Prom Dress Minis | Naperville Photographer

Remember when the world was ending back in the spring of 2020? Well, that is where I am in my blogging. And if I ever have to think back to that time, this is a good blog post for it. Around here, all of the proms had been cancelled, but it was after most girls had already purchased their prom dresses. It was such a hard time for everyone, and such a disappointing time, too.

Many girls dream of prom – the dress, the hair and makeup, the magic.  So I decided to offer $50 prom dress mini sessions as a way to give something back to these disillusioned teens. And if you know my work, you know I don’t like anything plain and predictable.

I decided to go to Lowes and get some interesting Edison bulb lights and suspend them from the ceiling, which created an old Hollywood vibe.

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I couldn’t have loved the end result more. How gorgeous is this one?? All that ambient light just made for gorgeous drama.

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The glittery dresses pulled up the lights with sparkles and magic.

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I think I love the blue against the amber glow of the Edison bulbs best. She looked like a Disney princess in this image.

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And of course I allowed girls to smile, as well!

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I hope I never have to offer a consolation session again, but I think I will gladly do prom dress minis again, as I loved seeing the girls’ dresses! So glad life has gotten back to normal.

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