Plus Size Princess Dress || Miss America Artemis Editorial

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Last year, I did directed and modeled in a plus size princess dress, for a fashion editorial titled, “Miss America Artemis.”

I’m going to treat this blog post like a “Behind the Scenes” tour of this photoshoot, sharing how I scouted the location, styling, the team and, of course the photos!

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Hi, I’m Brianne Huntsman, AKA “The Huntswoman.” I blog about plus size fashion, creative work – and just going ALL IN on life.

Plus Size Princess Dress

So, let’s start with the LOOK – the plus size princess dress in LAVENDER. This “Ella Tulle Ball Gown” is from Hannah Caroline Couture, an inclusive wedding gown designer (based in Nebraska) – who is known for her statement making gowns and jumpsuits.

The custom made plus size princess dress is made from “matte satin and features a structured bodice with a sweetheart neckline and thin satin straps. The skirt features a full, gathered ball gown skirt of 7 (!!) layers of tulle that can incorporate up to three different colors of tulle.”

I really gotta emphasize the tulle here, folks. There was a TON of tulle! So fun!

Okay, back to the description:

“The bodice is lined with a second layer of satin with a layer of interfacing inside to provide structure and a smoothing effect throughout the bodice. The skirt is lined with a full-length a-line satin skirt. There is a zipper closure at the center back. “

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Photoshoot Planning – Creative Director

Below, I’ve shared how I planned this photoshoot:

Location Scouting – Editorial Photoshoot

I found this location at a park in Salt Lake City, of all places. I saw an add for a list of 100 photoshoot locations in SLC, and I snagged that guide real quick! Location scouting for a photoshoot can take a lot of time.

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Day Of Planning – Plus Size Model in Utah

The day of the shoot, Elisabeth Dee assisted on set. They’re a production and operations pro, and they kept things organized behind the scenes, took b-roll for social media, etc. Photoshoots like this involve a lot of STUFF (garment bags, makeup, shoes, accessories, tiaras, etc).

For a changing room, I borrowed my mom’s SUV for the day. I knew I would need SPACE to change inside of a car, as the princess dress is fluffy!

The photographer for the shoot was Angela Petersen, a creative professional in northern Utah.

Communicating with Team

Before the day of the shoot, I sent a timesheet with the schedule, list of shots (called a “shot list”) I wanted and a packing list for me the morning of.

This meant that everyone was in the know!

Plus Size Princess Dress – Ms. America Crown

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Once I found the temple backdrop, I realized the pinks and purples in the marble would look amazing with the plus size princes dress. A few brainstorm sessions and I had found a bedazzled owl (the animal associated with the Greek goddess, Artemis) and I had my concept!

I loved the sparkle on my new owl friend (that I found at JoAnn’s Fabrics), but I knew that I would need some bedazzle to tie in the look.

I looked for accessories and other props, and then found this glittering crown.

Looking at it, it reminded me of Miss Congeniality.

This is a Miss America crown!

I realized this all combined into a sparkly and bit of a kitschy plus size editorial fashion shoot. It’s giving me a bit of “princess-core” vibes, ya know?

“Miss America Artemis” to be exact.

“Miss America Artemis” to be exact.

Photo Time! Plus Size Princess Dress

Below, I’ve shared photos from the “Miss America Artemis” shoot. I love collaborating with brands on shoots like this, so if you’re a plus size fashion brand who would love editorial photos – drop me a line, here.

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More Plus Size Fashion Editorials?!

Do you love seeing creative photoshoots like this? I’d love to share more of my work with you! Below, I’ve shared a few more photoshoots:

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