Monday, June 27, 2011

A Touch of Whimsy

This week's theme for the i heart faces photo challenge is whimsical.  I think I should change my photo studio's name to whimsical!  I love props and fantasy portraits.  I sit children on giant moons and have a collection of fairy wings in the closet.  So whimsical is a perfect fit for me.  The hardest part about the theme is choosing a picture.

For my recent adventure, I decided I needed a carousel horse.  Yes, an actual giant horse.  (One that's painted - not one that eats and breathes.)  And yes, we found one and trucked it home with some help.  Thank goodness my hubby is a strong man.  Poor thing will probably be even stronger when all is said and done because he has had to drag the horse, now named Sandy courtesy of my daughter, in and out of the house several times.  And I'm just getting started. 

I debated about entering a picture of my daughter "performing" acrobat moves on top of Sandy, but for some reason, I just kept coming back to this shot of the lovely Onnilee.  I was fortunate enough to get to work with her to build a modeling portfolio earlier in the week.  And inspite of the heat, we got some great shots!  She was willing to do whatever I asked - even if that meant modeling in a field during midday 100+ degree FL heat in high heels, a formal gown, and a feather mask - with a horse.  Can you imagine?

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  1. I love this! What a fun themed shoot!

  2. So cool! I love it. Visiting from I Heart Faces!

  3. fantasy and whimsy - what fun, great color!

  4. Wow, love it! Stoppig by to say hi from the I Heart Faces Photo Challenge. I also wanted to invite you to participate in my new photo challenge (there's a fun photo prop prize in store for the winner!). If you're interested you can find it here:

    :) Jill