Courtney + Doug

Halloween Styled Shoot


Its always fun to create a styled shoot that is completely different from all the other things you are currently working on. We had an absolute blast with this styled Halloween session! I have been wanting to do something like this since last year after I saw all the pinterest inspo and it was so amazing to be able to see it all come together. I feel a styled shoot is where you have the freedom to make anything you want really come to life and it helps your creativity flow.

I have known Courtney since I was little as we grew up down the street together and reached out to her initially for her amazing makeup skills. Courtney agreed with helping me with the shoot and I asked her if her and her man wanted to also be the models for it and of course she agreed! Courtney and Doug recently got engaged this year so I figured this would be fun for them. Courtney transformed Doug and herself into spooky looking skeletons and helped bring my vision to life more then I could have ever imagined. The bouquet was put together the night before by myself, and the rugs were found at my local homegoods.

Since I wanted to schedule this shoot before Halloween and still have that spooky fall look I decided the weekend before would be best and the only place in Southern California with redwoods would work perfectly. We started this shoot an hour before sunset as we were among the trees and I didn't want to loose too much light. On our way back to our cars we took a few more photos in the open fields while the sun was setting. I had a wicked spooktacular time experimenting with this type of shoot and playing around with the golden light for a unique vibe.

Happy Halloween Everyone!

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Photography: @shelbyaynphotos

 Makeup: @ccourt_ls