shoot for Rylee in Hatcher Pass and maybe making the dress. Absolutely! No need to beg or ask me twice ;D I was in 100%! I will have to add though, that I am NOT a seamstress, but I can piece material together to make it work for creative photoshoots ;D
…Thus began my vision for the DREAM SESSIONS!…
So we tossed around ideas, bought material several times at JoAnn’s before finding the perfect combo and added some vintage lace cap sleeves from another thrifted dress. She was wanting simple, classic and most of all wanting to feel like a beautiful princess. I played around with ideas all summer before taking the leap on the sewing machine. After a couple of days I had it all stitched up and ready for the big day.
When the big day arrived we started up to Hatcher Pass in the rain. The one thing I’ve learned about shooting in AK is not to reschedule your shoots (unless there are small children involved) because 75% of the time it will either clear up or be sunny 5 miles down the road. However, this was not one of those days… We shot anyways just for the sake of good pictures (I prefer shooting on cloudy days and don’t mind at all to shoot in the rain), but we ended up calling this one. It was way too cold and we decided to continue another day… And I’m glad we did because the second set is just as stunning!