Friday, 25 January 2013

Steampunk Portrait

We like to be different and we like our family portraits to be memorable! They used to be stressful as I desperately tried to get everyone in shot, smiling, still and happy - now we all get involved and make it fun!
We've gone for unusual locations like the disused railway tracks in my blog banner portrait or a bluebell wood, but never tried dressing up for them, so last year we planned a Steampunk shoot. It was great fun procuring clothes (we were already half-way there style-wise) jewellery and props, and the children delighted in the weaponry (though the swords and daggers are not ours).
Our location was my parent's old barn and New Year's Day was blessed with rare, golden sunshine amid our rainy Winter. It was, admittedly, very, very cold and by the end I could not feel my fingers, but we had lots of fun!








All photographs within this post are copyright and 
belong to Lisa Shambrook (Please do not use)

Textures used on these photos are Sulfur and Softened Faux 

12 comments:

  1. Oh they are gorgeous! What a fab idea!

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    1. It was steampunk or zombies...daughter makes zombie prosthetics, steampunk won out this time!

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  2. Gorgeous pics chick. I do love your pic on the railway tracks too. x

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  3. This is so creative - charming!

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  4. Love the steampunk pictures. These are great. (:

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  5. I love-love-love this! What a wonderful photo & even more wonderful memories : )

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  6. Stunning - I wish we'd had more family photos taken... These are memories to treasure!

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  7. Family pictures are always so stressful, but like this... wonderful idea! (and beautiful pictures)

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  8. What a cool idea!! Looks like you have a fun day of it :)

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  9. I cannot believe I missed this until now!! How awesome are you and your family? You look fantastic!! What a fun, clever idea. :)

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  10. That is so awesome! And how ironic it is that I've been wanting to buy steampunk things lately. Steampunk necklaces are seriously amazing!

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    1. I got a couple of gorgeous steampunk necklaces for Christmas, I'm wearing one, but the pics don't show it so well. You can see it here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelastkrystallos/8339415449/in/photostream/

      Hope you get some great Steampunk bits Kai. x

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