Girls Just Wanna Have Fun {Photo Fridays}

Connie Hanks Photography // // “wanna play beauty salon?”

2013-01-16_7233_smallMy girls absolutely love all things girly. Princesses. Pink. Make-up. Flowers. Dresses. Headbands. Make-up. Butterflies. Dress-up. Crafting. Really, anything and everything girly. And did I mention make-up?!


They were so excited when earlier this year I had an environmental portraiture assignment and specifically asked them to play with some make-up. I loved getting these shots, just letting them be themselves, watching what they did with the brushes, lipsticks and other goodies!


Their expressions are priceless and I adore the collaboration in this shot:


I used natural light at dusk, just before sunset with the natural light pouring in through a westward facing window. Although they were doing their own thing, the only modification I made to their room was to move the desk (that my big girl calls her make-up table – yeah, I know, I’m so in trouble with that one!) – I moved it away from the wall, as it usually sits just under the window. I moved it a few feet into the room so I could situate myself between the window and the desk. I sat on the floor and scooched down so I was just a tad under their eye level. I knew they’d be looking slightly downward into the mirror, so if I had shot from above (as in standing), I really wouldn’t see their eyes at all.

It’s funny to think of all the times they’ve been in the bathroom with me as I’ve been putting on my make-up. I had no idea they were studying!

Thanks for stopping by and have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!

4 responses to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun {Photo Fridays}”

  1. […] One of the best things about studying photography was all the outings we would go on during class and field trips. The creativity that came out of those sessions, being able to play with fellow photographers, was always a blast! I’ve written about some of those assignments here, here, here, here and here. […]


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