It’s the end of October, which means Halloween and an abundance of Halloween themed photoshoots. It’s also right about now that cemeteries are being overly used as locations for these shoots.
Don’t get me wrong, I love cemeteries, always have, and have done some shoots in one. I love the feeling of mystique and serenity they give, the calmness as well as the sense of there being something more to life than what we see and know. But I do have one rule, and that’s that I never do any kind of shoots in cemeteries around Halloween.
There is a quite simple reason for this. Here in Sweden we have begun to celebrate Halloween on the 31st of October with parties and such, but the more traditional way is to go to the cemeteries on the first Saturday of November and light candles on the graves of our loved ones. Of course, I respect the dead but the holiday in itself would not be a good enough reason for me to not shoot in cemeteries. No, for me it goes a lot deeper. I can never feel comfortable shooting in cemeteries during this time of year because two dear relatives have past away close to Halloween/All Hallow’s Eve. In 2001, on November 2nd, my grandfather (on my father’s side) past away, and on November 7th last year, I lost my grandmother (on my mother’s side). I was very close to them both and even though they left this world with several years in between it still hurts. And it hurts even more around this time of year.
Hence why I never ever do cemetery shoots around Halloween.
But this is getting to be a very sad post. Let’s spice it up with a holiday appropriate photo, shall we?
Here’s from me, my vampire alter ego Miss Marie and KT Twisted Photography: Happy Halloween, my darlings! ❤
It’s been a little while since I updated this blog, but I’ve been a very busy girl. There’s been doctor’s appointments, schoolwork and also my boyfriend Mashiara came to visit this past weekend ❤
But I have been enjoying myself too! Last Saturday I had a new photoshoot with Natalie G Sundling and this time it was a little different. We decided to do something that bordered on the themes of fashion and alternative fashion. With a little latex, a corset and a pocket watch, two outfits became gorgeous!
And here’s the result! Photo and makeup by Natalie G Sundling, latex gloves by All You Need Is GL<3VES
Next week I’ve got two doctor’s appointment that will decide how this winter’s medical treatments are going to be scheduled. There’s UVB light treatment for my skin and allergy vaccinations to prepare for the pollen season next spring. So there’s nothing seriously wrong with me, but these are things that have to be done if I’ll make it through this winter all right – and have a decent pollen defense next year.
I wouldn’t be all that bothered with it if it wasn’t also for the fact that I have two college courses that run parallel to each other – with one huge project and two home exams to finish them off. There’s going to be a lot of issues trying to fit all the schedules together, and with that comes a mounting feeling of stress and to not have any time. I don’t like that, it’s not good for me.
Stress increases the risk of running into that all too familiar brick wall, and I certainly don’t have any time for that!
That’s the reason why I haven’t been crazy with booking and planning shoots. I do have some stuff planned, so don’t worry about that, but I’m not stressing anything. Being creative in front of the camera is wonderful fun, but I have to make priorities and right now my health has to come first. Without that I can’t function and nothing good will come out of it.
My first home exam was handed in a few days ago, now I’m hoping that my teacher can make some sense of what I’ve written and give me a passing grade. Now, however, I’ve got two courses parallell to each other adn tons of work to do! A few shoots are being planned and I desperately hope the weather will hold up until they’re done. Got some shiny and non-shiny stuff so it’s going to be good ^^
Speaking of clothes, earlier this week I met up with my darling friend Tea Time to exchange money for dress, drink tea and coffee and rant about school related stuff. Always so much fun ^^
Aaand here’s the dress I bought from her! A bit different colourscheme than usual for me, but I love it 🙂 And it fits perfectly!