It’s not a typical holiday card, but it is definitely one that their friends/family will remember!! Enjoy the transformation of Nigel the Boston Terrier into Nigel-stein, Melinda as Mom of Nigel-Stein, and Joe as the Mad Scientist!!
They didn’t start out as monsters though, the transformation began with stylist Tisha Arterberry helped Melinda with her hair raising 1960s hive before taking family photos amongst the beautiful roses in their community garden. Then with a touch of digital artwork magic they turned from Sweet and innocent by day into Monster Mash by night.
This year seems to have been especially hard on us and many of our friends. So many people seemed to lose the ones they loved; whether that be human or pets. Not a month went by where at least one of our close friends didn’t go through the painful heart break, and after losing our first fur child Charlie in April we have a new perspective on the pain this causes. This Day of the Dead we decided to give honor to Charlie, for all that he taught us while he was alive and after he died. Dia Day Los Muertos is a 2 day celebration in which the pain is subsided as we honor those who have left us. Nov 1st it typically Dia De Los Angelitos (Day of the Little Angels) honoring children who have died. Since we considered Charlie our child we felt today was the best day to honor his life. Mr. Boo, this one is for you.
We’ve had clients participate in Dia De Los Muertos style creative photoshoots as well and hope more come include some of this traditional celebration into their fall photoshoots.
We did a bit of a 60’s twist on our popular pin up photoshoots with Melinda, Joe & Nigel in CA. Their photoshoot was on one of or pin up days where we did portraits and included an artwork image too. These are some of my favorite types of photoshoots…everyone has such a variety for artwork.
Enjoy their slideshow video if you’d prefer:
The day started in the styling chair with Tisha Arterberry (stylist) working her era magic. She has so many colors to play with I love it!!
We started our journey into the 60s once the beehive was set.
We took photos in a few rooms of a fabulous mid century home – perhaps our favorite was the beauty room and this amazing styling seat – with a beehive friendly hair dryer attached to the top.
Nigel demanded on being adored in order to pose for photos…which was not hard to do.
Everyone loves a Boston Terrier – their squishy faces are darn kissable.
When he was asked not to be the center of attention, well, he made himself center of attention still!! A little Boston Terrier photo bombing action never hurt anyone.
Life was easier than it might seem a photoshoot should be, seated on a comfy couch snuggling up and getting kisses. Making the perfect family shot without all the over posed cheesiness.
We’re crazy dog people, it’s true and you know what, we’re not ashamed of it. When we adopted our 4th dog (who was supposed to be a foster) at first we thought about how crazy we were going to look to others, but after going to Auburn’s Pet Palooza and we realize up here in WA, four pets isn’t even that many!!
Thank for this photo Ken Poore! & Thanks to Boomer for posing with us