About That Tiara

It was really nice getting such positive feedback on part one of my Four Seasons project. I almost ditched every picture from the Tea With Lady Winter session though because I was second guessing and questioning what in the world I had done. Not only was I trying to push myself outside of my comfort zone but I was breaking every white balance rule known to man while I did it. The pictures looked odd to me but at the same time it was because I hadn’t gone by the rules that I was (hopefully) able to create a sense of winter which is not so easy to do in Florida 🙂

One of the questions that I’ve been asked the most is whether I will do the other seasons anytime soon or wait and do them through out the year. The answer is that I will be doing this as a year long project and will wait until we are solidly in the midst of each season before I shoot the other girls. Even though our winter here in the south doesn’t come with snow it does have a different kind of light…it’s cooler (hence the jacked up white balance in Em’s pictures) than the warmer tones you get in the other seasons. It all has a lot to do with the position of the sun and the way light just works at different times of the year.

The other comment that came up a bunch was the crown Emily was wearing. And while her pictures were probably the hardest ones I’ll shoot in this project that tiara was absolutely the easiest thing in the world to make. I have a secret pinterest board (But of course!) for this project where I put ideas and I loved the look of that particular head piece when I saw it months ago.

Literally took her five minutes to put it together.

Maybe a little longer since the cats were vastly entertained and curious about the shiny pipe cleaners.

First, she took two piper cleaners and twisted the ends together forming a circle.

Once she had the base and rescued it back from Tom who pounced on the sparkle the minute she held it up for a picture…

She was able to start adding the taller parts using pipe cleaners cut to various sizes. All she had to do was simply twist the ends around the base. Easy peasy!

I want to give another shout out to my friend Jessica at Wake Up Make Up for doing Em’s make up. She saw the look I was going for and made it even better. And I love, love, love those frosty eyebrows! You should really go check out her blog…it’s not just about make up but also decorating and right now she has the cutest post up about her youngest son’s lumberjack birthday party.

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