Portraits » Alicia (Black Fae Day)

Cosplay, Events, Featured, West Virginia, Whimsy

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! 

Class of 2016 » Savannah

Seniors

Savannah was interested in a more vintage-styled senior session.  We found a flowery patch outside of the park that was perfect for the feel she wanted.  I’m pretty much in love with this shoot!

Birthdays » Eliza is One!

Birthdays, Children

Talk about fun!  Precious little Eliza had a combination of first birthday photos and a cake smash, and it was seriously a blast!  Nothing better than a messy, happy baby!

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.

Birthdays » Norah is One!

Birthdays, Children, Events, Whimsy

This was a fantastically fun birthday to shoot!  Norah is such a doll-baby, and her family put together a sweet party for her, complete with Vietnamese food and traditions.  What a blast!

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!  :(