Succubus | Portrait

fantasy boudoir portrait

Sensual portrait of a redhead

portrait detail
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We all have different versions of ourselves we try to embody.
Confidence, sensuality…. real red hair…

What do you want to embody, and how do you explore and practice it?

Portrait photography is a wonderful way to step into different sides of yourself to see what feels best and get a foothold into what you want to be.

 

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Succubus | Crimson Collar

fantasy portrait of a succubus

fantasy BDSM collar
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Crimson in the studio….

This gorgeous faux leather color featuring red flowers, fluffs and a tassel is available in the shop!

What gorgeous, sensual things have you been working on?

Part of the key to getting in the habit of creating is making it as easy as possible to get started!

What have you been doing to make creativity a habit?

 

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Satyr | Magic Book

Magic Book
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Sometimes what we love to see in studio isn’t something that works too well in the real world.

We love magic, odd styles and lots of lashes, but in the everyday, it’s a bit harder to manage.

The Blessed Shadows studio will soon be launching a new blog to help make makeup, fashion, and other forms of creativity more of a habit.

It’ll feature and encourage more frequent play, without the weight of a ‘full-on’ photoshoot.  Not every look needs a shoot with my best cameras.

 

Creativity is magic, even when it’s done on a more ‘casual’ basis.

 

If you have any suggestions for looks, costumes, ideas, etc, or even cheaper phones with high camera quality to consider, I’d love to hear!

Let’s keep making creativity a habit, and keep weaving everyday magic into our lives.

 

 

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Satyr | White Lace and Flowers

Satyr | Flowers
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These past few months have been full of changes here in the studio and in my personal life.

It’s becoming increasingly important to remember to take time to simplify.

 

The studio has become a hotbed for new creations and art, but that has lead to an influx in new supplies but also an imbalance in normal workflow.

It’s been ages since I’ve played with makeup or my cameras.

 

Sometimes we need a break, but sometimes we also need to recalibrate, simplify, and integrate new passions and interests with more forethought.

 

How do you balance all your interests and side-businesses?

 

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Baby Blue | Fashion Portrait

Alternative fashion portrait featuring blue hair and a chain choker

 

Playing with lots of blue in the studio!

What’s your favorite kind of fashion?  Punk?  Pastel goth?  Pixie witch?

 

Styles cycle in and out of our lives, and get dressed up and dressed down as our tastes and needs change.

Sometimes we find ourselves going back to what we loved when we were younger, and then slingshot to what we’ll probably like when we’re 45.

What fashion are you currently into?

 

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Burlesque | Chains and Sequins

 

Burlesque portrait
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This burlesque shoot was so much fun, and a great example of turning a bad shoot into a good one!

This shoot was actually supposed to be two looks in one, but the makeup didn’t come out as expected.
Instead of calling it a day, I threw on some sequined lingerie and a new wig to give it another try!

 

So, if something doesn’t go to plan, and things don’t always do so, put something else together and play a little!

 

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