When the Day Met the Night a.k.a. The Moon and Sun

As stated in a previous post (Take That Murphy’s Law!) things did not go as planned with the “When the Day Met the Night” shoot. However, it was fabulous shooting with Sheena Steedman. She’s an absolutely terrific model, and Estevan was as well. They made a great Moon and Sun couple. Without them I could not have made this shoot work, and these beautiful photos would not exist. And even though things didn’t go according to plan (do they ever?!) I love the way these turned out. The International Peace Gardens in Salt Lake City are quite the awesome spot for photos. If anyone needs a good place for a shoot that’s free, I highly recommend it. Just be prepared for lots of other people thinking the same thing 😉

Now that this is done, I have many more ideas for shoots, most of which would work perfectly for engaged couples or married couples looking for something different if fun. So if you’re a fan of Anberlin, Newsies, or something awesome, let me know.

Now, let’s start off with what’s quite possibly my favorite photo of the set:

When the Moon Fell in Love with the Sun, International Peace Gardens, Salt Lake City utah, gorgeous, peace gardens, Panic at the Disco, when the day met the night

When the Moon Fell in Love with the Sun, International Peace Gardens, Salt Lake City utah, gorgeous, peace gardens, Panic at the Disco, when the day met the night

When the Moon Fell in Love with the Sun, International Peace Gardens, Salt Lake City utah, gorgeous, peace gardens, Panic at the Disco, when the day met the night

When the Moon Fell in Love with the Sun, International Peace Gardens, Salt Lake City utah, gorgeous, peace gardens, Panic at the Disco, when the day met the night

Moon and Sun, When the Day Met the Night, International Peace Gardens, Salt Lake City, Utah, Utah Photographer

When the Moon Fell in Love with the Sun, International Peace Gardens, Salt Lake City utah, gorgeous, peace gardens, Panic at the Disco, when the day met the night

When the Moon Fell in Love with the Sun, International Peace Gardens, Salt Lake City utah, gorgeous, peace gardens, Panic at the Disco, when the day met the night

When the Moon Fell in Love with the Sun, International Peace Gardens, Salt Lake City utah, gorgeous, peace gardens, Panic at the Disco, when the day met the night

When the Day Met the Night, Utah Photographer, When the Moon Fell in Love with the Sun, International Peace Gardens, Salt Lake City utah, gorgeous, peace gardens, Panic at the Disco, when the day met the night

When the Moon Fell in Love with the Sun, International Peace Gardens, Salt Lake City utah, gorgeous, peace gardens, Panic at the Disco, when the day met the night

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Take That Murphy’s Law! ~ Utah Photographer

Murphy’s Law n. Any of certain humorous axioms stating that anything that can possibly go wrong, will go wrong.

 

My most recent brush with Murphy’s Law was this past Monday, July 19.

Here’s a little backstory: A couple of months ago I was listening to Panic at the Disco on a drive home from work. I was listenin to “When the Day Met the Night” off of their Pretty. Odd. Album. This song was always a favorite, and the thought hit me. I should do a shoot based off of the song!

So for over a month I thought of locations, outfits, makeup, models, and a story line, right down to a timeline of the shoot. This was one shoot that I knew exactly what I wanted. The week before I tried to doublecheck on everything. Everyone was still excited.

Then I found I wouldn’t be able to do what I had planned at the location. I hurried and found another one.

The day of the shoot (two hours before it was supposed to happen) my male model told me he had been bitten by a spider, lost his voice, felt like crap, and was in bed all day. He said he could still make it if I wanted, but I’m not that cruel. I told him to stay home. My female model volunteered her boyfriend, so it was all good, we just had to push the time back a little.

But then my makeup artist wouldn’t answer me or get back to me. And he ended up flaking as well.

If anything can go wrong, it will. And it did.

But you know what Sheena (my female model) and I said? “Let’s do this anyway!” After all, we had both taken off work and spent time and effort on this shoot. Countless e-mails and texts, planning, coordinating schedules and idea, etc.

So we did. We shot at the International Peace Gardens. Sheena and her boyfriend, Estevan, were amazing. My husband helped me so much by assisting me. We were not able to do some of the original concepts and ideas that I had due to location and makeup changes, but we rocked it. There were plenty of laughs and fun, and although the shoot wasn’t how I had envisioned it, thanks to Estevan and Sheena, there were some pretty amazing photos made.

Murphy’s Law tried to take one last stab at the shoot by making my speedlight fall off its stand, hitting the ground hard… but I shoot Nikon, so the flash acted as if nothing had happened. Not even a scratch on it. Yay Nikon!

I’m not giving up on my original idea though. I’ve got a more reliable makeup artist in the works right now, and it might take a bit more time, but I’ll get the shots I originally planned for.

For now though, here’s some of the fruits of our labor, more to come later after I’ve fully processed the shoot. Enjoy!

When they Day Met the Night Casting Call ~ Utah Photographer

Do you ever listen to music that reflects your mood? Or to try to change your mood?

 

*Raises hand*

 

I do!

 

Like a lot of people, I thoroughly enjoy music. My mp3 player (the amazing Zune HD), is just about always with me. If I’m on my way to or from work and I need a little pick-me-up, I head for some Anberlin or The Hush Sound. Then I have my “angry girl music” days where I listen to Alanis Morissette and Evanescence. If I feel like singing, I listen to a musicals, ABBA, and Cascada. And if I just don’t care, I put the Zune on shuffle. It seems to really like Switchfoot, Goo Goo Dolls, and (oddly enough) Savage Garden.

 

Now my obsession with music is merging with my photography.

 

When you get a chance look up Panic at the Disco’s “When the Day Met the Night.” Listen to the endearing tale of the Sun and Moon meeting and falling in love.

 

Here are some of my favorite lyrics:

 

“When the sun found the moon

She was drinking tea in a garden

Under the green umbrella trees

In the middle of summer

 

When the moon found the sun

He looked like he was barely hanging on

But her eyes saved his life

In the middle of summer”

 

It’s quite a beautiful story.

 

One that I intend to photograph and document with my own personal flare added. I really want to capture the romantic whimsical nature of the tale.

 

But, obviously, I can’t do it alone!

 

So, for this, I will need a male (preferably tan) and a female (preferably pale). I would also like people who have modeling or acting experience and aren’t afraid to act intimate with a stranger. No, no nudity or anything like that, but there may be a few kisses and generally acting like you’re in love, so you do need to be comfortable with doing that. Also, if you are interested and have  a partner all lined up let me know that too!

 

For locations I’m thinking Garden Park Ward, Memory Grove, or the International Peace Gardens. If you have any other ideas feel free to let me know 🙂

 

I will provide the wardrobe, and there will be a makeup artist and a hair stylist. All I need now are the models. If you can take direction well and comfortable acting like you’re in love with someone else then drop me a line in the comments or send me a an e-mail to rasheadrake@sheadaisyphoto.com or sheadaisyphoto@live.com. Either works.