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Tranquil | Mountain Stream

This small stream waterfall was photographed on a hike last summer, during a trek that led to my first (albeit small) summit.

A great reminder to take the time for both the small and larger things in life that make us happy and bring us back to ourselves.

We are our own greatest investment, and when we are at our best, we’re able to be our best for others.

Whether it’s climbing a mountain with a camera in tow, or snuggling on the couch with a good book, let’s make the time for the things that bring us back to tranquility and build us up.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

A vivid green forest

Landscape photography of a waterfall over boulders on Blodgett Peak in Colorado

Glow | Boudoir Portrait

Model: Rouge Polarité

Last portrait from this boudoir photoshoot, and still a favorite!

This shoot was an experiment with natural backlighting, and the gorgeous glow and texture on the hair was not anticipated!  The light really brought out the curls in these photos, though a reflector would have been helpful to bring more detail to the lingerie.

Just goes to show that experimentation and simply playing with our cameras and lights is worth the time and effort!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Red Angel | Boudoir Portrait

Model: Rouge Polarité

This red-headed angel was photographed against a window, providing gorgeous backlighting.

Although great to experiment with only natural lighting, the high ISO despite the wide aperture had me missing my strobes!

Let’s never pass up the opportunity to step out of our comfort zones, whether it comes to technique, subject, light, or whatever else we can try!

Much Peace and Keep Roman

Boudoir photography of a vampire character

Fantasy boudoir portrait

 

Golden Glow | Ice Lake

This gorgeous and moody mountain range was photographed from Wilkerson Pass in Colorado.

Although taken from a pull-off, this road trip made clear the need for a car that can handle all terrain, as some of the best ‘pull-offs’ are definitely not designated.

When us photographers pull off major highways, it helps if we can get back on!

And in the spirit of Ansel Adams, I look forward to spending some time on the roof of a car for a better vantage point, platform or no!

What are some less-obvious necessities that have come up on your photographic travels?

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

A restless soul flying over a misty mountain range

landscape photography of a magical mountain pass

Mountain Pass | Of Legends

Sometimes we need to travel far, reach into the past, and look at it with fresh  eyes.

Travel itself, to places we haven’t seen in years, can bring back the past and the pain.

Nature and the expansiveness of the world can be a great healer, but so can the people in our lives now.

So let’s load up the car, settle on a train, and take a trip.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Photography of a clouds against a mountaintop

Delicate Lace | Gothic Lolita Portrait

This moody yet soft portrait was photographed while shooting the Pirate Queen theme.

When all dressed up in gothic fashion, with props and clothing all over the studio, remember to vary up your shots to get different looks in the same shoot!

By simply stepping closer to the camera, we can get a completely different portrait, even with the exact same styling!

Let’s keep playing, having fun, and stepping in front of the camera to be our own models~

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Makeup:
Mineral Fushion
-Burt’s Bees
-Maybelline
-Zuzu
-Physicians Formula

Fashion:
-Thrifted lace top and sword
-Steampunk blouse from Spirit Halloween

moody fantasy portrait of a pirate queen

gothic fashion self portrait photography

Pirate Queen | Fantasy Portrait

This fantasy shoot was inspired by a pirate theme as well as Gothic Lolita and Victorian fashion, and was great fun to shoot with a new 50mm lens!

As we head into the new year, whether in the realms of photography or our personal lives, let’s continue to embody strength and flexibility, and push ourselves.

Let’s explore, grow, and be fierce like a pirate queen!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Makeup:
Mineral Fushion
-Burt’s Bees
-Maybelline
-Zuzu
-Physicians Formula

Fashion:
-Thrifted lace top and sword
-Steampunk blouse from Spirit Halloween

mysterious portrait of a gothic girl in red lace

Gothic Portrait | Red Lace