Amy Fire Dancing

You may find Amy fire spinning at festivals this summer, or making unique hula hoop designs in the south Bay Area. She is a badass and we had an awesome time shooting at Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz, California. The golden light and sand and salt water on our feet made for an enjoyable experience, as well as putting on a magical show of fire spinning! This was my first time photographing fire spinning and it was quite different than photographing normal hooping and flow arts. Because the fire was HOT and close to her skin, there was much less time for posed shots, and a lot more of invigorating high-speed shooting and spinning! 

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Pure Faery Gold

This photoshoot with Karina in Santa Cruz, California was one of my most favorite photoshoots of all time.  It had everything a good photoshoot needed including a beautiful model, perfect lighting, and an amazing location.  But what really made it special was the adventure aspect to it and the unexpected surprises.  After hiking around for the perfect shooting spot, the clouds moved over the sun to create the most perfect soft gold light.  Karina is a rare real-life fairy so there was no problem photographing her shining her true beauty in the most natural state.  Literally the minute we stopped shooting in the woods, the clouds moved out from in front of the sun revealing a vivid display of sunset colors.  We transformed into the next look and then ran to the nearest beach cliff to soak our souls in the incredible sunset and let our creativity flow.  Karina had a box filled with crystals that looked really amazing in the light and I was literally in awe about how perfect everything was at that moment!  It was so hard to stop taking pictures but when we finally did we just sat to watch the sunset and we saw a whale breach!  We watched it come up a few times then continued to talk about life and dreams.  Karina totally inspired me and shared some of the most amazing beauty secrets with me!!  Hope the photos show the magic, inspiration, and beauty we experienced during this shoot.  Enjoy!