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Personalized Forest Fairy Goddess Shoot – Oakland, CA

Forest Fairy Goddesses Dancing

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.

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Do you have a vision you’d like to bring to life? Let me know!

 

Cloud Fairy

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!

cloud fairy fantasy photograph

“…and she flew up above the clouds, baubles all around her…”

First Peek Through The Branches

It’s very exciting to report that the 2014 acacia shoot was fabulous! We met our model Thera  at a mutual friend’s wedding back in September and immediately knew she’d be a fantastic fairy type model. And, she makes her own super adorable outfits so we were able to get model and wardrobe coordinated with just one person! Amazing hair and makeup by Lena Chavez.

Pretty much all of the photos from this shoot look stunning right out of camera so it’s going to be a challenge to pick the best of the best from the 400+ shots snapped. While you wait, enjoy this first peek through the branches. 🙂

Model sitting in acacia tree

Portfolio Shoot with Duke – Alameda, CA

We recently had a great session with Duke, who is putting together a look book for his modeling portfolio and for acting. He wanted to get a variety of looks to choose from, so we spent part of our time in the studio and part out and about in the neighborhood.

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Male Model with Vest

The Alameda estuary is a great spot for a “nautical” look.

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Duke brought a ton of clothing and accessories (we always recommend this!) and we captured a great range of looks. He also brought his mom, who had a great time collaborating with us and playing around with different styling options! Male Model Nautical LookMale ModelNot only is Duke pursuing modeling and acting, he is hard at work as a freshman at Cal, where he also plays football.  Super photogenic, friendly, and genuine, we see great things coming from this talented fellow. Keep your eyes out!