Midnight Frolic: 1920s Style Portraits | Nashville Boudoir Photographer

I love doing photo shoots in the style of 1920s portrait master Alfred Cheney Johnston. Johnstson photographed the Ziegfeld Follies in NYC throughout the twenties and his beautiful work lives on in the book Jazz Age Beauties. I decided to offer a day of speakeasy glamour at Delinquent Debutantes in Nashville earlier this year. With hair styling offered by AmyRose Wendell and makeup by Alicia Maynard, our beautiful clients totally nailed the flapper look. Pictured below are Sylvie, Gidget, Jenyfer, Tosha, Buffy, Dress & Vivien, Christy, Mel, Leigh, Vivi, Lara, and Betsey. 

Lola Van Ella as a Ziegfeld Follies Dancer

I have been a longtime admirer of Alfred Cheney Johnston, the NYC photographer who captured the Ziegfeld Follies girls in the 1920s. His work is transcendental and provides a private look inside the decadence of the 20th century's most beguiling decade. 

When burlesque superstar Lola Van Ella visited Denver earlier this year, we decided to do an homage to the work of Alfred Cheney Johnston with our photo shoot. I call this style "Midnight Frolic."

Stay tuned for more examples of Midnight Frolic, as I have been offering photo shoot specials in this style in Denver and Nashville. More to come!