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.
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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I’ve made a rather drastic, and scary decision. I’m going to close my etsy print shop on June 1st. Why? It’s been trapping me creatively. It takes up too much time, with not enough return. I want to grow as an artist, and if I’m thinking about what images would sell best, or how I should crop/edit to suit others, I can’t do that. Sometimes big changes are necessary, and while this is nerve wracking, I also feel free. Free to pursue my own passions, and use my photography to help others. Let’s get messy, beautiful, real, dreamy, angry, and make some art!
I’m not saying I won’t offer prints ever again, but when I do, it will be art from the heart, and on a site of my own design, and far more selective. Stay tuned.
I will, however, keep shooting and sharing with you here! I’ve added a 25% off coupon code on etsy for the remaining time open, so if you’d like a print, now is the time to grab one using CLOSE25 at checkout. Get it while it’s hot…
Thank you, as always, for listening.
Instagram giveaway time! Now’s your chance to win an 8×10 print of Brittany here, on gorgeous metallic finish paper! Here’s how to enter: 1. Follow @lizzusev 2. Like the giveaway post with this image. 3. Repost the giveaway post and make sure to use hashtag #lizzusevprint.
The winner will be selected 5/10/17 using a random number generator. You will need to provide a shipping address…but shipping is on me!
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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Ok, so yesterday was reaaaaally fun. I worked with a team for the first time since moving to Seattle, and they were an absolute pleasure to work with. We went with a Royal Russian Fairytale theme, and the outfit was completely made from scratch! Sorting through images now, and I should be posting more tomorrow.