2020 Photoshoots: Twenty-One

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I’m often jealous of European photographers who have access to amazing locations like castles and henges that are not Stonehenge. And for good reason. But then I remind myself that the portrait isn’t about the location, it’s about the person. If you do that part right, then an empty schoolyard can become magical

2020 Photoshoots: Seventeen

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Operation_mj (IG) is always a lot of fun to shoot, and I never know who exactly he will be or be with. In this case, it was a last minute Halloween shoot in our local historical cemetery (we’ve got a piece of the Maine!) with Rukiahitachiin (IG) as mash ups of Beetlejuice and the Nightmare before Christmas.

2020 Photoshoots: Fourteen

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Is it October? Then we’re back in the cemetery. This time with Miss_Ichor (IG). She’s an amazing model, as you can see, and also make-up artist, as you can also see.

I don’t think my idea quite worked as well as I had hoped. I think the problem was a lack of more. More wings, more roses, more string. Next time!

2020 Photoshoots: Twelve

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I couldn’t decide between black and white and color on this one— and then I remembered, I don’t have to choose, this is my blog, duh.

Among my favorite things about photographing cosplayers is that they really know their stuff. When I tossed a bag of bird bones and skulls on the ground and said, “You know how vampires need to count?” Yeah, she knew.

2020 Photoshoots: Eleven

California #Sacramento @jkat317 @bigfernie94 #2020 #photoshoot #countdown #september #beetlejuice #missargentina #cosplay #cemetery #graveyard

The second of my yearly cemetery shoots. Of course I had to schedule a shoot with Jkat317 (IG). She always takes her cosplay to the next level which is perfect for this cemetery. Zoom in on the face paint on Bigfernie94 (IG)— that’s her work and it’s amazing!

2020 Photoshoots: Eight

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So things were going great with photoshoots in 2020. And then the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in California. I prudently took a couple of months to see what the research on this *brand new* disease said. Then I took a couple of more months off to see how things went. And then I was just stuck in a rut. Thankfully, Yanleyna (IG) asked me to photograph her Star Trek cosplay in July. Masked up, and a little apprehensive, out I went and had an amazing time— thanks to social distancing, shooting outdoors, and double hand sanitizer.

2020 Photoshoots: One

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I know— I already did this. But I missed my first (and favorite) shoot of the year due to poor organization (I know! What has this pandemic done to me? Who even am I anymore?)

So let’s do this again! This is Jkat (follow her at Instagram)! As you can see- she’s an amazing cosplayer and beautiful. What you can’t see is that she is kind, patient, fun AND funny— if I didn’t like her so much, I’d hate her. Here’s her Starfire cosplay that I was lucky enough to photograph in February 2020.

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