Boudoir | Her Studies

This shoot definitely presented new opportunities, as I wanted to try and set build a little more than usual, as well as shoot lying down for once!

Definitely my favorite shoot in a while!

What’s been your favorite photo setup recently?

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Magical boudoir portrait

Lionheart | Burn With Love

It’s easier said than done, but is still a wonderful practice.  And this practice is to let yourself burn up with love.

Moments can be brief, longer if we’re lucky, but let’s let ourselves burn with love for ourselves and others.  Let’s feel joy in the moment and wish well to ourselves and others, and feel gratitude for what we do have.

Again, easier said than done.  But there’s no denying that there’s a special magic that happens when let ourselves glow with love and gratitude.

How do you work to maintain your inner peace?

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Costume: Thrifted
Makeup featuring: Mineral Fusion, Physicians Formula, CoverGirl

Goth beauty portrait

mysterious portrait of a gothic girl in red lace

Candlelit Nymph | Fantasy Portrait

Close up fantasy portrait

While we find ourselves on a particular tangent or visual bend, let’s not forget to stretch a little bit and try new things as well!

What style are you having fun with, lately?

 

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Makeup: Physicians Formula, CoverGirl, Maybelline, Zuzu, RMS Beauty, Burt’s Bees, Eco Stardust, Mineral Fusion
Antlers: Hysteria Machine

fantasy self portrait of a candlelit nymph

Fantasy portrait of a candlelit nymph

Blue Nymph

Handmade crown for sale in the shop.
Costume: Thrifted faux fur, handmade crown
Featured makeup: Zuzu, Physicians Formula, Almay

And so another solstice has passed!

It’s officially Summer, and soon the days with grow shorter and colder, especially here in the mountains.

 

Let’s keep moving forward as time and our lives change with the seasons.  Let’s not let our days all be the same, and find ourselves marching in the doldrums day in and day out.

How do you plan to keep moving forward?

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

fantasy self portrait of a candlelit nymph

fantasy self portrait of a nymph in candlelight

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

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