It all started in 2014 when my husband was headed to New Orleans for Halloween, and his costume was to be Baron Samedi. We decided at the last minute to dress my daughter up too, and head out to our favorite abandoned house for a quick "creepy but beautiful" photoshoot. It was so much fun we decided to make an annual event.
Last year we made a road trip up to Turner Falls, Oklahoma, to the old castle ruins, and they dressed as vampires. Again, we tried to make it spooky, yet beautiful. I can't do anything too grotesque! You can view a sampling of the previous year's shoots here.
This year, I was inspired by a vintage little girl's gown that I found at an estate sale. I thought it would make a wonderful, ghostly costume for my daughter. Then I began looking for ideas for my husband's costume and started a pinterest page for ideas. We ended up with a suit from Thrift City that I ripped up, spray painted with white fabric paint and spread flour on to make it even more white and powdery. We had a great time shooting in a very old, beautiful cemetery. I also practiced using some in camera double exposures as well as some slow shutter fun to capture ghostly images.