Portraits » Alicia (Black Fae Day)

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I’m vaccinated and back at it, after a 441 day hiatus!

May 8th will be Black Fae Day, a celebration of Black representation in fantasy and fiction.  My friend Alicia (of Kiss A Frog Cosplay) put together this stunning Viceroy butterfly ensemble, and I was more than happy to trek down to a local creek with her and get shooting!  They turned out just as magical as we’d hoped, and I dunno about you, but I’m SO excited to see all the other photos that will be shared on the 8th!  Take a peek at a few faves!

Cosplay » Magic Knight Rayearth

Cosplay, Whimsy

Heather and Kristina are two good friends of mine who just happen to be amazing cosplayers.  :)  You may remember them from other shoots I’ve done: Heather’s Highschool of the Dead and Taokaka and their joint Borderlands cosplay.  They asked if I could get some photos of their latest work, Umi and Hikaru from Magic Knight Rayearth, so OF COURSE I had to! 

Cosplay » Maya & Lilith (Borderlands)

Cosplay

Heather and Kristina make up Elemental Moon Cosplay, one of the teams to make it to the 2015 World Cosplay Summit in Detroit!  They’re amazing at what they do and I’m always excited to work with them.  :)  This photo set is for one of their newest cosplays as Maya and Lilith from the video game Borderlands.

Cosplay » Rei (High School of the Dead)

Cosplay

Heather and I found the perfect “abandoned” location to do this shoot!  She was cosplaying Rei, a character from “High School of the Dead”, an anime set during a zombie apocalypse.

Cosplay » Heather (Taokaka)

Cosplay

Heather is a wonderfully talented local cosplayer who always seems to be cooking up something new!  I had the privilege of shooting her as Taokaka from Blazblue at the WV capitol building.  We had a few interested spectators, so it was a lot of fun, despite us managing to break her shoe!  :(

Princess Shoot

Children, Cosplay, Whimsy

Here’s a small sample from the princess shoot I had with Leah!  With her dark hair and fair skin, she made an adorable Snow White!  Our magic mirror and poison apple paired up with her red headband added some nice pops of color!

Cosplay » Alicia (Lolita)

Cosplay, Whimsy

Alicia was a BLAST to take photos with!  She wanted shots of her gothic lolita cosplay, and despite the drizzly afternoon and freezing cold, we got some gorgeous pictures on Capitol Street in Charleston.  :)

Cosplay » Katie (Jareth)

Cosplay, Whimsy

Katie was the winner of my free cosplay session contest!  She’s an amazing Jareth cosplayer and huge David Bowie fan, and it was so fun working with her at our shoot in Huntington.