Berries | Fine Art Self Portrait

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Can we all take a moment to appreciate the glory and beauty that is studio photography.  That white umbrella just may be one of my best tools in the studio for creating dark, glowing, stunning photographs!

With an alternative flair, hopefully!

What’s your favorite tool in the studio?

boudoir portrait photography

Gold Specs | Boudoir Portrait Photography

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Red is a wonderful color, full of passion and delicacy!

What’s your favorite color to use in photography?

Delicate Flower | Gothic Wallflower

Another portrait from the Victorian and Gothic inspired shoot ‘Gothic Wallflower’.

Though photographed while still testing the lighting setup in the studio, with a bare flashgun and rather strong light, this mysterious shot became a favorite!

Conditions don’t have to be ‘perfect’ to get a photograph that we love.  We don’t have to have the best camera, costume, or lighting.  As long as we capture something we love, that’s what’s important.

Of course even practice that bears no final image is still worth it!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Gothic Portrait | Red Lace

Photography edit before and after

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

Gothic Flowers | Fashion Portrait

A gothic fashion self portrait shot in the studio recently!

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This photoshoot came out great, despite not using a new lighting setup as intended.

The original Final of this photograph was quite desaturated, but I changed my mind and went back to an earlier, more colorful version.  Or rather, I did my best to recreate it.

A great reminder of not only saving our work in stages, but to save these files as LAYERS!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’


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Alternative fashion portrait

Boudoir photography of a vampire character

White Feathers | Patreon Coming Soon!

Hello, all!

Within the coming weeks, Roman Leaf will be launching a page on Patreon  so you can support future photography and projects!

There will be several rewards and treats split up into tiers, including exclusive behind the scenes, WIPs, tutorials, walkthroughs, sneak peaks, and more!

Stay tuned, and let’s keep working to make our passions a bigger part of our lives~!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Studio portrait photograph of a girl with white hair and a flower

Alternative fashion portrait

Soft Silver

Recently found myself playing in the studio and using an enormous, used reflector for the first time!

Lighting in most portraits has been pretty directional and one-sided, so why not add a reflector to even out the light for a more etherial, emotive feel?

The dried yucca flower was composited from another shot, as it was barely visible in this capture.

Let’s keep experimenting, practicing, and playing with new equipment, tools, and techniques!


Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Alternative fashion portrait

Boudoir photography of a vampire character