I have wanted to do a shoot involving the lake on my family farm. Twin Oaks Farm is where I grew up and its where I love to do shoots. I made the headpiece and it went from there. I went from a regal queen to a seductive siren when we got close to the water. Just remember don’t swim alone! (Photos by Goth Viking Photography)
“I am Merida, First Born Descendant of Clan Dunbroch, and I will be shooting for my own hand.” Brave is one of my favorite Disney movies and cosplaying Merida was a dream come true. The shoot took place at my family farm, Twin Oaks Farm. The animals involved were Zorro, my Black Quarter Horse gelding, and Luke, the Puppy.
I was inspired by a stretch of woods on my parents farm to create the guardian of the area. She is what I envision the protector of that span of woods looked like. I could almost see her sitting the a doe by the creek or feeding a squirrel on a felled tree. This set was shot by Goth Viking Photography at the 2017 Cirque De Monstres Dance at the Bar Complex in Lexington, Kentucky.
I made this gallery because JT Hanke (of Goth Viking Photography) took so many amazing photos, I couldn’t believe it and had to show you more. These are the photos that maybe didn’t have the perfect place to go in my Gen Con article, but I can’t stand the thought of not sharing with you!
Simply put, Gencon was stunning. I never expected the scope of the place. Everywhere I looked, there was something new to discover. I originally hadn’t planned a cosplay for the first day, but that idea was quickly abandoned–which inadvertently led to this shoot and article about exploring Gen Con for their first time.
A word of wisdom. Don’t gamble with Loki of Asgard…