Monday, October 24, 2016

Cirque Du Fonce | Halloween Series



Ringmaster || Bra: ASOS / Leggings: Ebay / Shoes: Ivanka Trump / Blazer: Mod Cloth / Crop Whip: Amazon / Earrings: Nordstrom ||
Acrobat || Designed by Ashley Reiser ||
Lion || Dress: Rent the Runway / Necklaces: Nordstron - Sold Out similar here + here ||
Clown || Designed by Ashley Reiser ||
Cirque Du Fonce - Dark Circus

I am definitely not one to keep a secret for so long, and so I am proud of myself that I shared no sneak peeks since we shot this in the beginning of August. I would have to say that this shoot is hands down my favorite shoot I've ever done. EVER

The inspiration for this shoot came from a dream I had back in June while I was home in Utah. The next day I woke up determined to make my dream become a reality. This idea was the perfect way to distract me from the heartbreak I had back in Phoenix. I needed the distraction to give me that "fire" that was missing in my life. 

I locked myself in my room for countless hours searching Pinterest for ideas on how I would make my EPIC idea come to life. I need a tent. I need a horse. I need a lion. I need an alpaca (I actually did have one, but he had to cancel on me for a child's birthday party.) 

Once I determined my vision for the shoot I texted the one person that I could trust to bring the "edge" I was looking for. Brit Jacox. Two days after my dream I texted Brit to see if she would be down for an EPIC production that was sexy, edgy, and editorial. From there Brit introduced me to Ashley, which elevated the shoot even more. I met Ashley over coffee where we discussed the concept, and from there she came up with the most amazing ideas on how to style my characters in ways I've never dreamed of. Ashley basically killed it. 

There were so many things I wanted for this shoot, but the one thing I wanted most was to create a project with some of my close friends that we could look back on. If you are going to put in an 8 hour day for a shoot you might as well do it with some of your best friends, and laugh the day away. 

Side note: After the shoot Bria and I slept over and Nadya's house, and at 3 in the morning we were about to go to sleep where she dropped the bomb on us that she was pregnant. Ahhhh!!! I'm gonna be an auntie to two beautiful Brazilian twins!!!

I am so thrilled how this shoot turned out, and hope you love it as much as I do. I also wanted to say thank you all for following my blog, and supporting my creative vision. For the past month I've had people come up to me on the street, text me, and email me saying how October is their favorite month for my blog because of all my Halloween shoots. I honestly love what I do every single day with J Petite, and love all of you that support me. Every comment I have received has touched me deeply because I do consider myself an artist, and J Petite is my creative outlet for my art.

Let's give a big round of applause to my killer Utah tribe!!


Photography: Brit Nicole Jacox
Coordinator / Set Design: Yours Truly
Prop Design: Robert Melendez - Thanks Dad! (links here, here, here)
Stylist / Costume Design: Ashley Reiser
Hairstylist: Bria Carey
Horse Florals: Nature's Own Flourish
Characters: Ringmaster - Yours Truly / Lion - Nadya Cox / Acrobat  - Kendall Fischer / Clown - Logan Edmunds / Dog Clown - Django

18 comments:

  1. It looks like you guys had lots of fun doing it--I have to say the Lion is my favorite!

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    1. When I came up with the concept I texted Nadya to tell her that she was going to be my lion no matter what

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  2. Beautiful, you did an amazing job !

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    1. Thank you for the sweet words Sylvie 😊

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  3. Wow this is an awesome shoot! So hard to pick a favourite outfit or photo, they are all outstanding! :)

    The baby news is so exciting too, what a lovely way to end your day :)

    Hope you've had a great weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. It was the perfect way to end the day. We totally thought she was messing with us since we were half way awake 😄

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  4. Wow! These are so incredible!!

    Congrats to Bria, too! :)

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    1. Awe thank you love! It was so. I have work but I literally screamed when I saw the images because they were better than I imagined

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  5. Such an amazing collaboration you have going on here! Great concept, great outfits and absolutely amazing execution! You should be proud!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thank you so much Ruth! That really means a ton. I feel so fortunate to work with a team of talented individuals :)

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  6. Great pictures! It looks like it was a lot of fun!

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    1. Thank you so much Abby! It honestly was, and we just laughed the whole time :)

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  7. I am obsessed with these Halloween series, this one is by far my favorite!! It is so visually stunning and creative!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom
    Instagram

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    1. Thank you thank you! This is seriously my favorite time of the year for my blog. The circus is my favorite too! I have another one that will be popping up on Friday that we got published :)

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  8. Omg this is absolutely amazing! So much dedication and attention from the makeup to the costumes and shots. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! I was so jazzed about this concept that I wanted to make it as grand and editorial as I possibly could :)

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  9. This is absolutely fantastic! I love all these shots, they're gorgeous! So inspirational.
    xx nicole
    www.nicoleparise.com

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    1. Thank you so much Nicole!!! I went a little overboard with Halloween this year, but it was an absolute blast!

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