Forest Spirit | Fantasy Photoshoot

This makeup tutorial is on the BlessedShadows YouTube channel.

Learn how to do this fantasy cosplay makeup look in no time at all, and be ready for your next fantasy photoshoot!

It is officially spring break and I will be studying at a slightly slower pace.

Why not spend your break doing some fantasy makeup too?

Fantasy Portrait Photography | Forest Spirit

This stunning set features a beautiful Yule inspired horned headdress.

Pick out your favorite fantasy headdress from the BlessedShadows Etsy shop and make your next photoshoot extra special.

What’s your favorite accessory for your fantasy photoshoots? What adds that’s extra touch of magic for you?

I adore making horns and horned headdresses, so it’s easy to see what my favorite adornment for fantasy photography is!

What’s yours?

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!

Get your own headdress in the BlessedShadows Etsy shop! They’re perfect for any photoshoot, boudoir session or fantasy wedding.

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?

Don’t forget to check out the BlessedShadows Shop, drop a like and browse the blog!

Bettie Page Inspired Boudoir Photoshoot | Artist Burnout

Artist burnout is real.

And to be honest, sometimes our response is to work even harder.

Take time to rest.

And when you start making art again, try something different.

Slightly new, or wildly different from the art you usually create.

Try a new technique, a different strategy, use different tools. Get your heart excited again.

How do you bounce back after creative burnout?

Floral Headdress | Spring & Autumn Fantasy


This beautiful OOAK handmade floral headdress is perfect for both Autumn and Spring!
🍂🌙🌱
Featuring black foam horns wrapped with twine and jute, this headdress is accented with faux leaves, flowers and berries.

These headdresses are such a joy to make.

🍃🌙🍃

What are your favorite handmade additions to your wardrobe?

What crafts do you adore in the studio? Does it feed into your other art projects?

White Witch | Fantasy Boudoir Portrait Photography | Couture Horned Headdress

White Witch demon beauty fantasy makeup
white witch boudoir fantasy portrait photography
pagan wearing black lace
Step into the Shadows and shop creations and join our OnlyFans~

 

Headdresses and couture like these red floral horns and this lace couture top are available in the Blessed Shadows shop!

What’s your favorite way to source backdrops for your fantasy photography? This one is a ‘sigil’ floor mat that’s been framed by thrifted lace throws and scarves… not mention lighted by a few standard floor lamps from a department store.

It really can be that simple to create a thrifty, simple photoshoot that looks gorgeous!

 

Instagram | OnlyFans | Blessed Shadows IG | RomanWears | Facebook |
Roman Leaf

Gold Goddess | Headdress

Goddess | Golden Headdress

Goddess | Golden Headdress
Step into the Shadows and shop creations and join our OnlyFans~
Contact us for extra goodies you’d love to see in the shop!

 

Final images from the Golden Goddess alternative fashion photoshoot.  It was such a pleasure to finally use the studio’s new 35mm lens, and try a different lighting setup.

This photoshoot features a handmade harness by Charlie’s Revamps and a horned floral headdress from the Blessed Shadows shop!

 

It’s been wonderful to practice lighting that’s better for showing off design, as I’m not a huge fan of photographing with high-key lighting.

I love those dark, sultry shadows, which don’t always go hand in hand with studio photography meant to inspire sales.  Practice is paying off, so it’s nice to see a little more detail in those darker costumes like the one in this photo set.

 

Sometimes we, as photographers and creators and models, need to practice letting our designs stand out and not fade into the shadows, literally and figuratively.

 

 

Instagram | OnlyFans | Blessed Shadows IG | RomanWears | Facebook |
Roman Leaf