I’d been planning this look for awhile.  There’s a particular trail at Saint Edwards State Park that leads you down until you’re completely submerged in nature.  It’s narrow, but not too difficult…unless, of course, you’re dressed like a nature goddess or lugging cameras.  Challenge accepted.  Heather was a trooper as she hiked down while mosquitos feasted on her, plants stabbed her, and the butterflies did their best to jump ship as they snagged on branches.  I worked around the sneakers.

Don’t worry….she made it down in one piece.  We ended the shoot at the bottom and relaxed near the lake and watched a bird of prey soar level with the water.  It was a nice day.

The Corset Shoot

It all started when I picked up an antique Edwardian corset at a vintage shop for a great price.  Heather was due to visit, so I contacted my dream team costumer Celeste at Poppy Seed Roll and asked if we could get together and play with corsets.  We decided to have an Edwardian brothel shoot party with Heather, Lyz, and Michelle (makeup).  I was particularly delighted to have wardrobe and makeup in front of the camera this time!

Celeste did a killer job turning her living room into a photo set…so many perfect little touches everywhere!

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Hilarity ensued as the girls interacted, pulled laces, added gin to their teacups…Madam Celeste wasn’t taking any guff!  I’m not sure I’ve ever laughed so hard at a shoot before.

I decided to play around with some vintage styles, next…

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All in all, this was an uproarious (and naughty) collaboration with awesome people…Seattle, who’s next?