Miss White ~ The next installment of The Travelling Dress Adventure

This is my third time participating in a Travelling Dress Adventure, and by far my favorite one.  A good friend and fellow photographer Beth Russell found Miss White in a thrift store and decided to send her on a Travelling Dress Adventure around the United States.  I, along with my fellow Adventure photographers each got a turn to shoot whatever concept we chose then send it on to the next photographer.  She got a little delayed along the way, and I ended up with her a month later than planned so I ended up completely re-tooling my concept as the weather here has turned and shooting outdoors just wouldn’t work.  As with the other Dress Adventures, we were not allowed to show more than a sneak peek of our idea so as not to influence another photographer.  It’s pretty cool that we all had a different vision and execution.

A some very dear friends of mine allowed me the opportunity to shoot at their home, where they had this amazing antique hand painted piano and vintage paintings.  I wanted to keep in the same theme as the dress, which very much reminds me of a Victorian Era dress, so the location was perfect for this.  I wanted to tell the tale of a bride on her wedding day who sits among all of the beautiful wedding gifts, but, her groom has died and she is so very sad.  So sad, that she contemplates taking her own life.  The black antique shawl represents the death of her husband and the sadness that comes with it.

This was a very dark and somber series of images for me.  I really enjoyed the challenge of using my surroundings to help tell the tale.  Some of my images I processed to give them a painterly feel to reflect the time period.

You can see more of Miss White’s Adventure (here)

Model:  Tiffany Williams

Hair Artist:  Lacy Jo Burt

The title to my images/story is Widowed Bride.

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Alishia Potter - The first and fourth images are my favorite–I love the first image because I can see so much of the scene and I think you certainly captured your theme well–the fourth image has an amazing oil painting feel to it that really suits the time period you’re going for. Well done, Niki!

jackie powell - Hi Nichole,
One of your fellow dress photogs posted to Clicking Moms – which let me to you. I love the feel of these images – very Rembrandt-esque. Can you tell me a bit about your lighting and post processing for this one? They are just beautiful!

Nichole - Thank you Alishia!

Nichole - Hi Jackie, I just saw this so sorry for the delay. I will try to catch you on FB or by your website to talk more about this.

Miss Plum goes on an Adventure

Miss Plum Goes on an Adventure, the next round of a series of the Travelling Dress Adventure.  For this round, there were roughly 13 photographers around the US, one in Canada, and a couple across the pond.  We have the dress for 3-5 days to shoot our concept then send it on to the next photographer.  When all of us have had our turn, we then get to reveal what we have done.  It is always a treat to see what our own “spin” on use of the dress is.

This is my second time participating in a travelling dress adventure, and by far more challenging than the first.  My original plan went out the window when Mother Nature decided to be uncooperative.  So, I scrambled for a “Plan B”.  I decided to challenge myself to shoot something that was a 180 from what I normally shoot.  So, into the woods we went at a local park.  My thought was to convey a small girl lost trying to find her way home.  I am not quite sure I pulled it off, but, learned a lot and enjoyed the challenge.

So, without further ado, here is “Little Lost Girl”

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Here is the link to the other photographers should you want to take a peek at theirs. Blog

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Sandi - Your plan B turned out perfect. I think the story line goes well with the picture. What a great photograph!

Nichole - Thank you my friend.

Red: The Travelling Dress Adventure

My first blog post!

I am really excited to show my interpretation of Red. I chose to have my images be more about the dress than about a pretty portrait. I wanted moody and dramatic, and also wanted to use split lighting to give it a little bit of mystery. I have not seen any other images from all the other photographers as we did not want to influence each other in one direction or another when it was our turn to shoot. I have no doubt their images will all be stunning. A big thank you to my model Tiffany!

The Traveling Red Dress Challenge: A certain Red Dress was purchased and sent to each of a dozen or so participants around the country (and 1 in Canada!). We were to keep the dress for a maximum of 5 days before sending it on to the next person on the list. Everyone had the same dress to work with, but of course, each of us had our own struggles with how to use the dress, finding the right (petite) model to fit into the dress, coordinate tight schedules and make our own unique vision come to life! All in all, the project took a few months to complete, beginning in mid January and just finished up the first week of May. ”

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To see the next photos go to Sandi and check out her take on the RED: A Traveling Dress Adventure Project! This is a blog circle! Ever heard of it? A blog circle links from one blog to the next in a complete circle. Click on the linked up blog on each post until you find your way all the way back to me!

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