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

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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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Santa Baby | Elf on the Shelf Boudoir Photoshoot | OnlyFans Teasers

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This lingerie boudoir photoshoot features a sweet Santa Baby and an Elf on the Shelf and this entire, exclusive shoot starts to drop on the BlessedShadows OnlyFans!

This set features so many outfits, it’s a wonderful way to make the most of a fantasy photoshoot.

What’s your favorite way to make the most of your studio shoots? Makeup changes? Outfits changes?

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Teasers for a brand new boudoir photoshoot.

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The studio finally has a breast plate in the wardrobe!

I’ve been collecting silicone pieces for use in boudoir shoots for some time now, so it’s very exciting to have these breast forms added to the wardrobe.

What’s your favorite, unconventional addition to your studio?

Armor, fake weaponry, etc?

Let me know in the comments and stay tuned for this set to drop in the coming months!

White Witch | Fantasy Boudoir Portrait Photography | Couture Horned Headdress

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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!

 

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Tarot Witch | Horned Oracle | Fantasy Photoshoot

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This tarot-inspired photoshoot was the perfect opportunity to experiment with backdrop, framing, and implied movement, all while lying down in the studio.

When you’re not using a fast lens (or Burst mode on a camera phone), don’t have a lot of room and definitely don’t have someone to hold or toss fabric and hair to create movement, what do you do?

You lie down!

This backdrop is a fabric print of a forrest with a ribbon-wrapped hula hoop with me laying on top of it.

There are quite a few wrinkles, so I’m curious how this kind of shoot will look when done on the studio floor instead of a mattress.

 

The frame was ringed with black shawls and the hair was fluffed to give the impression of movement or weightlessness. Underwater shoots are so stunning when it comes to that graceful movement, but in studio, the best we can do sometimes is to lie down or jump in front of a fast lens.

 

I highly encourage you do some fantasy photoshoots lying down.  It can get some great lighting and some beautiful effects.

What have you been experimenting with in the photo studio?  How do you bring a little more magic to your fantasy photoshoots?

 

 

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Gold Goddess | Headdress

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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.

 

 

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Golden Goddess | Self-Portraiture and Self-Acceptance

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Harness: Charlie’s Revamps

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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.