Creative photography

Making of an ICE QUEEN- Cincinnati Ohio Photoshoot Dream Session

I LOVE when I get to make costumes for a session. I love even more when it all comes together to create something AMAZING as a final product.

A couple weeks ago I wanted to revisit my Ice Queen look I did for myself way back when ( really like a little over a year ago) and see if I could make it even better than before.

Peep the old look below

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Just like last time I wanted the costume pieces to also be made out of hot glue. The crown, necklace and little pieces on my eyebrows are all made from hot glue in the photo above… and maybe a hint of foil and clear confetti….. AND glitter.

This time however, I wanted to be a little less sparkly and a lot more badass, if you will.

I created a crown that looked a lot different than the previous one with tiny “ice sickles” that ran up the top to give it a more frozen feel and put some (what I’m calling it) “Glue lace” on the top as well.

I also made a top that was supposed to resemble lace or some type of super delicate fabric with hanging sleeves to go with it, also made out of the “glue lace”.

I also have to give a big shoutout here to my BFF who is usually down to do whatever weird photo idea I come up with and volunteered to be my model for the shoot. Honestly being a model for something I do is pretty awesome. You get a cool costume, an awesome time AND some kickass photos when you’re done.

(You also get that if you do a Dream Session as well ;)- just saying)

Peep the behind the scenes video below

During the edit I added fake white eyelashes, made her eyes a little bigger whitened her lips and added some smoothing for effect. I also added in some still snow to give the look that it was very cold and foggy where she was.

Peep the Speed Edit below

I absolutely LOVE how the image came out. I also added in a fake snow overlay video to make it look like it was snowing. This in my personal opinion really blew it out of the water for me. So much so that I’ve started adding overlays to a lot of things for added effect- because I’m always a little extra.

I think it was a total game changer from last time to now. Maybe I’ll start doing an Ice Queen image each year. Ya know. Test my skills and make it even cooler every time and keep it all made with mostly hot glue. I already have some ideas for it if I decide to do it again- probably going to do it again.

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Let me know what you think in the comments and if I should do another Ice Queen image next year.

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