Blog

Hand-Embellished Floral Lace Push-Up Bra | Lingerie & Couture | BlessedShadows on Etsy

Custom altered red and pink lace push up bra.
LGBTQ model wearing a reworked, up-cycled floral lace bra that’s available in the BlessedShadows Etsy shop

This beautiful, lacy red and pink push-up bra is perfect for any photoshoot, special day, or environmentally-conscious fashion lover.

This altered and reworked 36B bra has been hand-embellished with satin-finish red bows, and beautiful red flowers featuring lace elements and silky ribbons.

Altered and hand embellished lingerie featuring satin bows and fabric flowers

🌟Details

⭐️Good-to-Know
-Beautiful pink & red.
Colors may vary slightly from what’s shown on screen.
-OOAK. This reworked & altered item is gently used.
-Hand-sewn additions including red bows, flowers, and ribbons.

⭐️Sizing & Fit
-36 B, US
-Wired cups
-Push-up bra
-Mix of nylon & polyester
-Hook closures
-Adjustable shoulder straps

⭐️Shipping
-Ready-to-Ship
-Get tracking for your order as soon as it ships!

Soft Pink | Floral Portrait

This thrifted dress was such a gorgeous find for the photography studio!

It pairs so well with the bright summer makeup and the florals.

🌸

What’s your favorite prop to shoot with in the photography studio?

OOAK Fantasy Couture in the BlessedShadows Etsy Shop

BlessedShadows Etsy shop specializing in handmade fantasy headpieces, boudoir photography prints, OOAK jewelry, Venetian inspired masks, couture and more!

Reviews

Great reviews for the shop Blessed Shadows on Etsy
Positive reviews for BlessedShadows Etsy Shop

Fantasy Accessories for Your Next Photoshoot

Grab some handmade couture for your next photoshoot and grow your print collection!

BlessedShadows on Etsy

  • Fantasy Headpieces & Headdresses for your wedding or next photoshoot
  • OOAK Jewelry for someone special
  • Boudoir Photography Prints for inspiration and display
  • Couture for a unique look
Coupon code for 10% off Etsy shop featuring handmade fantasy jewelry, headdresses, and prints

Use this coupon code for 10% off!

BlessedShadows on Etsy has a Free-Shipping Guarantee on orders $35+, and Free Shipping for most prints with no order minimum.

Venetian Inspired Masquerade Masks | OOAK | Shop BlessedShadows on Etsy

Handmade, ornate paper masquerade masks. Inspired by the Venetian masks, these OOAK creations were made with love by an Italian American. 
Available with free shipping in the BlessedShadows Etsy shop

Ornate Handmade Masks

I just shipped out a handmade mask to a wonderful customer!

These are some of the remaining OOAK pieces.

Handmade Venetian Inspired Masquerade Mask featuring distressed gold and red, and beautiful gold relief detailing and crackle medium for a distressed look. Available in the BlessedShadows Etsy shop
Ornate, detailed handmade ball mask, featuring red acrylic paint and gold relief detailing.
Handmade OOAK masquerade mask

These gorgeous Venetian-inspired, hand-painted paper masks feature distressed elements and beautiful 3D gold detailing.

Perfect for any costume, masquerade party, or home decor.

Hand-painted and meticulously detailed over several days, as each step requires ample time to dry.

OOAK creations made by an Italian American.


Details

⭐️Good-to-Know

-All masks sold separately while supplies last.

-Each mask is a one-of-a-kind creation (OOAK)

-Colors may vary slightly depending on your screen.

⭐️Sizing

-Size: Adult/female: one size fits most.

-White elastic cord for comfortable wearing.

-Masks measure about 6.75”x 8.75”x 3” deep (Allow for size variations of about 0.5”)

⭐️Painting

-Hand painted with acrylic paints.

-Sealed with semi-matte topcoat.

-3D gold detailing.

-Select masks feature the use of crackle medium.

⭐️Packaging & Shipping

-Masks are stored and shipped in cling wrap and tissue paper for protection.

-Masks are mailed in rigid boxes, marked to be handled with care. Repurposed boxes are used when available.

-Get tracking for your order as soon as it ships!

⭐️Storage

-Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

Floral Portrait Photography | Ophelia

I absolutely adore doing portraits lying down.

It makes it so much easier to style the hair and get this soft, flowy look that I love in photography.

I dream of one day shooting with an inflatable pool full of water (and maybe some food coloring), but for now, I try to get a dreamy, weightless portrait with just a blanket and some flowers on the studio floor.

If you haven’t shot your model lying down, I highly suggest it! Play and experiment!

Getting Started in Self Portrait Photography | What I Would do if I was Starting Over

What advice would I give to those starting self portrait photography?

What would I do different if I was starting over today?

📷

Advice for New Photographers

  • You don’t need the newest DSLR. In fact, the best camera to start with is a camera phone. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a DSLR and different portrait lenses to get great portraits. Most of my self portraits these days are taken on my smartphone.
  • If you want to experiment with different lenses, you can buy inexpensive clip-on lenses for your smartphone camera.
  • You don’t need fancy lights or flashguns either. Cheap room lights work well, as well as inexpensive ring lights. Experiment with different angles and distance in relation to you.
  • You don’t need a backdrop rig with expensive backdrops. Easy backdrops can be made by lying on a blanket on the floor of tacking a blanket/curtain to your studio wall.
  • Invest in a selfie stick, tripod, and Bluetooth camera release remote. These tools will get you far.
  • Focus on building your skills, not spending money on equipment. There’s no shortcut to great portraits.
  • Get comfortable in front of the camera by practicing a LOT. Get comfortable doing your own hair, makeup, and wardrobe styling by practicing a LOT.
  • Source backdrops (blankets/curtains), wardrobe and props from thrift shops. You’ll find something unique and save money.
  • Find a solid group of apps to use. My most essential apps for editing self portraits are Lightroom and Facetune with occasional use of Mextures and Procreate Pocket.
  • Get your own website to share your art. If you do more risqué portraits, upload teasers on Facebook and IG so you don’t get reported. You want a portfolio where people can find your work where YOU are in control.
  • Back up your portraits. Get yourself a thumb drive that attaches to your phone. Then backup your photography work both on a computer and a hard drive.

If I Was Starting my Photography Career Over

Honestly, if I was starting over I would do it more from a financial perspective.

I spent so much money on DSLR bodies, different lenses, backdrops, umbrellas, lighting and more to try and be more professional, but all this equipment ran up my credit card bill and slowed down my creation process.

And when it’s harder to create, the less we create.

The more time it takes to create, the less we can create.

📷

I would keep down to the basics:

  • Camera phone will cheap plan
  • Selfie stick
  • Clip on portrait lens
  • Tripod
  • Bluetooth remote
  • Thrifted wardrobe and blankets for backdrops

We truly don’t need to spend so much money to look professional.

We need to spend our time creating, practicing, and upgrading our equipment when necessary instead of when we think we can get a shortcut.

📷

I hope this helps!

Self portrait photography is one of my greatest passions in life!

Let’s get creative and make some art.