Behind the Scenes - The Feast

Before I moved out of my townhouse, I wanted to use the basement/studio as much as I possibly could before it went away.  I came up with the concept of a vampire standing on top of a pile of dead bodies and thankfully, Ashley agreed to be part of it. 

I put up a post on Facebook looking for kids who wanted to be part of the concept and had rounded up about 9 or so to come out and shoot that day.  Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts came up, but I had 5 beautiful children to come play dead for me.  

As I'm sure you can imagine, there were some challenges in turning 5 children into a mountain of dead bodies.  I had to play with this one for quite a while to get it where I thought it needed to be.  I took multiple shots of the kids in different positions and put it all together.

 

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After countless attempts at trying to make everything fit and then going back and changing hair colours, clothes, and strategically placing body parts, it was finally finished!  I then edited a couple of side shots with Ashley and the set was complete.

I had released the two solo shots of Ashley far before I finished the larger piece, mostly due to procrastination. 

Okay, it was all due to procrastination.  But!  I absolutely adore how it turned out and of course Ashley and the kids all did an amazing job.

Melissa xo