Monthly Archives: February 2012

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Crafty Ladies: Ashley Riot

Crafty Ladies is my personal project photographing accomplished, creative women who inspire me and make my heart happy.

Behind the scenes at Megacon with cosplayer Queen Riot

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Megacon 2012 – Checked In: Cosplayers In Their Hotel Rooms

I spent this past weekend in Orlando, adding photos to my Checked In series at Megacon. Despite a few hiccups, I got to meet some really great women and came away with some really fun photos! THANK YOU to everyone who followed through and welcomed me into their hotel rooms to shoot; and a special thanks to my sister Ellen for assisting me on Saturday!

Erin as Black Rock Shooter from Black Rock Shooter

Queen Riot as Yurika Misumaru from Nadesico, V1

Abby as Litchi Faye Ling from BlazBlue

Taisa as Hazama from BlazBlue

Valrixa as Strength from Black Rock Shooter

Queen Riot as Leona from King of Fighters

Chelsea as Taokaka from BlazBlue

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I got to know this awesome chica when I scheduled some emergency hair color with her (yes, this is a real thing.)  I LOVE LOVE LOVE her!  (How am I lucky enough to know all these incredible hair & makeup stylists?!)  Learn more about Libby on her Facebook page HERE!

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Hagen is new here.

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My grandmother.

I have one grandmother still living. Her name is Shirley.

She survived the Great Depression, breast cancer, a brain tumor, and the loss of a husband so wonderful, he puts men to shame even after passing.  She is a WWII veteran.  She is extremely witty, even in her old age, and she regularly uses words that drive me to a dictionary.  She is the great-granddaughter of a Cherokee woman, and a Daughter of the American Revolution.  She loves to read, especially crime novels.

She still has a brilliant smile…