A Harry Potter Inspired 30th Birthday Shoot: The Delusionist
Jul 8, 2019 | By: The Delusionist
Ball Gowns, Wands, and Some Houston Magic: Celebrating Your 30th Birthday In Style
Houston Photographer Shows Us that Houston is Full of Magic – For Those Who Know How to Find It.
The average person doesn’t usually look forward to their 30th birthday with this much enthusiasm.
But those close to Monica, would never describe her as average. So it came to no surprise when she announced that she was throwing herself a Harry Potter themed "Double Quinceañera” to celebrate her 30th birthday.
“You shouldn't have to get married to wear a beautiful gown and have a party surrounded by those you love,”
she insists. Monica is not rushing to the altar anytime soon – “Maybe when I’m 50”, she jokes - and she didn’t have a quinceañera when she turned 15, so the Harry Potter themed Double-Quinceañera is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up and share some magical moments with family and friends.
This isn’t your typical wizardly kids’ birthday party. Monica’s vision is one of elegance and magic. With a couture gown designed by Yahaira DeHill using a HP Pottery Barn comforter, and party decorations taken straight from Hogwarts, Monica knew the one thing to complete her vision was some magic. Cue The Delusionist.
The Delusionist is the Creative Artist for Open Book Visual Productions, a photography and videography studio located in Historic Katy. While Open Book VP serves businesses, families, and soon to be married couples with treasured images and portrait videos, The Delusionist offers imagery that is straight from the imagination. “After talking extensively with my clients, I get to know more than just the kind of photos they like,” explains Erin Mitchell, owner of Open Book VP;
“I get to know their dreams, their hobbies, their aspirations – their story.
That’s what allows me to create imagery that is straight from their imagination. After getting to chat with Monica in studio, she gave me full creative control over her session – and that’s where the magic happens!”
All dressed up in her couture gown and a HP inspired cake in tow, Monica and The Delusionist created an amazing, out of this world photo session straight out of the Wizards Realm without ever leaving the Houston area. “The images are beyond anything I could ever dream of!” Monica exclaimed after seeing her images for the first time.
Monica is finalizing all the details for her Gryffindor décor that will make Sharespace on Preston St. look like it was transported straight from Diagon Alley. Her beautiful portraits will decorate the venue as a reminder to all her guests that you can always find magic wherever you are – even here, in Houston, TX.
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