About a month ago, I was contacted by Vivo Masks, a high quality designer masquerade mask company, asking if I would be interested in using one of their masks in a glamour or boudoir photo shoot. My answer to them, ABSOLUTELY!
Vivo Masks features handcrafted masks made in Venice, Italy, using the traditional techniques of venetian craftsmen. I took a look at their website, www.vivomasks.com and instantly fell in love. There were so many great looking masks to chose from.
For this photo shoot I selected the Occhialino White Metal Masquerade Mask. The half face design, color, and rhinestones would work perfectly for what I had envisioned.
My model for this glamour photo shoot was the beautiful, Megan. Our first set was shot against a shiny silver metallic curtain. I gelled the strobes to change the color of the curtain to something a little more gold. This allowed the backdrop to match perfectly with the accent colors in the mask and also helps gave the image an overall warm and appealing look.
Next we shot against a white backdrop. Here I did a few close-up shots to capture Megans stunning face and the intricate detail of the occhialino mask she is wearing.
We also did a few shots of Megan holding her dress while moving it side to side. This allowed me to capture some movement in this beautiful dress. There were many photos to pick from in this sequence of movement, but this photo is my favorite because Megan is having so much fun and has the prettiest smile.
Thank you Megan for being an amazing model and thank you Vivo Masks for allowing me the opportunity to use this beautiful mask in our glamour photo shoot.