Souls lay in rest and among them beauty will always be found. We wander, lost and in motion, feeling their presence and longing to see them once again. Hauntingly beautiful, and respectfully inspiring, today's Halloween editorial from 4 Corners Photography takes us on a journey through one of New Orleans most historic and beautiful cemeteries. Read more from Natalie below about New Orleans Save the Cemeteries initiative.
From photographer Natalie Jackson: The inspiration for the shoot was largely drawn from typical Halloween motifs, but with a little bit more of an elevated style. Bouquets and arrangements of all dried florals, messy inks, mixed metals and stones all came together to create an organic halloween experience instead of the fabricated one we see in stores today. We incorporated SFX makeup into the style because I know plenty of brides who want to rock this type of look but don't know how! The setting was selected in order to bring awareness to the campaign Save our Cemeteries, an organization whose mission is "dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and protection of the historic cemeteries of New Orleans through restoration, education, and advocacy." We hope that others might see the beauty of these reverent spaces and participate in these efforts by giving or sharing the mission.
Location: Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans | Photography: Four Corners Photography | Florals: Amanda Jewel Floral + Design | Beauty: Anne Timss | Paper: Ebb and Flow Ink | Sweets: Sucre | Rentals: Distressed Rentals | Textiles: Feathers and Stone | Dress: Town & Country Bridal | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Model Helena Koclanes