For the January D.C. Cosplay Photo Shoots meetup at Blue Valley Vineyard, I decided to wear my 1780s maroon round gown. It is one of my favorite dresses that I have made, but I had not worn it out to an event in a while.
I accessorized with a silk cap from Fashions Revisited, a black beaded necklace that I made (a similar one is available in my Etsy shop), a vintage brooch that used to belong to Mike’s grandmother, and shoes from American Duchess.
There were a lot of photographers relative to cosplayers at the event, which meant I worked with a somewhat larger number of people than normal. I was super impressed with all of the beautiful photos people produced.
I started out working with Alicyn. She took advantage of the soft light available in the main room of the vineyard building.
Brad had the idea to go outside, up on this rock formation. The result was this epic shot.
Erin used the natural light on the second floor of the vineyard building to great effect.
Jessica used the window light to emphasize the translucent silk organza of my cap. I love the focus on the light interacting with the fabric.
Tony had me stand on a rock outside in the wind and turn, which created some cool swirling effects. He got these photos in only a minute or two of shooting.
A huge thank you to all the photographers I worked with!