Blue & Leather | Portrait Photography | Art and Rotating Hobbies

Did you know that most of my works are created during a stage of artistic obsession?

I have rotating interests, although rotating obsessions is probably more accurate.

I tend to fall on an interest that I become completely infatuated with for a season.


Sometimes it’s drawing, sometimes jewelry making, prop making, costume design, lingerie, and more.

Most of the time, it’s photography

I’m very blessed that my obsessive hobbies can feed into one another so well and can help my businesses.

The important thing with hyperfixations is to pace yourself and your budget. Budget your time AND your space, and plan to keep your new tools.

Don’t enroll in college for a degree in photography, don’t buy every lens and backdrop available all at once.

Pace yourself.

Pace yourself and see what you can do with the tools you’ve already collected.

Can you model with the props you made during the last project? Can you make your own custom backdrops? Have you made jewelry you can shoot with?

Although we can enjoy our obsessions and hobbies for the sake of enjoyment, see how they can build into eachother.

How can they work together?

Blue Witch | Boudoir Portraits

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It’s always amazing when your favorite shoots just keep rolling, one after another.

Each time I do a shoot, it’s my new favorite photo set until I start creating again. It’s exciting!

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And of course….

🖤HAPPY OCTOBER!🖤

It’s finally spooky season!!

What are your plans for this season? Creative goals? Rest and self care ideas?

Spring Nymph | NSFW Fantasy Boudoir Photography | Portrait Prints

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This pink ombre wig is forever one of my favorites! Ombre tone hair can add body and a little magic to any look, and these wigs don’t have to be expensive!

All the wigs for my photoshoots are cosplay wigs usually around $19-30 each, including lace-front wigs. A little experimenting will help you find your favorite style and colors, and help make a photoshoot pop, even with little wardrobe.

What’s your favorite wig style and brand for your fantasy photoshoots?

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Portrait Editing | Simple Beauty Portrait

Before and after editing of an alternative fantasy beauty portrait

Editing portraits, especially camera phone portraits, doesn’t have to be complicated or too time-consuming.

Sometimes it’s just as simple as one or a few favorite apps to get your portrait photography ready to share.

My favorite portrait editing apps:

  • Lightroom: Create presets to get a consistent look across your photo shoot. Great for vignettes, lighting effects, color toning.
  • Facetune: Great for making details pop, adding our effects (including faux lens blur), lighting effects, healing, and textures.

The more simplified you can make your process, the easier and quicker it’ll be to create and edit beautiful photo sets without having to turn on a desktop and pull out a tablet. With a few apps, you can shoot and edit beautiful portraits on your phone or iPod!

What are your favorite editing apps? How do you streamline your editing process?

White Witch | Fantasy Boudoir Portrait Photography | Couture Horned Headdress

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Headdresses and couture like these red floral horns and this lace couture top are available in the Blessed Shadows shop!

What’s your favorite way to source backdrops for your fantasy photography? This one is a ‘sigil’ floor mat that’s been framed by thrifted lace throws and scarves… not mention lighted by a few standard floor lamps from a department store.

It really can be that simple to create a thrifty, simple photoshoot that looks gorgeous!

 

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Tarot Witch | Horned Oracle | Fantasy Photoshoot

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This tarot-inspired photoshoot was the perfect opportunity to experiment with backdrop, framing, and implied movement, all while lying down in the studio.

When you’re not using a fast lens (or Burst mode on a camera phone), don’t have a lot of room and definitely don’t have someone to hold or toss fabric and hair to create movement, what do you do?

You lie down!

This backdrop is a fabric print of a forrest with a ribbon-wrapped hula hoop with me laying on top of it.

There are quite a few wrinkles, so I’m curious how this kind of shoot will look when done on the studio floor instead of a mattress.

 

The frame was ringed with black shawls and the hair was fluffed to give the impression of movement or weightlessness. Underwater shoots are so stunning when it comes to that graceful movement, but in studio, the best we can do sometimes is to lie down or jump in front of a fast lens.

 

I highly encourage you do some fantasy photoshoots lying down.  It can get some great lighting and some beautiful effects.

What have you been experimenting with in the photo studio?  How do you bring a little more magic to your fantasy photoshoots?

 

 

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Gold Goddess | Headdress

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Final images from the Golden Goddess alternative fashion photoshoot.  It was such a pleasure to finally use the studio’s new 35mm lens, and try a different lighting setup.

This photoshoot features a handmade harness by Charlie’s Revamps and a horned floral headdress from the Blessed Shadows shop!

 

It’s been wonderful to practice lighting that’s better for showing off design, as I’m not a huge fan of photographing with high-key lighting.

I love those dark, sultry shadows, which don’t always go hand in hand with studio photography meant to inspire sales.  Practice is paying off, so it’s nice to see a little more detail in those darker costumes like the one in this photo set.

 

Sometimes we, as photographers and creators and models, need to practice letting our designs stand out and not fade into the shadows, literally and figuratively.

 

 

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Gold Goddess | Boudoir Photoshoot

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This sultry red and gold shoot was such a glamorous blast!

With the floral headdress from the Blessed Shadows Shop and this chain harness from Charlie’s Revamps coming together so perfectly with the backdrop and faux floral, this was a joy to photograph.

This backdrop is one of my favorites, a thrifted blanket that’s quite literally a bed of flowers.

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These 1/2-1/2 shoots, where half the photoshoot is taken with an iPod and the other half is photographed with a DSLR have been wonderful.  These photo sessions have given an opportunity to better utilize the studio space (with the bed serving as a second backdrop) as well as practice with different equipment.

 

Gorgeous portraits come from each setup, and it’s been a joy to continue practicing without entirely taking over the studio.

 

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