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Candyland Concept Photo Shoot

Updated: Sep 16, 2020

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If you’re over 30 (Am I making myself sound old?), I’m sure you remember the beloved board game, Candyland. As a child, Candyland captured my imagination. It is in the spirit of nostalgia that I have planned a large project that involves bringing board games “to life”! Bottling up the fun essence of my favorite games, in photographs, began as a land-based idea.

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I rolled and kneaded this project in my brain for at least a year, brainstorming. Then, I illustrated my thoughts on paper.

After I played with black backdrops at the Underwater Kids retreat, my project concept moved from land to water. Armed with illustrations and a used Chasing Fireflies lollipop costume I found on eBay, I set out to create a recognizable series of images. My goal was to capture the merriness of Candyland, in a photo shoot!

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I coveted the Chasing Fireflies lollipop costume for what seemed like forever. It was the best luck that I found the right size on eBay! I absolutely love how the costume ensemble came together. The colors, the makeup, and the lollipops create photos worthy of Willy Wonka himself, I say!

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Underwater photography provides many opportunities for learning. This shoot was no exception! Lollipops lose their coloring quickly under water. I purchased lively lollipop inflatables that couldn’t be used to my vision. (Kids are too light to pull inflatables down to the bottom of a pool and float back up to the surface.)

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If you’re a photographer, concept photo shoots are an ideal way to stretch yourself creatively. Also, concept photo shoots are a wonderful way to use your “off season”. Be inspired!

If you’re a client, working with your photographer on a concept photo shoot is a great opportunity to showcase unique art of your family.

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Visit my blog in 2020! Will your favorite game be featured in my concept series? What’s your favorite childhood board game? Let me know by commenting, and be sure to contact me so we can work together to bring your underwater vision to life!

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