This is part II of the donut session. It was nice to take a few images without the donuts. (Even though the donuts were super cute!) Click here to see the first part of the donut session!
I had a clear vision in my head when we planned this session. I knew I wanted everything to be matchy-matchy with the background, which was pink. So it was easy to tell the girls to wear something pink, white, blue, yellow, or teal. Those are the colors of the donuts, so those are the colors that I thought would coordinate the best.
Wigs, wigs, wigs!
My favorite part about putting this session together was using the wigs. Not that there’s anything wrong with regular hair, but sometimes you just want to be extra. Wigs are a great way to dress yourself up. It can make you feel like you’re someone else, even if it’s just 10 minutes. Literally the only thing I bought for this session was the short pink wig.
Have you ever worn a wig out in public? It’s a very “different” feeling. You might feel judged, or weird, or just plain goofy. But I actually think it teaches you a valuable lesson. It means that what other people think of you does not matter. The only thing that matters is how you feel about yourself. If you feel gorgeous inside, it doesn’t matter what you look like or what you are wearing on the outside. I hope this sentiment is carried throughout my business, and throughout how I work with everyone I meet.
It’s hard to believe that I own this many wigs. I have accumulated them over the years, from various photoshoots where we needed them. The first wig I bought for a photoshoot was a long white wig that is now so ratted and snarly that I don’t think I can use it ever again. But still it remains in my prop closet, because all of my wigs represent how photography can change how you feel. To take photos in a wig transforms you into someone else. It allows you to be someone different.
I am glad that my wig closet is continuing to grow, because it’s actually quite fun. If someone comes into a session and asks to use a wig, I immediately know that person is willing to step outside herself for just a moment and have fun.
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