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Haunted Halloween Portraits // Friday the 13th // Son of Scarevania in Muncie, IN

In case you did not know this about me, I LOVE Halloween. It is my favorite holiday. It has been my entire life. I love dressing up, the decorations, black & orange, scary movies, the entire fall season. 

It might help that I was born right in the middle of October (the 15th), and so it has always been a big part of my birthday. I have been fortunate enough to grow up with an amazing mom that hosted THE BEST birthday parties for me. I'm not just saying that, people still talk about my birthday parties from elementary school. 

We used to deck-out our garage in cobwebs, fake spiders, straw bales, and I had a costume party every year. Don't get me wrong, all of the holidays are a big deal in my family, we love decorating for basically any event, but Halloween has just always held a special place in my heart. 

I don't know if it's the ceramic pumpkins and haunted houses that my mom made that filled the shelves at our house, or how my grandma used to sew our costumes for us to make us into anything we wanted. Either way, you get my point, Halloween is just special to me. 

I was so excited when I got asked to take photos at the Son of Scarevania haunted house at Cornerstone Center for the Arts in Downtown Muncie. I will admit, haunted houses do terrify me. If you're a local of Muncie, you'll remember that the Muncie Children's Museum used to have 'The Basement' every year. I tried going through it once, I didn't make it to the end. Yet I'm still obsessed with all things scary.

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I walked through the whole haunted house and photographed all of the characters in their element. I will admit I was scared the entire time, this haunted house is legit. I captured some awesome portraits of them all & wanted to feature them below. 

Son of Scarevania is open every Friday & Saturday night in October. Doors open at 8 p.m. and close at midnight. Tickets are $12 and all proceeds benefit Cornerstone Center for the Arts. 

Happy Haunting & Happy Friday the 13th. 

xx

Samantha Rose

Stylized Water Session // Indiana Adventure Photographer // Muncie, Indiana

This was by far my favorite session I have ever had. 

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Do you ever get an image in your head of how you want something to look and it doesn't come out quite like you pictured? This was NOT one of those times. I sent out a model call a couple months ago and Indianapolis based model Christine Tate (@christinelouistate) reached out to me. I knew she was perfect for the water session I had been thinking up in my head. She also put me into contact with the amazing Indianapolis based makeup artist, Evian Does Makeup (@eviandoesmakeup). 

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I have wanted to do a collab session for so long, and this was such a dream session for my first one! 

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Christine's metallic nails and smokey makeup fit perfect with the water and mix of warm and cool tones. 

Contact Evian at eviandoesmakeup@gmail.com for more information about her work!

This right here is my all time favorite photo, I am so proud of this piece of work and it will be featured in my gallery at Cornerstone Center for the Arts that opens Sept. 7, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. and will be open throughout the whole month of September. 

This right here is my all time favorite photo, I am so proud of this piece of work and it will be featured in my gallery at Cornerstone Center for the Arts that opens Sept. 7, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. and will be open throughout the whole month of September. 

Click through the photos below to check out more of my top picks from this session:

*Interested in booking a water session or just a normal portrait session? Check out my contact page or send me an email at samantharosephotography1@gmail.com 

I'd love to set up an adventure with you!