A Snapshot of Culture: Dia de los Muertos

dia de los muertos, day of the dead, makeup
hispanic holiday, october holiday, halloween
@callmestacie, @lauryncakes, good waves productions
@justanotherinstagal, halloween photoshoot, costume ideas
cathedral, photography, utah photographer
Have you met my best friend Violeta Granados? She owns the Instagram @justanotherinstagal and is  not only a boss lady, but she is also hilarious. Violeta is Mexican and wanted to share in her native culture's holiday of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). I happily joined in as she told me how they celebrate, remember, and prepare special gifts for their loved ones that have passed. There is the tradition of setting up altars with photos of loved ones to put gifts on for.  Some people even dress up as the dead to attend parties!

We met with Ashley Razo, from ForeverAshh.com and her sister, BeautyByShellss, to achieve this fantastic, beautiful, spooky, sacred, and intimidating face makeup. They were so fun to work with! We simply had to show them the look we wanted to achieve from a picture, and they were spot on (with a little touch of uniqueness and creative design).

When Violeta proposed the idea of this shoot to me, I knew that Stacie from GoodWaves.co was the photographer to capture the concept! She does wonderful with editorial and high fashion shoots, and captures dark imagery well! You wouldn't believe me, from the look of the cool edits, but it was 90+ degrees the day we shot!

I am so excited to be teaming up with V and hosting a Dia de lost Muertos party this month. Trust me, there will be plenty of pictures to come ;)
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skeleton, skeleton face paint, skeleton makeup
dead face makeup, stage makeup, ashley razo makeup
salt lake city, utah, downtown
high fashion photographer, best fashion blogger, fashion blogger
larkin morturary, photo, scary
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how to paint your face, how to be a skeleton, how to dress for halloween
spooky, dead, face paint
costume, dress up, october
floral, utah makeup artist, utah photographer
leather skirt, red corset, crown
black and white, bw photo, black and white photo
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blog collaboration, photoshoot, balayage hair
violeta granados, blogger, fashion blogger
salt lake, provo, sugarhouse
Jeffrey campbell, vintage leather, off the shoulder top

Floral Crowns: Blooms and Co

Black Leather Skirt (vintage, found at Uptown Cheapskate, similar linked)
White Off the Shoulder Lace Blouse (Bohme, similar linked)
Jeffery Campbell Heels (similar linked)



  1. I love your look here! It reminds me a great deal of one of those Monster High characters. (Check her out here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01ARGAYSE/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475720590&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=monster+high+skelita) I thought it was so cool when Madonna incorporated this style into her Rebel Heart Tour last year.

    1. Interesting you say that! My mother in law is a Monster High doll artist! She paints their faces and designs them clothing to make unique characters to sell! She just made a Dia de los Muertos one!

  2. I love the clothes and the makeup is so awesome!

    1. Thank you! The best part is that the clothing was already in our closets!

  3. Such beautiful photos--thank you for sharing them!

  4. this is such an amazing shoot! I love dia de los muertos and these looks are so perfect !

    1. Thank you! I had a lot of fun working on this shoot with Violeta and Stacie!


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