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DIY Scepter / Queen Staff

Not to long ago I started designing and making a costume for a special Forest Queen photoshoot I was planning.  I had already made the crown and now needed to make the next item for this queen. A real  DIY Queen staff or scepter if you will… I already had a nice wooden walking stick…

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DIY Mad Hatter’s Top Hat

It has been a crazy few weeks here and with making costumes, Mad Hatter’s Top Hat and designing sets as well as doing a few photoshoots inbetween, I have not had a chance to share how I have made the Top Hat!  So here it goes, but again, with any “how to tutorial”… it will…

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DIY Fairy-tale-style crown Tutorial

I am planning a fairy-tale-style photoshoot in a spooky forrest soon and slowly getting the props and outfits together.  This takes some time to do between everyday shoots, study and general life of being a mom and wife.  I have a dramatic look in mind and the first theme is “The Forrest Queen”.  For this…

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Pre-Wedding photoshoot

As a wedding gift, I appointed myself the photographer for a very dear to my heart friend in April.  Helping her plan her wedding was tonnes of fun of course and a huge privilege.  This beautiful woman was left a widow four years ago but she again found love.  The dress was selected, veil made…

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A Ballerina and her horse

The moment I saw the advertisement in the local news paper for a photo competition with the theme “where you are free to be”,   I just had to give it a go and knew exactly how I wanted to portray the theme, because for some months after meeting a beautiful ballerina who also loves…

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Photoshoot for a “cowgirl”

One of my very first subjects to sit in my chair was a friend.  I knew she would be a perfect candidate for a little make over glamour session.  This woman is always in her garden, too happy to potter and bury her fingers in soil.  She is very good at it too…. I often…

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