I'm a freelance photographer, spouse of a disabled veteran, mother of three adult-aged kids. I dress in garb and go to renaissance faires. And take photos. Because that's what I do.

I do macro, fine art photography, and typical portrait photography. I also have a semi-regular gig doing product photos for a local clothing designer. I've been doing photography in some form for almost thirty years.

I started this Tumblr to follow a band that I like, because I'm lame like that.

This does not taste good. I hope it kickstarts my brain, though. #redbull #gross #caffeine #renfaireproblems #bristolrenaissancefaire

This does not taste good. I hope it kickstarts my brain, though. #redbull #gross #caffeine #renfaireproblems #bristolrenaissancefaire

New fibro blog is up… with a metric buttload of photos at the end (that’s an industry measurement, I swear). All the photos are faire photos and I try to explain through my nightly pain meds how much it sucks to live like this, but I also try to explain why I push myself so hard at faire. 

Week 8 of the Bristol Renaissance Faire brought a lot of awesome. I got to meet two people that I’d only known through Facebook and our mutual love of joust photography, I did an impromptu photo shoot with Captain Hawkyns that led to amazing hilarity, and I managed to survive an entire day at faire during a flareup. Sure, I didn’t do as much walking as I wanted, but I did managed to get some photos I hadn’t before. I also got my daughter’s boyfriend outfitted in garb for the first time (his fourth visit to faire, his first in garb) and he loved it and is now alternately sending me texts asking questions and showing me things he wants to buy. 

There are a lot of joust photos, of course, because that’s kinda my thing and there are a few photos of supersquire457 and at least one of who-owl (maybe two, but don’t quote me on that). Sir Maxx looks fabulous, as always. Sir Mauldron had to sit out the final joust after being unhorsed by Maxx in the Queen’s Joust (he’s okay, though, so don’t worry!). But as always, I love what I do and I’m a little sad about this being closing weekend. 

But, I still have Stronghold Olde English Faire in Oregon, Illinois on October 4th and 5th (my birthday is that Friday) and A Gathering of Rogues & Ruffians in New Glarus, Wisconsin on the 11th and 12th. And in November, I have Teslacon! 

Dirk & Guido at the Opening Gate show on Flickr.
I don’t know if Dirk actually SAW me and is waving AT me, but when I zoomed in on his eyes in my RAW editor, he was looking directly at my lens. So, I say he IS looking at me and giving me a wave.
CONFIRMED!! 

Dirk & Guido at the Opening Gate show on Flickr.

I don’t know if Dirk actually SAW me and is waving AT me, but when I zoomed in on his eyes in my RAW editor, he was looking directly at my lens. So, I say he IS looking at me and giving me a wave.

CONFIRMED!! 

My bodice is repaired, my crew affiliations are in place. Bring on Week 8! 

My bodice is repaired, my crew affiliations are in place. Bring on Week 8! 

I just had this vision of MK III lovingly placed on a pillow with rose petals strewn over it and candles softly glowing…and maybe a robot-gloved hand stroking the edge…soft focus…someone please steal this idea and do it better justice than I could with my awful excuse for a camera…

Tea Powered Librarian: Gimmie Your Signed MK III Photos, Plz! 

Please someone do this! (via mightythesaurusrex)

Give me about ten minutes, fanmily. I’m on it. 

(via pahz-takes-a-tumble)

The flowers are from my own back garden. The “gloved hand” is mine and those are as close to robot gloves as I have (my Tommy Copper compression gloves). The candle was more in the way than helping, so I took it out. I took five shots and got three that I liked. 

I just had this vision of MK III lovingly placed on a pillow with rose petals strewn over it and candles softly glowing…and maybe a robot-gloved hand stroking the edge…soft focus…someone please steal this idea and do it better justice than I could with my awful excuse for a camera…

Tea Powered Librarian: Gimmie Your Signed MK III Photos, Plz! 

Please someone do this! (via mightythesaurusrex)

Give me about ten minutes, fanmily. I’m on it. 

I’m sharing the link to the whole album again this week. I’ll be out of the house most of the day tomorrow and won’t have time to share each photo individually. So, enjoy these photos. And if you look through them, there’s a photo in there of a certain supersquire457 in her human form. 

I have about two dozen photos left to upload to this album. Those are from the tribute to the military that was held in the Nobles Glade. It was emotional and wonderful and I’m glad that the Guild of St Michael asked me to take photos. 

Watching #EverySimpsonsEver covered in pets. #GSD #cat #dog #germanshepherd

Watching #EverySimpsonsEver covered in pets. #GSD #cat #dog #germanshepherd

The 5 month old kitten is bigger than the 5 year old Chihuahua. #kitten #chihuahua #dog #cat

The 5 month old kitten is bigger than the 5 year old Chihuahua. #kitten #chihuahua #dog #cat

I got behind on my photo editing for the week and didn’t finish it till Thursday. So, while I had enough time to upload them to Flickr, I don’t have enough time to go through and share individual photos like I usually do. So, here’s the entire album for Week 6 at the Bristol Renaissance Faire.

Just click on this link > >  2014 Bristol Ren Faire Week 6, a set on Flickr < < to see all the photos. Below are a few of my favorites. 
I got behind on my photo editing for the week and didn’t finish it till Thursday. So, while I had enough time to upload them to Flickr, I don’t have enough time to go through and share individual photos like I usually do. So, here’s the entire album for Week 6 at the Bristol Renaissance Faire.
Just click on this link > >  2014 Bristol Ren Faire Week 6, a set on Flickr < < to see all the photos. Below are a few of my favorites. 

Morning Towers Game

Morning Towers Game

Morning Towers Game
Tournament Joust
Flight of the Raptor, Royal Falconer
Queen's Joust
Queen's Joust
Sunstorm Commander
Joust to the Death
Joust to the Death
Squire Freya
Duchess Anastasia of Warwick
Sir Walter Raleigh is a little scared..
Ladies of The Jousters
Percy, the European Barn Owl
Tournament Joust- Sunday
Barely Balanced!
Joust to the Death- Sunday
Joust to the Death- Sunday
In the Queen's College
Joust to the Death
Fantastikals at the Parade
theactorsmind:

pahz-takes-a-tumble:

Queen’s Joust on Flickr.
During the skills part of the Queen’s Joust, the three jousters who aren’t running the course ride in a circle around the tilt yard. They do this to keep out of the way of the horse running and because Sir Maxx says it “makes a good photo op”. 

Ah my joustin’ boys. All we need now is Vincenzo!

He was running through the course on Blu.

theactorsmind:

pahz-takes-a-tumble:

Queen’s Joust on Flickr.

During the skills part of the Queen’s Joust, the three jousters who aren’t running the course ride in a circle around the tilt yard. They do this to keep out of the way of the horse running and because Sir Maxx says it “makes a good photo op”. 

Ah my joustin’ boys. All we need now is Vincenzo!

He was running through the course on Blu.

Flight of the Raptor on Flickr.
His name is Scooby and he&#8217;s a Great Horned Owl. 

Flight of the Raptor on Flickr.

His name is Scooby and he’s a Great Horned Owl. 

Joust to the Death on Flickr.
Joust to the Death on Flickr.