Monday, October 21, 2013

NEW VIDEO: Steampunk Photo Shoot Behind the Scenes





First of all, a HUGE thank you to everyone who attended the Epic Paper Arts launch party - you made it such a fun evening and a tremendous success! So many of you commented on how well I looked both on the website and during the launch. I thought it would be fun to give you a little peek at how much work went into that whole look.

 

No Such Thing as Beauty Rest

 
On the morning of the photo shoot, I had to get up at 5:00 a.m. after going to bed well after midnight to get started on my day. My sister Liz (PR Maven/Unpaid Intern/Sadistic Task-Master) had scheduled my hair appointment for 7:30 a.m. Why? Because she is evil.

So we grabbed a quick coffee and some food at La Madeleine and headed over to Dry Bar in Bethesda, Maryland.


The Hair

My hair was styled by Kathy from Dry Bar in Bethesda, Maryland. Dry Bar specializes in blow-outs and up-dos, so it was perfect for our photo shoot. My sister and I are both really bad at doing hair, so it was a good choice for us to go to the professionals.




Bonus points to Dry Bar for having umbrellas handy to protect my hair. It had already started raining by the time we finished, and they kept me nice and dry.

Click HERE for more information on Dry Bar.


The Body Art

The next stop after hair was Michelle Heffner's place. Michelle is a Maryland Body Artist who gave me a wicked cool steampunk corset collar and embellished eye make-up for the photo shoot.




Michelle also did the awesome robot face paint you saw during the launch, as well as my amazing cyborg watch arm which you did not get to see (but I have pics below).



Click HERE for more information about the body artist.

The Photo Shoot

After we finished the body art, I got dressed (hooray for corsets) and then just as we were opening the door to get in the car, the sky opened and Tropical Storm Karen pummeled us with rain. So much for our outdoor photo shoot at beautiful Glenview Mansion in Rockville, MD.

Instead we headed over to the studio to see what we could do there.




You guys haven't had a chance to see this costume yet, although it is what I'm wearing for the head shots on the Epic Paper Arts website. I love this saucy little skirt, and I'll probably be sporting it during one of the parties at the Steampunk Soiree.


The Aftermath

We did finally get to shoot outside. It was still raining but just not as bad. By the time we got to the mansion I was looking a little bit like a wet kitten, but we did our best and got some lovely shots (like the one at the top of this page).

One thing we did learn was that the beautiful corset paint on the neck could not hold up to Tropical Storms and "glowing" caused by studio lights. That's why we chose a more elaborate face design and no neck paint for the launch itself. :)


The Video

Liz and I took video all day, which you can watch below or over on YouTube: Behind the Scenes
 
 

 

The Event

For more information about Steampunk Soiree 2014, or to join us on this epic adventure, please visit us on our website!

Click HERE to visit Epic Paper Arts.
 
  
 
 

Thank You!

 
Thank you again to everyone who participated in making the Epic Paper Arts launch party such a success - you're all AMAZING! I can't wait to see you all at Steampunk Soiree 2014 - it's going to be epic!
 
Kathryn :D

16 comments:

  1. Looked like a fun day, despite Karen showing up! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Karen's visit was not appreciated - LOL! It was still a fun day, though. :)

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    1. Thanks so much - glad you'll be joining us! :)

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  3. Kathryn - great to see your adventure. You totally made my Monday. Thank you for always bring laughter into my life. Ps - You look amazing - didn't realize how long your hair had gotten.

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    1. Thank you, Robin! I appreciate everyone who worked so hard for me to look so lovely. :) I was really surprised at how long my hair was, too, once I saw it in the pictures since 99% of the time, it is up.

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  4. What a fun day to spend with your sister. You looked fabulous Kathryn. I hope that you have a few more outdoor photos in the "mist".

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    1. Hi, Wanda! Yes, we do have more photos. I need to process them still, but I hope to post more soon. :)

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  5. You looked awesome, thanks for the video. I can't wait to attend!!!!

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    1. I can't wait, either, Shari! It's going to be too much fun!

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  6. You look fantastic!
    My daughter and I are so looking forward to the Soiree.

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    1. How fun that you are coming with your daughter! My mom and I have had so much fun on the retreats we've gone to together. :)

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  7. WOW Kathryn! You look amazing! Thanks for sharing! I had signed up for soiree and was so excited - my daughter was helping me to fund trip, but had to cancel for personal reasons. I could've probably gone, but can't take chance on not getting full refund. I'm sorry for canceling - maybe next time.

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    1. I hope you'll be able to join us next time, Maggie! :)

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  8. You need to scrapbook about your sister evilness :)

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