One of the things I love about being a photographer is the ability to bring a vision to life, and it’s always a special treat when your vision aligns with someone else’s! This shoot is one of those moments.
Tamar is my Yoga instructor, and owner of Tamar’s Training. She is not only a fantastic personal trainer, but also a fun, creative spirit. So when she showed me a picture of photo shoot she wanted to do – a band of fairy goddesses in a forest – I was definitely on board! The concept fit perfectly with my Hidden Realms series.
Tamar has a large number of fabrics, outfits, and accessories from her days as a belly dancer, so we had the wardrobe covered. I have spent a fair amount of time scoping out good outdoor locations for just such a concept, and we settled on Joaquin Miller Park in the Oakland Hills.
Do you have a vision you’d like to bring to life? Let me know!
Last month I promised to share the final version of the latest image from my Fairytography project. I have been working with this image for quite a while now and I finally feel like I got the image perfect. Cloud Fairy is available for purchase in the Art by Clayton shop on Etsy. You will find all the other images from this series there as well!
“…and she flew up above the clouds, baubles all around her…”
I have been playing around with a “cloud fairy” for a while now. I have just about finished up the final version so that will be coming to you soon! For now though I just wanted to share this photo which shows some of the versions I was toying around with while working on the image.
First off, let me just say that I am thrilled about how this year’s “Acacia shoot” turned out. I hope you will agree that the photos turned out amazing! We met our model at a mutual friends wedding and immediately knew that she would be perfect for a fairy type shoot. Despite having no modeling experience she totally knocked it out of the park! What you see here is only a small sample of the TONS of fabulous images which is pretty exciting!
A few notes about this shoot: Hair and makeup by Lena Chavez who is so wonderful to work with and does beautiful work. Our model Thera designed and made all of the clothes you see here. Amazing, right?
Unlike previous years we kept this one out of the studio and shot outdoors in front of and in the branches of the tree, and surrounding areas.
The pictures above are a mixture of my favorites, and the models favorites. Definitely looking forward to working more with these to make some fairytography art, like this!