26 Apr

On Butterfly Wings

On Butterfly Wings

I really should do a better job of blogging the portraits I’ve been shooting because when I write about them weeks later I’m never sure what to say. I’m so much better about this with the altered books.

This particular portrait session was very exciting because it presented the opportunity to work with Petrina as a model, and with Shai as a hair stylist. I’ve never worked with a stylist on a shoot before and Shai did a wonderful job styling Petrina’s hair and wrangling the butterflies.

I’ve wanted to do a portrait with butterflies for awhile, and since there was no way I could get real ones I settled for brightly painted fake butterflies. Dressew was my source for butterfly fakery. They have a have a whole section of them in the basement along one of the back corners, which was a pleasant surprise for me to discover.


  1. I am also a huge fan of butterflies and recently did my own butterfly portrait. inspired by katie soloker and just my love for the creatures that flutterby!

    love the blog!

  2. Thanks Roberta. If you lived closer I’d ask you to pose for a portrait. I’m really glad I’ve been able to get outside to shoot the latest portraits because I was getting burnt out with the studio.

    Thanks for checking out my blog Kim. I love Katie Sokoler’s work, she’s very creative and colourful.

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