Photographer since 2001

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sugar Skull Project

At the studio we wanted to offer an original photo shoot package- something beautiful but non-conventional. Both Marie-Sophie (A talented makeup artist that works at the studio) and I LOVE the day of the dead, all the rich reds, golds and especially the significance. We decided to put together a package for all you Sugar Skull beauties! Here's a sneak peek at the image we'll be using in our 2012 calendar as well as some "behind the scenes" photos. The package includes full makeup, hair, 30 minute photo shoot, wardrobe and 2 final retouched images (all other images on disc) for 150$

The Final product, you can choose either full colour or antiqued

The beginning of the makeup process at the studio with fabulous makeup artist Marie-Sophie

The Halfway point of the makeup process

Between shots, adjusting wardrobe and rose head piece

This is the type of photo shoot you'll never regret doing - it's a unique type of portrait that speaks volumes about your taste and originality and will cause lots of stir on Facebook and especially on the mantle at home. Here's a little more information about the Day of the Dead:

Day of the Dead' (Spanish: Día de los Muertos). The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday. The celebration takes place on October 31st through November 3rd, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day(November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. The Day of the Dead is a time of celebration when eating and parties are common.This holiday is similar to All Saints Day.

Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztecfestival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl. In Brazil, Dia de Finados is a public holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain, there are festivals and parades, and, at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their dead loved ones. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe, and similarly themed celebrations appear in manyAsian and African cultures.

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