I met Jordan through Lyz, and shot them separately with Celeste on wardrobe, and this time, they wanted to do a look together: swamp witches! They braved through the mud, dirt, stinging nettles, and all…
You can find these lovelies on instagram at @sisterite, @enferdame, and @meanwhileinthecostumeshop
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.
Location: Locket Space in Seattle…I love this studio!
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Personal growth ain’t always pretty, darlings…sometimes you have to get messy, get raw, get primal, and get REAL. I wanted to capture that here…no makeup, and no skin retouching whatsoever. And you know what? I felt a really cool surge of power after shooting this. I felt free. Do the scary thing, whatever that means for you.
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Occasionally an artist will ask me to use one of my photos as a reference for a painting they want to do. It can be fun for me to see! Here’s a watercolor…you can check out more of his work on instagram @jacknapier83.
A few more from shooting in the rain with Mari. I wanted to do something a little more fairy tale haunting with these, while showing her strength.