Unveiling of “Ice Queen”

By · January 22, 2010


The third image of my “Character” series of portraits started with the working title of “Ice Queen.” The “Character” series is where Star Trek meets Cirque Du Soleil. I get to imagine, design, shop, create, and collaborate. 

"Crystalize" by Barb Gordon. M.Photog, CR, CPP

It was a seven and a half hour day model Emily spent with us from hair and make up with www.KelseySmart.com to the last shot I took. There were five hours of preparation put in before the actual photo shoot day plus my shopping time! Her “dress”, which I found at Mall of America, had to be verified as a dress by the sales girl at the store as I was sure it should not really be worn in public! I also found the glass crystals at the same mall. We broke about four of them in the process.

During the make up session, Emily said, “I don’t know who I am anymore. I am excited for this transformation!” She really became a character, took direction, and photographed wonderfully. She endured some discomfort as the eye lashes were quite heavy and tedious to apply.

To go with the ice theme, iced grapes and sorbet served in ice bowls like the model held in some of the images we did. The weather got into the spirit as we had typical Iowa’s icy conditions.

The model's sister on the left, mom in the middle, Emily on the right.

It is really fun to see the model’s faces at the unveiling. Even though the models get to see images a couple days after the shoot , no one, but me gets to see the final presentaion complete with frame and mood lighting until the unveiling party.

Emily beside the five foot image printed on fabric.

 Here is the behind the scenes video-

Be invited to the next unveiling party!

Sign up for my weekly newsletter on my website and you will be on the invite list as well at www.GordonPhotography.Biz. People who attend an unveiling are treated to refreshments in theme, an information card with of details about the shoot, and time to meet the models. Join us!

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