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Come Little Children I'll take thee away | Halloween Levitation Photography

Halloween is right around the corner and what better way to welcome it than to shoot some creepy levitation photos in the woods. 

Levitation photographs have always been super cool and interesting to me. I love the look having someone flying through the air or creepily floating down a wooded path.  

To plan for this session I wanted some dresses that would be super flowy. Ones that if the wind were to hit it would create some amazing movement. What creates better movement than a vintage wedding dress?  Answer- nothing! 

I packed up my car with a tall wooden latter, clips, string and anything else I thought I may need to pull this off and we headed to the woods. 

It took me a little longer than I'd like to admit to get her dress to look like it was flying in the air. if you feel like watching me make several failed attempts check out my Facebook live video. I eventually turned it off because I thought that 30 minutes of mess ups was enough haha.

I ended up tying the dress to the surrounding trees as high as I could reach and tying the dress to her feet so when her feet would lift up so would the dress.  It took roughly 45 minutes to get it all together.

Once she was up, found her balance on the latter we started the session. - Watch here

My main goal with these was to make it look like she was flying through the air looking for something or somebody. Letting you create your own story when you looked at the image.

The movement in this dress is just AMAZING! 


We brought some extra outfits and tried out some different poses like the one above. A little more creepy but still pretty cool. 

Hope you all enjoyed this weeks project!  If these images made you think up a story to go along with it let me know in the comments below!

If you're interested. Here is a video of one of the edits from start to finish.



Xoxo- Jess