Chicago burlesque performer Vayda Rhynstone

Vayda Rhynstone

Previously, I posted about a job I did for fellow local Chicago burlesque performer Vayda Rhynstone when she put together a pin-up tea party at The Allis Chicago.  While I still had access to the rented studio equipment that I used for Vaudezilla’s promotional headshots, I also set up a few private shoots, and Vayda was the first to sign up!

Chicago burlesque performer Vayda Rhynstone Vayda was a student of Studio L’Amour, and you can tell by the way she innately knows how to pose.  Studio L’Amour focuses their classes on knowing the right shapes and movements to flatter and accentuate each performer’s individual assets.

Also of note:  I initially thought, when she came in with this lace ensemble, that the bottom was pants.  It’s definitely a mermaid-cut skirt, but wouldn’t lace bellbottomed pants be amazing?  Or is that just me?

 

Chicago burlesque performer Vayda Rhynstone

 I love shooting with burlesque performers!  We always bring the best props!

Chicago burlesque performer Vayda Rhynstone

 I don’t post many pastie shots, but this one was too good to pass up.

I’m so pleased with how these turned out.  I haven’t had regular access to studio lighting equipment since I started shooting almost three years ago (but that’s changing soon! Shh!).  It’s always made me feel a little iffy about my worth, so knowing that I can walk into a studio and shoot images like these really bolsters my confidence.

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