I grew up going to see The Nutcracker every year. I guess that’s what happens when your Russian ballet teacher tells you you’re too chubby to audition for it–when you’re 8. No hard feelings, I swear. Illustrator Michelle Christensen, photography Jessica Peterson, hairstylist Aubrey Nelson, and I spent a glorious day with model/former ballet dancer at Ballet West (and vintage seller and crafter) Nicole Choules of Elsa Bags making props and having a ton of fun doing this shoot. I thought Christmas was the perfect way to show it off.
Merry Christmas! Thank you sincerely for following along on my crafty adventures. You mean the world.
props by Michelle and me
photography by Jessica Peterson
modeling/dancing by Nicole Choules
hair by Aubrey Nelson
costumes provided by Natalie Taylor (thank you so much!)
oversized ornament DIY concept from Studio DIY
Check out the behind the scenes photos below:
Michelle and me