Forest Nymph Cosplay with Holly Denham // Halloween Mini Series // Brooke Townsend Photography

These photos have been sitting inside my digital archives since fall of last year. I can’t believe it’s taken me over a y e a r to get some of these edited and played with. But, alas, here we are!!

So excited that these photos finally made the cut for this weeks Halloween post and I honestly had so much fun editing them too! My model is my sister who did this entire makeup look herself.. believe it or not… for less than $20!! She is such a multi-talented lady boss to say the least. On top of doing makeup looks and all sorts of other avenues she can channel her creativity in, she’s an artist too. Feel free to check out her work below!

See Holly’s Work Here

Steampunk Skull Shoot with Holly Denham // Halloween Mini Series // Brooke Townsend Photography

Well, this was a fun one. And a random one! Last month I got together spur of the moment with my sister Holly to do this fun and super random creative photoshoot with our dad’s new skull mask he picked up in Charleston this past summer. We went right up the road to downtown Middletown for our location and just kept things simple and easy for this one. But I wanted to challenge myself to one thing for this shoot and that was creating spooky/moody sunset photos! Because really, I’m usually photographing people in love under a setting sun. So I’ve never had the opportunity to create something so moody before with a sunset. So, I’m really happy with how that all turned out :) But also, dayuuuuuum to my sis for bein a great model for me!!

Also, fun story with this shoot lol

While adventuring around downtown Middletown,
someone called the cops on us. And it just so happened
that the cop pulled up to us while I was taking this photo of Holly
(because she loves dinosaurs):

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Cop pulled up next to us at this spot

”You guys just doing a photoshoot?”

Me: “Yeah. Just wanting to really capture her in her truest element”

Cop Laughed and said: “I really don’t even care. Have fun!”

Oh the fun stories I’ll get to tell my son someday… haha

Viking Cosplay with Captain Dangerous // Halloween Mini Series // Brooke Townsend Photography

 

“Out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance, my head is bloody but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears looms but the horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.”

Invictus by Willam Henley

 
 

This Viking cosplay shoot was made possible from some super awesome and amazingly talented friends of mine all coming together to bring their best skills to light.

Model - Kyleigh Grace Parker/Captain Dangerous
Makeup - Holly Denham
Hair - Hannah Mosser
Costume - Amazon purchase distressed and styled by myself

 

This shoot with Kyleigh and this incredible team together was an absolute blast. My sister, Holly, did an incredible job doing the makeup for this shoot and Hannah blew it out of the water with pulling it altogether with that hair styling. Not to mention, it was really fun to get my creative hands on something a little different for this shoot and getting to distress Kyleigh’s costume with some good ol’ fashioned painting and fabric sanding to really put the final touches on this look together.

By the time we got the makeup, hair, and outfit altogether, I only had about 30 minutes left of light!! And Ky did an AWESOME job getting into character super fast as we raced against the setting sun through Ault Park in Cincinnati for this super bad ass shoot together. Cannot wait to do more of these in the upcoming months with this incredibly talented team!! Here’s some behind the scenes to enjoy :)