I’ve been trying to squeeze in as much outdoor shooting as I can, before Seattle winter takes over and everything is one giant puddle. Here we have Miss Angel Inez, and a newbie for me, Trixie Lamarr. I wanted a dreamy and fairytale look for nap time in the forest!
Tudor time! Celeste of Poppyseed Roll Clothing and I got together with Jordan here for a royal, Tudor inspired shoot. Celeste made this entire outfit, once again blowing my mind with her attention to detail. Jordan made a perfect Tudor model, and don’t worry, managed to keep her head attached to her body. We shot this at Saint Edwards State Park, one of my favorite places in the Pacific Northwest…the first shot is actually part of a playground…work with what you’ve got, right?
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It’s funny how you can completely change the vibe of an image by removing the color. Please see the previous post for the color versions and shoot details!
Sometimes the stars align and you meet the right people. I was completely delighted when Celeste of Poppyseed Roll Clothing reached out on instagram to discuss working together. She hand makes all her designs, and I was pretty blown away. I recruited Lyz to model, Celeste invited Michelle, a wonderful makeup artist, and we got together to create these Anastasia inspired Russian Fairytale Princess images. We had originally planned to shoot in a park, but Lyz suggested the Suzallo Library, and I’m glad she did.
I would have been happy enough with the results, but when a team has so much fun working together, all the better! And my cat tried to get into EVERYTHING during prep. Of course.
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Annnnnnd the rest from the fairytale set with Lyz…getting some more use out of her wedding dress. It’s funny…she got congratulated on her wedding while wearing the black dress, not her actual wedding dress.
In other news, my portfolio website has gotten its desperately needed makeover! You can check it out at http://www.zusevdesigns.net!
This shoot was very mellow and relaxed…just wandering the park looking for interesting backgrounds, done in about and hour and a half. When Brittany showed me this peach outfit, I was excited to shoot her against grays and greens. Interesting how some of these don’t look like they were taken in NYC…little more of a fairy tale vibe. When we got the bridge, we encountered some tourists with two little girls. They were quite mesmerized with meeting a real ballerina! Brittany was so sweet to them and they all got on their toes while the parents snapped a picture.
I do have a few prints from this shoot (and many others) available here: www.elizabethzusev.etsy.com and more will be added shortly!