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Princess | Fantasy Portrait

A quick self-portrait of a young maiden, photographed in the studio to practice makeup artistry.

Although using false lashes, a subtle yet very beautiful look was the goal, and I’m quite happy with the royal image!

This photoshoot was put together purely to practice with makeup, but ended up being a good opportunity to practice and explore with a slightly different editing style, as this time I used handmade textures and was aiming for a painterly look.

 

Let’s always take the opportunity to practice and wander in a new direction!

What have you been hoping to practice lately?

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Featured Makeup: Physicians Formula, Mineral Fusion, and Almay.
Crown: Handmade

fantasy self portrait of a candlelit nymph

Dark fantasy portrait

Golden Waves | Moody Sunset

This gorgeous, moody sunset was photographed in Garden of the Gods one chilly sunset!

 

The clouds were rolling over Pikes Peak, which is always a gorgeous and camera-worthy view!

A good reminder to take our telephoto lenses with us, as when we zoom in, it can look like a completely different view.

Ever feel like you’ve shot the same location hundreds of times?  Bring a longer lens and get a new view!

 

What’s your favorite view to shoot?

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

magical landscape of mountains against a golden glow

Foggy mountains

Black Swan | Portrait Editing Stages

A few stages broken down from editing Black Swan.

As we work, let’s remember to save frequently, and save layered files as ‘stages’ before we compress an image and continue on!

It’ll save us some headaches if we need or want to revisit and reedit an earlier stage.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Photography edit before and after

Nymph | Dark Fantasy Portrait

Even Nymphs can become fiery and demand their offerings.  Darkness is the best place to find the light, but we must be willing to pay for it.  

Let’s keep our chins up, stoke the fires in our hearts, and give thanks for inspiration when it strikes!

 

Horns: Hysteria Machine
Fashion: Thrifted
Makeup Featuring: CoverGirl, Burt’s Bees, Physicians Formula, Zuzu, Mineral Fusion

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

fantasy self portrait of a nymph in candlelight

Fantasy portrait of a candlelit nymph

Nymph Magic | Fantasy Portrait

Horns: Hysteria Machine

Photoshoots always go better with a little planning, but it’s often the ‘let’s try this’ shots that end up being favorites!

Let’s take the time to put some forethought into our portraits, but still keep flexibility and creativity.  The additional work ahead of time can save us some headaches in the future, and keep a portrait session from going on far too long.

 

Here’s to the messy, spur of the moment portraits, and to the shots we never expected.

When do you find you get the best photographs?  During the planned moments or the spontaneous ones?

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Fantasy self portrait, aged book

Fantasy studio portrait of a medieval character

Thrills of Darkness | Boudoir Portrait

Second in set with Black Swan.

There’s a thrill that comes with darkness.  A sense of purpose as we slowly learn to master ourselves and our demons.

Everyone’s darkness is unique.  Our personal demons set us apart from each other, but they bring us together as human.

 

There is no light without darkness, nor darkness without light.

Let’s see the beauty in the darkness, and claim it as our own.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Seductive, alternative boudoir portrait

Fantasy portrait of a candlelit nymph

Black Swan | Boudoir Portrait

Beauty comes in many forms.  There is beauty in the light as well as in the dark.

While we shouldn’t romanticize the darkness within us, it should be embraced, as the depths of our feeling absolutely influences the beauty of our souls.

There is no light without darkness, nor darkness without light.

 

Let’s see the beauty in the darkness, and claim it as our own.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Moody and sensual creative portrait of Lady Death

Boudoir photography of a vampire character