Anne Louise Williams (right) recites "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe to Pat Galanos (left) and Edna Dieterle at the Demenil Mansion in South St. Louis Thursday, October 7, 2010. Guests were encouraged to attend the event in Victorian style costumes.
Shadows lurk behind Mary Winter as she reads "The Empty House" by Algernon Blackwood at the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion in South St. Louis Thursday, October 7, 2010. The haunted mansion is located in the historical Benton Park neighborhood of South St. Louis near the Lemp Mansion and can be toured from 10AM until 3pm on Wednesdays through Fridays.
Guests listen as Pat Galanos reads a ghost story in the Bridal Suite at the Chatillon-Demenil Mansion in South St. Louis Thursday, October 7, 2010. Thrill seekers hoping to experience their own ghost story can spend the night in the Bridal Suite of this haunted mansion.
A docent at the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion in South St. Louis greets story-teller Anne Louis Williams (left) Thursday, October 7, 2010. Williams was one of four story tellers at Thursday evening's event.
Four story tellers recited ghost stories at the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion in South St. Louis on Thursday, October 7, 2010. Guests were encouraged to dress in victorian style clothes. For more information on the Chatillon-DeMenil, check out their site.
This was absolutely one of the most fun shoots I have done, as a feature shoot should be. I had no idea what to expect when I went to the man, and I couldn't be happier with what I found. The mansion was, however, much darker than I anticipated making the shoot a bit of a challenge. Even still, it was fun to play with the shadows and make the best use of the light I had.