Chicago burlesque performer Shimmy LaRoux

Shimmy LaRoux

The second part of my “I had an extra day with my studio lighting” series.

As I previously mentioned, the weekend I shot Vaudezilla‘s promotional headshots just happened to be Labor Day weekend.  As such, I had an extra (free!) day with my rented studio equipment.  I previously posted photos from my shoot with Vayda Rhynstone, but I also shot with Shimmy LaRoux that day!

Chicago burlesque performer Shimmy LaRoux Shimmy, Vayda and I met at BurlyCon, the burlesque educational convention in Seattle.  Since then, I’ve also roomed with Shimmy at the Great Burlesque Exposition in Cambridge, MA.  She’s a very driven performer with a wonderful, effervescent personality, and a no-nonsense approach to the business of burlesque.  I tried to capture all of these aspects of her in our shoot together.

 

Chicago burlesque performer Shimmy LaRoux

 

Chicago Burlesque Performer Shimmy LaRoux

What did I say about burlesque performers and props?

I hope you like these images as much as I do!

 

Tea Party Realness

Tea Party Realness

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Early this past spring, I to was asked cheap jerseys by a friend of mine to document a vintage-themed tea party downtown.  She’s a burlesque-performer and Vine floral/event designer.  I’m a burlesque-performer and photographer.  We met at BurlyCon last October, and cheap nba jerseys the event was a natural fit.

Tea Party Realness

 

We met for tea at The Allis, a beautiful, sunlit space in the West Loop.  The spread was luxurious, but, being spring in the cheap nfl jerseys city, the sun sets at about 4pm, vaters so we were fighting 200 the oncoming twilight.  Still, I think I was the able to capture some good shots.

Tea Party Realness

 

Shimmy LaRoux

 

Mollie DeMenthe

What do you think?

We e-Petition even got some posed shots in our vintage finest! (Though it was SUPER dark by then.  Oops!)Raven Gemini

 

Mollie DeMenthe

 

Shimmy LaRoux

 

Vayda Rhynstone

 

Raven Gemini, Vayda Rhynstone, Mollie DeMenthe, and Shimmy LaRoux