This was entirely the photographer’s idea. Everyone got photographed mafia style, props provided by the photographer. I love that we’re BOTH holding guns, and that my date’s boa still has the price tag on it.
Also of note: my dress was a recycled 1980s bridesmaid dress loaned to me by my Aunt. You can’t tell, but the sheer part on the top? Was actually a separate piece of fabric that went over my head and was probably meant to keep the spaghetti straps from being too scandalous in a church.
Let’s discuss The Creative Process at work here.
Someone who was paid to be a photographer arranged for the non-descript, gauzy off-white background. Then this creative person decided that what would really make for artistic prom pictures would be…? Yes! Making everyone look like they were old time-y gangsters for absolutely no reason whatsoever.
Best yet, to make this look “come to life,” the photographer decided it would be enough to hand the prom attendees fake guns, feather boas, and an office chair.
This looks like a high-school production of Anything Goes.