I know I am probably adding to all of your other Halloween shoots that are coming across your feed.. oh well. It is the best time of the year after all. Let me just say this: I had absolutely no idea how this shoot was going to turn out but i am extremely glad i didn’t worry about that during the shoot. Oh and the smoke bombs gave me a heart attack per usual, but it’s not like I’m going to stop using them lol.

Ariele absolutely loves Halloween.

So much so that when I first even started thinking of doing Halloween shoots a few years ago, we planned it together. She did a half mask face and we used (tried?) smoke bombs in a field in Chesapeake. It didn’t go quite as planned but we got some good stuff!


That was year 1.

Year 2 we added in her boo Chris for a little couple spookiness!


This was year 2!

We didn’t do anything for 2019 because I honestly wasn’t really shooting. But here we are in 2020 and I feel like we have significantly upped our spooky game! We are still trying those smoke bombs, but I think the contacts were the best part of the whole thing! I also have a dress I bought from Flutter Dresses that was the perfect vibe for this shoot.

I was really grateful that my sister Kim decided to tag along and be my assistant because she caught some really fun behind the scenes photos for me too!


Before I wrap this up:

I just want to say how much of a genuinely supportive and sweet soul Ariele has. She is constantly hyping me up and actively referring me to people. I honestly would not be where I am today without her support. Running a small business can be hard and lonely and it can be difficult to know who really has your back and wants you to succeed. I can safely say that I know for a fact Ariele got me and I can count on her.


Dress: Flutter Dress

Gear in the BTS photo: Sony A7iii, Sigma Art 35mm 1.2