Candlelit Nymph | Fantasy Portrait

We all have darkness in our lives, but sometimes we need to lean on others.

And we should.

But we also need to hold ourselves responsible for creating light in our lives, sharing it with others, and learning to love ourselves as best we can.

Let’s continue to grow, push through our struggles, ask for help when we need it, and help others when we can.


Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Fantasy portrait photography of a horned nymph

Fantasy self portrait

Her Silence | Moody Portrait

I recently discovered and have found myself so inspired by the gorgeous work of Rebecca M. Fotografie!

Such magical work, she’s definitely inspired me to try to be more daring and creative in the future, and to try new color palettes.

What are you favorite artists?

Let’s keep our eyes open for new artists and work to lift us up and challenge us to try new things in our photography and life.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Fantasy portrait photography of a horned nymph

Fantasy self portrait

The Nymph’s Light

Horns: Hysteria Machine

When we find ourselves in darkness and alone, we must hold our light close.

Let’s look upon the candlelight, and feel the beauty in life coming our way.  As our own source of magic, let’s use it to our benefit to create beauty.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Boudoir photography of a vampire character

Dark fantasy portrait

Moody Ridge | Sunset

When the clouds are rolling through the mountains during sunset, and the  hills and trees are silhouetted again a beautiful glow, there’s a deep sense of calm and rightness.

Let’s try to get closer to nature; to life at its most basic form.

Let’s connect back to the natural world and let ourselves heal.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Fantasy sunset landscape

Moody, foggy burned forest in Colorado Springs

Light Our Own Path

Depression comes and goes, and recently I found myself falling down the hole pretty hard.

It’s hard to create when you’re depressed.  You’re tired all the time, uninspired, and possibly getting into some pretty bad habits.

Sometimes we need to remember that although friends and loved ones should be leaned on for support, that we shouldn’t rely on anyone exclusively.

Our loved ones can try to talk us off the ledge, but we have to make the choice to step away ourselves.


Let’s remember to be our own light on this dark path.

It’s difficult and painful, but we must keep moving forward.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Costume: Handmade bracers; Faux fur repurposed from a thrifted coat.
Makeup: Mineral Fusion, RMS Beauty, Makeover Essentials, Reviva Labs mascara, and Burt’s Bees lip crayon

Dark fantasy portrait

Fantasy studio portrait of a medieval character

Fantasy Skyscape | New Posting Schedule

Hello and welcome back to Roman Leaf!

Over the break, I had plenty of time to think about the future of the blog, and for now, posting will consist more of projects and new work as it’s created, instead of scheduled posting.

I hope to focus more on quality, not quantity, and work on narrowing down my brand and focus.

Although there will still be plenty of room for experimentation, the hope is to share more work that I’m in love with, and that supports the work I want to pursue.

Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials Tuesday will be scaled back to twice a month, so please give suggestions!

Thanks so much for your support, and can’t wait to see what’s next!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Landscape photography of a moody mountain sunset.

Magical and fairytale landscape

Vacation and Potential Schedule Change!

Things have been getting a little hectic, lately, so it’s definitely a good time for a vacation!

Roman Leaf with be on a vocational hold until June 1st, though to be honest a photo may be posted here and there depending how antsy I get!

There are a lot of things to consider regarding the Roman Leaf’s direction, so a new posting schedule may be in the works!

Thank you all for the great year so far, and see you soon!