52 Weeks Project | Week 23 | Hallow's Eve

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! 

So, I've been wanting to embrace a little bad assery lately. And things that make me feel strong and powerful. One of the things that has been fueling me this week is the Gladiator soundtrack - which the Hans Zimmer concert reminded me of how powerful that entire soundtrack is (see my 52 weeks post about that week here). During this shoot and editing, that soundtrack was my biggest inspiration. 

Also, when I was browsing Pinterest, as you do, for some photo inspo, I came across Amanda Diaz Photography's work and also fell completely inspired by her. So with that inspiration, I ran with it and made my own version of an evil Queen. 

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And also something that inspired me for this shoot was my sister! 

During the second half of this month, she took it upon herself to do a daily makeup challenge and create different looks with makeup for costumes. And she got SO creative with them! If you want to check her out and her looks she did for Halloween, swing on over to her Instagram @artbyhd

My sister also helped me with my makeup for this week's look :) 

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So, tonight of course will be trick or treating with Leo and his cousins! He's going to be a little Ewok and I'm really excited to take him out trick or treating :) Hopefully I'll be able to score a few photos of him in his costume that I'll be able to share later over on my personal Instagram.

Follow me over there if you want to see more of my personal, everyday life and not just the business side of things <3

@brookentownsend

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Also, here's a few behind the scenes for this shoot. I literally set it up in the garage and used an old sheet wrapped over the garage door rail for the backdrop. A smoke machine for some added atmosphere. And a lightbox for some nicer light. One all-nigher and 2 hours of editing later, here we are!