Feb 212012

A few years ago, I bought a 1980’s prom dress off eBay but it doesn’t fit over my rack; it finally occurred to me that I should just dress up Sam and Steph in that and my all-purpose tutu. So I spent yesterday doing just that.


I figured Green Man’s Tunnel would be a good location, because it’s grunge-y and abandoned, and hello – The Green Man lives there. Steph’s boyfriend Kian came with us and he really triggered that small “Mom” alarm that’s hidden inside me by doing the sorts of dangerous things that teenaged boys are born to do. Every once in awhile, he would say things like, “Hey, I have an idea” and I would find that I was spontaneously bracing myself.

He was, however, the most polite teenage boy I think I have ever met, and even carried all my shit for me. Good pick, Steph!

Meanwhile, Henry wouldn’t come anywhere near the tunnel with us because he thought the police were going to show up. So he just walked up and down the road looking like a walking sandwich-board for Megan’s Law. I was a little pissed because he’s my designated lens holder.

I lost sight of him eventually and became convinced that he was fishing in the creek across the street.

After I took the first few shots by the creek, I realized Henry was creeping in the background and had to yell at him to leave, which made him hate his life even more.

God, I really needed that.

  15 Responses to “Tough Tutus”

  1. Love these! I’m all about girly/grunge.

  2. Beautiful girls, beautiful photos! They look like they’re naturals as this!

  3. Gorgeous photography! Those girls are naturals!

  4. OMG these girls are adorable!! Wonderful shots, lady- of course with models like that how could they NOT be? ;) LOVE the pink dress with the black, btw- DO WANT

  5. Lovely girls, and a lovely shoot. I love the glam/grunge thing they’ve got going on. :D

  6. They are both so photogenic! Plus what a fun looking shoot, I wish I could do stuff like that! Gorgeous shots!

  7. Dude these are awesome. ^.^ Your nieces are gorgeous. I’m jealous. D= Also pleased to be giving me the dress and tutu kthnx.

  8. Awesome pictures!! Sounds like it was a blast with some beautiful girls. :D

  9. INCREDIBLE! I love the one with the gas mask. Blood + Pink Tutu = Pure Genius!

    Good job Erin!

  10. Woah-Your models are so gorgeous and the location is perfect- sick shoot! My daughter (who is almost 4) seen the pics with me and ran off to put on her tu-tu yelling “princess timeeeee”. So cute :). Thanks for inspiring her with beauty today!

  11. They are so beautiful and their outfits kick butt! Great photos!

  12. Jeepers! They are so pretty!!! And that golden hazy light is perfect!!

  13. Excellent photos – and the subjects are beautiful -!!!

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