Forest God Fantasy Photoshoot | Doing Two Photoshoots in One

Fantasy photography cosplay of an androgynous forest king

This fantasy photoshoot of a forest king came out absolutely beautiful!

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This shoot was such a blast, and is SFW so I get to share the whole set!

Two Photoshoots in One

To maximize your lighting setup and time in the studio, consider doing two photoshoots in one.

Start with the simpler set, simpler hair and simpler makeup. The second shoot should have the more elaborate makeup.

Remember that it’s easier to build than to remove.

This strategy works even faster when the two shoots use the same lighting setup and backdrop, but of course feel free to switch it up between photoshoots.

Have you ever done 2+ shoots at once? What looks can you think of that would work well being shot on the same day? What shoot looks are complementary?

Can you guess what the second set in this double shoot was?

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Wardrobe Couture | Labradorite Ear Hangers

Labradorite  wire wrapped ear hangers

These stunning labradorite ear hangers just arrived and I am in love with them!

These gorgeously wire wrapped gems are from my new favorite shop, Jewel of Bastet, and I can’t wait to grow my collection 🌙

Getting new pieces is always exciting, and it comes with a little touch of anxiety.

Any photographer wants to do justice to the artists featured in a work, be it the model, makeup artist, designer and assistants.

What’s the best way to beat the procrastination?

Just start shooting.

As photographers and models, we already know that not every shot in a photoshoot is perfect.

Out of 250 files, maybe only 5 are chosen to share.

Let’s keep this in mind as we curate our wardrobes and collections, and truly appreciate our items by getting started shooting!

Do you tend to start procrastinating when you get new items in the wardrobe? How do you beat yours?

Separated but Integrated|Grunge Floral Portrait

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It’s been a year of growth and change, and as focus in the photography studio shifts and begins to focus more on boudoir portraits, I’m now wondering how separate or integrated I want to keep my businesses.

As photographers and models, we often keep our businesses or at least our portfolios separate.

Lovers of mountain landscapes aren’t necessarily expecting for fine boudoir portraits in the same portfolio and social media feed.

Someone looking to buy fantasy accessories isn’t always looking for NSFW prints.

There is a way to marry many things together, and as business owners and lovers of our craft, it’s important to find our niches.

And perhaps, when we have a couple competing niches, we should get more specific by finding a way to aesthetically marry them together.

What are your thoughts?

How have you built your photography businesses and niches so that you’re able to grow and change? Marry your many niches together?