Everyone knows I love a good photoshoot! So I was ecstatic to jump on the “funeral for my youth” train! I knew exactly what I wanted to accomplish with my pictures & I think they came out perfect. Today I am going to share, how to slay your “funeral for my youth” photoshoot.
I knew for my outfit I had to have a dramatic dress that was “funeral glam” (as I call it). I am excited to go into my 30s, because I believe I am so much smarter at the start of this decade. So, although the theme is fun & dark I didn’t want to be too gloomy.
Shop my outfit below:
For my makeup there was no choice, it also had to be dramatic! I followed the basic guide of Stephanie Lange from this youtube video. I used my Too Faced Carmel Pallet, and a few colors from my Kat Von D Pallete & a few Mac shades.
My lipstick is the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color in Seductress
I have linked them all my makeup and brushes below:
With my outfit and makeup being dramatic, my location had to be low-key drama. Something with little to no disturbing background, but also was breathtaking. After a little research and help from a friend, I landed on the Boulder City, Dry Lake Beds. Also known as, El Dorado Dry Lake Bed.
The cracked floor gave depth texture and the rolling mountains continued the effect. With dirt bikers flying by in the background Dirt clouds filled the distance and took the place of a smoke bomb style. Every shot here had so much detail with very little effort. I highly recommend coming out here for a photoshoot if you are in the area. I love the Golden hour, sunset shoot and I think the mountains really helped play a part in the success of these photos.
KEEP MOVING! In this, how to slay your “funeral for my youth” photoshoot lesson I cannot stress movement enough! Slow movements will give a lovely affect to the photos without causing blur. The below photos were all snapped while I was making small movements.
Change the position of the sun, too. I had photos taken against the sun, toward the sun, to the side. They all gave a different shadow and facial expression.
PROPS & EVERYTHING ELSE:
For my last how to slay your “funeral for my youth” photoshoot tip, I suggest bringing only a couple of things or even nothing. I always love the number balloons, so I had to bring those. Because the theme was funeral glam, I also brought a fake black rose. (which was once red and I spray painted). Those small touches gave me something to hold in the photos and also clearly gave the message I was trying to create.
I hope this, how to slay your “funeral for my youth” photoshoot tutorial was helpful! Tag me on IG in your photos! I would love to see!
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