When the Queen locks eyes with you, what will you do?
School is in full swing, and I’ve got quite a busy semester!
I’m looking forward to working ahead a bit, to free myself up for some new boudoir shoots!
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.
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.
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.
This shoot was so much fun to do, and turned into quite a few shoots for Only Fans, the blog here, and of course the portfolio!
The makeup was quite a fun project, but took a bit more time than usual.
What’s your favorite way to experiment?
Do you take baby steps or go all-in?
What soft gothic beauties have you been dying to embody?
What glow have you been bringing into your life?
What delicate details have you been weaving into your day to day?
Sometimes the best things we can bring into our lives are the things we make habit, bit by bit, and with small changes we make every day.
Positive change has momentum.
So let’s keep creating art and build beauty into our daily lives.
This black lace couture dress is featured over on the Roman Wears blog. Tutus make nearly any dress or lingerie set look so much better.
They’re a great staple for any wardrobe, especially one for photographers and models!
What’s your favorite costume piece in your wardrobe?