Blue Witch | Glow | Fantasy Portraits in a Small Studio

blue witch fantasy portrait

Fantasy moody portrait of a blue witch with glowing hands of magic.
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A gorgeous fantasy shoot is sometimes as simple as a blanket hanging on the wall, a caplet made from thrifted curtains strung on a ribbon, and a touch-light.

With custom PS brushes (from a picture of an orchid taken a few years ago) and a fave DSLR, of course.

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The studio keeps getting smaller and smaller as Blessed Shadows expands and inventory continues to build, so it’s great to remember that beautiful photography doesn’t require a fancy studio.

My laptop is a decade old (if not older), the DSLR is a decade old, as well as my version of PS.  The newest piece of equipment I use for photography is my iPod 4th generation, used in some of the more selfie-style portraits.

 

We don’t need huge studios, expensive equipment, and the latest gadgets to create great work.

 Let’s upgrade as needed, and not sell ourselves short with a self-imposed expectation of needing all these other things to create.  It’s great to treat ourselves and improve what we’ve claimed as a studio, but there is no shortcut for just creating.

 

A $200 isn’t going to be a game-changer, $19 ones can be amazing.

Expensive equipment isn’t going to sell our work, we are.

 

Let’s keep creating with what we have, treat ourselves responsibly and accordingly, and do our best to think and act big on a small budget when we need.

 

 

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Blue Witch

Goth blue witch boudoir Portrait Goth boudoir Portrait Photography
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As artists, the truly safe spaces for our work are our websites.

With work being removed, accounts shadow-banned, and pages being deleted and censored, let’s remember to follow our favorite artists’ socials, AND their personal websites/blogs/portfolios.

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St. Valentine | Wall of Roses

Boudoir portrait photography
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More Valentines portraits in the studio, putting some props and my favorite backdrop to use.

 

The studio has been a bit cramped, so I’ve got my eye on a new used lens for the portrait studio, a 35mm 1.8/f.

 

Can’t wait to get a new lens for photography and get the most from the studio space!

What’s your favorite space-saving hack in the studio?

 

 

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St. Valentine | Bed of Roses

St. Valentines | Bed of Roses | Fantasy Boudoir Portrait
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Getting ready for Valentine’s Day, with photos from the ‘Roses’ shoot dropping as we get closer to that special day.

Not only will the Blessed Shadows blog be seeing work from new shoots soon, but will also be home to extra BTS photography and teasers for Only Fans~

 

What black and red lace are you excited to slip into this season?  What artists and designers are you in love with wearing?

 

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Nude | Yule Demon | Print

nude portrait of a yule demon
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A new year will bring new shoots in the studio, but there are still a few nudes and boudoir portraits from the last set!

 

Lots of red in the portraits lately, and I’m excited to get more blues and silvers in the studio!

Reds are passion, blues… thoughtfulness and mystery, silver is strength and uniqueness.

The colors we use in our art are to not only inspire, but to carry across a mood.  What mood are we feeling?

 

What would you like to see more of? What colors stir your soul and inspire your heart?

 

 

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Yule Demon | Red | End of Year Recap

fantasy self portrait featuring handmade couture horns
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~~ Another year in the studio comes to a close! ~~

What demons have you slayed this year?  Made peace with?

What are you going to tackle in 2020?

 

This past year brought great strides in self-love and body-positivity, indispensable to any artist and lover of life, and definitely necessary for myself as a genderqueer soul.

It also saw the start of several businesses, practices and passions, because WHY WAIT?

 

The new year in the photo studio is going to bring even more handmade couture, portraits, makeup and artistry.

 

Who’s excited for the new year?

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Yule Demon | Fantasy Nude


fantasy portrait or a yule demon

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A darker, more sultry spin on a goddess…or demon of Yule.

The darkest day of the year is nearing, and the fire and passion of life will soon by returning.

 

What darkness have you been walking with this season?  What passion have you been waiting to return?

What light will you create this year?

What fires would you like to set?

 

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Melancholic Goddess | Fantasy Portrait

Melancholy | Goddess

Melancholic Goddess | Portrait Photography
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This is often the time of year that’s the hardest.

The sky is dark, the weather is cold, energy drops, and the holidays are in the air.  It’s often a heavy season that could benefit from more kindness, love, and creation.

 

But as much as we try to keep creating, being the best, and on be one the move every moment of the day, we need to remember to rest.

The harder seasons are possibly the best times of year for us to relearn how to slow down.

 

How do you keep your spiritual creativity going?

How do you push through the lulls in the season?

 

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Succubus | Portrait

fantasy boudoir portrait

Sensual portrait of a redhead

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We all have different versions of ourselves we try to embody.
Confidence, sensuality…. real red hair…

What do you want to embody, and how do you explore and practice it?

Portrait photography is a wonderful way to step into different sides of yourself to see what feels best and get a foothold into what you want to be.

 

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