Ophelia | Portrait

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.

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

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.

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

Witcher Cosplay | Fantasy Portrait Photography

Have monsters that need slaying?

Sounds like you’re in need of a Witcher.

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I’m very excited for this cosplay portrait series to be dropping on the BlessedShadows OnlyFans this week!

This fantasy photoshoot was so much fun, it’s exceptional fun to have a new chestplate in the studio for my more masculine cosplays.

So, what’s your favorite monster, and do you care to toss a coin to your Witcher?

Autumn Lace | Boudoir Portrait Set

Alt  boudoir  fashion  portrait featuring a genderqueer Model in black lace and red
Alt boudoir Portrait Photography  of a genderqueer Model

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Glitter: Slayfire Cosmetics

Vinyl Choker: RaspberryMazohyst

Mushroom Skull Necklace: BlessedShadows

This shoot was so much fun, as they all are!

I got to use some of the biodegradable glitter from Slayfire, enjoy some vinyl couture, and some new red hair.

These are part of a new set on the BlessedShadows Onlyfans, with new NSFW and fine art nude prints coming to the BlessedShadows Etsy shop this weekend!

What’s your favorite kind of lingerie to slip into? What are your favorite independent artists and designers?

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Golden Goddess | Self-Portraiture and Self-Acceptance

golden goddess fantasy portrait photography

gold goddess portrait photography

self portrait photography of a golden goddess
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Harness: Charlie’s Revamps

Handmade headdresses: the Blessed Shadows shop

 

So much has changed here in the studio.  Not only in workflow and equipment changes, but how I’ve learned to see myself and my work.

I have found self-portraiture as a way to learn self-love.  Not only has it helped me with my dysphoria, it’s allowed me to learn to see myself as a piece of art.  It’s helped me better comes to terms with the skin I’ve been given.

Along with the grander scheme of not feeling at home in my body, I’m no longer so embarrassed by my hands.  My hands are often a very bright red, presumably because of a thyroid issue and my very low blood pressure.  It’s been a pain to edit out or otherwise try to prevent, but I’ve learned to accept that that’s just how they are.

Instead of seeing an embarrassing bright red, I see it as a blush that fits well with my style of portraiture, especially in this photoset.

Self-portrature can help us to not only learn about who we are, but how we are all pieces of artwork.

Perfectly imperfect.

 

Gold Goddess | Boudoir Photoshoot

gold goth goddess in a floral headdress and chain harness holding gold flowers

goth goddess
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Beautiful harness by Charlie’s Revamps.

 

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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