I recently had the pleasure of photographing Bethany from Tuskey Dressage along with two of her horses at Dover Stables in Waterford, WI. I had access to some cool black scale mail, and I scheduled a couple of photoshoots using it. This was the second session I had with the armor. The day of the session, Bethany emailed me to ask if I would be interested in her wearing elf ears. YES, PLEASE! Let’s make this fantasy shoot even more fantasy!
For this shoot, I really wanted to find a makeup artist to come out and prepare Bethany with some awesome fantasy makeup. It was pretty short notice, but luckily Nicole at True Beauty by Nicole-Esti Make-up was available and excited to come out and help! She did such a wonderful job on Bethany’s makeup. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!
For this shoot, we used two of Bethany’s Andalusians — Ilustre, her white gelding and Maia, her black mare. All three were fantastic and so much fun to shoot. Bethany had her own sword that we were able to use, and we also used the toy spear that I fixed up. Bethany also does mounted archery, but we didn’t have time to pull out of the bow and arrows. That would have been a lot of fun!
Please enjoy the photos, and let me know what kind of fantasy shoot you would like to have!