Erick Paul Photography and I had been talking back and forth, off and on, for years about setting up a shoot, and finally Erick came up with a concept that we both absolutely loved and we set a date.
The concept? Maleficent.
Maleficent has been my absolute favorite character from any movie for as long as I can remember. When I was a little girl, and all of my friends wanted to be Disney princesses, I wanted to be Maleficent. My first costume that I ever designed (at 11 years old) was for Maleficent (a more modern take on the outfit with leather and silk). I jumped at this idea and was excited, even though I knew we’d be one of many to do this with the movie coming out a few months later.
Erick had the costume sent to my house and as soon as we made sure everything fit right we set a date. He also found a wonderful makeup artist to complete our team.
We met at a studio in Orlando and hung out for a bit before setting to work. The makeup artist, TrinityMUDesigns, did an amazing job creating a look that blended the classic Maleficent look with modern glamour.
I had a great time shooting this!