I started my career in 2007, and since I’d say at least 2009 I’ve wanted to do a Sugar Skull shoot. Every year I think about it but every year I get busy with holiday session planning. October is traditionally a pretty busy month for most photographers so adding in a Halloween themed shoot doesn’t always work out. Shoot most of the time I don’t even get the chance to do fall mini sessions! This year I had to make different. I had this idea in my head that I had to get out!
Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday to celebrate friends and family members who have passed away. It used to be celebrated in the summer, but was moved in to coincide with celebrations like all saints day and is now celebrated around Halloween. (This is all according to wikipedia of course)
Conceptual sessions are always near and dear to my heart, they usually have involved weeks, months and sometimes years of dreaming up the session, carving out a clear vision, prop gathering, makeup inspirations etc etc. A few years ago I even made costumes for couple of sessions, when I first started Breaking Tradition I did a “Fairy of the Forest” and “Little Red” both I made the costumes for. But, I am not skilled in corset making, so I settled for doing the makeup for this session! (If you are interested in seeing other conceptual work of mine please visit my Breaking Tradition website)
Now without further rambling here are the Sugar Skull photos we did earlier this week!
And my ultimate favorite!