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Karla Elizabeth of Shutter Photography Studios

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"And where she leads, I will follow..."... | Model | Dress | Armor..I need more strong warriors in my creative live, ado...
02/28/2020

"And where she leads, I will follow..."
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I need more strong warriors in my creative live, adorned with the harsh and soft of armor and florals. I am looking at my first personal pieces of armor that isn't scalemail (though it remains my favorite). .

“To drive oneself mad is an art form very few truly understand.”― Johnny Daggers ....sarah.shellhorn | Model..Beautifull...
02/20/2020

“To drive oneself mad is an art form very few truly understand.”
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Beautifully macabre things. Sessions where my co-creators say, 'I really want to do X' are the best. For the arts I will most likely say, 'Do it.' That is the idea. Do it! Do it because the happy mistakes can be the best. Channel your inner Bob Ross!
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I want to quit more often than I want to create these days... Self doubt has been kicking me in the teeth, and I spend m...
02/11/2020

I want to quit more often than I want to create these days... Self doubt has been kicking me in the teeth, and I spend more time on the Ifs, and whys, and should I's. The question most on my mind is, "Am I doing it right?" But what is 'right'? I am a mother to an almost ten year old who is on her own journey of self discovery and why. I am a future wife of a man that struggles with his own physical pain I cannot ease. I am an artist that is struggling to find inspiration.
Overall, I am learning to be present- to be joyful in the moments that are easy or difficult, without putting restrictions on the why. I need to be happy for myself, instead of being happy because others are.

Question of the day- How do you define your happiness?

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Creating art never gets old. Enjoying the moments building up ideas, shooting and post production. Don't forget! Check o...
02/04/2020

Creating art never gets old. Enjoying the moments building up ideas, shooting and post production.

Don't forget! Check out the Kickstarter link in my bio! Donate, share and love on it!
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Come with me, experience Iceland through my eyes.Check out the Kickstarter link in my bio! Donate, share and love on it!...
02/02/2020

Come with me, experience Iceland through my eyes.
Check out the Kickstarter link in my bio! Donate, share and love on it!
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"They are fairies; he that speaks to them shall die."- William Shakespeare . . ./ |   Models Dresses Armor . . .        ...
01/30/2020

"They are fairies; he that speaks to them shall die."
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Talented friend Tuesday! Enjoying looking at past sessions today to remind myself that 2020 is about this. Creating and ...
01/21/2020

Talented friend Tuesday! Enjoying looking at past sessions today to remind myself that 2020 is about this. Creating and capturing magic. Also, have you ever seen such tall Lotus plants?!

Gothic Anachronist Beauty and Styling Styling/HMUA
The Gothic Anachronist & Devyn Models

And where she walked, wild magic grew... My year is all for magic, possibility and art. While I look back to appreciate,...
01/20/2020

And where she walked, wild magic grew...

My year is all for magic, possibility and art. While I look back to appreciate, I cannot wait to walk forward.

Kari Rae Model
Get Pretty Faced HMUA
The Fae Closet Styling

Looking forward to the team's adventure to Iceland in June 2020. Capturing magic, whimsy and all things fantasy. Special...
01/16/2020
Coming soon: Capturing Magic: Fantasy Photo Art (Iceland Edition)

Looking forward to the team's adventure to Iceland in June 2020. Capturing magic, whimsy and all things fantasy. Special thanks to Envy - Writer & Model for signing on as our model, and Thomas for his everlasting support for my art.

Project launch- February 1st.

Explore the beauty of Iceland through a full color Fantasy Photo Art book filled with wild magic, whimsy and folklore.

“There was something strange about that voice. Too beautiful to be real. Maybe it was some mysterious being, a wood spri...
05/30/2019

“There was something strange about that voice. Too beautiful to be real. Maybe it was some mysterious being, a wood sprite…"

The lovely Sarah as my "Sleeping Beauty."

Florals: Karla Johnstun with Flora & Mischief. IG: .

Calligraphy: Erin with ECLetters. IG: .

Hair & Makeup: Amanda Merrell with Amanda Merrell Beauty. IG: .

Dress: Reclamation rented by Maura Pierce Photography. IG: .

Planning & Bride: Sarah Shellhorn with Sarah Shellhorn. IG: .sarah.shellhorn .

Groom: Ryan Fejfar. IG: .fejfar .

I do declare this... Mini Appreciation Day!Being a photographer's daughter must be a trial, but for this one, she was al...
04/08/2019

I do declare this... Mini Appreciation Day!

Being a photographer's daughter must be a trial, but for this one, she was all about it. The flowers are originally yellow but I wanted it to be blue and orange. Go figure when it is almost spring. Oops.

The makeup was done by Envy - Writer & Model, big thanks to her for her patience and skill.

The outfit is completed with a thrifted dress, a necklace from walmart, and two pieces from designers I admire- the unicorn horn from idolatre clothing co. and the orb ring from Creationsbyacat.

The throwback to a Game of Thrones styled shoot as we count down the days to the final season!Model: Ireland Rose Model ...
03/01/2019

The throwback to a Game of Thrones styled shoot as we count down the days to the final season!

Model: Ireland Rose Model & Justus
MUA: Get Pretty Faced

Some Shakespeare fairy vibes with Nina-Marie Petitpas. Her mother is amazing and did her hair!MUA: Artistry Without Crue...
01/09/2019

Some Shakespeare fairy vibes with Nina-Marie Petitpas. Her mother is amazing and did her hair!

MUA: Artistry Without Cruelty
Designer: Feathers of Artemis

Some of my favorite things in one (well three) image. A sword, feather headpiece, and strong female role model! Oh my!Mo...
01/04/2019

Some of my favorite things in one (well three) image. A sword, feather headpiece, and strong female role model! Oh my!

Model: Helen Rupert
Dress/Headpiece: FolleFée
Fur: High Point Crafts

A Wednesday winning share of Katarina dressed to kill with hair, makeup and accessories from  (On IG). I am obsessed wit...
12/26/2018

A Wednesday winning share of Katarina dressed to kill with hair, makeup and accessories from (On IG). I am obsessed with Gina's take of Ravenna, it could not be any more epic. Missing working with these two ladies!

Happy Christmas to you and yours this season!
12/25/2018

Happy Christmas to you and yours this season!

Playing with prisms with Margo this weekend. Froze a little for the arts, but it was nice to meet another creative that ...
12/18/2018

Playing with prisms with Margo this weekend. Froze a little for the arts, but it was nice to meet another creative that trusted my vision of what she coined 'Death's bride.'

My final idea for working with FolleFée's Valkyrie design was to have this column combination of all the shoots. Each of...
11/18/2018

My final idea for working with FolleFée's Valkyrie design was to have this column combination of all the shoots. Each of the models I worked with brought out a different character to their idea of a Valkyrie.

Photo one is with Envy - Writer & Model and some plunder from High Point crafts at the Ren Faire in Maryland.

Session two is with Sarah Shellhorn and my favorite blanket from SpiritHoods.

On our snow day, Natalie came down to do it for the arts!

Our sword wielding Valkyrie is Helen with some more furs from High Point Crafts.

A stunning Sunday snap of Devyn done up as a unicorn with The Gothic Anachronist in all her golden glory.HMUA: Gothic An...
11/18/2018

A stunning Sunday snap of Devyn done up as a unicorn with The Gothic Anachronist in all her golden glory.

HMUA: Gothic Anachronist Beauty and Styling
Unicorn Horn: idolatre clothing co.

Rope and a kimono. The basis of gorgeous art overall. So pleased.Model: Envy - Writer & Model
11/12/2018

Rope and a kimono. The basis of gorgeous art overall. So pleased.

Model: Envy - Writer & Model

This creature is Envy - Writer & Model, who is awesome. And strange. She is perfect for this Valkyrie piece that came in...
10/30/2018

This creature is Envy - Writer & Model, who is awesome. And strange. She is perfect for this Valkyrie piece that came in from FolleFée last week. This is the first of several versions that will be done in the next month. I am so happy with these!!

Feeling in a fog lately with the funeral and family matters. I feel a lot of things, and find myself out of energy for t...
09/12/2018

Feeling in a fog lately with the funeral and family matters. I feel a lot of things, and find myself out of energy for things that are usually important to me. I appreciate everyone that has reached out to offer their condolences. I am slowly rescheduling publications and other client work. Please reach out if you would like to work together. My message replies remain very slow.

Doing a throwback today to a foggy shoot with the talented Alicia, Regalia Designs, Seattle Beauty and Naomi The Hairdresser.

09/06/2018

I look a fright today, but I wanted to show everyone the newest publication that arrived.

09/04/2018

I have had a death in the family. I will not be taking on new clients or plotting for now. When the funeral is scheduled I will be flying home. Thank you for your understanding.

Featured in Volume 2 of Gothesque Magazine.http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1496611Based on the witches from William...
08/28/2018

Featured in Volume 2 of Gothesque Magazine.
http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1496611

Based on the witches from William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Models: KyttenMoon Cosplay, Katherine & Madison
Hair: Dream Day Weddings and Events
MUA: ChellyFace Artistry &

"The old Gods walk among us..."Model: Breanna MarieMUA:  (On IG)Designer: Kathryn Love Couture DesignsHorns: idolatre cl...
08/18/2018

"The old Gods walk among us..."

Model: Breanna Marie
MUA: (On IG)
Designer: Kathryn Love Couture Designs
Horns: idolatre clothing co.
Rings: Creationsbyacat
Scalemail: Foster Film and Foto

Sass Saturday goes to another of the Midsummer's Night Dream Fairies. For all the obstacles put in our way, the shoot we...
08/04/2018

Sass Saturday goes to another of the Midsummer's Night Dream Fairies. For all the obstacles put in our way, the shoot went amazing! I am so thankful for my creative friends!

Model: Zaylynn Ember Rae
Makeup:
Designer: Feathers of Artemis

Spent some time roaming DC while Gothic Anachronist Beauty and Styling was visiting in July. I got to see the inside of ...
08/02/2018

Spent some time roaming DC while Gothic Anachronist Beauty and Styling was visiting in July. I got to see the inside of the beautiful Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle! Isn't it pretty?

We did a quick photo shoot inside after getting permission from the staff but you'll have to stalk The Gothic Anachronist and her styling page to watch for those.

"Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,Which mannerly devotion shows in this,For saints have hands that pilgrims...
07/31/2018

"Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,
Which mannerly devotion shows in this,
For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch,
And palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss."
Romeo & Juliet (Act 1, Scene 5)
William Shakespeare

Juliet and Romeo Kendall (Lisa) and Austin
Dress: Feathers of Artemis
Makeup: Madison Christine Pierce
Hair: Dream Day Weddings and Events

Karla Elizabeth of Shutter Photography Studios's cover photo
07/26/2018

Karla Elizabeth of Shutter Photography Studios's cover photo

One of my favorite things about coming back to Washington for the Shakespeare theme was getting to work with Feathers of...
07/17/2018

One of my favorite things about coming back to Washington for the Shakespeare theme was getting to work with Feathers of Artemis finally! Her stuff is flawless and this piece on our Ophelia looked amazing in and out of the water.

"There is a willow grows askant the brook…
There on the pendant boughs her coronet weeds
Clamb’ring to hang, an envious sliver broke,
When down her weedy trophies and herself
Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide,
And mermaid-like awhile they bore her up,
Which time she chanted snatches of old lauds,
As one incapable of her own distress"- Hamlet
Ophelia
Models: Kristin Bradberry and Will W Cooper
MUA: Chelle Belle's Creations
Hair: Laurel Craddock
Photographer- Karla Elizabeth of Shutter Photography Studios

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Let's work together some time! This is me:
You do amazing work I saw ur stuff on the SOS Seattle shoots page but I'd love to get photos done sometime ur style is so fresh and whimsical :)
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