Karla Elizabeth of Shutter Photography Studios

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Internationally Published Artist. Concept Photo Art || Contact to commission a personalized project. Assistant Editor- @Kreativ Magazine Associate Photographer- @Elan Vital Magazine

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 @gildthelily_artistry (On I...
12/26/2018

A Wednesday winning share of Katarina dressed to kill with hair, makeup and accessories from @gildthelily_artistry (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 o...
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 & @artistrywithoutcruelty

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

"The old Gods walk among us..."

Model: Breanna Marie
MUA: @fairy_lustt (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: @artistrywithoutcruelty
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

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07/26/2018

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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

I'm always happy to team up with creatives that compliment my art. I am looking forward to creating soon!Message for mor...
07/16/2018

I'm always happy to team up with creatives that compliment my art. I am looking forward to creating soon!

Message for more details!

Change of plans for my upcoming DC trip, I'll be there from the 23rd-26th now! I had another shoot come up for the 27th so I'll have to leave early, but I'll post about that later. 😉

During the day, I have bookings available with Shutter Photography Studios for fully styled fantasy looks. Victorian, goth, faeries, you name it! After 6pm, I'm booking high fashion fetish with Larry Bradby Photography, and I have Karla Johnstun available for rope work!
A session with either photographer gets you hair, makeup, and wardrobe from Gothic Anachronist Beauty and Styling, and edited photos. Message me for rates and more info if you're interested!

On the 25th, I'm planning a special trip with both Karla and Larry to Patapsco Valley State park to shoot in the waterfall, and I have some looks I'd love to shoot a group in. I'll post photos of these looks later today!

I am happy to report we have an opportunity to work with Gothic Anachronist Beauty and Styling and myself again this mon...
07/02/2018

I am happy to report we have an opportunity to work with Gothic Anachronist Beauty and Styling and myself again this month from July 24th-28th in Sterling, VA and the surrounding areas. We're also knocking off some of the cost as a special!

Do you want to be a unicorn? A stag god? A Victorian beauty? Between our two collections of props, costume pieces and wardrobe, we can create many fantasy looks! The session includes full styling, hair and makeup and posing coaching.

Contact us for more information and planning!

Image by Gothic Anachronist Beauty and Styling

Styled a quick outfit with this thrifted green house coat and some other pieces from my wardrobe collection. Working wit...
06/14/2018

Styled a quick outfit with this thrifted green house coat and some other pieces from my wardrobe collection. Working with Gothic Anachronist Beauty and Styling // The Gothic Anachronist is never dull!

Looking forward to working with our client tomorrow to style her to gorgeous fantasy perfection. Don't forget to contact us for your own personalized shoot!

Wedding Inspiration- Gilded RomanceI love the vintage elegance that the team pulled together. I am so grateful to have m...
06/08/2018

Wedding Inspiration- Gilded Romance

I love the vintage elegance that the team pulled together. I am so grateful to have met the people involved with this undertaking. Thank you from the bottom of my creative heart.

Models: Nadine & Derek
HMUA: @gildthelily_artistry (On IG)
Bakery: Scout's Bakeshop
Paper Goods: Pluma Palomino
Vintage Rentals: Bella Villa Antiques & Vintage Rentals
Venue: 48 Fields
Florals: Flora & Mischief
Skirt: Mrprettys

Something wicked this way comes.The incredible stylist and model The Gothic Anachronist // Gothic Anachronist Beauty and...
05/19/2018

Something wicked this way comes.

The incredible stylist and model The Gothic Anachronist // Gothic Anachronist Beauty and Styling as the Gilded Faun. You cannot see it in this shot, but she's wearing a gorgeous Corsets and Cogs piece as well.

Fabulous Friday Shout goes to my newest partner-in-creative-crime. Regardless of some eye-opening experiences recently, ...
05/18/2018

Fabulous Friday Shout goes to my newest partner-in-creative-crime. Regardless of some eye-opening experiences recently, I am happy to have met this lady. She is stylish, sassy and glamorous!

Don't forget we offer full styling, coaching and photo sessions offer high fashion fantasy photo art.

Model: The Gothic Anachronist
HMUA/Styling: Gothic Anachronist Beauty and Styling
Corset: Corsets and Cogs

Odette and Odile. Or Ravenna inspired from The Huntsman. I love these two shoots.Model: Katarina FrustaciHMUA: gildtheli...
04/22/2018

Odette and Odile. Or Ravenna inspired from The Huntsman. I love these two shoots.

Model: Katarina Frustaci
HMUA: gildthelily_artistry (Find her on IG)
White dress: Mmuawh Studio
Black Feather neck piece/earrings: gildthelily_artistry (IG)

Getting to work with part of the team from this shoot today! Doing something completely opposite. More Black Swan!Model:...
04/22/2018

Getting to work with part of the team from this shoot today! Doing something completely opposite. More Black Swan!

Model: Katarina Frustaci
HMUA: gildthelily_artistry (Find her on IG)
Dress: Mmuawh Studio

For the last year Shutter Photography Studios has evolved in a way that I, as an artist, did not expect. I started to fi...
04/13/2018

For the last year Shutter Photography Studios has evolved in a way that I, as an artist, did not expect. I started to find other creative minds that understood my drive to create high fashion fantasy photo art. For the first time, my dream of having a team is becoming more of a reality.

The past couple days, I worked with the The Gothic Anachronist // Gothic Anachronist Beauty and Styling to not only work on sessions for her and I, but styling someone else.

We will be offering High Fashion Fantasy Photo Art sessions together, complete with flawless makeup, wig and wardrobe styling. She will be there to coach you on posing from head to toe!

I am excited to have such a partnership between us! Below is just a taste of the magic the two of us can create based on a simple idea.

What do you want to become?

I am obsessed with The Gothic Anachronist's skills. Her posing is on point, and the make up and styling (Follow her page...
04/12/2018

I am obsessed with The Gothic Anachronist's skills. Her posing is on point, and the make up and styling (Follow her page Gothic Anachronist Beauty and Styling) kills.

Found in Kreativ Magazine Dreams Issue. Buy your copy here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1428615I've started to ...
04/09/2018

Found in Kreativ Magazine Dreams Issue. Buy your copy here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1428615

I've started to get into styling and doing hair more now that I've moved to Virginia. It was an epic shoot in the snow. The freak snowstorm was pretty entertaining for us. However, Nadine made a great depiction of the Tower Card.

Model/Makeup: Nadine Dominique

Found in my last publication in the Staff Edition as a staff photographer for Elan Vital Magazine. Buy your own copy her...
03/20/2018

Found in my last publication in the Staff Edition as a staff photographer for Elan Vital Magazine. Buy your own copy here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1432400

I am obsessed with the newest work I have been creating this year. The Odette dress from the designer made me want to try for something Renaissance painting esque. So proud of the team.

Model: Katarina
Hair & Makeup: @gildthelily_artistry (Find her on IG)
Dress & Accessories: Mmuawh Studio
Crown: MystiQue.VP (WC0017)

Always look up to the stars. Aim high, my love.
03/15/2018

Always look up to the stars. Aim high, my love.

Found in Hell on Heels Magazine Couples Issue. Find your copy here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1426390Models: ...
03/06/2018

Found in Hell on Heels Magazine Couples Issue. Find your copy here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1426390

Models: Model Emilee West & DeNaro Fair
HMUA: Get Pretty Faced
Rings: Creationsbyacat
Assistant: Thomas Reed

From the set accepted to Conceptual Magazine's Back cover of Issue 014. I had the greatest time with this team, creating...
03/05/2018

From the set accepted to Conceptual Magazine's Back cover of Issue 014.

I had the greatest time with this team, creating the look beforehand and all the prep and design that went into making the set. I have a new obsession with making these cover photo type images.

Alicia looking fabulous despite a crappy day. Little headshot break during another shoot. Girl, you need to get updated ...
02/28/2018

Alicia looking fabulous despite a crappy day. Little headshot break during another shoot. Girl, you need to get updated ones now with your amazing new hair.

Y'all! I miss this lady. Nichole has an amazing personality to match her stunning rock and roll vibes. She's one of my f...
02/28/2018

Y'all! I miss this lady. Nichole has an amazing personality to match her stunning rock and roll vibes. She's one of my favorite ladies.

I'll be 30 this year, and I had never been to DC before. We took a day trip from Virginia to DC to explore some of the m...
02/26/2018

I'll be 30 this year, and I had never been to DC before. We took a day trip from Virginia to DC to explore some of the monuments and wander the Natural History Museum. I didn't take many photos inside the museum, but I did as we wandered outside.

Special thanks to my love for taking our tiny family on our first trip of many to DC.

There was a fairy spreading magic everywhere she went today. It was a great time with new friends and getting to see the...
02/26/2018

There was a fairy spreading magic everywhere she went today. It was a great time with new friends and getting to see the wings I made on someone else.

Model: Katarina Frustaci
Hair & Makeup: @gildthelily_artistry (IG)
Dress: Mmuawh Studio
Florals: Fleur De Charme, LLC

I am always happy to get to work with other creative people, especially when flowers and bridal are involved. It was a b...
02/19/2018

I am always happy to get to work with other creative people, especially when flowers and bridal are involved. It was a brisk day outside, and I was lucky she didn't mind going outside for a little bit. Its always the things we do for the arts.

Doesn't she have the greatest smile?!

Stunning model: Sarandipity Photography, LLC
Gorgeous Florals: Fleur De Charme, LLC

02/07/2018
Seattle Beauty

Was anyone watching some of my favorite team member's pages for sneaks like this? The set design and styling of shoots are becoming some of my favorite shareable details. I am vibrating with anticipation to be able to show off the rest of set from this day.

It was accepted in Issue 014 of Conceptual Magazine so we must try to be patient. I'm trying, friends!

Look for other sneaky peaks from Seattle Beauty, Naomi The Hairdresser, Regalia Designs and Alicia. They've posted they're own things!

Studio @locketspace with karla from @shutterphotographystudios

From amazing set with Wendy. She was incredibly natural and easy to connect with as we shot!
02/01/2018
A smile to warm the heart

From amazing set with Wendy. She was incredibly natural and easy to connect with as we shot!

A smile to behold

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