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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White Witch | Alternative Boudoir

alternative boudoir portrait of a white witch

Boudoir portrait photography of a white witch

Alternative model boudoir photo
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We need the contrast in our lives, the good and the bad, to really understand and appreciate life.

The beauty of life always shines in the dark. ¬†So when we’re not enveloped in light, we can still find it glowing in the shadows.

How do you take care of yourself during a harder times of life?

We all have dark seasons, and we need to know what’s best for us to get through.

 

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