I was very pleased to shoot this family again in Las Vegas. We had to time it around my Masterclass at the big WPPI convention but were fortunate to find a great time later in the evening.
I found a great location in the Center of the City – just a block from the end of a McCarran International airport runway. We found a great feature wall perfect for a portrait.
Tinttu.com and I first contracted several years ago to photograph their product lines. I absolutely adore their childrens clothing – designed by the very talented Petronella Grahn. All of the clothing has such a distinct foothold in the folklore and history of Finland, its forest, and its epic poems. Friendly trolls and witches, whimsical fairies, and sweet woodland creatures. It’s a beautiful reminder for us not to lose that joy and wonder of childhood.
If you’ve never seen Petrenella’s work, I encourage you to explore tinttu.com!
A little bunny
The flower fairy
A very happy donkey
I love the Steampunk genre and couldn’t wait to get out and shoot some of my antique Victorian clothing collection. Everything except the goggles is antique – the dress itself dates to 1881, the trunks to the turn of the century, and the surveying equipment to early last century.
I was fortunate to have model Angel Goa, who ended up being the perfect size and height for the styling of the shoot. She fit the ensemble perfectly, without need of bustles or pins. An antique Finnish top hat and veil in the back, along with welding goggles and steampunk costume goggles, completed the ensemble.
Make up/hair beautifully done by Anu Hämäläinen at sostylish.net.
With some backgrounds added in:
I was fortunate to have seasoned international model Pyry available to shoot in vintage WWI gear in the Ajaton Joki studio this week. We scruffied him up a bit to give a bit more of a battle worn but still defiant look, which he easily brought to the table. Make up/hair ably done by Anu Hämäläinen at sostylish.net.