{Styled Shoot} The Ice Queen

Winter might be a few months away, but we are bringing to you today this amazing wintry styled shoot, beautifully captured by F/Stop Poetry.  It's more than just a wintry setting, it's a fantastic mixture of frozen Narnia meets Arwen the Elvish Princess meets Black Swan, and maybe a tad bit of "Game of Thrones".  The vision that went into this shoot was so artistic, it's gorgeous to behold.

Here are some of the details of the imagination put forth, and how the shoot came to be:
I have been watching a lot of Tarantino movies lately and looking at a lot of McQueen. I appreciate men who make women look bad ass. Since we graduated Erin and I have tried to continue our personal work and still give ourselves things to try “Just for fun”. Because let’s face it, creating work is a lot of fun, and it’s easy to forget that.

So this month we decided to just spit ball some ideas, call our friends and create something for fun, but also push ourselves to go outside of our box and try to work a little differently. Using models, a make up artist, and Sue Regis’s Glass we set out with a goal of creating a fairy tale. Sue created glass pieces specifically for our story, Andrea brought our “arwen meets black swan” character to life. And Shaun volunteered to be honest about having insecurities. Even as classically beautiful as shaun is she still asked us “are you sure I am not too pale?”

We have both been reflecting on the importance of staying positive. Inspired by the Midwest winters, that make everything seem gray. The thought of Narnia never thawing, and the story “The Ice Queen” We created a story about a woman who becomes frozen, and no longer sees the world the same way. She looks in a mirror and see’s her own broken view of beauty all over her face. Every flaw magnified, and every disappointment held onto in frozen jars. she becomes so frozen she cannot feel the cold.

It’s really easy to focus on the “wish-I-had’s…”
I wish I had a fast metabolism.
I wish I could afford to wear McQueen
I wish I would have made different choices
I wish It didn’t hurt so much…

The wish-I-hads, can easily become your theme song, if you don’t make an effort to say,
“I wonder what light, I can seek out in the world today…”

Please enjoy this wonderfully imagined Ice Queen styled session, captured beautifully by F/Stop Poetry:

Just amazing! I LOVE this final image the best, for the way the artist behind the lens captured the dark evening sky with this beautiful bit of lighting in the mason jar.  Brilliant! But every single frame here is just magical to take in.  

Our thanks to F/Stop Poetry for sending this thing of beauty our way, and to help inspire us for the winter ahead!


Photographer: F/Stop Poetry//Hair Stylist: Andrea Ryl-Kuchar//Other: Regis Glass Art//Model: Shaundria Rae Lewis