And so begins in earnest the Holiday season. For me this is a time of hard work rewarded with a peaceful Christmas day with my family, enjoying a little downtime and a sense of accomplishment looking back at the year.
|Maggie is wearing a green silk taffeta spencer and casquette hat, paired with an antique red wool shawl, over a white cotton gown paired with “Hartfield” Regency Boots in brown.|
Some of this hard work is in a great amount of photography that always needs doing before Thanksgiving. Two weeks ago, I was lucky to have a visit from my best friend Maggie, of Undressing the Historical Lady, and I never miss an opportunity to photograph her. Some of my best work as a photographer has been with Maggie – her Regency wedding, our shoot at Bacon’s Castle in Virginia, and this most recent set here in my hometown of Reno, Nevada.
|The pastel green spencer and bright red shawl gave a warm and festive feel among the cool whites and greys of the natural setting|
Maggie is not only an incredibly skilled historical costumer and graceful model, she’s also a helluva good sport. There was quite a snowstorm looming on the day we did these photos. We raced around the local park nearly in the dark, Maggie climbing into bushes and hopping over mud puddles, never once complaining about the cold and wet (I was, though – it was freezing!)
|Maggie of “Undressing the Historical Lady” in Regency attire of her own make, an antique shawl, and Hartfield Regency Boots by American Duchess|
We shot for about 20 minutes, and the snow began to come down heavily right as we leapt back into the car. Maggie’s reward was Starbucks and a new pair of Hartfield Regency Boots. My reward was getting to work through the gorgeous photos we made together, and share them with you.